Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) - Permanent Residency

The LMIA Permanent Residency Stream is a program under Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program that provides foreign workers with bonus points to apply for permanent residence.

Are you an employer looking to hire a skilled foreign worker and support their permanent resident visa application? You may be eligible to hire your worker under the Express Entry stream if the job offer meets the requirements of 1 of these immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The employer must be offering a job for:

  • A higher-skilled position such as: management, professional, scientific, technical, or trade occupations ( NOC skill type 0, and skills level A and B)

  • Full time hours (minimum of 30 hours per week)

  • At least one year, and

  • A non-seasonal position  

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The employer must be offering a job for:

  • A higher-skilled position such as: management, professional, scientific, technical, or trade occupations ( NOC skill type 0, and skills level A and B)

  • Full time hours (minimum of 30 hours per week)

  • At least one year, and

  • A non-seasonal position 

  • A foreign worker that has at least 12 months of full-time (or the same amount in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada within the 36 months before applying for permanent residence

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

The employer must be offering a job for:

  • An eligible skilled trade or technical occupation (NOC skill level B)

  • Full time hours (a minimum of 30 hours per week), and 

  • At least one year 

In summary,  

Requirements for employer 

FSWP

CEC

FSTP 

Skill level 

NOC skill type 0, and skills level A and B


NOC skill level B

Work experience

High-skilled positions with foreign experience, such as: management, professional, scientific, technical, or trade occupations 

High-skilled positions with Canadian work experience, such as: management, professional, scientific, technical, or trade occupations

An eligible skilled trade or technical occupation

Hours 

Full time (minimum 30 hours per week)

Length of Employment

At least one year, non-seasonal 

At least one year,  non-seasonal position 

A foreign worker that has at least 12 months of full-time (or the same amount in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada within the 36 months before applying for permanent residence

At least one year

 

 

Before hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW), the employer must try to hire Canadians and permanent residents. 

Please note that:

  • This LMIA application can also be used to support a work permit application. However, the employer will then be asked to pay for a government processing fee.

  • Employer may use the LMIA to hire one or more foreign workers under the same job title.


Services provided by SuperVisas and its Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs): 

  • assess your qualifications for the Labour Market Impact Assessment and/or the Global Talent Stream Program.
  • provide you with a checklist of information and documents required in support of your application.
  • guide you through the process of obtaining required documents such as medical and security clearances.
  • complete the application forms to ensure that they best show your qualifications.
  • review your application package including application forms, supporting documents and Canadian Government processing fees.
  • guide, provide editing comments with regard to your application.
  • submit your completed application package to the Canadian government.
  • communicate any government requests to you and assist you in responding to any government requests.
  • communicate the result of your application from the government.
Pricing
CA$1,590
+ Government Fees
  • Quick and easy online application
  • Lower cost than traditional lawyers
  • Peace of mind of expert review
  • $1 million in application insurance
  • Secure document storage

How It Works

  • 1
    Create An Account

    Create an account and either check your eligibility, or pick an application to start. We start by asking questions specific to the visa to ensure your eligibility. This can be quick and simple, such as for visitor visas, or may require entering multiple questionnaires. If you have any questions, there are no fees to contact our immigration experts by email, WeChat, WhatsApp or by booking a call.

  • 2
    Confirmation Before Payment

    Our immigration consultants will check your answers and double-check your profile to confirm you meet the minimum requirements of a program. Only if you are eligible will we move you to the payment stage. At this time you must pay the SuperVisas fee. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted. Government fees are paid later when the completed application is submitted and once we can correctly calculate the various government fees due. It can be complicated, but we guide you through the process.

  • 3
    Complete Your Application Online

    Now, you can finish your application. There will be some "tasks", or many, for you to complete depending on your visa, such as entering your education achievements, employment history and/or dependent information. This can take time and will require answering more questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your specific situation - preventing errors and omissions - while at the same time saving you money. Our immigration experts prepare your application so that your case is best presented to the visa officers. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with a complete and accurate application.

  • 4
    Approval and Renewals

    We will notify you when your visa is approved! We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and will provide you alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing visas or taking the next step down the immigration pathway toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place. We also understand that moving to a new country can be difficult and hard to navigate. If needed, we will provide guides and referrals to our affiliate partners to help.

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Success Rate
Experienced Experts
Our U.S. and Canadian immigration experts have on average 8+ years of experience in the industry. We are regulated by the CICC in Canada.
Step-by-Step Guidance
Our easy-to-use platform guides you on what questions must be answered and which documents must be uploaded.
Timely Response
We know quick turnaround time is important. You can choose your communication preference - chat, email, WeChat, WhatsApp and/or book a call.
Required Documents

You’ll need the following documents if you decide to apply to this visa.

  • Ability to fulfill terms of the job offer
  • Canadian Incorporation
  • Canadian Job Offer
  • CV (résumé) of intended employee
  • Proof of Address
  • Proof of Costal Trade
  • Proof of Job Advertisement
  • Proof of Providing a Good or Service

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