Aspiring foreign workers may be employed in Canada by an employer who submits a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). LMIAs are documents issued by the Canadian government to assess the impact of foreign employment on the labor market.

LMIAs have a multitude of requirements, including:

  • A $1000 application fee by the employer

  • The proposed position being for at least 30 hours per week

  • Must demonstrate the employer has exhausted all other avenues of employment

  • Employer must not have laid off any employees within the past 12 months

  • Various others, depending on the stream.


If you’re a prospective employer of foreign workers or looking to work in Canada via an LMIA, contact our firm. We’ll help you understand this complex process and see to it your employment goals are satisfied.

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