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LMIA Processing Time & Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has been under intense media coverage over the last few months.

Major changes in how the TFW program will be implemented will impact Canadian employers and temporary foreign workerstemporary-foreign-worker-program-canada

The following are some of the changes coming soon: Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)

In most cases,  employers require government approval before hiring a foreign worker now called  a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), formerly known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). An LMIA is issued by Service Canada in cases where a Canadian employer is unable to fill the position with a local Canadian worker. The main means of demonstrating this is though advertising the jobs in Canada and making efforts to hire Canadians but the applicants are not qualified for the position offered.

More Details about LMIAs and the Recent Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The application fee for LMIA requests is now $1000 per worker, an increase from the $275 per worker fee for LMOs.

Under the new LMIA system job positions are to be be divided into just two categories: high-wage and low-wage. Jobs are considered high wage if the salary meets or exceeds the median wage in the province where the job will be performed, and low-wage if the salary is below the median.

How Long is the Processing Time for LMIAs and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?

It is difficult to predict the exact processing time, but it could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

Types of LMIAs Needed When Applying for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

High-Wage LMIAs:

For high-wage positions, the LMIA procedure is much like that of the old LMO. However, a few major changes have been made:

  • The application forms have changed from the old LMOs and are more extensive
  • Employers must complete a ‘transition plan’ that will explain how they intend to permanently fill the job being held by the temporary foreign worker;
  • Employers are required to keep more detailed records during the foreign worker’s stay in Canada;
  • Certain applications will be processed more quickly. Foreign workers in skilled trades, high paid workers with salaries in the top 10% of Canadian earnings, and workers coming for 120 days or less will all receive LMIA decisions in 10 business days;
  • A new time limit for high-wage work permits may be imposed, but has not yet been announced.

Low-Wage LMIAs
The procedures and criteria involved for Low Wage LMIAs is somewhat different than for High-Wage LMIAs.  More restrictions are imposed on Low Wage job offers than are high wage as follows:

  • Positive LMIAs for low-wage jobs will now allow employers to hire a foreign worker for only one year at a time.
  • For organizations with more than 10 employees, low-wage foreign workers can make up no more than 10% of the work force.
  • Transitional measures will apply to employers whose work forces do not comply with this new rule.
  • Employers in the accommodation and food service sector as well as the retail trade sector will no longer be allowed to apply for LMIAs for jobs in 10 lower-skill occupations.
  • As with high-wage LMIA applications, employers must now pay a higher application fee, complete longer application forms, and keep detailed records about their recruitment practices.

Do All Job Offers to TFWP Applicants Require an LMIA?

As in the case of the old LMOs, Canadian employers can recruit some TFWs without an LMIA. The following are categories where work permits are LMIA exempt:

  • Workers covered under the NAFTA agreement;
  • Intra-Company Transferees;
  • International Experience Canada participants (also known as Working Holiday permit holders);
  • Post-Graduate work permit holders;
  • Bridging Open Work Permit holders; and
  • Participants in certain academic exchanges such as post-doctoral fellows and visiting professors.
  • Programs such as those above have now been reclassified as ‘International Mobility Programs’.

In addition, beginning in summer 2015 employers hiring through some International Mobility Programs must have their job offers approved by a Canadian visa office before their hired employees can request a work permit. The processing fee for the job offer approval application will be $230.

Do You Need Help With an LMIA or Temporary Work Permit Application?

Our immigration professionals are standing by to assist with your LMIA and Temporary Work Permit Applications. If you are an employer or a Temporary Foreign Worker you can contact us directly by filling out a FREE online assessment and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

434 thoughts on “LMIA Processing Time & Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

  1. Waleed Hamdy

    I hope to get your advice regarding how can I check the legality and credibility of contract which I recently received for employment opportunity in Canada. Employer requested me to pay my expenses of Express Entry Fees, LMIA Fees, and Permanent Residency Fees and promise to reimburse all Expenses based upon the submission of actual receipts or electronic receipts.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Waleed,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Congratulations on your employment opportunity in Canada! We would love to help answer all of your immigration questions and help you immigrate to Canada. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. Mohsin ali

    Hello
    I am mohsin and I have LMIA and I have applied forPR by express entry in federal skilled trades program catogary but my crs points are very low. I think it could not work for pool selection. But according to fstp and lmia 50 points total points are very low. Can we wait for separate draw of fstp or will have to do something else for PR in canada please reply.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Mohsin,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! There may be another option for you to immigrate to Canada without an LMIA but first, we would have to take a look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. Randeep Kaur Brar

    Hi, i want to know what are the requirements to get a work permit in Canada? My friend is in India and has graduated with welder iti and also he has 2 years experience. Can you tell me which is mandatory to get visa of Canada?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Randeep,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to answer your questions regarding a work permit to immigrate to Canada. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Faisal Raza

    Sir i have received work permit from unauthorized agent in pakistan please tell me how to verify this work permit real or not

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Faisal,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you verify the work permit. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. kalay

    Hello sir,

    If i am applying a Canadian work permit visa based on LMIA, IELTS is mandatory?
    Pls tell me

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Kalay,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to answer your question about IELTS. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
    2. Dhruvil Patel

      Hello Sir,
      I Have Completed Master Of Commerce in 2012 and I Have Three Years Work Experience in Educational Institute as an Admin Incharge cum Accountant, I have 5.5 bands in IELTS. I am Indian Citizen and i want to get canadian work permit (New foundland). Can I eligible for it?

      Reply
      1. Immigration Lawyers

        Hi Dhruvil,

        Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to see if you are eligible for a work permit and help you with the Canadian immigration process. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

        The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

        Reply
  6. kamal jeet

    I got the lmia letter from Canada but I think this letter is not original pls help me how can know this is original letter they mention the date 20th July but they can,t provide the file no and deposit fee fee slip how can I get this . I have lami latter

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Kamal,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! You’re made the right decision to contact an immigration lawyer when questioning a LMIA letter. There are many scams out there pertaining to these letters. We may be able to help you determine the legitimacy of the letter. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  7. Inderpql

    R sir
    How much time to get work visa after postive lmia in low skiled

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Inderpql,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Unfortunately, we cannot give legal advice over the internet. However, hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  8. Tony

    Hi,
    I moved to Canada in 2015 as a student taking up a one year program,upon completion of the program I applied for my PGWP which was issued in May 2016. It was really hard to find a job. But finally I found one as a Procurement and Inventory Guru. I have been working with the employer for four months now. My work permit expires on May 2017. My employer wants to to continue employment. Please advise me what would be my best option to continue further employment.

    Thank you

    Tony

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Tony,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We have helped thousands of clients in your situation, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of approving a visa. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  9. Inderjit singh

    Hi,

    My name is inderjit singh. Now i am in Canada on visitor visa i want work permit here. i have my own air conditioner repair business in India also submitted all details in visa application. Please guide me how to get the visa.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Inderjit,
      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! The first step is to complete our free immigration assessment. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  10. Sohit Dua

    Hello, My name is Sohit Dua. After I completed 10+2 in India, I moved to Canada in by getting 6 bands in IELTS. Now, I have a study permit and I am a full student here in Canada at columbia college. I am doing associate of arts degree here. I have completed my half study, I mean completed 10 courses out of required 20 courses for degree. But I am also a part time drywall construction worker from one year. My company is too happy with my work and they want me to stay with them, so they are offering me LMIA. However, the problem is: my study is going good and I am confused that I have to accept their offer or not. If I accept their offer I can get PR in one year and can continue my study as being part time student and also continue to work with that company. This means, after PR study going to be cheap according to rule and though I will be working by which I will be able to maintain my college fees easily. However, I don’t know for how long the one year study I did is valid and I don’t even know that can I able to pursue my study from where I left or not. Thus, taking LMIA is good for me or not, I don’t know. I am totally confused and blank in taking this decision. I just want that, whatever I studied yet, it not going to be waste or I have to restart my study again. Sorry, but I have to make hurry decision regarding this within two or three days because of exam, college fees and course registration sort of staff, so I am be waiting for your reply.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Sohit,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! We would love to help you immigrate with the best possible visa. We have helped thousands of clients in your similar situations, and we may be able to help you! We do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  11. gurjeet singh

    Sir . I am from india i apply through a agency..they call me and said they need police clearance certificate..so please tell me for lmia there is need of police clearance certificate…

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Gurjeet,
      Unfortunately, if you went through a different agency than ours, we will not know the specifications of your case until we take a deeper look. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring about. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  12. Kuldeep

    Hi their , my employer done interview last week but I’m still waiting for lmia . Can you plz tell me how long it’s will take more ??

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Kuldeep,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! Each case’s processing time can be very different. Unfortunately we can not know your specific processing time unless you are a current client of ours. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
    2. Anthony Gomes

      Hello I am Anthony Gomes.
      1. I just want to know what is the age limit for Cooks to have an Lima and to go and work in Canada.
      2. what is the minium or maxmium IELTS score required for Cooks to qualify.
      I anthony Gomes,experence in Contintal Cooking for 13 years.

      Reply
      1. Immigration Lawyers

        Hi Anthony,

        Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Unfortunately, we cannot give legal advice unless you are a client of Niren & Associates. We have supported thousands of clients throughout their immigration processes, and we would be happy to help you. You can contact us through our website at: http://www.visaplace.com/

        The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

        Reply
  13. Andrea

    Hello,

    I have a Post Graduation Work Permit for 3 years. This PGWP expires on July 2017. My question is, if I get a LMIA (which my employer is willing to pay), let’s say that I get my LMIA approved by May 2017.
    – I will be able to work more than the 3 years of my initial PGWP?
    – Does the LMIA have an expiration date?
    – If that so I will be able to stay additionally for the LMIA validity staring in May 2017?
    – Can you help my employer to get that LMIA?

    Thanks in advance and have a nice day.

    Andrea.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Andrea. We need to know more about your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
    2. Ritesh Patel

      hello sir or madam, i am Ritesh and i am in indian guy and i also live in india. i have been completed my bachelor of engineering in computer and my real sister live in ontario, canada. she has a citizenship of canada and also she is a goverment employer in canada. And she is married and she has 2 childrens. i am 24 years old. so my question is …. if possible to my sister sponsor me as a perminate residencialy visa???

      thanks to give me a suggestion. i am waiting for your reply.
      have a nice day…..

      Reply
      1. Immigration Lawyers

        Hi Ritesh,
        Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! I can understand how the laws and regulations can be quite confusing when it comes to sponsorship. We may be able to help you be sponsored by a family member such as your sister! I do need to learn more about you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring about. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

        The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

        Reply
  14. KARTHIKEYAN

    Dear sir/Madam,
    i am getting confused to inform you that i was getting an offer letter and an appointment letter from one of the employer residing at canada.
    He send the LMIA no (GDH/EMCHY 16/894)and he stated that i have to pay the payment the visa processing fees one of the personnel Name whose bank reference has been mentioned in that letter.
    what i am going to do further and how can i cross check with these kind of situation.

    My concern:- Is it possible to cross check my documents status through LMIA no.
    Hence i request you to give an appropriate solution for futuristic movment.

    regards,
    karthik

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  15. Mohamed moncef rebaoui

    Hi my name is mohamed i apply for a work permit express entry plan throught an agency .and in august i give my biometrics .and in november i give the medical certificate .and in 14 december i give my police clerance.and to day is the last day in 2016.until now i didnt get my work permit.may i know.why it takes all this time 5 months. Please.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  16. S.Raju

    Dear Sir,

    I will received the LIMA then next Process what documents require and how many days wait?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at the LMIA that you have received and advise you on the best strategy to take. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  17. Janice

    Hello,Is the Nanny program LMIA are disame rules in Toronto and Edmonton alberta?
    I have work for 17 months here in Toronto and will be fyling soon to Edmonton to find a job.
    I was worndering if i will just continue the program i have been here in Toronto or to start all over again in Edmonton if i will find a work.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Janice. The visa that you are currently working under is probably a closed work permit. You may need to apply for another work permit before you can start working. It is also important that you stay in status between jobs. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  18. Nithya

    Hello,

    I am from India and currently exist in the Express Entry pool with a CRS 372. I am in the pool for 6 months now and have been applying for so many jobs across all provinces in Canada. However, I have not received any response from any employers. My one hope is my family friend (my uncle) who lives in Vancouver B.C for more than 30 years and is owning a Garage business. He is ready to sponsor for me along with any sort of documentation as required as well as offer me a job in his company. However, he does not have a LMIA. Is it mandatory for him to have a LMIA to offer me a job? Could you help us with any other possibilities that I could utilize his sponsorship and job offer to move to Canada?

    Thanks,
    Nithya

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nithya. There are changes that will be taking effect on November 19th, that will effect how Express Entry points are being calculated. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  19. Ramin Afham

    Hi
    I am an engineer and recently I have decided to immigrate to Canada.
    One of my friends in Canada have a wood product factory and has agreed to send for me a Job Offer but, we know it is needed to LMIA certificate. How you can help us to make convenience in process of achieving the LMIA and this work be easy for my friend ?

    Thanks
    Ramin Afham

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ramin. The LMIA process has strict rules and procedures that must be followed. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Faye

        Dear Mr. Muga,I’m filipina working here in Dubai. my employer from canada hired me as a food server in his restaurant in Manitoba.He applied LMIA for me and they just emailed him as some documents are missing. Immigration did not ask yet to pay 1000 for lmia but my employer said once they ask permission for payment ,it will just take 6 to 8 weeks. My concern is , I am now resigned in my company here in Dubai.Can I go back to Philippines and wait there.Will it affect later on my lmia and visa application.Please advise I really need to know .million thanks!

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Faye. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  20. Fareba Assadian

    This message is for Michael
    I have a retail business and want to bring someone as skills worker.
    I have done it before in the past and this time I got a consultant to do this and looks like this lady has no knowledge or capability. If I had time in my hands I would done it myself.
    So I need your help to do this.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Fareba. We have over 19 years of experience dealing with Canadian immigration issues. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy after looking at all the details of your case. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  21. Yhani

    Hello sir, im currently working here in hong kong and a friend of mine in canada signing me a contract to be her nanny to her child. May i know how long to wait for the officer in service of canads to call my friend to be interview? Its been 1 month since the service of canada get the payment 1000cad in my friend account. Thank you .

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Yhani. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. We will need to know all the details of the offer and the work that has already been done on the Labor Market Impact Assessment. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  22. Nitu

    Hello sir can u plz guide me can i ask a small company of 1 year with no employees to give LMO. Does company shd be making profits and can it employ me if owner works from his home in Canada on internet.
    thanking u in advance
    Nitu

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nitu. Provided that the company qualifies as an Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) candidate, they may likely be asked to show tax returns for the previous 2 years.
      Regards, George

      Reply
      1. Nitu

        thank u v,much sir….. plz clairfy sir if employer can give LMO if he works from home…meaning he doesn’t have any physical place for business operations. This is his first time he will give LMO and he can pay new foreign employee if hired.
        Nitu

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Nitu. It may depend on the exact type of work that the employer is involved in. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at all the details of your situation and advise yo on what should be done. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  23. vishal bhandari

    hi there
    im vishal.i came here on visitor visa now i have approved lmia.my agent applied for my work permit inside canada and now 2 days before i got a refusal letter saying i needed to apply from outside of canada and my visitor stay is over now he told me that he applied my restoration.can you please suggest me what could be best for me.
    thanks

    Reply

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Vishal. Thank you for writing to us. Your agent should be aware of all the regulations, however if you would like us to look at your file, I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  24. ime

    HI there.. I am currently working here in hong kong. My brother in law applied me a LMIA, he has a resto, is there’s a possiblity for him to get me there soon?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. The LMIA process is very strict with regards to the requirements and procedures that must be followed. If you brother-in-law would like some assistance in making sure that everything is progressing as planned, he can get in touch with us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy to keep things moving along. He can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  25. NICK

    Hi

    I am an international student and I got my post graduate work permit. I am wotking as a manager in Gas station . I wants to apply for LMIA. But I am confused that if you want to apply for LMIA, your employer must have at least 3 to 4 permanent residence who are working full time.
    So I want to know that this is right or I can go for LMIA even if there is 1 canadian residence.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nick. Thank you for writing to us. The rules and regulations regarding the LMIA process are very strict. Given that you are serious about pursuing your permanent residency, I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  26. Hardeep Singh

    Hi Sir
    I had applied for my employer in Canada has applied for LMIA in May 2015 and now it has been 16 months I hasn’t received my approval from last 2 months my employer is stating that all the documents has been submitted by him site visit from the authority is also done and now only decision is pending as due to such a long delay I am very tensed that whether it is going the right way or not. I have been given the reason that in past few months unemployment rate in Canada has increased so that is the reason authorities are slow in giving LMIA approvals. Please guide me that is my employer giving me true picture of the approval.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Hardeep. The LMIA process is very strict with regards to the step that must be followed. Your employer must follow the procedures.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Vikram

        Hi,

        Currently I am on Post gradute work permit and my employer(Gas Station) is ready to help me with LMIA-PR but he is just waiting for one LMI- work permit which is in process from last 3 months.. I am just wondering weather we can apply for new LMIA while other one is still pending??

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Vikram. Is the existing LMIA for the identical position that you are going to be applying for? I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
      2. vishal bhandari

        hi there
        im vishal.i came here on visitor visa now i have approved lmia.my agent applied for my work permit inside canada and now 2 days before i got a refusal letter saying i needed to apply from outside of canada and my visitor stay is over now he told me that he applied my restoration.can you please suggest me what could be best for me.
        thanks

        Reply
  27. Gurpreet

    Hi there, I’m currently working in uk and someone applied for me express entry and they applied for Lima nearly 5 month ago. But we didn’t get any response yet . So plz can you let me know how long it will take to come Lima ?? Thanx

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Gurpreet. The LMIA process has many specific steps that must be followed. If something is not done correctly with the application submission, your case may be rejected. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. sheryl

        hello sir muga,

        i received my LMIA, june 23, 2016. and applied my visa july 19, 2016…this morning i received a bad news from my agency saying that my visa was refuse because according to my agency my employer there in canada submitted her financial support letter late…my questions are: 1) do you think it is really the reason why my visa was refuse? 2) can i re apply again for my visa?

        hope to hear from you sir, and thank you!

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Sheryl. I understand the frustration that you are feeling. The LMIA process is very strict when it comes to the procedures that the employer must follow. Sometimes agencies may not give the attention that a law firm would. We have been practicing immigration law for almost 20 years. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  28. emily

    I submitted an LMIA application for the 2nd time. I was asked to make some changes and some additional info. The LMIA is for 2 positions. I called and was told that everything is fine and that the payment of $2000 has already been charged to my CC. Today I received an email from ESDC asking for at least 30 different things and I am not exaggerating. They want proof of how many applicants submitted Resumes, They want me to give them the schedule of hours for the 2 TFW’s, they want me to prove the capacity of seating in my restaurant, they wat the hours of operation of the restaurant, they ant my financial statements, they want me o refax the ads showing the commencement date of the ads etc..etc.. the list goes on and on. I don’t know what to do. I have hired a TFW in the past and I did not have any of these issues, As a matter of fact one of the 2 TFW’s is the guy that I already have and simply want to extend his LMIA. I do not understand what is going on.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Emily. I understand your frustration. The LMIA process has many rules and requirements that must be followed. If just one of the requirements is not being followed, your application may be rejected.
      Regards. Muga

      Reply
  29. Ana

    Hello! I am currently employed full time in the position of skill level B, NOC 5226. My hourly wage is $19 CAD per hour in Toronto. My PGWP is expiring in March and I only reach 1 year full time work experience in Canada in January. My employer is willing to help me with my immigration but they are not sure I qualify for LMIA. Could you please kindly let me know if it is still possibly for them to at least try and apply for LMIA in my case?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ana. LMIAs have specific requirements for the employer and for the job posting. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your employer. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  30. Anna

    Hi, I have applied two years ago for express entry with overall score of 365 so I decided to move to Canada last year cause my score was not high enough and wanted to pursue a degree. I finished my degree course. Right after graduation I got a job offer and got my twelve months postgraduate work permit which expires in June 2017. I work for a bank as a financial advisor hopping maybe the bank will be able to apply a LMIA for my case but based on the LMIA requirement am not quiet sure if they will do that for me or even if its doable especially if they have to advertise my position and saying there is no one can fulfil this position except me! can you please advise based on your experience, does big corporation like banks usually apply for LMIA? and should I start looking for an incorporated companies or private companies which make it easier for them to apply for my LMIA or should I just see alternative like provincial nominee? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hi Anna. Thank you for writing to us. It sounds like you have put yourself in a good position with your work experience; this will give you several immigration options. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best permanent residency strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  31. Milos Lazarevic

    Hello, I am currently working in Canada under work permit via Young Professionals. My boss is willing to post a job offer which is supported by LMIA but we can’t find a link where to advertise the job and for how long(Ontario).
    Can you:
    1. Link me locations of where my employer can post a job offer and how long does that job offer has to stay on the board, before we close it and use it as a reference in applying for LMIA.
    2. Link where I employer can apply for job offer supported by LMIA, which will be used for express entry/permanent residency

    Thank you,
    Milos

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Milos. The LMIA process can be very complicated. First, the company has to be eligible. Then they have to follow the specific rules regarding job-posting times. They can do this on their own, but many people get professional help; one mistake can set your procedure back three months. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  32. Manpreet

    Hello,
    I have made profile in express entry through a visa consultant in India. im continuously hearing from him that we are waiting for LMIA from last 4 months. But im not able to understand why it is taking so long? Im fed up now.
    Can you please shed some light on this matter?

    Thanks in advance.
    Manpreet

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Manpreet. I understand your frustration. Unfortunately we cannot look into your matter. Your consultant should be able to find out what the status is of the LMIA, or you can contact the Canadian company that has offered you the job to see what the delay is about. They would be in direct contact with Immigration Canada.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  33. Kuldeep

    Hello sir i have employer who is willing to get me Lima and job offer. Is have experienced in that field buy my qualifications is not there not even matric.
    I can show the experienced letter from my previous employer buy qualification is nil.
    Can qualification matter for Lima

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  34. Rishe

    Hello, it’s very commendable that you guys are promptly answering the queries that have asked..

    Here I would seek your guidance on my questions, I have been working in travel and tourism industry for last 10 years . With the result of being in this industry for more yesrs now I have been in to managerial roles, that is handling a team, giving training, arranging the sales calls etc. would I be eligible for entering to Canada under express entry program? I am doing my IELTS exam now and aiming for 7 band individual score.

    How long would that takes me to enter Canada if I come to job bank and start applying?

    Is there a way to arrange an employer approval to expedite the process of PR? If ever I have the employer approval how long it normally takes me to get the visa and travel?

    Appreciate your reply and thanks in advance

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rishe. If you can get a job offer from a Canadian company that will greatly increase your chances for selection out of the Express Entry pool. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Fernanda Sanchez

        Good morning Muga.
        I’m talking in name of a brazilian company, we are interested in getting LMIA for some workers.
        We want to know what are the procedures to getting it. We will be wait for your return.
        Regards.
        Fernanda.

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Fernanda. The LMIA process is very detailed and the rules and procedures must be followed exactly or you run the risk of being disqualified. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 (1-416-410-7484) or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  35. Srikanth Sura

    I have received EE ITA, I applied / submitted all documents on 17 July 216 before the end date. My application is in progress now: My question is LMIA is valid for only for one months after I submit documents. Is it ok and it only needs to be valid when CIC receives the application or will we it be refused?

    Reply
  36. HARSH SHAH

    hi there, my name is harsh and i currently have open work permit. its been a year already since i have started working for one company. now i am getting confuse for LMIA, my employer is willing to help me for my permanent residence application, but when i saw LMIA process came to know that employer has to apply for LMIA before hire the worker. can i still get LMIA from my employer to get high CRS score?

    Reply
  37. M

    Hi , I want to sponsor a nanny from Pakistan. She has 3 years work experience as a nanny. How long is the processing time for this. I need her here by Jan 2017. Also should my minimum salary be to sponsor a nanny

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. The LMIA may take up to six months to process. There are some very specific rules and procedures that need to be followed regarding job-posting times. In order to determine your minimum salary for a sponsorship, we will need to know more about you and how many people are in your family. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  38. reet dhiman

    Hello …
    This is reet here….I want to inquire abt the lmia processing time …my employer had applied for lmia (category-sales associate)…he got the file no in may …I want to ask how much time it will take to get the response for lmia.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Reet. Since your employer applied for the LMIA himself, only he can make the inquiry to Immigration Canada regarding the status. LMIA have very specific rules that have to be followed or the application will be denied and you will have to start over again. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  39. Wadson Neto

    I’m in the process to get the LMIA and I want to have the Study permit to do a part-time college to get more skills and improve more my English. Is it possible to get both visa permissions?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Wadson. You need a study permit to study in Canada, and it must be for full time studies. Part-time language studies will not qualify. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  40. Ramu Padala

    Hi, i have a question regarding the LMIA process, i have got this permanent job last year in august 2015,which is an industrial engineer position while i was under my post graduate work permit,now since i am coming close to my expiry of my work permit, i asked my employer to process my lmia, they gave me a positive reply, but i am not sure how to proceed, also while i am looking on the wage range, i was offered the job for 50000 annual salary with benefits, which from the month of may increased to 55000 annually with benefits. Though i am above the median salary of the province my wage fall below the median wage for the job position in that location.So can you guide me on how do i proceed and how to guide my employer,because this is his first time filing.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ramu. The LMIA process has very well defined rules and procedures. Anything that does not follow those regulations will not be approved. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  41. Arshdeep

    I am a student in Vancouver bc,i am doing diploma here,,, can i also convert my student visa to full time worker through Lmia,, how much pay i have to show and for how long, so that i can also go for Pr application in future.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Arshdeep, You cannot convert your study visa into a work visa, however you may be eligible for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) or through the LMIA route. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  42. Jonathan P Javier

    Hi good day, my new company applied for me a
    Lmia for workpermit and i have a file number for 2 months already but i didnt here any news how many days i need to wait since my file number is already 2 months? And i have also a new application for lmia for Pr and how many days is the processing time? Thank you so much

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jonathan. The LMIA process has a mandatory 28 day job posting requirement, before the application processing can proceed. Providing that the employer did not make an error, which may happen, they should be receiving a response regarding the LMIA approval shortly.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Farukh

        Hey sir.
        Is it 28 days jobb advertisement requirement or 3 months? My employer did it for 3 months and soon going to apply for LMIA. If requirement is for 28 days and an employer made it 3 months, would it help somehow with LMIA processing time??
        Thanks

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Farukh. There are many criteria that you need to meet in the LMIA process. The ad must be posted for a minimum of four consecutive weeks starting from the day that the ad first appears to the public. The ad must also be posted during the three months prior to the employer applying for the LMIA.
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  43. Aftab uddin

    after successfully lmia approved and getting job offer
    that case what is surety of visa from embassy,100% get visa or not?

    please clear me.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Aftab. In immigration, there is no such thing as 100% certainty. Every case is judged on it’s own merits, and the reviewing officer has the sole jurisdiction over the decision.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Ricky

        Hallo sir , m from India I got Wp just now , can I take my child 4 yr with me to Canada ? And after one year there can I apply for PR there?

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Ricky. We will need to know more about the work permit that you have obtained before we can advise you on if you can bring your child or not. Some work permits allow for dependents, others do not. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  44. Sharon

    I am a PR card holder just finished my landing and have returned back to my resident country as I plan to move back to canada in January 2017. my husband is a non resident canadian, we would like to take our current nanny back with us to canada. can i process an LMIA from abroad, so that she travels back with us?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sharon, Yes you can. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you so that you do not have any problems. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  45. Prasoon Abhinaw

    Hi,
    I am Prasoon Abhinaw and working for a company in Noida, India. This company has head office in Canada. Now I want to apply for Canada PR. Can I apply my PR under Express Entry program with the help of ICT (Inter Company Transfer)?

