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Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)


LMIA stands for Labor Market Impact Assessment, which refers to a "Foreign Worker Permit." Employers must obtain LMIA approval so that foreign employees can be eligible to apply for a work permit. In other words, foreigners who wish to work in Canada must find an employer who supports LMIA to obtain a work permit to work locally.

LMIA Department: Employment and Social Development Canada

LMIA Applicant: Employer for the employee

LMIA Requirements:

  • Efforts to employ Canadians first (advertise for at least one month)

  • Promise to pay a salary equal to or higher than the median wage received by Canadians for the respective job

  • Employment contract that does not violate provincial employment laws

  • Employer operating a legitimate business

  • Sufficient ability to pay the employee's salary and benefits


Process from LMIA to Permanent Residency:

  • Job advertisement for 28 days

  • LMIA application

  • LMIA employer interview

  • Issuance of LMIA approval permit

  • Work permit application

  • Apply for permanent residency program with local work experience

  • Acquisition of permanent residency

Work Permit Canada

Multiple Entry to Canada for working

Open work permit for Spouse

Child Benefit for childrend

Gaining Work experience to PR

Health Care for your family

Various subsidy programs

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Online Inquiry

Please fill out and submit the webform. We will contact you as soon as possible.

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