Canadian employers can support the permanent residence or temporary residence (work permit) application of a prospective employee in two primary ways:
These programs differ significantly in terms of employer eligibility, application processes, costs, and other required criteria. In most instances, a positive LMIA letter is a prerequisite for a work permit application, unless the applicant is eligible for an open work permit (e.g., a post-graduate work permit or PR applicants under the family class category). A positive LMIA letter also serves as a confirmation of a job offer, enabling Express Entry applicants to gain an additional 50 or 200 points in support of their PR application. This letter will be issued once Employment and Social Development Canada is satisfied that the employer has made genuine efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen or permanent resident before offering the job to a foreign national. A positive LMIA letter significantly enhances an applicant's immigration prospects by boosting their CRS score within the Express Entry system.
If you are a Canadian employer seeking to support a worker's work permit or PR application through the LMIA process, our team can offer professional assistance at each stage of the process, ensuring that you successfully navigate the complex requirements and procedures.
CANADIAN COMPANIES & BUSINESSES:
In today's global marketplace, Canadian companies and businesses must continually seek new talent from abroad to maintain a competitive edge. Ensuring the swift integration of new foreign workers and effectively retaining existing foreign employees necessitates attentive management of their immigration law matters. New recruits and current foreign employees consistently require support in navigating various immigration issues. We provide comprehensive legal immigration assistance and personalized attention tailored to the needs of your existing or prospective employees, including:
By engaging our services, you can be confident that your organization and employees will receive the necessary support and guidance to address various immigration matters, ultimately benefiting your company and its continued success in the global market.
A positive LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) letter is issued to an employer by Employment and Social Development Canada once they are convinced that the employer has made genuine efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen or permanent resident prior to offering the job to a foreign national. Possessing a positive LMIA letter significantly enhances an applicant's likelihood of success within the Express Entry or work permit categories, as it demonstrates that the employer has diligently explored the local labor market before seeking talent from abroad.