LMIA Applications

LMIA Applications

Most employers need an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) before they can hire a temporary foreign worker. Before you start the hiring process, you must determine if you need an LMIA.

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) confirms:

  • There is a need for a temporary foreign worker
  • No Canadians or permanent residents are available to do the job


With approved LMIA, foreign worker is able to apply for a Work Permit that will allow him or her legally remain in Canada as a worker.

There are many LMIA exempt work permits. You may need to book a consultation and find out if you qualify.

Understanding the LMIA Process

The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a critical step for employers in Canada seeking to hire temporary foreign workers. The assessment evaluates whether there is a genuine need for a foreign worker to fill a job, ensuring that no Canadian worker is available to do the job. The process involves rigorous assessment by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), where employers must provide details about the job offer, including wages, working conditions, and employment details. It is important to understand that obtaining a positive LMIA does not guarantee that a work permit will be granted to the foreign worker.

LMIA Application Requirements

Employers must meet several requirements when applying for an LMIA. They must provide specific details about the job offer, including the location, duties, terms of employment, and salary. In addition, they need to prove that hiring a foreign worker will not affect Canadian workers negatively. This usually involves showing that no qualified Canadians or permanent residents were available for the job.

LMIA Exemptions

While most employers require an LMIA to hire a foreign worker, there are some exceptions. Certain types of jobs, such as those under international agreements like NAFTA, do not require an LMIA. Other exemptions apply to workers who will bring significant benefits to Canada or those who are at risk of facing harm if they are not allowed to work in Canada.

Consultation Services

If you are unsure whether you need an LMIA or qualify for an exemption, consider booking a consultation with a professional. We can help guide you through the process and ensure you meet all the necessary requirements. Remember, every situation is unique, so it’s important to get personalized advice.

We will guide you and provide strategic approach to get the results you want.

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