Work Permit & LMIA

LMIA Work Permit

An LMIA or labour market impact assessment is a evaluation by Employment and Social Development Canada whether hiring a foreign worker will have a positive, neutral or negative impact on the Canadian economy. A positive LMIA is a prerequisite for a foreign worker to be hired by the Canadian company. A negative LMIA means that there are Canadians available for the job and hiring a foreigner will negatively affect the labour market.

A work permit is a document issued by IRCC, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada to allow the foreign worker who has the LMIA to come and work in Canada. Work permits may also be LMIA exempt in certain cases such as spousal open work permits, work permits for religious workers and under NAFTA.

To find out your eligibility for work permits, please contact us.


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