A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that a Canadian employer may need to obtain before recruiting a foreign worker. A successful LMIA would indicate that a foreign worker is needed to complete the job. It will also demonstrate that there is no Canadian worker to do the job. Sometimes a positive LMIA is considered a letter of confirmation.

How to get an LMIA

Employer should need an LMIA from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The process of applying for the LMIA depends on the type of program you’re hiring through.

Find out the way to apply for an LMIA to hire
  • high-wage workers
  • low wage workers
  • workers through the Seasonal Agricultural
  • Worker Program through the Agricultural Stream

How to hire if you need an LMIA

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) helps you to hire temporary foreign workers to address labour and skill shortages. Once an LMIA is issued you should provide every temporary foreign worker with a copy of the confirmation letter and tell them to apply for a work permit.

You will need an LMIA from ESDC, Service Canada.

Check your eligibility as per the following categories:-
  • Owner-Operator LMIA (keep content as it is)
  • Global Talent Stream LMIA (keep content as it is and fix typos)
  • LMIA based Work Permit under PNP (check errors in typing)
  • Start-up intra-company transfer work permits – (new office) (keep content as it is and include in the end a line – ‘to see if you can apply in this category, contact us now.)
  • Intra- company transfer (ICT) – existing subsidiary in Canada (keep content as it is)