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LMIA based work permit

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) a process by ESDC Canada to protect Canadian job market. Canadian employers may need positive LMIA  before hiring a foreign worker. 
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job.

LMIA process-What you should know



LMIA is an employer driven process and employer must advertise for the job position in Job bank and additional job sites for specific period of time. 



Employer should conduct thorough process of recruitment and giving opportunity to Permanent residents (PR) and Canadian citizens first.


LMIA application

A detailed LMIA application with supporting business information and recruitment process conducted by employer is submitted to ESDC Canada for approval. Employer can apply for LMIA with support to Permanent residence (PR).The PR support can help you get additional points for job offer after one year of Canadian experience.


Work permit application

Potential foreign worker can be identified in LMIA document or can be selected later after LMIA is approved. Upon approval of LMIA, foreign worker can apply for work permit.


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