LIMA Canada

Canada is a perfect place to kick-start or boost your career with a myriad of opportunities ready to embrace you. With the jobless rate in Canada declining at a continuous rate backed up by strong opinion of Prime Minister of Canada, Canada is emerging as an ideal country to embark your professional journey.

In January’s World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Prime Minister Trudeau called Canada a ‘great place to invest’ because of our public health care, education, safety and economic stability

LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) application

Keeping aside a few exceptions, Canada work permit is sought by those who have arranged some work in Canada. This includes:

  • Direct employment with a Canadian employer;
  • Contract employment in Canada;
  • Business activities in Canada.

To initiate the process of Work Visa, the employer who decides to hire a foreign worker may need to apply for LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment). In return, a positive LMIA is issued by ESDC if they are satisfied with a fact of non-availability of any Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident to do that particular job.

Work Permits may be issued by Canadian immigration officials without the LMIA requirement in a following limited number of situations:

Benefits of working in Canada

  • Canada’s economy is the 14th largest, making it one of the wealthiest nations with a consistently high standard of living.
  • Canada’s unemployment rates are lower than other countries
  • Canada’s tax structures aren’t the highest among nations but they aren’t the lowest either.
  • Canada is a major contributor to quantum computing, medical discoveries, space science and technology.

Required documentation for LMIA Application

  • Proof of recruitment (e.g. copy of advertisement and information to support where, when and for how long the position was advertised)
  • Business registration or legal incorporation documents (if first LMIA application) Does not apply to employers of In-home Caregivers.
  • Provincial/municipal business license (where applicable and if first LMIA application) Does not apply to employers of In-home Caregivers. Canada Revenue Agency:
    • T2 Schedule 100 Balance Sheet Information (for corporations only – 2 most recent returns filed)
    • T2 Schedule 125 Income Statement Information (for corporations only – 2 most recent returns filed)
      • Only required if this is the employer’s first LMIA application. Does not apply to film and entertainment or employers of In-home caregivers.
  • Provincial/territorial workplace safety and insurance (e.g. workers compensation board) clearance letter/certificate (if applicable)
  • Commercial lease agreement (where applicable and if first LMIA) Does not apply to employers of In-home Caregivers.
  • Film and Entertainment – copy of employment contract (except film and TV)