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Labor Market Impact Assessment

Labor Market Impact Assessment

A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document issued for an employer in Canada to hire foreign employees. A negative LMIA means the role should be filed by a Canadian or permanent resident. A positive LMIA means that a vacancy is not filled by a Canadian or a permanent resident, thereby authorizing the employer to recruit a foreign national worker. After receiving a positive LMIA, the foreign worker may apply for a work permit. 

To apply for a work permit, a worker must possess:


  •  A job offer letter

  •  A contract

  •  A copy of the LMIA

  •  The LMIA number

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