A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.
Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a work permit.
To apply for a work permit, a worker needs
Hire a temporary foreign worker for a wide range of positions based on provincial/territorial median wage.
Hire a temporary foreign agricultural worker in occupations and activities related to primary agriculture.
Hire a skilled temporary foreign worker to support their permanent residence through an immigration program.
Hire uniquely skilled talent or in-demand workers in select jobs to scale up and grow your business.
Hire a foreign worker to care for children, seniors or persons with medical needs.
Hire a foreign academic at a degree-granting post-secondary educational institution in Canada.
Hire temporary foreign workers for positions in Quebec via regular or facilitated processes.
Reasons why the Temporary Foreign Worker Program refuses to process certain applications.
Voluntarily tell us about possible compliance issues before an inspection is launched.
How to comply with your obligations under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Employers found to be non-compliant during an inspection.
Take appropriate steps to make a change to a positive LMIA.
Please refer to CIC website for any updated information. This is a very general information and may not include more details in this program.