Labour Market Impact Assessments

Unlock Global Talent: Simplifying the LMIA Process with Achkar Law

In the Canadian economy, which is expanding quickly, it is not always possible to locate a Canadian worker who has all the skills, years of experience or certifications you are looking for. When this occurs, businesses decide to employ a temporary foreign worker.  However, before offering employment in Canada, employers must first receive a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment.

Achkar Law is available to anyone in Ontario who requires assistance with a Labour Market Impact Assessment. We assist Canadian employers with successfully submitting Labour Market Impact Assessment applications as we are well-versed in the new policies and regulations. Businesses and immigrant workers from other countries can benefit from this application.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Experienced Employment Lawyers

Contact us by phone toll-free at 1-800-771-7882 or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to assist.

What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?

An Labour Market Impact Assessment is a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to employers in Canada. It gives them the authorization to hire temporary foreign workers.

Which Businesses Require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?

Employers in Canada who want to hire a temporary foreign worker will need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

Labour Market Impact Assessment Application Considerations

1. You must determine how much you are going to pay the foreign worker. The wage determines whether you will apply under the High-Wage or Low-Wage Stream. The requirements for these two are very different, which is why this first step is very important.

2. Be clear with the job offer. The job you are going to offer must be full time which means at least 30 hours a week. The job offer must also include the job duties in detail.

3. You need to advertise and try to hire Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This process will take at least 4 weeks as this is the set amount of time the ads must be running. Therefore, if you are looking to hire someone you may want to do this as early as possible. It is important that your advertisements include all required information such as wage, job position, duties, etc. You also need to invite all eligible candidates for an interview.

Some employers may have found a potential worker before applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment. However, you will still need to attempt to recruit Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents.

Please note that there are additional steps you need to take depending on which stream you apply under.

How Achkar Law Can Assist with LMIA Applications

When it comes to navigating the intricacies of the Labour Market Impact Assessment application process, you can trust the experienced employment lawyers at Achkar Law to be your dedicated partners. We will guide you through every step, simplifying the paperwork required for hiring a foreign worker and assessing your eligibility for any exemptions.

It’s crucial to start the process as early as possible once you anticipate hiring a temporary foreign worker, as this procedure can be time-consuming. Errors or omissions in the application can further delay the process. Don’t risk unnecessary delays – contact us today and let Achkar Law streamline the Labour Market Impact Assessment application process for your business, ensuring a smoother and more efficient hiring experience.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Experienced Employment Lawyers

Contact us by phone toll-free at 1-800-771-7882 or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to assist.