LMIA Work Permit

LMIA ( LMIA Work Permit ) is a letter issued by the Labour office of Canada stating that hiring a foreign won’t negatively affect the workforce. To obtain an LMIA, the Canadian employer needs to submit a series of forms and documents proving that the Company wasn’t able to find the right candidate from local talent.

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LMIA Work Permit
LMIA is a letter issued by the Labour Office of Canada stating that hiring a foreign won’t negatively affect the workforce. To obtain an LMIA, the Canadian employer needs to submit a series of forms and documents proving that the Company wasn’t able to find the right candidate from local talent.

LMIA Work Permit

When newcomers arrive in the country, there is always the question about finding a job in Canada.
It is essential to know that there are different work permits in Canada: Work permits with an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) and Work permits that don’t require an LMIA.
LMIA is a letter issued by the Labour Office of Canada stating that hiring a foreign won’t negatively affect the workforce. To obtain an LMIA, the Canadian employer needs to submit a series of forms and documents proving that the Company wasn’t able to find the right candidate from local talent.
In this case, the LMIA letter is the first step to secure your job in Canada while you have a valid work permit.

How to apply LMIA Work Permit ?

When a Canadian employer wants to hire a foreign worker, the first step is obtaining a positive or neutral LMIA.
To get a positive or neutral LMIA, the employer must provide certain documents and information about the position, why they want to hire a foreign worker and why the Canadian workers could not do this job.
If the LMIA is for a position located in Quebec, other documents may apply.
When the LMIA is granted, the Canadian company must provide a copy and a job offer to the applicant.

LMIA requirements for employers

Apply for LMIA to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
Obtain positive or neutral LMIA
Provide the foreign with a valid job offer
Update the foreign candidate with the following information: Employer name and address, start date, LMIA number and NOC related to the job position.
Foreign Worker applies for Work Permit. The foreign worker can apply for a temporary work permit to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

LMIA process for candidates

Canadian employers must obtain a neutral or positive LMIA from ESDC. This letter proves that there are not Canadian citizens or residents to do the job.
Employers extend the job offer to the candidate.With the LMIA, the employer must provide a copy and a job offer to the candidate to apply for the work permit in Canada.
The foreign worker applies for Work Permit in Canada:Submit an application to the IRCC for a temporary work permit.
The work permit is issued:At the entry point by a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer, the temporary work permit will be issued when the foreign worker arrives in Canada. A temporary work permit may be issued for a few days to a few years.

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