To modernize the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and improve client service, Service Canada is transitioning to online Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications. Starting in April 2023, employers and their law firms and other third-party representatives will be required to submit LMIA applications using the LMIA Online Portal. The LMIA application form has been removed from the TFWP website.
An LMIA is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to fill that job.
What Is The LMIA Online Portal?
The LMIA Online Portal is a reliable and secure electronic tool that allows Canadian employers and their lawyers to submit an LMIA application to Service Canada.
Requirements For The LMIA Online Portal
Before an employer can use the LMIA portal, they must:
- have a business number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- create a user account and register your business on Job Bank
- review the requirements for the immigration stream you are applying for
- have required supporting documentation
Online Portal Exemptions
Employers may be granted an exemption to submitting their LMIA application online if they meet certain requirements. To request a PDF LMIA application form, employers should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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