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Work Permit Consultation

  • 30 min
  • 100 Canadian dollars
  • Edmonton

Service Description

LMIA Work Permit: A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Work Permit is a type of work permit in Canada that requires a positive LMIA. An LMIA is a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that shows there is a need for a foreign worker to fill a job position because no Canadian citizens or permanent residents are available to do the job. To obtain an LMIA Work Permit, the following steps are involved: 1. Employer Application: The employer must apply for an LMIA from ESDC, providing relevant details about the job position, the efforts made to hire Canadians, and the justification for hiring a foreign worker. 2. LMIA Approval: If the LMIA application is approved, the employer will receive a positive LMIA. This indicates that the job offer is genuine, and the employer can proceed with hiring a foreign worker. 3. Work Permit Application: The foreign worker can then apply for a work permit using the positive LMIA. The application will include forms, supporting documents, and payment of applicable fees. The worker may also need to undergo a medical examination. 4. Work Permit Approval: Once the work permit application is approved, the foreign worker can come to Canada and work for the specified employer in the specified job position. LMIA Exempt Work Permit: An LMIA Exempt Work Permit is a type of work permit that does not require an LMIA. This means that the employer does not have to go through the LMIA process to hire a foreign worker. Instead, the worker can apply directly for a work permit based on specific exemptions outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Common categories that may be eligible for LMIA Exempt Work Permits include: 1. International Trade Agreements: Workers from countries that have trade agreements with Canada, such as NAFTA or CETA, may be eligible for an LMIA Exempt Work Permit. 2. Intra-Company Transfers: Employees who are being transferred to a Canadian branch or subsidiary of their company may be eligible for an LMIA Exempt Work Permit. 3. International Experience Canada (IEC): Young individuals from certain countries who are participating in the IEC program may be eligible for an LMIA Exempt Work Permit. 4. Spousal/Common-Law Partner Work Permit: The spouse or common-law partner of a worker or student in Canada may be eligible for an LMIA Exempt Work Permit. The process for obtaining an LMIA Exempt Work Permit may vary depending on the specific category.

Contact Details

  • Edmonton, AB, Canada

Worldway Migration Services

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