As the economy improves, businesses are starting to hire more employees. However, not all new hires will be eligible for LMIA. To help businesses make informed decisions about who to hire and how to best assess their eligibility for the program, Canadian immigration services are bringing new ideas to life. 

What is an LMIA-exempt job offer?

An LMIA-exempt job offer is a job offer for a foreign worker that is not subject to the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. This means the employer does not have to prove that the position will not adversely affect the Canadian labor market. The employer must comply with other applicable immigration and employment legislation.

An LMIA-exempt job offer is attractive for employers because it eliminates the need to compete for qualified Canadian workers against positions in other countries. It can also be a more cost-effective way to hire a foreign worker than through the LMIA process.

How do I get an LMIA – Exempt Job offer?

There are a few ways to get an LMIA-exempt job offer. First, you can submit an online application on the government website or through the Canadian Job Bank. You can also contact the department directly and request an exemption.

What are the requirements for an LMIA-exempt job offer?

An LMIA-exempt job offer is a job offer that is not subject to the Labor Condition Application (LCA) process. An LMIA-exempt job offer does not require the employer to obtain this certification and can be offered to a foreign national without going through the LCA process. However, if you are offered an LMIA-exempt job and do not have a valid Canadian visa, you may be unable to work in Canada.

What are the benefits of being an LMIA-exempt job candidate?

There are many benefits to being an LMIA-exempt job candidate, including:

  • The ability to remain in Canada while looking for a new job
  • A chance to continue working while unemployed
  • The opportunity to keep your current salary and benefits
  • Reduced waiting time for a new visa
  • The ability to work in the desired location