    As per my knowledge, my Canadian Company need not to get any LMIA approval for offering me a job offer. Is it true?

    Can I get 600 points if my company give job offer under this ICT scheme?

    Your answer will be highly appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Prasoon. It sounds from what you have written that you may have several immigration paths that you might qualify for. An Inter Company Transfer has strict rules on who can apply. We will need to know a lot more about your situation in order to give you the clearest path to Canadian immigration. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Anu

        Hello sir…I applied for the dairy work. It’s already 4 months and still no lima. They are saying that Canada has not issued lima currently..is that true? Please help . Thankful.

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Anu, The government does not stop processing LMIAs. They are continually reviewing and approving them when they qualify. If you would like to have one of our Canadian legal professions act on your behalf with Immigration Canada, I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
    2. AGeet

      Hi,

      My employer said he applied for LMIA, but instead just gave me one number in return called ‘application number’, is there any way to track if he has really applied for LMIA and what are the documents he is bound to give to me. I asked LMEA application copy which he denied saying company details would be on it so cannot give. is there any document he should give to me for confirmation like bank draft, etc. once he forwards me the docs how to check on its authenticity.

      Please help.

      Thanks.
      AGeet

      Reply
      1. Muga Rajbhandari

        Hello AGeet. The LMIA is a government registered program. Since he is the person who submitted it, he is the only one who is authorized to inquire about it’s status.
        Regards, Muga

        Reply
  46. abhimanyu

    sir,
    i have received offer letter as well as LMIA copy.
    Should i have to go for ILETS ? is it required and what should be minimum band to score.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      The IELTS requirements depend on the type of job. If you are applying for a caregiver visa, there are no IELTS requirements. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after looking at all your details. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  47. Rajni

    Can an employer apply for PNP and LMIA at the same time for same worker?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rajni. The employer can submit the LMIA, however it is the employee who must submit the application for the PNP.
      Best regards, Muga

      Reply
  48. kenrn

    Good day, I applied in live in caregiver program thru Best Care Immigration. They already sent me the contract and others papers and I already sent the necessary documents they have asked me. I asked them what will be the next process, unfortunately I haven’t received any reply from them. So I was wondering how long will it take to get to the final process of my application? Or what will be the next step? Thanks in advance..

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kenrn. You should contact your agency for the information on what stage your application is currently at. They should be able to contact CIC to check.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  49. Suleman Qureshi

    HI Vahe / Muga,
    Thank you for your previous reply. I have another question and will be thankful if you guys can help me on that.
    My employer in Ottawa says that, he has proceed my LMIA application and had been submitted to the Service Canada, Toronto by courier. I would like to ask, as I do not have a file number with me so how I can trace my application status?
    Secondly, as we’re all aware that Service Canada does not have a specific timeframe for the processing of application, but often how long does it take to get a positive LMIA after submission of an application?
    My NOC code is 7344.
    Thank you and warm regards,

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Suleman. Ask your employer to call CIC with the file number and he will be able to get the case status for you.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  50. Krish

    Hi
    I was assigned a file number last week for the LMIA for PR… How many days is it gonna take for the employer to have the interview..and the LMIA

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kirsh. Processing times vary according to the volume of files that the immigration office is dealing with. Summer is an especially busy time. Now that you have a file number you know that your file is progressing.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  51. Jonathan

    hello, i received the file number for my LMIA last may 25,2016, do you have idea how many weeks more for the lmia to come?
    thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jonathan. You can call up the immigration office where your application was submitted and ask them about the status of your file.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  52. Anmy

    Hello i want to know what is the processing time of lmia for noc b ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Anmy. The LMIA processing time is approximately 4 months.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Farukh

        Hello!
        I’d like to know, how long is the processing time for the LMIA, generally??
        Thanks

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Farukh, the LMIA processing time is usually 3 to 4 months, however those times can vary because of the amount of applications that the visa office is processing.
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  53. Taranveer Thind

    Hello
    Sir i have applied for work permit through an agency in india in a Canadian supermarket for position of helper. 2 months ago i got a letter from them regarding medical report. After a month ie 1 month before today i received LMIA from them. I was told that i would receive a phone call regarding confirmation of my identity. But 45 days had passed but i havent received any phone call. So sir how long does it take for getting call and visa as 45 days have passed after LMIA?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Taranveer. It is best that you contact the agency that you applied with so that they can find out the status of your case.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  54. Davie

    Hey sir, how many ielts bands do we need if we already have LMIA approved to apply for the PR?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Davie. You will need a minimum score of 6 in each of the individual bands.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  55. Emmanuel

    HI,
    I have questions about LMIA. I am currently discuss applying with my company.
    I have been working for them for 10months and hold a permanent contract with them.
    My open work permit expires in Sep 2017. In this case if they want to apply LMIA, they need to do all the job posting and interviews again. Is that correct?
    Also for that, do we have to terminate my job contract or is it possible to applying while I am working for them?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Emmanuel. When they apply for the LMIA they will have to post the job and interview for it. It is possible for them to apply while you are still working for them.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  56. Shawn

    Hello
    I am shawn
    I came to Calgary and applied for my AINP in 2014. Now my work permit got expired and my AINP still under process (21 month). My owner applied for Lmia under retail sales clerk in Calgary.
    It been like 3 months and still no answer come from LMO department.
    I want to know how long does it takes for LMIA and is it a good chances to get LMIA under wine sales clerk?
    My company never did LMIA before and i’am the only 1 foreign worker in my company with total 11 canadian workers.
    Please let me know..

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Shawn. Thank you for writing to us. There are many details that we would need to explore in more depth before being able to advise you on what the best strategy would be for you. We would need to see the application that was submitted. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  57. Shiv

    Hi. I am 1 yr exp in canada however do not have lmia. I do not have sufficient poibts for express entry. How shall i proceed?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Shiv. What is your status in Canada right now?
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  58. Marichar Atienza

    Hi. I have an 8 months post graduate working permit and Im currently working as a caregiver. And my employer wants me to continue working under temporary foreign working permit. Will it affect his application for lmia because Im working for him already under PGWP?
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Marichar. It should have no negative effect.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  59. sarita

    Hi

    I am in Hospitality Industry ( Kitchen ) and have more than 10 years of working experience. I want to know how bright are the chances to get PR through FSWP or FSTP ( which is favorable? ) if I have a Job Offer from Canadian Employer with LMIA approval. My average IELTS Score is 7.5 . Also please guide, does it affect negatively if i have my qualifications in different field than Hospitality ?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sarita. There may be some Provincial Nominee Programs that you might qualify for. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  60. Alex

    Hello sir,
    First I would like to thank you for your effort to help people fulfill their dreams. It is very much appreciated!!
    What I would like to ask is if there’s anything that an employer can do with Service Canada when his LMIA application takes too long.
    My employer has applied last December and it has been almost 23 weeks without any news. We have received a file number but every time we call they keep saying that there’s no update and it is still processing. It’s a long wait and we’re starting to lose faith…

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Alex. Unfortunately the process takes time. As long as they say that they are working on it, that should be encouraging to you.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  61. Amit Gupta

    I have got a job offer letter form a canadian employer and LMO Copy. The employer said me that that his attorney will process for my visa and work permit. In this situation what I have to do in my country India.and how long the procedure takes to complete as the employer has written the resumption date of employment is 20.06.2016.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Amit. It is best to keep in contact with your lawyer who can advise you on the process timing for each stage.
      Regards Muga

      Reply
  62. Abi

    Hi,

    Scenario would be. One has back out her application then, here comes another interested applicants. Is it possible that they can transfer the LMIA to others?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Abi. The LMIA is for a specific job and for a specific candidate.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  63. Sam Varghese

    HI, Im have a post graduate work permit for 3 years and currently working as power engineer for a company in Ontario. I am already in EE pool and is qualified in Canadian Experience class. I have been working for an employer for last 5 months. Will this employer be allowed to provide me with a LMIA?
    1.This attestation and the requirement to pay the processing fee do NOT apply to employers who choose to support a foreign national’s permanent resident visa application only and will not be hiring the foreign national before their permanent resident visa application is processed.
    2 If the employer wants to hire the foreign national as a temporary foreign worker before the permanent resident visa application process is completed, then the LMIA processing fee must be paid.
    Which statement do i come under 1 or 2, Aka im working for the employer willing to provide me wiith LMIA for5 months

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sam. The employer that you have been working for the past five months can provide you with an LMIA. In both cases, the employer must pay the $1,000 government processing fee.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  64. Prachi Dutia

    Hello,

    I have been working in Montreal for 2 years now. I intend to apply the Federal PR (Not CSQ) via EE as my husband is not getting a job in Montreal since 2 years due to language consideration. After applying for the PR , during the 6-7 months that the PR is actually issued, If I change employer in Montreal, do I need to do the LMIA again or can I be LMIA exempt since my PR is already under processing? The reason it is tricky is because PR application is EE of another province. However, the new job I am applying to is in Montreal,QC.

    Regards

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Prachi. Thank you for writing to us. In order to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker program you must show your intention to live outside of the province of Quebec. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan a strategy for you and your spouse.
      To make an appointment, you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or you can book an appointment directly online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  65. zambrotta

    Hello,

    What is process as known”audit materials ” bc the employer has said to me he is waiting for the IRCC reviewing at the materials and they will not look at the LMIA until this is done how long does it take ? and the audit materials reviewing time is account from LMIA process time or that separate process ?

    Thank you in advance

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Zambrotta. Your employer may be able to contact IRCC to get an update on the processing time.
      Regards, VAhe

      Reply
  66. Yusuf

    Hi visa place, my employer want to extend my contract,should they apply for a new LMIA before I’m submitting my working permit by online application?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Yusuf. Yes, your employer should submit a new LMIA before you submit the application for a new work permit.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  67. zambrotta

    Hello,

    i wish best of luck for you guys i need some ifo abt LMIA process time in the new shift ” high-wage and low-wage ”bc i have herd it will be much faster and i have already a work offer and the employer im going to work with did apply for the LMIA and they did ask for contract and he set the date jun 1-2016 and we are wait for approval if no answer b4 jun is that mean i loose work or what bc i don’t understand

    Thank you in advance

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Zambrotta. The company that applied for the LMIA for you can request a faster processing time if they can make the case of urgency to the CIC.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  68. Marichar Atienza

    Hi. I was an international student here in Canada for PSW programa and I finished it already. I currently have my post graduate work permit but it is just for 8 months so it will expire on December 2016. May I ask when will be the best time I should submit a new application for work permit under temporary foreign work permit as a caregiver? Is there a minimum months I should apply before it expires. I currently have an employer willing to do sponsorship with me. Hope you could give me a good advice. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Marichar. If you have met the requirements for a caregiver visa then you may apply for it at any time. You need either a 6 months accredited caregiver course, or 1 year of full time caregiver work experience.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Marichar Atienza

        I graduated as a nurse from the philippines. And finish PSW program here for 8 months. Will that be okay? And if I submit an application will it be extension of work permit or new work permit?thank you

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Marichar. Thank you for writing to us. We will need to know a lot more about your personal situation before we can determine the best path for you to take. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  69. Sayed

    Hello,

    I’m from Egypt,i have an question i wish to get an answer from you i got a work offer ”painter position ” from a company in Calgary and the employer i’m going to work with has applied for LMIA in March first but b4 that he has applied for the LMIA one year only and then he changed it in march for 2 year and permanent residency then they got answer says the application under reviewing , then a few weeks later they got a request to send the contracts that was from 3 weeks the employer mentioned ”start date in June 1.2016, the LMIA has not approved yet ?
    and i saw in the Canada immigration site the process time for the LMIA getting faster ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sayed. The waiting time to have an application processed varies depending on the amount of work that the visa office has. This is a busy time of year with many people applying for visitor visas. I can suggest that you have your employer inquire again with the immigration office to see what the status of your application is.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. sheryl

        hello sir/maam,
        im applying in canada as caregiver and waiting for LMIA. just want to ask if it is required to take IELTS exam before applying for VISA in canadian immigration? coz my agency here told me to take the IELTS exam….
        hope to here from you,thanks!!!

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Sheryl. IELTS is not a requirement for a caregiver visa.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
          1. sheryl

            another question sir, ive been waiting for my lmia for 16 weeks now and no update from my agency, and i think my lmia already arrived, is it possible that other applicants can use my LMIA?’

            Reply
            1. Vahe Mirzoyan

              Hello Sheryl. No one else should be able to use your LMIA. Has your employer inquired at the CIC about the status?
              Regards, Vahe

              Reply
  70. Khushi

    Hi,
    I am working as a manager in a company in B.C from past 2 years and my open work permit is going to expire in January 2017. My employer is agree to get the LMIA for me to support the Pr application. The lawyer asked for $1000 for the LMIA fee and he said it will take 15 days to get the LMIA. So I just wanted to know is this info is correct? The Fee and the processing time?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Kushi. The LMIA application usually takes 8-12 weeks to process. The government fee that must be paid is $1,000.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  71. Harry

    Hi,
    I have a question about Lmia. I am working with dominos since October 2015 In metro Vancouver. I have a almost 8 months experience. I want to know that do I need one year experience to apply Lmia??

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Harry. You need a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  72. Mona Singh

    Hello,

    My employer applied for LMIA(Low-Wage), Alberta in Nov 2015. We received file number on Dec 1,2015. It has been 22 weeks(almost 5 months) since then.

    Employer had called once to enquire and they said the file is in process. Later after a month I again asked employer to enquire. This time employer said he wont call as he thinks if he calls up then they might go mad or irritated for enquiring again n again.

