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Labour Market Impact Assessments

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document provided by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to assess what kind of effects hiring international workers will have in Canada. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job.


Application Requirements

  • Own a business located in Canada

  • Hold 50-percent or more of the interest in the business

  • Proof that no Canadians or permanent residents are available to do the job

  • Proof that the job or worker meets the requirements for LMIA-exemption

  • Reasonable business & financial plan the individual will create

  • At least one Canadian citizen / permanent resident employee 

List of Documents

  • A passport / Travel document

  • Proof of found

  • Written job offer (in Canada)

  • Written employee letter

  • Notice of assessment 

  • Property Tax (If needed)

  • Proof of education 

  • Marriage certificate (If needed)

  • Divorce certificate (If needed)

  • Proof of relationship to a relative in Canada (If needed)

  • Police certificates (In Canada/ Foreign Country)

  • Medical exams

  • Proof of funds

  • Birth certificate

  • Digital photos

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