Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
A Labour Market Impact Assessment is a process through which Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) verifies an employer’s need to hire foreign workers because no Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents can be found to do the job.
What is an LMIA?
A Labour Market Impact Assessment is a process through which Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) verifies an employer’s need to hire foreign workers because no Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents can be found to do the job.
Although there are some exemptions available to hire a foreign worker without an LMIA job offer, but most employers do need it to help the workers attain a valid work permit.
The Employment and Social Development Canada is the government depart responsible for delivering social programs and services including the LMIA Canada program. ESDC decides if the worker will be issued an offer of employment by considering the following elements:
How to Hire a foreign worker with an LMIA?
The temporary foreign worker program allows foreign worker to hire foreign workers.
Once a positive LMIA is issued by the ESDC after the verification of the job offer, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada issues a valid LMIA Work Permit/Employer specific work permit to the foreign worker following the application.
How long is the processing time for an LMIA Canada application?
Although the standard processing time for LMIA applications is approximately 3 months, the ESDC has now pledged a 10-day service standard for issuing LMIA’s to these three employment categories:
What are the LMIA job offer requirements for employers?
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