    All I can do is to pray and wait. When you have less time remaining on your permit and have to wait you feel so anxious.

    I wonder if there is a new processing time. My permit gonna expire soon.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mona. It must be very frustrating waiting for the approval. Sometimes the immigration office becomes very busy and processing times become delayed. Now is a busy time because many people are applying for visitor visas for the summer.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Mona

        Hello Vahe,

        Quick question if it necessary for the employer to call n follow up? Employer is not willing to call and I fear this might cause any problem. What do you suggest?

        Will it be advisable if I call and enquire about the status? I am the candidate for whom the lmo is applied. Can a candidate enquire for status? Does it harm the process in any way?

        Awaiting response.

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Mona. The company that submitted the application is the one that would have to make the inquiry. There is no problem with them calling multiple times to find out the status. They have every right to do so.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  73. Yasir

    Hi

    I am a Computer engineer and I am going for LMIA as I will get offer from employer but I want to know what will be Ielts requirements? I got overall 6 band in ielts except in Reading with 5.5 band, will this Ielts score be acceptable for Lmia based application?

    Kindly assist me in this regard, appreciate your valuable expert advise

    Regards
    Yasir

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Yasir. You do not need to take the IELTS exam for an LMIA.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  74. jeany

    Hi there,
    I just want to ask if it is possible that, the CIC will send an e-mail to the employer informing for the approval of the LMIA application? My future employer re-submitted the LMIA application last April 12, and by April 21 she informed me that the CIC sent her an e-mail about for the approval of her LMIA application. Until now she’s waiting the said approved LMIA to be sent to her. I’m really worried about it, because my work permit will get expire this coming September 6, 2016 .
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jeany. It is very frustrating when you have to wait. Sometimes it takes longer than expected to receive the results because of how busy Immigration Canada is; this is a busy time of year. Whoever submitted the application should contact the immigration office to inquire about the status.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  75. jovelyn

    Hello there,
    is it possible to hire a sibling to look after my baby? she’s working in Hong Kong as a nanny for 2 adult ladies for 7 years. I and my husband want to hire her cause we are both working and we trust her for the safety and well being of our baby. If not, can I sponsor her to come over here in Canada even she had a family in the Philippines. we are a permanent resident of Canada. how long does it take for the processing? thank you in advance for your advice.
    kind regards.
    Lyn

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jovelyn. Yes it is possible to hire a sibling provided she has filled all the requirements for a caregiver visa. From what you have written, her seven years of paid service as a caregiver will qualify her. You will have to submit a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before extending a job offer, and then your sibling will need a caregiver visa. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  76. Manoj Franklin

    Good evening

    My name is Franklin and I can see your great piece of work giving amazing guidance for the people who are in visa help. My problem is i would like to knw how to check the LMIA is valid or fake one which I have received from my agent , as he brought It very quickly in 10 days. This puts me to surprise and doubt it could be fake . He said its group visa but however the LMIA isi individual. so pls help me how to validate my LMIA in order to not to fall in his trap

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Manoj. It is difficult for me to give you an opinion without seeing all the documents. If you want us to look at your matter in depth, I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to guide you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  77. Raman

    Hello
    My lawyer applied for Lmia to support immigration and work permit on April 5,. 2016. She said we will be hear back from Service Canada back 3 weeks or atleast month. And today she said they are taking long taking upto 2 months to respond back. I just want to know if someone applied in April and get any response . I am worried because my work permit will be expire in July.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Raman. Processing times fluctuate due to the amount of applications that Immigration Canada receives.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  78. Alex

    Hello,
    My wife’s employer has applied for LMIA at the end of December 2015. We called them a few times to enquire using the file number that we have received and they keep saying that the average timeline is 10 weeks.
    We’re way beyond that (about 17 weeks) so any thoughts about how long it can take?
    It’s for high skilled -Low wage position.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Alex. Waiting cn be very frustrating. The average wait time is just an average; some take longer some take shorter. You have a file number so you know that your file is in the system.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  79. lhoijie

    hi! I am from the Philippines, i just receive my LMIA last April 18, 2016, just want to know how long will it take for me to receive my temporary foreign work permit? do i still need trv?

    thank you
    Lhoijie

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ihoijie. When you receive your work visa, you will also receive a TRV so that you can enter the country. The process takes approximately 1 to 3 months.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  80. Max R

    Good Afternoon,
    Me and my Friend, both have already applied for the LMIA on 18th January 2016. All the documents of employer are same and all the advertisements needed are same. Moreover, all the queries by the officers are answered. My friend already got the approval last week and there is no reply for my file. So what should I expect, A positive reply or negative reply ? And How may days should I wait for decision?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Max. Every case is reviewed individually and on it’s own merit. You should not have to wait much longer.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Kevin

        Hi Vahe
        I am an emloyer in canada. I applied for Lmia few months ago. CIC took the $1000 payment on Feb 10, 2016 but i have not got any call or letter from them yet if it is approved or not. Do you have any idea how long it might take? And do employers get a call for interview in every case?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Kevin. You should have a case number that you can call CIC to follow up with your LMIA. Sometimes, depending on the type of position that you are looking to fill, it takes longer than most applications to get an approval. I suggest that you get in touch with them to see what the status is.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  81. Biggy Big

    Hi,
    I just would like to learn, whether LMIA processing time is almost equal for everyone or not?
    In other words, if a job title/position sought is very rare, does LMIA for that position take short or long time?
    Is there anything that could be done by the inviting firm to quicken up the LMIA process?

    Thanks in advance,

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. The processing time for the Labor Market Impact Assessment is approximately the same for every application. Unfortunately there is not way to expedite the processing for a specific case.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  82. nitin

    HI, I M FROM PUNJAB BUT WAS IN U.S. FOR 10 YEARS ….ITS BEEN 6 YEARS SINCE I HAVE DEPORTED SO I WAS TRYING TO APPLY FOR CANADA AND I CAME ACROSS THE COMPANY WHO IS GIVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR LMI +PR VISA FOR CANADA …I SHOWED THEM MY RESUME AND THE SAID IT IS POSIBLE THAT I CAN GET IN …BUT THE COMPANY IS ASKING FOR GOOD AMOUNT OF MONEY WHICH IS NEARLY 8 LACS ..SO I wanted a second opinion before I decide to go on with it or not …like is this process actually legit or not …because this company does have a good reputation so just curious, please help….

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Nitin. Deportation makes every case much more complicated. Make sure that they are aware of the deportation and are going to prepare the proper documents for you.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  83. Suleman

    Hi,
    I am a professional Watchmaker and working in Dubai since 2010 as a Technical Executive. I have completed some short Technical trainings from well known luxury watches brands of Switzerland.
    I would like to ask, either i am eligible for TFW/P.R or not?
    Furthermore, my ex. colleague has his own watches Service center in Ontario, which he is ready to start process for me but does not know the procedure, timing duration for LMIA and chances of approval.
    Kindly let me know, my eligibility for the above mentioned program. in-case I am elighble so how long it will take for an approved LMIA and chances of approval.
    My additional details are as fellows.
    1. Age: 31 Years
    2. Education: Bachelor of Arts (Total 14 year of education), completed in 2014
    3. Nationality: Pakistan
    Moreover, please let me know, does the IELTS is mandatory to start LMIA or it can be process without taking an exam of IELTS?
    Best regards,

    2.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Suleman. The process of an LMIA and Work Visa usually takes around 4-6 months, but times may vary depending on the amount of files that the immigration office is processing. You do not need to submit IELTS results if you are obtaining your work visa through an LMIA.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Suleman

        Thanks a-lot Vahe,
        I really appreciate your help.
        Warm regards,

        Reply
  84. MS

    Hello,

    We are a medical centre in Ontario and want to hire a doctor from the UK ( England citizen ). We might need LMIA . We had placed multiple ads in HFO ( Health force Ontario ) and Ontario Medical Association Journal. My question is – Is LMIA possible for a new organization who cant find workers ( doctors ) in Ontario. Also, is CRA involved ? As we are new our financials are not the strongest

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. The LMIA process does not involve CRA nor does it require a specific revenue base for the company that is making the application. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms. we successfully take care of hundreds of LMIAs a month. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your company to get the UK doctor that you need. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  85. Riz

    Hi there, me and my wife are looking into hiring someone as a live in caregiver for our two young kids. We have tried to hire someone locally but so far didn’t get any response. Can you guide me the right way to hire someone as a live in caregiver and approximately how long that process takes?
    thanks.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Riz. Unfortunately we cannot help you find qualified candidates. Our firm only deals with the matters of immigration. When you find someone from outside of the country to be your caregiver, you would need to submit a Labor Market Impact Assessment and then obtain a work visa. The process takes approximately 6 months.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Kecion salmon

        Hello Ritz,

        I live in jamaica and would be interested

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Good morning. There are lots of immigration programs available. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
    2. Mj

      My employer were trying to process my papers in alberta as caregiver,but the agency rejected to process it due to my education need to be assess first in ECA because im just a graduate of a two yrs course,and i do have a six month training in caregiving course,it might affect my permanent residency application after two yrs of working as a caregiver..what will be your suggestion for my case.what other alternative do i have to make? Thank you

      Reply
      1. Vahe Mirzoyan

        Hello Mj. It must be very frustrating to get a rejection. From what you have written, your qualifications seem to be in order. The only thing that I can suggest is if you want us to take over the responsibility of your file, then you should contact us. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms ; we can certainly help you navigate the complexity of Canadian immigration. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
        Regards, Vahe

        Reply
    3. Max

      Hello Riz, I’m looking for a job in Canada. I was living in England before. I used to work there. If you think I’m right person.
      Thanks

      Reply
      1. Vahe Mirzoyan

        Hello Max. Your best option is to check the Canadian online job boards. Once you get a job offer we can help you obtain the work visa that you will need.
        Regards, Vahe

        Reply
  86. Jeegnesh Savaliya

    hI SIR i WANT TO KNOW THAT EMPLOYER CAN ISSUE 2 LMIA CERTIFICATE IN ONE YEAR?iF NOT THEN HOW LONG GAP SHOULD BE THERE BETWEEN ISSUE TWO LMIA?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jeegnesh. Yes, an employer can issue two LMIAs in the same year.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  87. Edita

    Dear Michael,

    My husband arrived to Alberta early September 2015 to work for company on closed work permit. On LMIA it wad stated that it is valid for 6 months, however he got a stamp in his passport for 5 months only. Mid November he got temporary layed off, hoping that on January the work load will pick up. Unfortunately this didn’t happen and his contract was terminated.
    Upon his termination his cousin who is a resident of Canada has invited him to stay over for a few months in Toronto. While there, he came across with a company that would like to hire him. At the moment he is on visitors visa that expires in May.
    His work permit expired in February.
    If i am not mistaken, his future employer needs to advertise position for 4 weeks before applying for LMIA, and the LMIA process takes up to 6 months. So we are talking about 7 months of waiting.
    The question is, what would be his status while he is waiting for the paperwork to be processed? Would the government consider the fact that he is in Canada at the moment? Is there anything we could do in order to make waiting period shorter?
    The fact that he got layed of from his previous employer had a very big impact on our family’s income, as we both lost our jobs, our home and are left with no income; we depend on his cousin’s mercy as we don’t have enough money to move back to our home country.
    Any advise would be

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Edita. Thank you for writing to us. Unfortunately you have a very complicated situation. If you and your husband go out of status while you are waiting for a new LMIA, you will not be eligible for the work permit. I suggest that you get legal immigration help to make sure that you do not go out of status. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  88. preet

    Hello,

    I am an international student in ontario for one year business program. Now, I am going to finish it in april. I do not want to join any other program. so, my lawyer suggested me to apply for LMIA in vancouver. But my friends and relatives stopped me to do this. they think it will be risky for PR. Can you guide me what should I need to do now.

    thank you.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Preet. In order to give you the very best legal immigration advice, I am going to need to know a lot more about your situation. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years; probably more than the people that are currently giving you advice. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  89. thejas

    Hello sir how to cannada work permit..without ielts exam..they are both r agents but anyone trusted..help me how to cannada work permit for 2 year ..suggest me

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Thejas. Work Visas can be very complicated. I would need to know much more about your current situation in order to be able to help. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  90. frances

    Hi,
    I appreciate your great work and hopefully you you help me as well..
    I’m under the live in caregiver program(the old program) and my present employer is about to release me .I’ve work with them since feb 5 2015 until present and i now found an emplyer who will want to sponsor me.
    My question is
    1. what will my status be while waiting for my the processing? How long is the lmia processing?
    2. When will i be able to apply for permanent residency? Or will i be eligible to apply?
    Thanks and best regard
    Frances

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your question Frances. You are half way to the goal of being able to apply for Permanent Residency; you need 24 months of work experience in Canada. It is a good thing that you contacted us before your current job is terminated. I am going to encourage you to contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you to take so that you do not go out of status before getting your next employment. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm Time is of the essence.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  91. Parwinder

    Hello sir I am an Indian and I have applied for limo in British Columbia in November 2015 but there is no approval till now please guide me from where I get information and how long will I wait Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Parwinder. Waiting can always be stressful. It should take 2-3 months for you to get a response. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  92. Chanandler

    Hello,

    First of all thank you very much for such an informative blog. 🙂
    I’m an Indian IT employee. (Software engineer) I have been nominated for intra company transfer to Canada and filed for the respective Visa. I also had some calls which are required for it in last week of Jan ’16. My total experience is 2.5 years. After the call I submitted all the documents, but till yesterday haven’t heard from them. I gotta know that my experience is a tad bit less as expected which is a concern.

