The main purpose of a positive LMIA is to demonstrate that a foreign worker is needed to fill a particular job and there is no Canadian worker or permanent resident available to do it.
Sometimes a positive LMIA is called a Letter of Confirmation and is requested directly by the Canadian employer or employer. Once the positive LMIA is obtained, the foreign worker can apply for a work permit.
Restrictions for this document
- Requested by the Canadian employer
- It is costly and time-consuming.
- The employer must meet certain requirements to be eligible for a positive LMIA.
- For the province of Quebec, you may need a CAQ.
Requirements for this document
To apply for an LMIA, the employer must:
- Comply with LMIA requirements.
- Demonstrate the legitimacy of the company.
- Provide proof of recruitment.
- Retain all relevant records for 6 years from the first day of the period of employment for which we issue the work permit.
- Inform the Employer Contact Center of any changes in working conditions and any changes or errors with an approved LMIA.