What is Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a temporary foreign worker to fill a specific job that the employer is willing to recruit. 

LMIA simply confirms that the temporary work is needed for which Canadians or permanent workers aren’t available to do the job.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An employer in Canada may need to get a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before hiring temporary foreign workers. The LMIA will show that there is an available job and no Canadian citizen or permanent resident can fill it.

A processing fee of CDN $1,000 applies to each Labour Market Impact Assessment application

Yes in some cases it can be extremely difficult

LMIA processing time can be unpredictable, ranging from a couple of weeks to few months. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has pledged that they will process certain LMIA applications in 10 business days.

A positive LMIA will be issued by Service Canada if an assessment indicates that hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW) in your company, or any TFW for that matter, is going to have a positive impact on the Canadian labour market. As long as you apply and receive one of these statuses before employing someone from abroad, they should pose no problems whatsoever!

The International Mobility Program allows you to hire a temporary worker without a LMIA

All travelers including temporary workers has to go health checks and a must 14 days quarantine as they arrive in Canada.

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