    What can I expect out of this scenario?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Chanandler. Sometimes these matters do take a little bit of time. Do you have someone helping you with the application? If you have legal representation, then they can inquire at Canadian Immigration on your behalf.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  93. Nomi

    Can my real brother,s company give Lmia to my wife if the company meets all requirements according to canadian law and at the same time my wife can meet all the job requirements. My wife profession and education is also fall in Canadian SOL. Can she get Lmia according to canadian law?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Nomi. Thank you for writing to us. As long as everyone meets the requirements for a LMIA and the job offer, being related will not be a problem.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  94. Jo

    Hi I was wondering if you could help me? I am at the final stage of my lmia process my job has been posted and the final forms are being completed!
    My visa ends in April in Alberta! The advice I was given at the beginning was to apply for my own lmia and if accepted my fiancé would be able to get a open work permit as I am a high skilled worker. When I asked what I would do if I haven’t received an answer by the end of our visa the Lawer stated he was hired by me and not my spouse(rude)
    Does this mean if we don’t get an answer by the end of April I can stay but he is screwed! Please help is there any other option I have or do you think I will have a decision by then?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jo. Thank you for writing to us. If your current work visa expires, and you do not have a new work visa in place, you will have to leave the country, and so will your fiancee. If your LMIA and work visa come through before your current visa expires then your fiancee would be able to get an open work permit. If you feel that you would like to have us look at your case to see if there is anything that we can do to help you achieve your goal of staying in Canada with your fiancee, then I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  95. Melisa

    Hi! My employer applied for LmIa and its 3months now since then. I askef the lawyer on the status of the lmia. How long will it take if the status of lmia os already in process?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Melisa. It is always frustrating waiting. The LMIA process requires that the job be posted for several months. It is possible that you are still in the posting phase. It is hard to make any other judgement on your situation without knowing more. If you feel that an undue amount of time has passed, or you are not getting the information from you council that you expect, then I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at your situation and let you know if we feel that a file take-over is appropriate. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  96. Satveer Singh

    Hi,

    I am from india i applied job approval in September 2015 but i have not received approval from from lmo officer.Can you suggest me how much time will be taken by lmo officer for getting job approval.

    Many Thanks in advance

    Satveer Singh

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Satveer. There are many factors that affect the time that it takes to receive word about immigration matters. I suggest that you should contact CIC directly and inquire about your case using the reference number that you should already have. They will be able to give proper time estimates.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Michael Hickman

        My son lives in Texas and his landlord owns a trucking company. What I want to know Is how I go about working for him.?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Michael. It all starts with a job offer, then contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  97. Prashant

    Hello sir how to cannada work permit..without ielts exam..they are both r agents but anyone trusted..help me how to cannada work permit for 2 year ..suggest me

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Prashat. I will need to know a lot more about your qualifications and experience before I can begin to offer you suggestions. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you status here in Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  98. Nick

    Hi, i have LMIA as truck driver but i can’t pass English. How i can apply for work permit without exam. Thx

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Nick. There are several provinces where the English requirement is much lower. I think that we can help you find a way to get enough of an English grade so that you can work in Canada. It is important that you act quickly since the LMIA is already approved. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your language situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  99. Uday

    Hello,
    I got LMIA approved from Canadian employer in Ontario city and I came here with my wife and my minor son. As per my knowledge I have a work permit for maximum 2 + 2 = 4 years. currently I have just going to finish 2 years and if my current employer will satisfy with my work and ready to reapply for another LMIA for another 2 years and if I want to settled down with my family in Canada getting Permanent Residenceship then what is the procedure and more importantly is it possible to apply for PR when I am working on LMIA work permit application?

    Looking forward for your kind suggestions.
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Uday. Your LMIA makes you an excellent candidate for Permanent Residency right away. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your complete situation and advise on the best strategy to take for PR. The points based system for Express Entry are at an all time low, but it will not last. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  100. Aryan

    I was regularly applying for Canada Job Bank. Recently, I received an email asking for filling Employment application form and Labor Market Opinion application Form.
    As it was said i will provided other forms if I am eligible to apply.
    Then, I received Skilled Worker Application Form (Should be Fill by Hand written) Fillable Form for Application for Skilled Worker and Immigration Assessment Application Form. I did as instructed.

    But I have not received the offer letter from the Employeer neither any clues for wages and working hours and benifits.

    May I rely on this situation?
    If so how many days it will take to get approval from ESDC.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Aryan. It sounds like you have a complex situation that needs immediate attention. We would need to see all the documents that you received to fully understand your status. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  101. venu

    hello sir,

    i am a line look with 23$/hr with 2 yrs of experience in same restuarant. but by profession am a regestered nurse. so if i apply lmia on line cook basis are there any chances to get positive result.?

    thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Venu. There are certainly more opportunities for permanent residency for skilled health care professionals. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you status here in Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  102. Jais

    hello, I need your help. actually my girlfriend applied for Quebec skilled worker and got csq.afterthat she applied for federal and recently received file number now we want to be married next month. plz advice me, could she add me spouse in federal processing or she has to go first canada and come back for marriage?? please help me. I will be very thankful to u.thank you.

    Reply
  103. Frank

    Hi,

    I am permanent resident in Canada and applied for PR Card renewal, my documents arrived in CIC by June 26, 2015, since the time is taking too long and I need to travel by Dec 29, 2015 for one week back to my country, I submit another application for urgent processing that arrived to CIC by Nov 26, 2015. Do you think I will be able to get my PR Card renewal in one month or so? Is there anything I could to to speed up the process?

    Thanks for your help,

    Reply
  104. Nancy

    Hi, I am employer I recently applied for LMIA for Home-Caregiver (TFW). I was denied and they took my processing fee of $1000 just for 1 reason my 2 ads don’t have a salary
    rate.My job bank ads is ok, I have all the requirements needed. I posted the ads for more than a month. I have a previous caregiver and now he is applying for Permanent residence. How can you help me for this? Can I still take my money back? I find it as a ripped off. I thought agencys are crooked but so they are. How much it cost if I will ask you to review my documents. I really appreciate if you can help me. Thank you, Nancy

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your inquiry Nancy. I am really glad that you contacted us.

      There are many ways to appeal a ruling that was handed down from the Immigration office.

      I understand the frustration that you are feeling.

      Please Nancy, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best action to take regarding your LMIA fees.

      Vahe

      Reply
  105. Ashaimaa Moussa

    I have phD from Egypt in chemistry and master from USA. i am applying to express entry to come to canada. I am looking forward to go to Ontario, so. i am trying to find job offers there.

    I read that the LMIA processing are difficult or expensive for the companies, I want t know what is my chances of finding a job offer under this condition?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Ashaimaa for your inquiry.
      It appears that you have very good qualifications. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation. Please complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  106. Kasun Thivanka

    Hello.
    I have send my visa approve letter of Barrister XXXXXX Lawyer Director General Canada Immigration.How long take approve my visa?still i sent my approval letter a week.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Kasun for your inquiry.
      In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation. Please complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  107. khubaib

    hi,i am a skilled worker (engineering) from pakistan and currently working in the pakistan office of a canadian company,with 2 year work experience.i dont have some extra ordinary skills which a canadian engineer of the the same experience might not have,just the knowledge of the company’s canadian projects which we work on from here in pakistan i am thinking of applying for the express entry and my employer is also willing to call me to work in their canadian head office.once i get my pr my work will be divided b/w the company’s canadian and local projects so instead of applying for a work permit again and again it seems alot easier to just get the pr and then travel freely whenever needed.how hard will it be for my employer obtaining a lmia for me and send me an offer of employment so that i can proceed with my express entry application? or will i be exempted from lmia?will my experience be counted as canadian experience right now?
    p.s i have never been to canada before, just worked for the company’s canadian projects from pakistan

    Reply
    1. vahe

      Hello Khubaib,

      This is an excellent question, we would be able to help you with ease to immigrate to Canada and work for the same company. In order for us to assess your situation in more depth, kindly fill in our online assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Reply
  108. Marina

    Hello!
    A Canadian company is applying my LMIA. I’m a Software Developer and I’m on the “High-Wage LMIAs”.
    Am I consider a ‘Foreign workers in skilled trades’ ?
    Can my application have a quick decision?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Marina,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Marina in order for me to be able to advise you accurately, I would need to learn a lot more details about you and your employer. I am glad that you have reached out to a professional for guidance. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it is a quick and easy way for me to get the information I need to be able to answer your questions. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  109. Bharti

    Me and My husband are working in Canada .We want to apply for Canada Express Entry for PR. Our employer is not ready to give LMO , what is that we can do about it ?? Without that we won’t be eligible

    Please advise

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Bharti,

      Thank you for your post. This is a very common situation that many of our clients face…the fact that the employer does not want to participate can really have an adverse effect on the outcome of some applicants’ selection. We have been very successful in helping client’s and employers overcome these issues…but before I can advise you on anything, I would need to learn more about you and your husband in terms of eligibility. Kindly complete this form for me Bharti http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and once it has been reviewed you will be contacted. I will be able to advise you on what options you have to meet the requirements to apply. MF

      Reply
      1. Monty

        Hi I work as carpenter in my brothers company from last 4 years and have been getting salary in cash now I have a valid job offer Lmia from a Canadian employer . Am I eligible to apply?

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hi Monty,

          Thank you for your inquiry. In order for me to give you the most accurate response in terms of your eligibility, I need to learn more information about the Job Offer as well as your qualifications. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the details I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your submission has been reviewed. MF

          Reply
    2. Amjad Muhammad

      hello, sir/madam
      i have Canadian job offer .what is my IELTS Requirements in express entry..

      Reply
      1. Mira Freiwat

        Hi Amjad,

        Thank you for your inquiry. In order for me to advise you accordingly, I would need to know what category you are applying under as well as what your occupation/job offer is…kindly complete this form for me Amjad, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ so that I can give you an accurate response. MF

        Reply
  110. Manikandan

    Recently I received a copy of LMIA document but I don’t know where to find the LMIA number.can you help me?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Manikandan,

      Thank you for your post. We can definitely help you, as it is not an easy nor straight-forward process to complete a LMIA or even ensure it’s success and approval. Kindly complete this form as it will provide me with the details of the type of LMIA you are applying for so that we can give you advice on how to complete it as well as increase the chances of it’s success! http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
      1. kawal

        Hello manikandan
        Could u please tell me how long did it take to recieve your LMIA the day you applied for it. Except advertisements and all other stuff
        Thanks

        Reply
  111. SANG

    SIR,

    CAN A PERSON WHO HAS LMI VISA AS FARMER GRADUATE TO DO SOME OTHER JOB ALSO.WILL HE BE ELIGIBLE FOR PR IN FUTURE.

    THANK YOU

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Sang,

      Thank you for your question. If you came here on a Temporary Work Permit with an LMO, unfortunately for the length of your Visa’s validity, you can only do the job outlined in the LMO with the same employer who completed the LMO. If you would like to see what your options are for the future though, we can surely assist you with that! But in order for me to advise you, I would need to learn more about you and your case. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/, and I will contact you once I have reviewed it. MF

      Reply
  112. Angel

    Hi Good evening! I’m under LIVE IN CAREGIVER PROGRAM. My work permit will expire on June 23, 2015 and we just got the result from the advertisement on June 19, 2015. My new employer has decided to submit all the papers needed for the application of LMIA to the lawyer on June 24, 2015. What should i do in order for me to stay in Canada while waiting for the result of LMIA application? Are they going to send me home because i don’t have time left to stay while waiting for the result?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Angel,

      Thank you for your post. You will not be sent home during the time it is taking to process. You will be on implied status, meaning, that you are legal to remain here until a decision is made on your application. If you have a qualified attorney, they should have mentioned that to you. MF

      Reply
  113. pankaj

    Hi,

    I have got email regarding job in Canada. It was saying that i have selected for the job for which i have applied. I have sent them scanned copy of my passport. later i received a contract agreement from a Law Firm on behalf of my employer. It was a full description of job over there. I have signed that agreement and sent it back to them. I want to know that is that a offer letter or anything else. How offer letter looks like. I also got a mail from a Law Firm saying that on behalf of my employer they have submitted my file and LMIA form to LMIA. and they also forwarded my file to immigration department in Canada. I want to know that is it fake or true. According to them i have to start work with them in Canada from 15 July 2015. So is that possible to get LMIA approval with in a week or 10 days and to get VISA.
    Please guide.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Pankaj,

      Thank you for your post. Seeing as how I do not know the full details of your case and your prospective employer has already retained a lawyer to assist you and them with this process, it is best for you to speak to the assigned attorney to get the answers to these questions.

      I do not know enough about your situation to be able to advise you accurately, and I am afraid that by giving you any response that I could potentially confuse you. Please speak to the attorney that has been assigned to you, I am sure they are eager to help! MF

      Reply
  114. FIONA

    Hi

    I have applied for PR through Express Entry – FSW with a score over 1000. Documents were submitted early March.
    My husband has not applied, however has an Open Work Permit due to exp 31 Aug. Since he is my spouse we both underwent an upfront medical in Februrary. The issue is that his Chest Xray was not clear. After lots of diagnostic testing, it was decided upon surgery. Now he is under antibotic treatment for the next few months. We are both living and working in Canada under Work Permits.
    I have another 6 months left on a 2 yr WP. Do I need to extend my husband’s work permit for another 6 months based on my status? Or wait on a decision pending PR?
    If my husband is found to be medically inadmissible would I be able to extend my work permit for another 2 years and if so, would I require another LMO?
    Look fwd to hearing from you.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Fiona,

      Thank you for your inquiry. In order for me to be able to advise you correctly, I need to learn more about your case and your background here in Canada. Please complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to proceed. Once it is reviewed you will be contacted. MF

      Reply
  115. Vivek

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    This is Vivek. From January itself I get a acknowledgement from the consultancy regarding about the Temporary Foreign Worker Process-Under Arranged Employment Offer. They said 12 weeks -16 weeks processing time in LMIA. But still to the date I didn’t get any positive feedback or updates from LMIA. Could you please tell me the tracking ID or how long it will take for process.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Vivek,

      Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear about the delay you are experiencing. Based upon my experience, the issue that most commonly causes delays for applicants is if the LMIA and supporting documents were not completed correctly. If you would like one of our Attorney’s to review the application that you have submitted and follow up with the ESDC on your behalf, please email us at [email protected]. MF

      Reply
    2. Henriett

      Hello,
      Iam currently waiting for an lmia. When we applied they told us its gonna take:-3month.its been 5month now and still nothing. Its a company who has been applied before and had positive lmias.the paperwork was done with lawer,so we dont know whats taking so long. Our lawer told us in some cases it took 8-11month. Can you tell us your oppinion on how much longer it will take?we applied on january 15. 2015. Thank you.

