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Labour Market Impact Assessments

A Labour Market Impact Assessment is a document that Canadian employers usually needs to obtain in order to employ a foreign national.

It is the employer’s responsibility to apply for the Labour Market Impact Assessment. If they receive a positive outcome it means that they can employ a foreign national as they were able to prove that they could not find a suitable Canadian to fill the position.

If they receive a negative outcome it means they cannot employ a foreign national as they were not able to meet the requirements of the Labour Market Impact Assessment they applied for.

The requirements for a Labour Market Impact Assessment vary depending on the type of position that is being offered. You can obtain the following different types of Labour Market Impact Assessments. The requirements for each vary in terms of the employer’s requirements in terms of advertising, fees and the application process:

• High-Wage Position
• Low-Wage Positions
• Agricultural Workers
• In-Home Caregivers
• Foreign Academics
• Film and Entertainment Occupations
• LMIA to Support a Skilled Worker’s Permanent Residency
• Hiring in the Province of Quebec

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