LMIA Work Permit News

The latest Canada immigration news about Canada’s LMIA work permits, application fees, wait times and how to apply. Almost all Canadian work permits require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), formerly called a Labor Market Opinion (LMO), in order hire a temporary foreign worker. For more information on if you need a LMIA to work in Canada visit our section on Canadian Work Permits and Visas.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program for High Wage Earners

July 17, 2019 / /

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program is intended to be used when you are facing short-term skills and labour shortages, and only when no Canadians and permanent residents are available. Under the TFWP, employers may hire temporary foreign workers through multiple different kinds of streams. Here, we will describe what the high wage stream for temporary […]

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LMIA Processing Time: Temporary Foreign Worker Program 2019 Changes

May 3, 2018 / /

The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has been under intense media coverage over the last few months. The Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) is one of the changes still in effect in 2019. In most cases,  employers require government approval before hiring a foreign worker now called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), formerly […]

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What Are the LMIA Application Fees and Wait Times?

November 12, 2016 / /

  If you’re planning on hiring foreign workers under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), you most likely need a labour market impact assessment (LMIA). And if you’ve never applied for one before, you most likely have a number of questions about the LMIA requirements as well as the process. How much does it cost? […]

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How to Qualify for an LMIA Work Permit

April 27, 2015 / /

Hi there, this is Mira Freiwat at Visaplace.com. Today, I’d like to talk to you about some recent important changes that have been made to the work permit application process. Specifically, Labor Market Impact Assessment or LMIA. The LMIA has commonly replaced the LMO, Labor Market Opinion, and this is one of the first steps […]

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Changes to Canada’s Live in Caregiver Program: In Home Caregiver

December 31, 2014 / /

  Reforms to The Live in Caregiver Program The live in caregiver program is now called ‘in home caregivers‘. Employers will have the option to hire caregivers, nurses, or aides, depending on the qualification of that job. Caregivers will also have the choice of whether they wish to live in the home of their employer or […]

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5 Things Every Employer Should Know Before Applying for LMIA

December 16, 2014 / /

With over 330,000 temporary foreign workers currently in Canada, it’s safe to say that Canadian employers rely on the experience and skills of internationally trained workers. In most cases, temporary foreign workers enter the country tied to a specific job and employer. If you’re an employer looking to hire foreign workers, chances are you may first […]

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New Rules for Post Graduate Work Permits (PGWP)

October 17, 2014 / /

Update: The following guidelines are effective for all post-graduation work permit applications received on or after February 14, 2019. The previous guidelines apply to all applications received before February 14, 2019. Post-graduation work permit applicants who have been refused the work permit based on the previous guidelines may submit a new application under the new guidelines, effective February 14, […]

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What to Expect with the New LMIA Applications

September 11, 2014 / /

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hello. This is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. If you are a Canadian employer and wish to hire a foreign national to work at your business you may be subject to the new Labor Market Impact Assessment process, used to be called the Labor Market […]

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LMO and Work Permit Application Updates: New LMIA’s

October 19, 2012 / /

Below is an interesting guest post about Work Permit Applications, written by my colleague Jeff Jiehui Li who actually used to work for me a few years back. Jeff now has is own practice where he assists clients in family, tax, litigation and immigration law. Thank you Jeff for your contribution! __________________ I have recently encountered a […]

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I am on an LMO but was terminated from Work. What happens to my Work Permit?

September 16, 2009 / /

Hello. I was laid off from a construction firm early this year and I am on an LMO. Instead of going back home I stayed in Canada to find some work. Now my work permit is expired. I applied for a 90-days restoration of status to stay in Canada while waiting for a new job […]

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