If you are desirous of working in Canada and you have been waiting for the application of LMIA, you have to take advantage of this great opportunity.
The application for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is ongoing. Therefore, interested and suitably qualified applicants are invited to apply.
I know so many prospective applicants for jobs in Canada do not understand the actual meaning of the LMIA.
As such, I am going to take a few moments in this article to let you know all about, who is qualified for the application, how to process the application, the benefits, and so on. All you have to do is to read this article carefully to the end for more information about LMAI.
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
An LMIA is a labor market verification process whereby Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) checks an offer of employment of foreign workers to ensure that it will contribute positively to the Canadian labour market.
Employers will be required to provide a variety of information about the position for which they want to hire a foreign worker, including the number of Canadians who applied for the position, the number of Canadians who were interviewed, and detailed explanations for why the Canadian workers considered were not hired.
During the analysis of the offer of employment, the following elements will be given consideration by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC):
- Is the salary offered to the foreign worker consistent with the average for the occupation in the area the position is located?
- Are the working conditions consistent with labor laws and/or collective bargaining agreements?
- Is there a labor shortage for that occupation in the area the position is located?
- Is there an ongoing labor dispute in the company and/or industry?
- Has the Canadian employer undertaken recruitment efforts in order to find a Canadian to fill the position?
- Will the foreign worker be able to transfer unique skills or expertise to Canadians?
- Will hiring the foreign worker help to create or retain jobs for Canadians?
- Will the foreign worker be the employee of the Canadian employer, whereby the foreign worker is expected to work on a full-time basis at a pre-determined wage?
In general, for jobs located in one of Canada’s major cities, the more specialized the position and the higher the salary offered, the higher the chances of obtaining a positive LMIA will be.
In less populated cities and regions, this is still true but generally obtaining an LMIA may be easier. See Insurance Jobs in Canada.
What documents are required for LMIA?
Essential documents required are:
- A copy of the positive LMIA.
- An offer of employment letter.
- Identity documents, travel documents and passport.
- Photos: Include 2 passport photos.
- Proof of current immigration status.
- Proof indicating you meet the requirements of the job being offered.
Requirements for Employers Applying for LMIA
- A processing fee of CDN $1,000 applies to each Labour Market Impact Assessment application (unless the application is made strictly in support of permanent residency). A CDN $100 Privilege Fee is also required.
- Canadian employers must undertake advertisement efforts (Canada Job Bank) for at least four weeks prior to submitting an LMIA application. Employers are further required to demonstrate at least two other recruitment methods used to target potential hires, other than the Canada Job Bank website. ESDC will also be looking for evidence that underrepresented groups of Canadians were pursued and considered for the position (e.g. disabled people, aboriginals, youth).
- English and French are the only two languages eligible to be listed as employment requisites, for the purpose of LMIA application. ESDC officers are largely hesitant to approve an LMIA application if the employer has indicated a language other than English or French was used as a determinant.
- Canadian employers must attest that they are prohibited from laying off, or reducing the hours, of Canadians if their company employs temporary foreign workers.
LMIA Processing Times
LMIA processing times can be somewhat unpredictable, ranging from a couple of weeks to a few months. However, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has pledged to process certain LMIA applications within 10 business days.
The following categories will now be processed with a 10-business-day service standard:
- All LMIA applications for the highest-demand occupations (skilled trades), or
- Highest-paid (top 10%) occupations, or
- Short-duration work periods (120 days or less).
LMIA Job Minimum Wages
Different provinces in Canada have their specific minimum wages for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) jobs. The respective wages for all 13 provinces and territories are presented in the table below:
|1||Newfoundland and Labrador||$21.12|
|2||Prince Edward Island||$17.49|
LMIA Jobs In Canada
Lists of Labour Market Impact Assessment Jobs available in Canada include the following:
- Commercial Truck Driver
Salary: $45,825 to $77,903 on average
- Farm Manager
Salary: $35,939 to $49,286
- A Care Giver
Salary: $31,955 to $58,000 on average
- Software Developers and Engineers
Salary: $75,596 to $102,000 on average
- Project Managers
Salary: $92,240 to $142,000
- Driller in the Oil and Gas Industry
Salary: $67,394 to $103,594
- Certified Nurses
Salary: $80,126 to $94,322
- Web Developers and Designers
Salary: $80,126 to $94,322
Salary: $66,300 to $84, 088
- Civil Engineers
Salary: $66,843 to $102,000
Note that the salaries for each of the LMIA jobs listed above are average for each year. Now that you read this article to this end, you can proceed with the application. In case of any other inquiries about LMIA Jobs in Canada, kindly drop your question