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LMIA based work permit

Considering hiring a temporary foreign worker? Wondering about the LMIA process?

Let Small World Immigration guide you through for a smooth and successful experience.

Are you looking to hire a temporary foreign worker for your business? A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a crucial document that Canadian employers often need before bringing in a foreign worker. Small World Immigration specializes in assisting employers in obtaining a positive LMIA. This assessment not only highlights the need for a foreign worker for the job but also demonstrates that no qualified Canadian worker or permanent resident is available. Let Small World Immigration help you navigate the LMIA process and ensure a successful outcome for your hiring needs.

What is LMIA?

In the Canadian employment landscape, employers must secure approval from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada to hire temporary workers, known as a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This crucial document grants permission to hire a temporary foreign worker, affirming the necessity of foreign talent due to the unavailability of qualified Canadian workers.

Upon obtaining a positive LMIA, the second step is to apply for a work permit through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Small World Immigration specializes in guiding employers through this comprehensive process, ensuring a seamless transition for both employers and temporary foreign workers.

The LMIA-based work permit process involves two essential steps. Firstly, employers apply for an LMIA through Service Canada, ensuring fairness in hiring practices and prioritizing Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents for the job. A positive LMIA signifies that hiring foreign nationals in the specified occupation and location won’t negatively impact the Canadian labour market.

LMIA Timeline

Once an LMIA application is submitted, the typical processing time is approximately 10-15 weeks. However, certain positions in the highest wage bracket, high-demand roles, and LMIAs supporting a permanent residence application may benefit from expedited 10-day processing.

Notably, not all employees need to secure an LMIA before applying for a work permit in Canada. For comprehensive insights into the Labour Market Impact Assessment process and hiring temporary foreign workers, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to guide you through every step of the way.