      Reply
      1. Mira Freiwat

        Hello Henriett,

        Thank you for your inquiry. Based on my experience, it shouldn’t take more than 5 months to approve it, but in instances where it was not completed correctly, it will inevitably cause delays. Maybe you should ask the lawyer that you retained to assist you with this matter to call and check on the status, or if there is anything he/she can do to move this along. MF

        Reply
  116. Aneesh Mohanan

    i am a food and bevereage server in Ab,Ca.and i came here last year 2014 may.
    and my work permitt will expire on 2016 may..i would like to know if i continue with my same employer should i need to get a new LMIA for to extend my work permit?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Aneesh,

      Thank you for your post. Every LMIA has an expiry date, you will find it on the LMIA itself and it is referred to as “Opinion Expiry Date”. I suggest that you renew your Work Permit at least 60 days prior to its expiry. If your LMIA is not expired when you go to renew/extend your Work Permit then you will not be required to apply for another one…but if it is, you will need it to supplement a Temporary Work Permit. MF

      Reply
      1. Alex

        Hello I came here on 2012 as food counter attendant and my work permit expired on 2015 march and I already applied for PNP programme and alsoy employer applied for me LMIA .I just got file number and I waited three months for LMIA and still no information yet.now I am in restoration period ..is there any chance for me to get lmia

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello Alex,

          Thank you for your inquiry. There is a chance for you to have your LMIA approved, but to give you a definite or a more accurate response, I would need to see what was submitted. It does take ESDC some time to review all the LMIA applications not only for Temporary Foreign Workers, but every other applicant that has applied through the Express Entry Program as well. MF

          Reply
          1. Alex

            I have submitted LMIA and its like almost 5 months over and they just called my employer and asked some questions and they send for processing…but now I m in restoration status and I dnt have job..should I wait for lmia to get approved

            Reply
            1. Mira Freiwat

              Hi Alex,

              Thank you for your reply. In order for me to be able to advise you accurately, I will need to learn all the details about your situation here in Canada…and this is not something that should be discussed in a public forum. With that being said, I am glad that you have contacted us, as we have assisted many applicants in your situation. Believe me Alex, I understand exactly what you are going through because this is a rather common issue among our clients here applying. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted so that we may advise your accordingly. MF

              Reply
    2. Lucy

      Hi there,

      I was recently waiting for my open work permit through the IEC program, sadly my application was not successful (due to a technicality and deadline, not because I am not eligible). Now, I am already in Canada trying to find a job with a positive LMIA and finding it very hard. I have experience in hospitality and administration, and am a university graduate. Unfortunately I do not match the “skilled worker” criteria.

      Do you have any advice for me? Anywhere to look, or companies that would be likely to employ me?
      Many thanks,

      Reply
      1. Mira Freiwat

        Hello Lucy,

        Thank you for your post. I think your best option is to search online in different cities in different provinces/territories and see where your occupation is most in demand. Once you have determined that, actively apply online and sooner or later you will find gainful employment! MF

        Reply
  117. jess ica

    hi i have a spouse open work permit because my husband who is a highly skilled tfw brought me here. now we are separated and he doesnt want to renew my open work permit. i did find a job as a caregiver and my employer is willing to sponsor and give me lmia however the application was just submitted this week and it takes a while to get an LMIA. my work permit will expire on october. what can i do to lengthen my stay here in canada? i dont want to go home before i get my lmia done.

    thank you!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jessica,

      Thank you for your post. We can definitely help you out, but I would need more information. Please email me at [email protected] so that we can book a time to go over everything with you to ensure that the proper steps are taken to extend your stay here! MF

      Reply
  118. Amit

    Hello,

    I had positive LMIA and offer letter from my company and I had also assessed my educational certificates from WES Canada and IELTS score of 6.5 done.

    I want to understand what should apply work permit (temporary) or Express entry profile for PR, which option is better and how to proceed?

    Thanks for help.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Amit,

      Thank you for your inquiry. If you meet the requirements under any Express Entry Program and you are looking to immigrate to Canada and stay on a more permanent basis, then I recommend that you go with that route. I do not have all of your information to properly assess you myself, but if you would like me to double check and ensure that you meet the requirements you can email us at [email protected] and I can let you know via consultation what your ranking is and what my recommendation to you would be. MF

      Reply
  119. alen

    Hi. I was interviewed by an employer who is willing to hire me. I am currently here in Canada but my work permit will expire on June 21 this year. My first employer release me effective March 31, 2015. I am worried that LMIA might not fast enough to process and I need to go back to my country. I am under live-in caregiver program. The second possible employer told me that they submitted the documents last May 2015 and we just need to wait. My question is, what will happen after my work permit expire on 21st this month? Am I need to go back to my country? I dont eant to be illegal here in Canada but I would like to continue my work here because I know I am good at it.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Alen,

      Thank you for your post. The best thing for you to do is to contact CIC once the LMIA is submitted for processing and provide them with proof once the ESDC contacts you to notify you that your LMIA is in process. They will then, under the rules of “Procedural Fairness”, extend your Work Permit so that you have status until a decision is made on your new LMIA. If they LMIA is approved, they will issue you a new Work Permit specific to your new employer. Best of luck! MF

      Reply
  120. Riccardo

    Hi, i wondering if you can help me with this problem. I have already applied for the LMIA but i have not received yet an answer from the immigration. how can I extend my working permit (right now i’m working with a post secondary work permit that will expire July 14th) since i’ll get an answer? Which kind of application I have to do?
    Thanks
    Riccardo

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hell Riccardo,

      Thank you for your post. I would need some more information pertaining to when you applied for the LMIA as well as if this was something that you have done on your own or retained the services of a professional for assistance. I can tell you from experience that one of the things that cause delays with LMIA’s is if it is not completed properly and it is under scrutiny. Please email me directly at [email protected] so that I can gather the information I need regarding the LMIA as well as direct you on what can be done to extend your stay here while you are awaiting a decision. MF

      Reply
  121. Jagath

    what is LMIA ?.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jagath,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Please read all the above mentioned information about the LMIA, and if you still need more assistance I would encourage you to email us at [email protected] and book a consultation so that I may help. MF

      Reply
  122. Pavan

    Hi,
    I have applied for PR through Canada federal skilled worker visa and completed my EOI. However, I have to wait for a employer to pick my profile from job banks and give me a offer letter to speed up my Express Entry process. Is there is a place where I can get a list of LMIA approved employers whom I can approach directly for any openings? I’m not sure how long it might take to get a offer letter and I’m worried of the delay. can you please help?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Pavan,

      Thank you for your post. Unfortunately, there is no list that you as an applicant can access to find a “LMIA Approved Employer” as such a thing does not exist. When an employer completes a LMIA for a foreign national for work purposes, it is only intended for that specific employee for a specific position within the company; it would not apply to any other applicants or employees. MF

      Reply
  123. Edward Samonte

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Good day!

    I am from Philippines and currently working in Brunei for about 3 years. I resigned from my work because I received a job offer from Canadian employer. I am about to go back to my country this coming first week of June 2015.

    The company and immigration from Canada, provided me already the LMIA form. Now, the immigration officer ask me to book and take the IELTS exam in which I need to get a minimum of 6 bands.

    Whereas, I have some few questions if you have any idea about the processing time.
    For how long does it take to process the working visa, express entry and Permanent Resident visa? Can I come to Canada in a early time once the working visa is out already? Do you have any idea when can I come to Canada to work.

    By the way, my location of workplace in Canada is in British Columbia. I have a scheduled to take an IELTS exam on June 27, 2015.

    I look forward to hearing from you regarding my concerns.

    Thank you very much.

    Yours faithfully,

    Edward Samonte

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Edward,

      Thank you for your post. Express Entry applicants especially those with a job offer and LMIA are being selected at the end of every month. If you have not yet been selected, be patient, your turn is coming up soon! If you already have the Work Permit to work in Canada, I would double check with CIC by calling them to ensure that you are eligible to come to Canada prior to being selected. It is always best to contact them to ensure that you are not in breach of any conditions by entering Canada and starting work prior to a formal notification/selection from them. MF

      Reply
      1. Edward Samonte

        Hi Maam Mira,

        Thank You for prompt response regarding my concern.

        For any additional details or any news regarding the status of my visa, you can drop me an email to “[email protected]”.

        Regards,

        Edward

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello Edward,

          If you would like any updated immigration news, you can register for our newsletter! MF

          Reply
          1. Edward Samonte

            Good day Madam,

            I would like to ask some questions, I read an information that there is no fail or pass in the IELTS exam. How if I didn’t make the required band by the CIC? Can I still can come to Canada to Work? Are they still going to process my visa? Although I have a job offer already.

            Thank you.

            Reply
            1. Mira Freiwat

              Hello Edward,

              Thank you for your response. It all depends on whether you are applying for Express Entry or a PNP and it also varies depending on your Skill Level. Generally for Skill Level “A” you will need to obtain an overall score of 7. For further confirmation do visit
              http://www.cic.gc.ca

              Reply
  124. Anil

    Hi I am an Indian student studying in Germany. I have got an internship offer for a period of 6 months from a Canadian company. I would like to know whether i come under LMIA exempt foreign worker or do i need to provide a copy of LMIA assessment? Also which work permit i have to apply an open work permit or a closed work permit? I will be really thankful for your support.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Anil,

      You will need to apply for a LMIA as well as a closed Temporary Work Permit. MF

      Reply
  125. Gina Talastas

    I am a Registered Nurse in the Philippines currently here in Canada under as student visa and work permit. I got a permanent position as a Licensed Practical Nurse since Jan. 2015 and I was provided a Job Offer from them. I used this to apply in the Express Entry Program last February 2015 but up to now there is no invitation received.

    It seems an LMIA is really required and my employer is willing to do it but they don’t know how.
    They are also discouraged because many are saying that it is very hard for BC companies to get them.

    What can you do about this?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Gina,

      Thank you for your post. It is great that you have the support of your employer on the LMIA process, and your employer like many other employers may not be confident that they can undergo this process alone. We have an attorney here that specifically specializes in LMIA’s and has done hundreds of them for qualified employers and applicant’s over the years. What we do here is gather the information from your employer to firstly asses them and see if they are qualified, following that, we gather information from them needed to complete the application and submit on their behalf for processing.

      Please do get in touch with us so that we can proceed with this and hopefully get you a positive outcome on your LMIA! MF

      Reply
  126. dhaval

    I am from India. i want apply for work permit. so can you please tell me what should i do? means first apply for lmia number then apply for job or first apply for job then that company will apply for lmia? Is it possible to apply for lmia number direct ? so we can apply for job anywhere.

    Thank you
    Dhaval

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Dhaval,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Before you can apply for a Work Permit in Canada, you need to find a Canadian employer/employment first. If you wish to use this employment as a means to be eligible for Permanent Residency or Canadian Citizenship in the future, then it is best to find employment that is most related to your education and/or work experience and it should be for full time and paid work.

      Once you find this employment and you have received a formal Job Offer letter, you are then eligible to apply for the Work Permit. Once you are ready to begin the process of applying, it would be a good time for you to then mention to your employer the benefits of them completing a LMIA for you (you may be lucky enough to find a Canadian employer who is LMIA exempt too!) such as it will qualify you for applying for Permanent Residency through the Express Entry Stream. Having a LMIA will automatically give you 600 points, it will protect you as a Foreign Worker from being taken advantage of when it comes to the wage you will be earning, as well as, it will demonstrate to CIC and HSDC that this employer has not taken a job away from a Canadian Worker while strengthening our economy and filling a deficit in our Labour Market! There is so much more information I can give you that will be very beneficial to you in the future while you are on your job search and once you obtain that job offer letter.

      If you would like more details, please do contact us at [email protected] and schedule a consultation…hopefully I will hear from you soon! MF

      Reply
  127. KUNWAR SINGH

    Hello Sir,

    I am an Project Manager in India having more than 12+ years of exp in IT. My current score in EE is 315. My real sister is a citizen of canada. Please let me know how can i maximize the chance to get an ITA for Canada.

    How can i get an LMIA approved offer letter.

    Thanks,
    Kunwar Singh

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Kunwar,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Considering your Express Entry Online Profile was completed correctly and you have already included your sister in the application form and received points for having relatives here in Canada, then the LMIA will be a great way to gain those extra points (600 to be exact) to help increase your chances of success. The way to go about that is to request that your Canadian Employer participate in it’s completion. Here at VisaPlace we have completed hundreds of LMIA’s (and LMO’s) on behalf of our clients and their employers to not only ensure that they are completed correctly but to take that burden of all that additional work off their employer’s hands!

      From my experience here, some employers do not want to participate because of the extra work that is involved…when you think about a Supervisor or Manager or sometimes Owner of a company and all the tasks and duties that they have to fulfill in the workplace, plus their families and activities outside of work…it can be overwhelming.

      If you want more information on what we can do to help you and your employer to complete this process and ensure a greater chance of selection, please email me at [email protected]! Let me know how I can help! MF

      Reply
  128. Jagath

    Hello.
    I don’t have IELTS.someone supports to me to get LMIA for cashier cum sales assistant in alberta.I have secondary school education and some diploma courses.but also have 12 yrs experience in data processing.Can he support me to do in legally.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jagath,

      Thank you for your post. I believe I have replied to a previous post of yours. You should review the rules and requirements for a LMIA and what you need to do to be qualified to apply for a Work Permit that is supported by a LMIA. I can tell you that the IELTS is a requirement whether you are looking to work temporarily or immigrate.

