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Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Are your hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW)? A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.

A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a work permit and/or permanent residency.

A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a permanent residency and/or work permit.

Additionally, the Global Talent Stream offers timely, responsive and predictable client-focused service to help you access highly-skilled global talent to expand your workforce here in Canada and to be competitive on a global scale. 

Employers applying to the Global Talent Stream can expect:

  • faster processing of your Global Talent Stream applications with a service standard of 10-business days starting on the business day after the application has been received by Employment and Social Development Canada – this service standard is expected to be met 80% of the time

  • personalized, high-touch assistance throughout the assessment process, and

  • eligibility for your highly-skilled global talent workers to have their work permits processed in 2 weeks by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – this service standard is expected to be met 80% of the time

Programs
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) - Permanent Residency
Type:
Sponsor an Employee
Government Processing Time:
38 business days
Government Fee:
CA$ 1000.00

This program is for business owners who need help hiring a skilled foreign worker and assistance with the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for the purpose of the workers permanent residence application.

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) - Work Permit
Type:
Sponsor an Employee
Government Processing Time:
66 business days
Government Fee:
CA$ 1000.00

This program is for business owners who need help hiring a temporary foreign worker and assistance with the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This program also helps owners and workers with next steps after the LMIA, such as a work permit. 

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) - Global Talent Stream
Type:
Sponsor an Employee
Government Processing Time:
13 business days
Government Fee:
CA$ 1000.00

The Global Talent Stream (GTS) program helps fast track the process for hiring highly-skilled foreign workers using the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for the purpose of the workers work permit or permanent residence application.

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