When an employer needs to apply for a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), he or she should know what documents they need and how long the processing will take. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is responsible for overseeing the LMIA jobs in Canada. The Canadian government takes into consideration the interests of Canadian workers and employers when evaluating an application. A Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) can help an employer apply for an LMIA.
Employers must apply for a Labor Market Impact Assessment:
When importing workers from other countries, an employer must undergo a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This document outlines the potential impact of hiring a foreign worker on the Canadian labor market. While this assessment is not mandatory for every position, it is required for employers that intend to hire foreign workers in Canada.
When completing the application form for a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), employers are required to provide several documents. These documents include the name of the foreign national being hired, the position for which the foreign national is applying, and the pay rate and deductions. They must also provide a copy of the LMIA decision. Canadian employers are also required to provide a copy of the LMIA result.
These documents can help the LMIA process move more quickly. They can also help the application process go smoother. If an employer has previously applied for an LMIA and has not received a response within two years, they are not required to submit the same documents with a new application. However, submitting documents that demonstrate that the employer is actively involved in the business can expedite the process and prevent delays.
The length of processing time depends on the number of applications that your company receives. While employers can’t control how many people apply for their positions, they can control the quality of their applications. Applicants must submit complete and accurate documentation to avoid delays. That’s why many employers hire licensed immigration professionals to assist with the LMIA process. These professionals are familiar with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and can help you choose the best category for the position and ensure that all of the necessary documentation is included.