      I would also advise that you schedule a consultation with either myself or one of our Immigration Representatives as it appears that you need guidance with the process. Please email us at [email protected] and let us know when you are free for a consultation. MF

      Reply
  129. Jay

    Hello sir,

    First of all, l want to say thank you for giving assistance to a lot of us here.
    My question is this-
    l know of a live-in caregiver who is now presently working here in Canada and his current employer is trying to release him so he can get a new employer.
    1. Is this possible under the new LMIA regulation (as he is under the old LMO rule)?
    2. How will this affect his chances of getting a PR?
    3. How long does the process take?

    Thank you so much.

    Best regards,
    Jay

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jay,

      Thank you for your kind words and your post. It is definitely possible for any applicant to get a new employer as a Temporary Foreign Worker and a LMIA to support their work permit. Once the applicant has 1 year of full-time paid work, a LMIA, and an employer, they are qualified to apply for PR. Generally this process can take anywhere from 1-5 months to be selected from the pool of candidates if they have all of their applications and documents in order. MF

      Reply
  130. Saher

    Hi

    What is the average wage/salary for someone who is being hired from U.S. for an sales manager position and is LMIA exempt

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Saher,

      Thank you for your question. The best way to figure this out, especially because every city in every province/territory pays differently, is by visiting http://www.jobbank.gc.ca. MF

      Reply
  131. Arjun

    Hi

    I am a senior IT professional with over 15 years of industry experience having worked in Microsoft and other MNCs world wide. I graduated from UNB, Fredricton, NB with an MS and also worked for a year in Toronto. Currently, I am in EE pool with 371 score. I am in need to immigration ASAP, let me know how you can help me.

    Thanks
    Arjun

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Arjun,

      Thank you for your inquiry. 371 is a decent score, but right now CIC is selecting applicants with scores of 400 or more. Please complete this assessment form for me so that I can better assess your ranking and let you know what you can do to increase your points and potentially be selected sooner! http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ MF

      Reply
  132. June Wilke

    Im in a pickle. So miffed. Missed the CEC as closed in Oct 14 then applied under EE . Great accepted but now need the LMIA to get my points up to a desired amount. Great employer applies to support application. Now being told that they refused it and to reapply once my job has been readvertised for 4 weeks not in edmonton but specifically stony plain. Then even if that works as my employer is a non profit they want mid term accounts to prove they xan sustain employment. This company gas been going for several years. My worry as is my employers is that they maybe in the red as its swings and roundabouts with it being non profit. Esdc say if thats the case they will refuse again on those grounds. This is an appkication to support my job that i have already on an open work permit. And all that is said is sack me if someone more qualified comes along. This cant be right there must be a way round this surely please help

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello June,

      Thank you for your post…and I am terrible sorry to hear about the hardship and frustration that you are facing. Now although you have provided me with a summary of your situation, but I would need to learn more about your credentials in order to accurately advise you on the next steps or what we can do to help you. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and I will contact you once it has been reviewed you will contacted. MF

      Reply
  133. ss

    I have currently on study permit with part time work permit… I want to apply for a LMIA coz I have a job letter.. is there any chance to get LMIA

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello SS,

      Thank you for your post. If your employer is willing to do a LMIA for you, it will not only benefit you when you want to take on a full time position as opposed to part time, but when you apply for Permanent Residency, it will help boost your application by giving you 600 points which is the minimum to qualify! If you or your employer need assistance completing the LMIA, you can contact us at [email protected] for help! MF

      Reply
  134. Parthav P

    Hello,
    How many years work permit we can for high skilled LMIA?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Parthav,

      Thank you for your post. Usually a TWP is issued for a maximum of 4 years. MF

      Reply
  135. Deme

    Hello,
    Our live-in caregiver failed to submit her PR application together with her open permit. By the time we were notified her work permit had expired. We were advised to submit an application to restore her permit. We did do within the 90 day window, however, we did not know that a new LMIA was required. An email from CIC advised that so long as the caregiver was within 4 years and not changing employers a new LMIA was not required. We are now told that the LMIA is only valid for 6 months and since she started with us February 2015, it was no longer valid and did in fact need one. What are our options at this point. Seeking legal advise. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Deme,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I would definitely go with a new LMIA and not try to fight CIC on this one. Not only are you helping your employee/caregiver with obtaining Permanent Residency through employment, but by completing a LMIA you are proving to CIC that you are a qualified employer and are in need of the assistance of a caregiver…not to mention that you have now created a job and are improving our economy! If you have more questions about this LMIA, do not hesitate to contact me directly at [email protected] I will be more than happy to assist you! MF

      Reply
  136. farid

    Hello

    I just got an offer of employment in canada as a cook,the employer will apply soon for the LMIA.
    How long it will take to get the LMIA and for how many years willa aload me to work is it one or two years.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Farid,

      Thank you for your inquiry. The LMIA will take about 1 month to process give or take depending on the season as well as if there are any backlogs…HSDC is doing their best to process them in the quickest amount of time possible. The LMIA will generally support a Work Permit for up to 3 years, but I do not know anything about your immigration case specifically, so please take that as an approximation. MF

      Reply
  137. jon

    Hi there
    we have been employing 4 foreign kitchen workers the past couple of years and they are great. we are seasonal rural and have difficulty getting people with the skills to apply. with the new changes when we fill out the application it works fine for high season but when asked for our current hours it does not
    we employ 4 non canadian workers and 140 canadian workers during the season
    at the moment we only have 14 workers
    what am I doing wrong?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jon,

      Thank you for your post. I would need more information than just want you posted to be able to give you a definite answer. Please contact our office, let me review anything and everything that you have submitted for processing so I can advise you accordingly on what steps to take to ensure that moving forward, you will receive a positive LMIA [email protected] MF

      Reply
  138. Elisa

    Hi,

    Can I do an LMIA application for someone that holds a Chinese passport?

    Thank you,

    Elisa

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Yes, this is certainly possible, and many people do this on an annual basis. We would be happy to help you work in Canada, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  139. neha

    hi
    im currently on my post graduate work permit.. my visa expires on august 2015.. im working as a supervisor in a restaurant and by this February 2015, i will complete my one year … so as far as i know i am exempted from lmia process..my question is without lmia my points are not good enough to apply for a pr..so what can i do in this situation??

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Neha,

      In this situation you could obtain PR through a Canadian spouse or by getting more education and higher IELTS scoresto increase your points. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
      1. neha

        Thanks for your reply.. I have given my IELTS exam and the scores were listening:8, Reading:7, Speaking and writing 6.5

        Reply
        1. Tejas

          I have completed 1 year experience as a supervisor in liquor store. My employer did lmia application on 1st Nov 2014… I still didn’t get any response… I think it can take this long? Please reply!

          Reply
          1. Mira Freiwat

            Hello Tejas,

            Thank you for your post. It is not normal procedure that a LMIA takes that long to process. I suggest that you ask your employer to contact the HSDC and check on the status. If it is refused, please contact us at [email protected] so that we can assist you in reapplying. MF

            Reply
      2. Linda

        Hi,
        I’ve just read neha’s case and your reply. I’ve similar situation, but my post-grad work permit will expires June 9, 2016, so I still have some time to catch up my working experience….
        I’ve tried to calculate the max. points that I can get before the deadline and it’s only around 400+ without LMIA.
        I heard that application of LMIA for “high-skilled” work needs the company to take quite a lot of money & work in advertising for proof, and also takes a lot of time for the gov. to approve, is that true?
        My other question is, if my permit expires and I’m still just in the express entry pool and haven’t got invited yet, can I still stay in Canada and continue to work, either with or without LMIA pending, as long as I don’t leave the country? Or will I be in visitor status etc., and can continue to wait for my luck at the pool?
        Thx

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello Linda,

          Thank you for your post. To clarify some points here for you, if the LMIA is used for the purpose of Express Entry as opposed to a Temporary Foreign Worker Permit, the fee is waived. With that being said, the employer does have certain requirements that they need to meet in order to qualify and have the LMIA approved…advertising for available positions included.

          If you run out of status while you are waiting to be selected, you can change your status to a Visitor. MF

          Reply
  140. George

    Hi,

    can I ask what exactly means “Bridging Open Work Permit” ?

    Thanx

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello George,

      Qualifying applicants currently in Canada who have submitted an application for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) or the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) may be considered for an open work permit if their current work permit will soon expire. We would be glad to help you with this, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  141. sihab

    Dear Sir,
    Please find the below cluse of CIC :
    Note : Any candidate you want to hire through Express Entry (whether PNP applicants or not) must meet the criteria of at least one of the three federal immigration programs in order to enter the pool. They are

    •the Federal Skilled Worker Program,
    •the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
    •the Canadian Experience Class.

    My question is , I have my LMIA and Job offer for PNP but did not have IELTS score 6 in each band.
    I have my IELTS score 6 overalll .

    In this case am I eligible for Express entry system for PNP ? or Need to wait as a regular PNP applicant? Please suggest.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sihab,

      It may be a little difficult to do these programs with your IELTS score, however our experienced immigration lawyers would be able to maximize your chances of success and can assist you in exploring all of the programs that you are eligible for.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  142. Anonymous

    Dear Sir,

    At present I am on a closed (class 1 driver) work permit. And I got here (Edm) 7 moths back. Due to some financial problems I couldn’t complete my driving course after taking my class 5 advance licence. Is there any way that I can change my present employer and work some other job here? I am ready to do any work. An another employer is ready to give me an offer letter for employment.

    Thank you for your time,

    Sincerely,

    Subash

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. You will require a new work permit if you change employers, and this can be a slightly complex process. Fortunately, our experienced immigration lawyers can definitely help you with this, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/work-permits/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  143. sihab

    Dear Sir,
    As I am an applicant of Provincial Nomini program(Alberta). I have my Job offer and LMIA.
    my IELTS score is 6(average). in PNP program it is not mendatory to get IELTS marks 6 in each brand. My question is , am i eligible to apply under express entry program in PNP catagory. Coz , in News there is a line ” Provinces and Territories will be able to use the Express Entry system to select a portion of candidates for their Provincial Nominee Programs.”

    thank you sir.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sihab,

      Thanks for the question. You may in fact be eligible for express entry, but we will need to know some more details about your personal situation. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  144. hello sir

    sir, i got job from vancouver. i have signed the job offer letter. they said that in 15 days your LMI will come. but i am confused the job offer letter was on my name. can any employer can bring this offer letter on anyone’s name or its difficult. They you have got your job offer letter now your LM
    I will come. . .does it look true or not sir

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the message. Is the incorrect name on the offer letter? If so, you should try to correct this as soon as possible, and we would be happy to look into this on your behalf. Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  145. TOM TOM

    Sir,

    I am Tom Tom from Cochin, India and I received an Offer Letter from a Canadian company. But they did not send LMIA other than the job offer letter. So, can you help what should I do to attain a work permit… and are the documentation procedures are required to obtain a Work Permit? As this job offer only have the validity for a month, please reply me considering VERY IMPORTANT and will cause it my future.

    Yours truly,

    TOM

    Reply
  146. sihab

    Hello sir,
    I have got a LMIA which validity is 7th Feb’2015, have applied for PNP program in Alberta. My question is , if I did not get the nomination bebore LMIA validity expire, what will happen.
    Please suggest.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sihab,

      Thanks for the question. If you do not get nominated prior to the expiration of your LMIA, then you will probably have to restart the LMIA process. We can definitely help you avoid this situation, as our lawyers have a lot of experience in this area. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, and please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/provincial-nominee-program-pnp/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  147. enelra05

    good day sir..

    Is it possible for my visa application to be denied if the child im going to take care is 12 yrs old?..

    thank you

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. We would be happy to help you come to Canada, but first we will need more details about your personal circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  148. maan

    good day, my husband is an aluminum welder in Alberta and his work permit will expire next month(November, 2014). His employer is satisfied in his services and wants him to stay in the company. Does the company needs to first advertise or post a job opening at job bank before applying LMIA for him? His employer really have no idea about LMIA application. My husband was the only TFW in this company who started last November, 2013. What I know is that the employer is the one to apply certain LMIA for him. Is it possible to seek for an immigration consultant to apply LMIA for my husband. Thank you and hope to hear from you very soon.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Maan,

      Thanks for the question. Yes, the job advertisement is part of the LMIA process and that is something we would help you and the employer with and we will guide you through the process step by step. Please feel free to contact us with any further question as we would be pleased to assist you. http://www.visaplace.com/contact/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  149. Pavel Beliaov

    Hi , my name is Pavel.
    Right now I have work permit LMO in one of the Truck Company’s Manitoba until October 2015.
    My current company have financial problem , and from the beginning of next year will bankrupt and closed.
    I found other company…
    What should I do?
    My next company should to open new LMIA for me?

    Thank’s a lot for your help.

    Reply
  150. jeny

    Hello sir,

    I already submitted my application in.Canadian embassy but my police clearance application in abu dhabi is rejected no.reason stated. As I understand it’s one of the the requirements in applying for a visa (Live-in caregiver program). Would appreciate your advice. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jeny,

      Thanks for the question. You should contact the police authorities which failed to process your clearance, as they are in the best position to advise you as to why they couldn’t process your clearance. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  151. vijay

    Hi sir. I have a job offer for star hotel from toronto. Employer apply already for LMO in march. LMO is pending. I am confuse .what i do now withdrawl the application or not. Can u tell me about that thank u and God bless u

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Vijay,

      Thank you for the question. There is no need to withdraw your application, as the LMIA can take a long time. We can certainly aid you in investigating the reason for this delay and we can help expedite the entire process so that you can come to work in Canada as soon as possible.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. owen

      Hello Vijay,

      Thank you for the question. There is no need to withdraw your application, as the LMIA can take a long time. We can certainly aid you in investigating the reason for this delay and we can help expedite the entire process so that you can come to work in Canada as soon as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  152. Anonymous

    Hi,

    Is it possible to apply fir visa with an offer letter from an employer?

    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. Yes, an offer of employment will definitely help you secure a Work Permit. We would be happy to guide you through this process, as it can be very complex and time consuming. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions, and please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/work-permits/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. Anonymous

      my work pwrmit will exp on April2015 does my employer still need to apply for lmia? or just an offer of employment is enough if i work with same employer?..thanks

      Reply
      1. owen

        Hello,

        A mew LMIA should not be necessary. We can certainly help you to apply to extend your work permit if your employer offers you a new contract. Once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

        Regards,
        Owen

        Reply
  153. Anonymous

    Hi,

    I was working as RPN one of reputated institute, unfortunately I had to leave country as my work permit was expring . Although my employer tried hard enough to renew work permit due to changes from LMO To LMIA I had no time left… Now my employer has submitted application to LMIA and has issued an offer letter to me…, can I apply for visa and come to Canada until this process complete?
    Or should I wait to hear from LMIA

    Reply
  154. satnam

    Hi sir I want to know when will new immigration rule be implicated. If a person has lmo can apply for work permit in Nov.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Satnam,

      You certainly may apply for a work permit in November, and we would be happy to help you do this. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  155. Rene

    Hello, I’m a TFW in Alberta, my LMO expires next February and my employer won’t get any more new work permit, what are my options to stay in Canada, how can I get a LMIA??

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rene,

      If your LMO expires, then you could attempt to get another LMIA for a different job, or we could assist you in obtaining another non-immigrant status so that you can remain in Canada. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/ for more information, and let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  156. rufina

    hello..im from philippines and waiting for my lmia to work as a caregiver..how long will it takes for the result of lmia if my application was submitted to service canada last sept 14?..thank you in advance sir..godbless

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rufina,

      Thanks for the question. It is difficult to predict the exact processing time, but it could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If you want to speak with one of our lawyers or if you need any guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  157. Bea

    my husband s work permit will expired Nov.2014,but the employer terminated him with no valid reason for 5 months now and he filed a complaint to labor but no result yet as of now, is my husband eligible to extend his work permit while waiting for the results of the case? He’s been a tfw here since 2011.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. It appears that your Work Permit and LMIA may no longer be valid, and it would be highly advisable to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers so that you can remain in Canada. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  158. Jossie

    Good Day! I’m a Temporary Foreign Worker and my work permit will expires in April 2015. I’m currently working at a Grocery Store and my employer wants me to stay and work for them. The problem is my employer doesn’t know how to apply for LMIA. Please give me the steps on how to apply . Thank you and have a great day!

    Jossie

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jossie,

      We would be happy to give you and your employer step by step instructions and guidance as to how to proceed with obtaining an LMIA so that you can continue working in Canada. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions http://www.visaplace.com/contact/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  159. Iman

    Are persons with post graduate work permits still exempt from LMIA? There appears to be some misunderstanding where this is concerned.

    Reply
  160. michAel

    hi sir. i just want to ask. i have employer who is willing to help me to get lmia. if they process this lmia at the same time is that ok? is this thing will affect my application? and can you assist me sir to get work permit if ever? waiting for your reply sir. im kinda worried o
    if they both process at the same time. thank you sir.

    Reply
  161. enelra05

    good day sir!

    how long will it takes before the result for application for LMIA realese after submitting to CIC … thank you so much

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Enelra,

      Thanks for the question. It is difficult to predict the exact amount of time, it could range from a few weeks to a few months for the LMIA approval. Here is some more information on work visas in Canada http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/work-permits/. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  162. enelra05

    good day!

    my employer told me that they already finished the job advertising and just wait to reach my papers to service canada until september 14..what does it mean?..thank you

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Enelra,

      Your employer may mean that they are waiting for the LMIA to be submitted to the CIC. Please let us know if you have any further questions as you proceed through the process.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  163. Pamela

    my son is currently in vancouver. he was waiting for his bridging open work permit to come through but has been told it has been refused. reason given was the processing times changed and his work permit had been processed before he received notice that his application for PR was accepted in principle
    (his application was in from mid july for the Pr)
    He used a lawyer for this process (costing a great deal of money) and he says”
    CEC processing times to the first step slowed this spring to about 60 days from 40. This meant that we had not received the approval in principle before your work permit expired, so the lawyer filed and “hoped” it would be in the system before they got to the Work Permit . Again, for reasons now known, and what the lawyer calls bad luck, processing times for the work permit application went from 6-8 weeks to 1 – 2 weeks! They are now down to 7 days, which he has never seen in 15 years in the business. (Caused by the complete moratorium on the Foodservice Industry’s use of work permits in May and June. And when they re-opened, the new rules have absolutely cut down on their numbers, so they have been processing other files much faster. So a “perfect storm” has hit, with the CEC process slowing down while WP process speeding up.) The only way to have avoided this problem would have to have filed much sooner, but looking back, the long wait for a language test is the only thing that I see which could have gone better. I have even called CIC and asked them to review the information, but they will not do it.”
    He has been told that they CIC will not look at this again. I cant believe he has to leave the country he now calls home due to an administrative issue. Any advice, please he is desperate to stay in his beloved Canada

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Pamela,

      Thanks for the question. I am sorry to learn about your son’s situation. Although he has experienced some setbacks, with the assistance of one of our experienced immigration lawyers, he would be able to maximize his chances of remaining in Canada; but time is of the essence here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions http://www.visaplace.com/contact/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  164. joel lomibao

    hi, sir good day i been too eager to reapply again and again but unfortunately been denied twice because some issues on my application, but before then my mother have been applied for student visa together with sister and shes already there and had a family of her own now,is there any chance for me to work in canada fix all the problem that i had before

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Joel,

      Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear your previous application was refused. We would be happy to help you come to Canada, but first we will need more information about your personal circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  165. Mat

    Hello,

    My brother and her wife is currently working in dubai, my brother is a chef and her wife is a nurse and they both want to work here in canada. What they should do in order for them to come and work here? Thank you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mat,

      Thanks for the question. They may in fact be eligible for a variety of immigration programs, but we will need some more information about your personal circumstances first in order to further assist you. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  166. alex

    hello..good day sir/ma’am..
    i just want to ask if there is still a possibility of us together with my workmate to get extended..we’re working in a small restaurant as food counter attendants.my workmates’ work permit is expiring May 2015, while mine is on October 2015.we’re 5 in the business, my boss,his wife,our supervisor and my workmate.thanks a lot,,more power..God Bless..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Alex,

      Yes, there certainly is a possibility of extending your work permit. This is something that we assist clients with all the time, and we would be happy to help you and your co-workers remain in Canada and to continue to work. There may also be a variety of permanent immigration options available to you depending on your circumstances, but we would need more information first in order to further assist you. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  167. Rolando Abanilla

    Good day to you Sir,Sir I have a guestion I am one of the thousands TFW who force to leave Canada because of the issue that happened last June(Moratorium)What are the chances of gettting a new LMIA for the ex-TFW like me since my employer wants me to go back and work in Canada? Thank you Sir and God Bless..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rolando,

      Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear that you had to leave Canada. Fortunately, we may be able to help you return to Canada, but that will depend on factors such as your education, length of employment experience, field of employment etc. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  168. Anne

    I am a temporary foreign worker. I am trying to get an LMO to get a new job, but it is taking sometime. My work permit expire next October, and I like the option to get visitors visa to secure my job here.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Anne,

      Thanks for the question. We would be happy to help you remain in Canada so that you can work at your new job. In order to further assist you, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  169. jack

    blessed day!!!i am jack,a temporary foreign worker.i just want to know,it is possible to change my status from TFW to LCP even i dnt hav any caregiver bckground? is the imigration allowing me to study even for the short courses only,for less than 6mnths?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jack,

      If you don’t have any caregiving experience or related experience then it will be difficult to establish eligibility for the live in caregiver program. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law/uncategorized/live-in-caregiver-program-face-overhaul/ for some more info on the changes in the LCP. Also please fill out our free online assessment form, as you may be eligible to be in Canada under a different program http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  170. Anonymous

    I’m planning to go on holiday this November.i already got my re-entry visa.my work permit expires on November 2015.will there be a problem coming back in Canada?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. There should not be a problem re-entering Canada given that you have a valid re-entry visa. Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  171. John

    Im John, a temporary foreign worker and willing to study Emergency Medical Responder or EMR here in Alberta. Since my work permit has a condition unless authorized, I am prohibitted to study while I am currently working with my employer. Is there any chance I can study non credit course like Emergency medical responder?

    Who will authorized me to study?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello John,

      Generally, a non-credit special interest course may be possible to enroll in without a study permit, and this may also be permissible in accordance with the conditions of your work permit, but we cannot say that with certainty without knowing the details of your personal circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  172. mac

    Hi,
    May I ask how long is the processing of LMIA now in Edmonton Alberta? My work is NOC 0631 . Thank you

    Reply
  173. Cheryl

    Hi,
    Im currently working in hongkong as nanny and I wanted to work in Canada would you mind to help me which website I can use to find an employer in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Please…..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Cheryl,

      Thanks for the question. If you are looking for employment, this website may be helpful http://www.employmenthamilton.com/eh/. If you have any questions regarding obtaining a work permit and if you want to determine your eligibility to come to Canada, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  174. kristine

    Hi sir, how long it will take to process the visa??

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kristine,

      Thanks for the inquiry. It really depends on the particular visa, as some can be processed relatively quickly, while some can take a number of months. However, the best way to speed up the process of obtaining a visa is to submit a strong application the first time in order to make the best possible case to immigration officials. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. renata

      Hello Kristine

      It depends from each country. In order we can advise you in regards to the processing time, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Best regards,

      Reply
  175. Angel

    Hi there, if i have already an employer in canada but he said he has no time to fix the documents is there a possible for me to get that job?? Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Angel,

      Thanks for the inquiry. Unfortunately, without a valid job offer and other relevant documents it will be very difficult to be accepted into/remain in the Temporary Foreign worker program. However, there may be other options available for you depending on your particular circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. renata

      Hello Angel

      Thanks for your enquiry. We definitely can help you. In order to work in Canada you need to prepare an application. The submission for job offer involve an extensive list of documents and requirements from the Government.

      Best regards,
      Renata Nunes

      Reply
  176. Justice

    Hello sir,
    I really appreciate your effort in helping people to come to Canada. I really need to relocate to Canada and most company will answer the job offer I have gotten so far, do you advice I come to Canada first with a visitor visa before applying for stay to get a job offer?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Justice,

      Thank you for the question. If you have a valid job offer and you meet the requirements for the Temporary Foreign worker program then you should pursue that route, because a Visitor Visa will in the large majority of cases will not allow you to work in Canada. If you require any assistance throughout this process please feel free to contact us, and/or fill out our online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  177. enelra05

    good day sir

    Just asking, how many days does an employer publish the job before he can apply for lmo/lmia..thanks in advance

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Enelra,

      While there is no minimum required amount of time that one must advertise prior to applying for the LMIA, a longer advertising period will be favorable for your application. It is important to submit a strong application the first time so that there are no delays in the process, and this is something that we would be happy to help you with. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  178. Aiva

    I arrived in Canada last February this year as a live-in care giver,sad to say i was released. Upon arrival,the family who sponsored me was no longer need me because they alraady hire a nanny inside Canada…they just wait for me to give me a chance to come here..i tried to look for an employer and i found my match after 5 months.. My new employer submitted an LMO last july…I just wanna know when will we recieve the Lmo approval cause i need to apply for my workpermit as soon as possible..My work permit and visa will be expire. On January next year and i only have 5 months from now…
    Thank u.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Aiva,

      Thank you for the question. If you are going to be working at a new job, then you must apply for a new work permit, and unfortunately it is difficult to give you an exact timeline of when LMOs will be approved. However, there may be a variety of options available to you depending on your personal circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  179. Rene

    Hi, I’m a TFW with LMO in the Food Service Industry; my work permit expires in 7 months. can I apply for another job to get LMIA?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rene,

      Thank you for the question. If your Work Permit is going to expire soon, you may apply for a Work Permit extension on Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration website. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  180. Melanie

    Hi sir,.my husband’s working permit will be expire this coming october,is there anything we can do for him to stay more in canada or possibility to work in other employer?..he’s trying to look for other employer but as of now its really hard to find jobs if you’re a foreign worker that have no permanent residency,and most employer now saying they are not able to process LMO,.is there anything we can do for it???he’s the one only supporting us and we have 3 kids so its really a big lost for us if he will go back here and leave canada..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Melanie,

      Thanks for the inquiry. There may be a variety of options your husband could pursue, but it would depend on a number of factors including but not limited to his education, English skills, work experience and field of specialization. In order to assist him further, we would need some additional information from him first. Please take a moment to fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  181. bilawal

    sir, how i get immigration of canada.plz guide me

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Bilawal

      You can complete an online immigration assessment and we can determine if you qualify. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  182. kerry

    Hi there.in the case of temporery foreign worker finding an employer,what if some is already in canada on visitor status an has an opportunity to work an change status is there an lmo for such individual.IN CANADA APPLICATION?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Kerry
      You can apply as a TFW while in Canada as a visitor. However your application for the work permit will have to be filed from outside Canada in most cases.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  183. norman

    Good Afternoon,

    I am interested in the work permit but will i need to be sponsored or offered a job first before i can get a permit?
    if the answer is yes, then i would have to ask “How” because i have tried applying but i have been hitting a wall and the employers will reply and say i need to be a permanent resident or currently have a work permit.
    would it be alright if you communicate to me through mail as phone calls are expensive and i live in Malaysia.

    Thank You
    Norman

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Norman
      I understand your frustration. It is hard to get a job offer and in most cases in order to get a work visa you need one. There are exceptions to this however. Eg. if you want to start your own business and it will make a “significant impact” on the Canadian Labour market.
      Best of Luck
      Michael

      Reply

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