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.
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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.