Authorization for a Canadian employer to hire a foreign specialist
Why is it so difficult to come to Canada for work?
You can get hired by a Canadian employer
In most cases a Canadian employer must receive a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire a worker from abroad. A Canadian employer has to apply for a LMIA and will ultimately hire a foreign specialist if a positive feedback is attained. This will warrant the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) the opportunity to work in Canada for the said employer.
A Canadian employer can hire with a positive LMIA on hands
LMIA is an official verdict that a Canadian employer can hire a foreign worker without negatively affecting the Canadian labor market.
LMIA gives an employer the right to hire a foreign worker. However, an employer can only apply for a LMIA if there is an existing vacancy within their organization and have failed to fill that position with a Canadian.
The process of getting hired in Canada for a foreigner
The first step in acquiring a job in Canada is to identify an employer in Canada that is in need of your particular specialization of work.
This will prompt the employer to prepare and submit an LMIA application; if approved and a positive LMIA is issued, a foreign worker becomes eligible to apply for a work permit based on this LMIA.
You need to meet all the requirements when applying for LMIA
There are a number of requirements that has to be met when applying for LMIA and they are likely to change quite often without notice. This is one of the difficulties associated with a LMIA as well as having the challenge of facing very detailed processing. Each and every application is processed with great attention to detail; any minor mistake can lead to a LMIA refusal.
The employer also has the obligation to provide all the required information to properly complete the form. Some of the data required are: the company’s annual gross revenue, the job offer details and required qualifications, the salary and benefits, recruitment method and the temporary foreign worker information, just to name a few.
LMIA application must include all supporting documents
An LMIA application is not a trivial form with checkboxes; instead it is a comprehensive package of application forms and supporting documents that often exceeds 60 pages in total. The LMIA is designed to safeguard the Canadian labor market, and as such, applications are taken very seriously.
The LMIA application compels the employer to provide a number of other documents to supplement the information they provide. The employers must make every effort to ensure that those supporting documents are authentic and up-to-date.
We represent employers in the LMIA application process
More often than not Canadian employers who want to hire a foreign worker will retain immigration specialists to prepare an LMIA application.
Preparing an LMIA application is a significant volume of work and not every employer has the time, knowledge and/or patience to get it done on their own. We work with employers to relieve them from the hassle of paperwork, however the employer’s cooperation is essential to succeed.
Well-prepared LMIA applications have high approval rate
Despite all difficulties, if a LMIA application is prepared with attention to all details and respects the most up-to-date requirements, then the chances of approval will be quite high.
This is more likely achieved through the efforts of an immigration specialist, so it’s always in your best interest to source the assistance of these organizations when applying for LMIA.