A Labour Market Impact Assessment is an official permit or a document that empowers the Canadian employer to hire a skilled foreign worker legally into their company or business. A positive LMIA determines a strong need for a skilled foreign worker to fill the vacancy. Furthermore, it also denotes that no other Canadian worker or Canada PR Visa Holder is available or capable of doing that job. Therefore, Canadian Employers would need a positive LMIA to hire skilled workers overseas.
Employer must acquire a positive LMIA from ESDC on behalf of the candidate to work in Canada. The LMIA application process differs from the type of program you are hiring for.
The candidate must follow the below process to achieve a positive LMIA: