Labour Market Impact Assessment
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications have gained popularity since the introduction of Express Entry, as PR hopefuls receive an additional 600 points for having government approved ‘arranged employment’ via a positive LMIA from their employer. Although many people would like to pursue obtaining an LMIA to either to help with their Permanent Residence or to apply for a work permit, they don’t know what an LMIA is, who qualifies, or what the requirements are. Knowing more about the process can help you determine if you may be eligible to take advantage of the opportunities an LMIA can provide.
What is an LMIA?
An LMIA is a Labour Market Impact Assessment, this is an employer application for company’s who cannot fill vacant positions with qualified Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, and would therefore like to be able to hire skilled foreign workers on either a short term basis (LMIA for work permit) or permanently (LMIA to support PR) to satisfy their employment needs.
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