Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Labor Market Opinion (LMO) or Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a report that employers in Canada may need to get before enlisting a foreign worker.

An employer hiring a foreign labourer will present an application for a LMIA which will render either positive or negative outcomes. A positive LMIA will show that there is a requirement for an outside labourer to fill the activity and that no Canadian specialist is accessible to carry out the responsibility. A positive LMIA is here and there called an affirmation letter.


There are three kinds of LMIA

Regular LMIA

It is an LMIA that is utilized to help an application for a work permit under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). When an employer gets a Regular LMIA, the foreign worker whose name shows up on the LMIA can apply for a work license.

LMIA for Express Entry is a LMIA that is utilized to help an application for Permanent Residence in Canada under one of the projects working under Express Entry. When an employer gets a LMIA Express Entry, the foreign labor whose name shows up on the LMIA will be granted 600 CRS focuses on Express Entry, enough for the candidate to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence in Canada.

Dual LMIA: It is a LMIA that is utilized to help both a work permit application and Express Entry application. When an employer acquires a double LMIA, the foreign labourer whose name shows up on the LMIA can apply for a work permit and will be granted 600 CRS focuses on Express Entry, enough for the candidate to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence in Canada.



Academic

Post Secondary educational institutions in Canada can employ foreign academics to fulfill its staffing needs and adding in new knowledge and expertise to the Canadian educational system.

Examples of job positions that require LMIA are:

  • Management

  • Financial

  • administrative


there is special hiring basis developed by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in collaboration with universities, colleges and unions. These basis and shapes to consider the career development and employment in the education sector.




Stream for Low-wage Positions

  • production must not be included National Commodity List

  • employers can hire for any low-paid job role


Stream for High-wage Positions

  • production must not be included National Commodity List

  • employers can hire for any high-paid job role



NOTE: Employers must guarantee they meet the prerequisites for the specific steam that they plan to apply regardless of stream that is picked for the Foreign worker.




Iwage rate where the job is to be performed

Employers still must meet all the requirements of the stream for low wage workers

Current wage rate is determined by the job role requirements and duties that are defined under that particular job title in the National Occupational Classification(NOC).After deciding whether hiring a TFW for high wage position or a low wage position the employer must ensure that he meets all requirements for that particular stream.

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