A Labour Market Impact Assessment, formerly known as a Labour Market Opinion, is a legal document provided by Employment and Social Development Canada that will allow a skilled worker to work in Canada.
A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment will determine that there are no qualified Canadians or permanent residents seeking the position that the skilled worker wishes to have and will allow the skilled worker to apply for a work permit.
If you wish to come to Canada as a Foreign Worker, you will have to have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment. This process begins with your prospective employer making an application to Employment and Social Development Canada.
Once an immigration officer issues a Labour Market Impact Assessment, if it is positive, you will be able to apply for a work permit. If your work permit is successful, you will be permitted to work in Canada for the duration set out on your work permit.
The Labour Market Impact Assessment is a crucial part of a Temporary Foreign Worker’s application. Without one, you will not be permitted to apply for a work permit and therefore not allowed to legitimately work in Canada.
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