Employers And LMIA Programs
If an employer wants to hire a temporary foreign worker, a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) will be required in most cases. A positive LMIA will show that a foreign worker is needed because there are no Canadian workers or permanent residents available to fill the position.
Employers who wish to hire a foreign worker must provide the foreign candidate with a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) so that they can apply for a work visa to legally work in Canada. Employment and Social Development Canada issues this document to employers who have applied and met all requirements. Employment and Social Development Canada’s mandate is to protect the Canadian workforce by ensuring that no Canadian citizen/permanent resident is available to perform work. Therefore, an LMIA is required to show that the foreign worker is required to perform the work.
At Rothecker Law Firm, our specialists can help you apply for a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to determine if you can hire a foreign worker to fill a labor or skills shortage on a temporary basis.