LMIA is a document issued by ESDC that assesses the impact of hiring a foreign worker on the Canadian labour market. It ensures that hiring a foreign worker will not negatively affect Canadian workers’ employment opportunities, wages, and working conditions. LMIA is crucial in both federal and provincial criteria.
Only after getting a positive LMIA from ESDC, the employer will be able to hire foreign employees. Now that the Canadian employer has an approved LMIA certificate to share it with an eligible employee, the next step is to offer an employee a valid job offer employee
A foreign employee will then be given an LMIA-based work permit if their application is approved. This LMIA-based WP is given so that Canadian citizens and PR holders get qualified jobs and wages in Canada.
Besides, there are other perquisites to be met. Make sure you have professional guidance.
Note: an LMIA-based WP doesn’t guarantee you with PR.
We will gather all the necessary documents, complete the application forms, and submit the LMIA-based WP application on your behalf.
If you have already prepared the application, we can review it to ensure that it meets all the requirements before you submit it to the government.
We will help you stay compliant with all the LMIA-based WP requirements, such as keeping accurate records, providing proof of payment, and complying with the conditions of the LMIA.
LMIA-based work permit holders in Canada may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through various immigration programs. For example, programs such as the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), or the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) offer pathways to permanent residency for eligible LMIA work permit holders. Meeting specific criteria is necessary for each program.
Canadian employers who wish to hire foreign workers must obtain LMIA, except in certain cases where LMIA-exempt work permits are available. Process time for LMIA based work permits in Canada can vary depending on several factors, including the location of the applicant and the processing times of the Canadian visa office responsible for the application.
Are you applying for a LMIA-based WP? At Cosmic Immigration, we understand that the process can be complex and time-consuming, and we are here to simplify it for you. We’ll work closely with you to assess your needs.