An LMIA is a requirement for certain employers in Canada who wish to hire a foreign worker. The LMIA is an assessment conducted by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that determines whether there is a need for a foreign worker in the specific job and whether there are any qualified Canadians available to do the job.
The main purpose of the LMIA is to protect the Canadian workforce by ensuring that foreign workers are only brought in when there is a demonstrated need that cannot be met by Canadians.
In order to obtain an LMIA, the employer must first advertising the position to Canadians and then submit an application to ESDC. The application must include a detailed description of the position, the companys recruitment efforts, and the wages being offered.
If you are an employer who is looking to hire a foreign worker, then you will need to obtain an LMIA. Keep reading to learn more about the process and what you need to do.