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What Are the LMIA Application Fees and Wait Times?

By Michael NirenFebruary 20, 2020
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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? How […]

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How to Qualify for an LMIA Work Permit

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
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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 NirenDecember 19, 2019
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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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Immigration Appeal Pilot Project Underway in Toronto

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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The Federal government has launched a pilot project at the Federal Court in Toronto to see if there is a way to quickly expedite the appeals of time-sensitive work permit, visitor visa and student visa application denials. Currently, it can take as many as 200 days to fully process an appeal for someone who has […]

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Changes to the Job List for the Federal Skilled Worker Program

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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As you may have read, a significant backlog of immigration applications has caused the Canadian government to put a temporary stop on the acceptance of applications for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. However, the government is going to start accepting applications for the new applications as soon as May 4th, 2013! When the time comes, only […]

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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 […]