Get LMIA in 2023: Labour Market Impact Assessment [For Employers] (2023)

In our experience, the success rate of LMIA applications is between 60% and 85%. In our experience, applications that are well-prepared and carefully reviewed receive higher approval rates. The approval, however, will always depend on numerous factors like the ability of the employer to meet LMIA requirements as to the job advertisement, salary for the proposed position, as well as the general eligibility of the employer to hire international workers. Having an experienced corporate immigration lawyer advising you with the LMIA applications can generally increase your chances of approval.

There are numerous reasons why LMIA applications are rejected. Below we have compiled a list of the top 3 reasons for denials:

To get an LMIA work permit, your Canadian employer must first apply for the LMIA with the ESDC. If the application is approved, then the foreign worker can initiate the application process for a work permit. It is essential for the foreign worker to meet all of the requirements for a work permit in order to work in Canada. LMIA approval is not enough to bring a foreign worker to Canada.

LMIA process is not free. If a company applies for an LMIA, they will have to pay $1000 per application. However, there are exceptions where employers may pay less. These are dependant on the salary of the position as well as the immigraiton program.

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