LABOUR MARKET IMPACT ASSESSMENT(LMIA)
An LMIA is a labor market verification process whereby Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) assesses an offer of employment to ensure that the employment of a foreign worker will not have a negative impact on the Canadian labor market. Employers will be required to provide a variety of information about the position for which they want to hire a foreign worker. Typically, foreign workers and employers must go through a two-step process in order to receive a Canadian work permit. First, the Canadian Employer must submit an application to ESDC for a Labor Market Impact Assessment, followed by a second application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) by the eligible foreign worker(s) for the actual work permit. More than 180,000 foreign workers come to work in Canada every year. For more information about the LMIA process or for assistance to bring a foreign worker to Canada, You can book a consultation with our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant.