LMIA for Employers - How to hire foreign workers - Castle&Co

LMIA (For Employers)

LMIA (For Employers)

Get a Positive LMIA to Hire Foreign Labour

If you are an employer with a labour shortage, you may be interested in processing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire temporary foreign workers.

Once the Canadian Government receives an LMIA application, an officer will evaluate whether or not your company needs foreign workers and the impact that they may have on the Canadian labour market.

If you receive a positive outcome, you are enabled to hire foreign employees as part of your staff. Once your foreign workers have been selected they will be able to apply for their work permit & travel visa.

Here is a summarized guide to hiring temporary foreign workers:

  Launch required advertisements.
  Preparation and submission of the LMIA application.
  Search for the foreign worker that fits the job position.
  After receiving a positive LMIA, helping the foreign worker apply for a work permit & travel visa.

However, you must know that this process is not simple. The document preparation and application procedure can be tricky when done without the help of an expert.

Hiring an Immigration Consultant will eliminate the possibility of making mistakes or omissions in preparing the Labour Market Impact Assessment application.

The Castle and Co. can communicate on your behalf with government authorities to keep you up-to-date on the status of your application.

A strong LMIA application must detail in very specific ways the reasons your company has to hire foreign labour. It is a highly technical and rigorous process that entails more than form filling and job postings.

Once you hire Castle and Co. to help you process your LMIA, we will be in regular contact with you to explain key aspects of the process and gather all required documents and information.

Our services will continue until the assessment of your application is completed by the Government of Canada.

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We offer an initial free phone call assessment to inform you of the immigration pathways that best suit you.

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We offer an initial free phone call assessment to inform you of the immigration pathways that best suit you.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a licensed immigration consultancy firm, Castle and Co is not only authorized to provide you with advice and guidance. We can also represent you before the Canadian Government as your third party to minimize any errors or omissions with your applications. We work mainly with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for any immigration application and ESDC (Service Canada) for any foreign worker-related LMIA application.

Our many years of experience have taught us how to prepare solid applications and communicate effectively and efficiently with government institutions.

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Castle & Co is a consultancy firm that can provide services for the following immigration applications:

  Permanent Residence through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, or Quebec programs.

  Family Reunification through Spouse Sponsorship (spouse, conjugal, common-law), Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship, Dependent Children reunification, or others. – Temporary Residence to acquire tourist visas, as well as study and work permits & visas.

  Citizenship preparation for permanent residents who have lived in Canada for more than three years.

  Consultations and expert reviews on your application if you are preparing it on your own.

We also help Canadian employers prepare a solid LMIA application to hire the foreign workers they need.

Call us or fill the contact form at the end of our FAQ to get a free assessment of your case. Call us or fill the contact form at the end of our FAQ to get a free assessment of your case.

Only an employer who justifies through an application his/her business need of foreign labour can apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An employee cannot apply for an LMIA. We are experts in preparing solid LMIA applications that dramatically increase the chances of being approved.

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The program fees have to be covered by the employer. That includes application fees, plane tickets (for most occupations), and health insurance for the employee (if applicable and depending on the province). The only fees that an employee must pay are related to their work permit application.

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It depends on the stream, the province, and the job position. There is no specific processing time. It can take from a few weeks up to 6 months.

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The LMIA is valid for up to six months after being issued; the employer and the temporary foreign worker (TFW) have that amount of time to apply for the respective work permit. If the employee does not apply for the work permit before the expiry date, it will be necessary to process a new LMIA.

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Not always. You can apply for a work permit without an LMIA if:

1) You are the spouse of an international student or TFW in a high-skilled position.

2) You have a permanent residence application in process.

3) You recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.

4) You have a job offer classified as “LMIA exempt” through one of these programs: entrepreneurs & self-employed, intra-company transferees, French-speaking skilled workers, international trade agreements, or international youth exchange programs.

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The length of the employment specified in an approved LMIA is determined by the assessment officer. This determination is based on the time requested and justified in the application by the employer. It can be for as little as 1 or 2 weeks or usually up to 24 months. For seasonal jobs, it is usually approved for 6 – 9 months.

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