Role of Positive Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA)

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Role of Positive Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does LMIA cost?

The application price for LMIA requests has increased to $1000 per worker. The LMIA processing fee is required to be paid to Employment and Social Development Canada.

What is the length of time it takes to obtain LMIA?

It just takes around 10 minutes to complete the registration procedure. You can complete your LMIA application by registering on LMIA Online Portal. The average processing period for high-wage stream workers is 54 days, while the average processing time to obtain LMIA low-wage stream workers is 62 days.

Is it possible to get PR after LMIA?

You can apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class - CEC - category after working full-time in Canada for 12 months in a NOC A, B, or O skill level job (or similar).

Does LMIA expire?

The validity of LMIA is up to 6 months. Within 6 months, temporary workers are expected to apply for a work permit. If an employee fails to apply for the work permit before the deadline, he/she will have to request a new LMIA.

By whom are the LMIAs approved?

ESDC approves the LMIA. It evaluates the current labour market conditions and helps the employer recruit foreign workers based on requirements and labour needs. Also, it is to be noted that the low-wage occupations are provided with an LMIA for a period of 1 year only.

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