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How to Qualify for an LMIA Work Permit

By Michael NirenApril 27, 2015
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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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5 Things Every Employer Should Know Before Applying for LMIA

By Michael NirenDecember 16, 2014
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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)

By Michael NirenOctober 17, 2014
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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

By Michael NirenSeptember 11, 2014
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(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

By Michael NirenOctober 19, 2012
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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?

By Michael NirenSeptember 16, 2009
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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 […]