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Labour Market Impact Assessment

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

An assessment of labour impacts on the market (LMIA) is essential when Canadian businesses are looking to recruit temporary foreign employees (TFW). In order for a TFW to apply for a temporary work permit, a positive LMIA must be obtained, depending on the employment and the industry. LMIA was previously known as LMO (Labour Market Opinion).

The letter from LMIA

Once the LMIA is submitted, an employer will be awaiting an Employment and Social Development Canada approval document. This paper is referred to as an LMIA (also referred to as a confirmatory letter), which confirms that a foreign worker has to be employed for the job in issue and that no Canadians occupy that employment. The potential employee may apply for a work permit after the employer has received the LMIA, as long as he/she provides a letter of the employment offer, a contract, a copy of the LMIA and the LMIA.

LMIA Types

Only when Canadian employers make a sincere attempt to occupy a position with a permanent resident or Canadian citizen are they authorised to employment with a foreign worker to replace the empty job. The Temporary Foreign Workers Program has numerous streams. The programme requirements and the LMIA procedure differ by stream.
  • Less skilled
  • Live in caregivers
  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)
  • Agricultural stream
  • Higher skilled jobs

Accompanying LMIA applications should show:

  • Efforts to choose Canadian residents who are accessible.
  • The wages given are predictable with the common compensation rate paid in a similar local employment to Canadians/permanent residents.
  • The circumstances for employment are consistent with current common workshop standards.
  • Any potential advantages that can be brought into Canadian work advertising by recruiting a remote specialist, for example, openings or exchanging skills and knowledge.
  • For high-wage positions, progress plans are needed in which management needs to demonstrate expanded efforts to provide long-distance employment for Canadians.