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LMIA Work Permits

What Is an LMIA?

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document required by IRCC prior to bringing in a foreign worker into Canada. These programs allow Canadian employers to hire temporary workers to fill short-term labour shortages. A positive LMIA, also known as a confirmation letter, will establish that there is a demand/need for a foreign worker to fill the job in question. A Positive LMIA shows that no Canadian worker is available to perform the job. Once an employer obtains an LMIA, the foreign temporary worker can then apply for a work permit which will be valid for a year. There are shorter processing times (10 days) available for highest-demand, highest paid and shortest duration occupations, i.e. skilled trades within top 10% of pay bracket and for positions that are less than 120 days.
The LMIA process is different depending on whether the employee is “high-wage” or “low-wage”. Foreign workers being paid under the provincial/territorial median wage are considered low-wage, while those being paid at or above are considered high-wage. Depending on whether the employee is classified as high-wage or low-wage, requirements differ. Contact us for more information and to determine which program you are eligible for.

LMIA work visa – If you have a job offer in Canada and want to apply for a work visa then the LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) pathway is one of the best ways to proceed.

What do you mean by an LMIA work visa?

LMIA is a Canada Government Document which is issued by ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) to qualified employers. Essentially, it states that no Canadian citizen is ready or able to fulfil the specific position in the country. And the Employer needs to hire a foreign worker to fulfil it. But in order to get LMIA, employers need to advertise for this position for at least a month and interview the candidates to meet their job position needs.

If the candidate’s job descriptions are not met the desired needs, then only the employer is able to hire a foreign worker. On the other hand, the worker just needs to apply for an LMIA work visa or a Canadian work permit supported by the LMIA before starting his work in Canada. He needs to get an offer letter from the company and an LMIA offer so that he will be eligible for an LMIA work visa.

LMIA Work visa Application

  • Obtain a copy of the Employers’ approved LMIA
  • Prepare your LMIA work visa application
  • Submit your application
  • Give Biometrics

You need to meet all the requirements before applying for LMIA

There are many requirements that have to be fulfilled when applying for LMIA. Each LMIA application is processed with great attention. On the other hand, the employer also needs to provide all the details in the form. Such as Job Description, salary, required qualifications and foreign worker information. Being a leading LMIA Immigration Consultant, Live Better Immigration represent employers in the LMIA application process. We work with the employers to relieve them from the stressful paperwork. We make the LMIA application process smooth with full detail so that chances of rejection are very low.

If you are a Canadian employer who is willing to hire foreign workers with arranged employment in the country, then we would suggest you contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

Live Better Immigration – The Leaders in Foreign Recruitment

Live Better Immigration is the Leader in Foreign Recruitment. We are a reliable LMIA Immigration Consultant to assist employers with hiring foreigners to work and settle in Canada.

Talk with the Best Migration Consultants

The Migration program is not very easy.  Therefore, Live Better Immigration will guide you with all the procedures which make sure everything will process properly.  Whether you want to register for an LMIA job or looking to hire foreign workers in Canada, we will guide you through your entire process.

Processing Duration

If you hold a positive LMIA process then your Canada work permit will take less than 2 months to be processed. However, your process is totally depending on your submitted documents. Our immigration Consultants have been through this LMIA process many times. And our LMIA Immigration consultant is highly professional in handling the procedure.

What service does Live Better Immigration provide?

Live Better Immigration will prepare both the application for ESDC as well as the work permit application. We can coordinate with both the worker and the employer for all the documents.




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