Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Labour Market Opinion (LMO) or Labour 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.

Labour Market Impact Assessment (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 an LMIA Express Entry, the foreign labour whose name shows up on the LMIA will be granted 600 CRS points on Express Entry, enough for the candidate to get an 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 points on Express Entry, enough for the candidate to get an ITA for Permanent Residence in Canada.

Academic

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

Examples of job positions that require LMIA are:

  • Management

  • Financial

  • Administrative

 

There is a special hiring basis developed by ESDC, Service Canada and 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 stream so that they plan to apply regardless of the stream that is picked for a foreign worker.

Wage 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 to hire a TFW for a high wage position or a low wage position the employer must ensure that he meets all requirements for that particular stream.