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Canadian Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Based Work Permits

Note: - Visas Avenue does not provide any advice, assistance, or support to obtain LMIA approved Canadian job offer or to apply for Work Permit in Canada. The content and information shared below are just for the people who aspire to apply for this visa category.

Canadian Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that provides you with an opportunity to live and work in Canada for up to four years. You can also convert it to permanent residency with certain conditions. However, to get a permit to perform labour market impact assessment jobs in Canada, you must obtain the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) approved employment offer from a Canadian employer.

What is Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?

Every Canadian Employer needs to obtain a positive LMIA to hire employees from overseas countries. The Canadian Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to ensure that employers do not Canadian worker or employees to hire a skilled worker from an overseas country. The LMIA requirement is to protect the interests of the employees and labours in Canada.

How to Convert LMIA based Work Permit into Permanent Residency

After spending sufficient in Canada on LMIA based work permit, you can convert it into the permanent residency with certain conditions. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is the pathway to get the same converted into PR. It’s the part of the federal economic immigration program of IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

The CEC program is for the Individuals, who already have Canadian working experience of at least 1 year in a skilled occupation. To qualify, the candidate must have worked in Canada as a temporary resident with work authorization.

This page is for information purpose only, and Visas Avenue does not deal in the work permit.

How to apply for Canada PR without Canadian Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

The LMIA based work permit is not easy to obtain given the requirement of LMIA document from ESDC. Nevertheless, you have alternate immigration programs or visa categories to move to Canada without the LMIA based employment offer. You can apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa through federal express entry system.

Express Entry System

The Express Entry System is the online point-based system that allocates the permanent residency to the applicants selected in the system. You need to create a profile on express entry and obtain a minimum of 67 points in the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) stream of express entry. You will later be selected in the Express Entry pool and receive a definite CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. The IRCC opens draw every fortnight to choose the top ranking profiles in the Express Entry Pool.

To apply for Canada PR visa via Express Entry System, you can get assistance from certified migration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration. You may call Visas Avenue expert at Toll-Free Number 78-18-000-777.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal with any job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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