What is a Work Permit?

A Work Permit allows individuals from abroad to work in Canada, provided that their employment offer has been validated through a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or is exempt from one.

What is an LMIA?

LMIA stands for "Labour Market Impact Assessment." It's a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that serves as a confirmation from the Canadian government that hiring a foreign worker for a specific job will not negatively impact the Canadian Labour market.

A positive LMIA allows a Canadian employer to offer a job to a qualified foreign national.

Popular job roles

It is unknown why certain roles are unfilled by Canadian workers, but it is likely related to vast retirement patterns and particular skill-gaps.

The most popular unfilled roles for professionals include: IT consultants, food service supervisors, cooks, bakers and hospitality staff, electricians, plumbers, agricultural workers, general construction workers, long-haul truck drivers, production workers, production workers, CNC operators, housekeeping and cleaning workers.

Visa duration

Providing that the foreign worker meets the requirements of the LMIA, their visa will last for a duration of 2 years.

Processing times

The processing time of the LMIA is difficult to decipher, and can range from two weeks to several months. On occasion, there are chronic shortages within a particular profession which means that a more rapid processing time is possible. A quicker processing time may occur if recruitment is related to industries with severe labour shortages such as Information Technology.

Job Opportunities and Work Experience

The Vazir Group works closely with Canadian employers across industries such as Information Technology (IT), Healthcare, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Agriculture and Hospitality to secure job offers for qualified candidates. Applicants typically need:

  • Relevant professional qualifications.
  • Between 2-5 years of work experience in their respective fields.
  • Good command of English or French.

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How can Vazir Group help?

Vazir Group can simplify this process significantly. We firmly believe that obtaining an LMIA is more efficient and likely to succeed when you have expert guidance.

As a leading reputable immigration consultancy with 20+ years of domain expertise behind us, we offer a one-stop-shop that connects skilled candidates with employers. Apart from this we have certified ICCRC lawyers and experts who directly deal with your case on priority basis.

We have successfully assisted numerous employers in acquiring foreign workers through the LMIA process. With our vast knowledge within the industry, we are able to guide you through the process from start to finish to give you the greatest chance of success. We are here to address any questions you may have, help pinpoint your recruitment niche, and assess your likelihood of obtaining a positive LMIA.

For support with LMIA facilitation, reach out to us today.

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