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What is LMIA?

A positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document issued by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) which verifies that this job profile could not be filled by a Canadian worker so they need a foreign national to do this job. If a Canadian employer wants to hire a temporary foreign worker, they have to apply for an LMIA to the Canadian government.

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.

LMIA Application:

If you want work permit on LMIA basis, you must submit an application for LMIA before 6-months the intended start date for the position. LMIA application procedures vary depending on the salary of the person being hired. Employers should consult the median hourly wages of their province or territory in order to determine whether their position is considered high-wage or low-wage, as low-wage positions will require the employer to meet additional criteria. There are specialized streams for employers wishing to obtain LMIAs for certain areas of employment. These include:

Requirements of LMIA Application:

LMIA applications are submitted in both ways in hard copy or by mail, to the appropriate Service Canada Processing Centre. Applications must include evidence that the following criteria have been met:

Processing Fee:  1000 CAD $ processing fee is charged from all the applications of LMIA which will not be refunded even if the result is negative. Certain applicants under the LMIAs for in-home caregivers may be exempt from this fee.

Business Legitimacy Documents: Documents proving that the employer’s status as a legitimate Canadian business. They are not providing the services which are not completing the business standards such as they are not engaged in sex and escort’s services such as strip clubs, erotic massage parlors or clubs.

Transition Plan: Employers must submit a plan for how they intend to address the need to hire foreign nationals. At the end, employers are expected to hire Canadian citizens and permanent residents rather than temporary foreign workers.

Recruitment Efforts: Employers must submit documents that they made substantial efforts to recruit Canadian citizens and permanent residents to fill the position before hiring a temporary foreign worker.

Salaries: Applications must include information regarding the temporary foreign workers wages. This will differentiate the high-wage positions from low-wage positions and ensure that TFWs are paid the same amount for labor as their Canadian equals.

Workplace Safety: Temporary foreign workers are entitled to the same standards of workplace health and safety as Canadians in the same position. For this reason, employers must provide evidence that Temporary foreign workers will be covered by insurance which is at minimum equivalent to the health coverage offered by the province or territory where the business is placed.

Low-Wage Workers

Employers submitting LMIA applications for low-wage positions, must also address the following these requirements:

Cap on TFWs: if you are recruiting temporary foreign workers and offering them a wage that is below the provincial or territorial median hourly wage, you are subject to a cap on the proportion of temporary foreign workers that you, as an employer, can hire in low-wage positions at a specific work location.

Transportation: Employers must provide low-wage workers with adequate transportation to and from Canada. This transportation is provided at the employer’s expense.

Housing: Low-wage workers must be provided with adequate housing for the duration of their employment in Canada.


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