Navigating the LMIA Process for Hiring Foreign Workers in Canada
A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a necessary document for Canadian employers intending to hire foreign workers. A favorable LMIA demonstrates the genuine requirement for a foreign worker to fulfill the job role and confirms that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to perform the job. In some cases, a favorable LMIA is referred to as a confirmation letter. Employers seeking an LMIA must initiate the application process, and upon approval, the foreign worker can proceed to apply for a work permit to legally work in Canada.