Canada is now waiving the advertising requirement for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in certain high priority occupations.
In order to get an LMIA, in most cases, employers need to prove that no Canadian was available to take a vacant position before offering it to a foreign worker. They do this by advertising the position for hire across various platforms for up to three months in some cases.
As of March 20, the minimum recruitment requirements for pending and future LMIA applications will be waived for the following 10 occupations:
Truck drivers who are situated in a province that has a Mandatory Entry-Level Training requirement must have the certification in their possession at the time they receive their work permit. Provinces with this requirement include B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
LMIAs can now be emailed to Service Canada. Employers can email their application to the appropriate address based on the immigration stream and job location.
For now, agricultural stream high wage and low wage applications from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon must be sent to the Ontario processing centre.
Need assistance with the Temporary Work Permit application process? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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