LMIAs and Work Permits
LMIA – Labour Market Impact Assessment
The LMIA is an assessment done by Service Canada of the job offer made by a Canadian employer for a worker who is outside of Canada.
In order to obtain a positive LMIA, a Canadian employer must prove that he/she cannot find a Canadian worker to fill the intended position. Other factors of the job offer that are assessed:
- Wage being offered
- Duties of position
- Working conditions
- Reasoning for job offer
- Business activity in-line with position being offered
- Ability of business to pay worker
A LMIA is a pre-requisite to apply through Express Entry or to obtain a Canadian work permit. To find out more about the LMIA process or to find how to obtain one, please contact us to book a consultation.
Depending upon your situation, you may or may not require a LMIA in order to obtain a Canadian Work Permit.
The temporary work permit will allow you to work in Canada legally for a certain amount of time. During your stay in Canada on a work permit, you may even qualify to apply for permanent residency, but that will depend if you meet certain qualifying factors to apply.
To find out more about the Canadian work permit or to find how to obtain one, please contact us to book a consultation.