Before hiring a Foreign national, many Canadian employers are required to provide evidence that no Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident is ready or suitable for a specific job in Canada.
Before a Work Permit is issued, the Canadian Immigration Officer will need to be satisfied that the employer has advertised correctly, for the required amount of time, and has interviewed any Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents who potentially meet the employer’s requirements for the job. This information is presented in an LMIA application which will be provided alongside the Work Permit Application.
These LMIA are very detailed applications and require a great deal of documentation and evidence, such as the number of Canadian applicants, nation-wide advertising, results of interviews, reasons for each candidate being unsuitable as well as reasons for offering the job to the successful candidate.
A strong and well proven LMIA is a vital document for both Work Permit applicants and for Employers.
Not all roles will require an LMIA so it’s extremely important to discuss this with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant to ensure that you are meeting the requirements of your intended job before applying for your work permit.
Here at Built In, we take the guess work and concerns out of the LMIA. We work closely with your employer (and also for employers who want their LMIA applications to meet current Immigration requirements) so that when we have lodged your Work Permit, your application is decision ready for the Immigration Officer to be able to make a decision without requesting further information.
Come and see us about your Work Permit application so that you can ensure that you have everything in order before lodging the application. In some cases, our clients and employers are very relieved to discover that no LMIA is required for their specific Work Permit, saving them unnecessary work.