Employers seeking to hire a Temporary Foreign worker who require an
LMIA or LMIA Exemption under the International Mobility Program
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and LMIA Exemption Codes
What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)is a document that authorizes the Employer to hire a foreign worker because the Employer was unable to hire a Canadian or Permanent Resident.
The type of LMIA application an employer has to submits varies based on the position the Employer is looking to fill, the Industry the employer operates in and the wage that is being offered.
There are also variations in the length an employer needs to advertise a position based on the type of LMIA that an employer requires. Some positions such as the owner operator LMIA require no advertisement.
What is an LMIA exemption code and when does it apply?
- C12/T24/ T44/T51 – Intra Company Transferee: Multi-national Companies who have employees that they want to transfer to their parent, subsidiary, a branch, or an affiliate of theit company;
- T23/T43/T52 – Professionals engaging in a business activity at a professional level in a profession set out under a specific agreement;
- C11/T22/T50 – Entrepreneurs and Investors who wish to establish, develop, or administer the operation of an investment;
- C16 – Employers who hire a Foreign Worker destined to any other province or territory than Quebec and who speak french;
If you are contemplating hiring a foreign worker and need assistance in determining whether an LMIA or an LMIA exemption under the international mobility program is required you may want to book a paid consultation with us to discuss the particular circumstances of your case with our business immigration lawyer.
Please note that this is general Information and should not be construed as legal advice.