Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Most employers need an authorization from the Employment and Social Development Canada before they can hire a temporary worker. If you are an employer who is struggling to find a Canadian worker to the job, you might qualify to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

With a positive LMIA, the employer will be able to hire a qualified foreign worker to the job. A confirmation letter will be sent to the temporary worker and the foreign worker will be able to apply for a work permit and even have the permanent residence application supported under the Express Entry system.

To be eligible and to qualify for this program, an employer must prove that the foreign worker will fill labour and skills shortages, transfer his / her skills and knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and create jobs for Canadians. Employers must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians before offering a job to the foreign worker.

There are several steps in order to apply for a LMIA application: Step 1: Determine the prevailing wage of the offered position; Step 2: Post job ads for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks within the three months prior to submitting the LMIA application; Step 3: Gather the required documents; Step 4: Fill out the required forms. Step 5: Send a completed and signed an application to the Service Canada Centre responsible for processing the type of application. We at MCIS provide all assistance to the employer in order to apply for an LMIA. We also provide assistance to the prospective foreign worker by applying for a work permit when a positive LMIA is issued and assessing the eligibility under the Express Entry stream. Contact us today to know more about the LMIA procedures.

Contact us today and ask for your eligibility for Canadian visa or immigration plans. You may fill out the free immigration evaluation form and after we assess your eligibility our staff will contact you.

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Vancouver Office Address: ​1500 West Georgia Street, Unit 1300, Vancouver, BC V6G 2Z6

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