Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA) For Canada
LMIA is an acronym for a labor market impact analysis. An employer in Canada might need to obtain an LMIA before hiring a foreign worker. The LMIA contends that the position is unfilled by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, entitling the employer to hire a foreign national. If the employer gets a negative LMIA, then they must fill up the vacancy with a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.
An LMIA cannot be requested by a foreign national. LMIAs are instead paperwork that can only be requested by a Canadian employer.
Factors required for LMIA
ESDC, or Economic and Social Development Canada makes the decision on the LMIA’s status. Before making a final decision, ESDC considers the following factors regarding both the employer and the worker who is coming to Canada on an LMIA work permit:
- Hiring a foreign national has only a positive or neutral impact on the labor market.
- The employer will hire a temporary foreign worker with a salary, benefits, and working conditions that meet federal and provincial standards.
- There are no permanent residents or citizens available to fill the employer’s position.
- Foreign workers have the right skills and knowledge for the required job.
- Must demonstrate that hiring a foreign worker is the best option for both the employer and the Canadian economy as a whole.
If the ESDC is satisfied with the employer’s application, it will direct the IRCC to notify the employer and issue a positive LMIA.
Which employers can apply for LMIA to hire a TFW?
If Canadian employers meet the following requirements then they can apply for LMIA:
- You must have a legitimate business
- You are offering goods and services to the government
- You can pay your worker’s salaries.
- You have a genuine requirement for a foreign worker.
- You laid off any employees in the previous 12 months.
Get Professional assistance from The Settlerz Labour Market Impact Assessment Consultants in Ludhiana for Canada
We, at The Settlerz, will evaluate your profile and make it apt in order for you to qualify for the LMIA document so that you can go and work in Canada. In this way, the employers will understand that you meet their specific requirements and standards. Furthermore, depending on your province of residence, you may have additional provincial requirements to meet. We monitor your application to ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines.