Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker. LMIA’s are issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and assess whether there is a benefit in hiring temporary foreign workers on the Canadian labour market.
The LMIA application process depends on the type of program you’re hiring through. The different types of LMIA’s are:
- high-wage workers
- low-wage workers
- workers through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program
- workers through the Agricultural Stream
The wage being offered for the position will determine if you need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under the stream for high-wage positions or the stream for low-wage positions, each with their own requirements.
A positive LMIA shows that there is a need for a foreign worker and that no Canadian or permanent resident is available to do the job. If the employer has received a positive decision on the LMIA application, they can move on to hiring temporary foreign workers who will have to apply for work permits.
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