LMIA or (Labor Market Impact Assessment) is a legal document that is issued by the Labor and Human Resources Development Department of the Canadian government in response to the request of Canadian employers to hire foreign workers and evaluates the impact of these people on the Canadian labor market. A positive LMIA is a type of temporary work permit in Canada, while a negative LMIA means that the employment request of a foreigner has been rejected and the employer is obliged to use Canadian labor to fill that position. The difference between this visa and work permit is that you are not the applicant, and in fact, it is a foreign labor employment permit that is given to your Canadian employer. The Canadian Labor Department only agrees to hire foreign workers if it is sure that the addition of that person will have a positive effect on the Canadian economic system, or no effect at all.
The employer must prove that there was no Canadian citizen or permanent resident to hold the relevant job and he was forced to use a foreign person.
So, in summary, the conditions for receiving a positive LMIA are the following
• Employment of foreign labor will have a positive or neutral effect on the Canadian labor market.
• No Canadians or eligible permanent residents are excluded from hiring foreign workers.
• Salaries and benefits of foreign workers are in accordance with federal and provincial standards.
Each year, a number of occupations are exempted from receiving LMIA at the discretion of the Labor Department, which includes a number of occupations that require skilled worker visas and are generally classified into the following categories.
• Jobs that include this exemption in one of the following contracts:
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Canada-Chile FTA / Canada-Peru FTA / Canada-Colombia FTA / Canada-Korea FTA
Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA)
General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
• Another category is businesses (or people) that will bring significant benefits to Canada (or its citizens). This benefit can be a social advantage or an outstanding cultural advantage in order to create jobs in Canada, or it can be effective in mutual relations between Canada and other countries. Such as artists, professional athletes, jobs specified by the minister, researchers, scientists, doctors or people working in other medical fields…
• People who are engaged in humanitarian and charity work
If you have the mentioned conditions or you have decided to immigrate but you don’t know which method is right for you, you can complete the Parsis initial evaluation form so that after your conditions have been reviewed and confirmed by the Parsis team of lawyers, one of our experts will contact you as soon as possible .
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