How can I work in Canada without an LMIA?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:00:58 +0000

The purpose of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is to make sure that the hiring of a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral effect on the Canadian labour force. Work permits that require an LMIA fall under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Canada allows some foreign workers to come work in […]

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Filling gaps in the Canadian labour market with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000

Canada‚Äôs Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a program intended to help Canadian employers find workers with highly specialized skills when they are unable to find the appropriate skill set among Canadians or permanent residents. Why does Canada have a TFWP? TFWP is designed to fill gaps in the Canadian labour market. These shortages happen […]

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How CSQ holders can extend their stay in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:00:01 +0000

Foreign nationals selected by Quebec under its Regular Skilled Worker Program and its Quebec Experience Program who currently reside in the province may be able to have their work permits extended without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If you are working in Quebec and holding a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), you need to […]

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Advertising requirements for Canadian employers hiring foreign workers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canadian employers who need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to hire foreign workers will oftentimes need to complete an advertising requirement. The purpose of the advertising requirement is to demonstrate to the Canadian government that there are no Canadian workers available or willing to fill a job vacancy. Employers must satisfy the […]

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Canada is offering an open work permit to PGWP holders

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 13:00:15 +0000

On April 22, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced a new temporary policy to allow international graduates to stay in Canada longer. Starting this summer, international student graduates who have a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that is expiring between January and December 2022 and who are in Canada will qualify for an additional open work permit […]

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How to send staff to Canada through Intra-Company Transfers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 13:00:49 +0000

If your company has a parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate in Canada, you can send key personnel to the Canadian location through an Intra-Company Transfer (ICT). ICT work permits are initially valid for one year and may be eligible for renewal. If the worker qualifies, employers are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment […]

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LMIA-exempt work permits for employers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 13:00:46 +0000

You might be able to hire a temporary foreign worker without doing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or even bring people to work in Canada without a work permit if they fall under one of these exemptions. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has a work permit program called the International Mobility Program (IMP), which […]

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IRCC extends Interim Authorization to Work policy for TRVs in Canada until February 2023

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 13:00:02 +0000

Canada has extended temporary COVID-19 measures for another year for eligible Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) holders who are in Canada and want to apply for a work permit supported by a job offer without leaving the country. These pandemic measures, originally introduced in August 2020, will now be in effect until February 28, 2023. The […]

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Quebec releases 2022 list of occupations eligible for facilitated LMIA

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 13:00:50 +0000

Quebec released the new list of in-demand occupations that benefit from facilitated processing under the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. The new list has been significantly expanded from last year’s list of 181 occupations. There are now 228 occupations eligible for facilitated processing on the list which covers all of Quebec and takes into […]

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Canadian work permits for events hosted by foreign organizations

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 13:00:10 +0000

If you are planning on hosting an event in Canada this year, Canada offers facilitated work permit options to foreign event organizers. A lawyer can help you enter as a business visitor. They can also help you obtain an LMIA-exempt work permit. If you are a conference delegate, or administrative support staff, you are considered […]

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