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Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.
Find out if you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), how to hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP), what to do after you’ve hired a worker and how to extend a temporary worker’s work permit.
Find out if you need an LMIA
List of LMIA exemptions, how to find your exemption code and who to contact if you need help
Hire a worker with an LMIA
How to hire a temporary worker when an LMIA is required and specific requirements for hiring in Quebec
Hire a worker without an LMIA
How to hire a temporary worker when you don’t need an LMIA, how to submit an offer of employment and cases where you don’t have to pay the employer compliance fee
After you hire a temporary worker
What happens when the worker arrives in Canada, your responsibilities as an employer and inspections you are subject to