Frequently Asked Questions
What is the validity of LMIA?
The LMIA is valid for a period of six months, within which the foreign worker has to apply to IRCC for a work permit. After that, the validity of LMIA is not extendable.
Is it mandatory to get LMIA for a work permit?
LMIA is mandatory under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW). However, some select occupations or designations come under LMIA exemption. Further, some
programs do not require an LMIA, like International Mobility Programs, PGWP, and SOWP International Experience Class. Get in touch with us to know more about the LMIA
exemption for the job you are considering.
How does a worker apply for LMIA?
The employer raises the LMIA, and it is the employer's responsibility to fulfill all the conditions before applying for LMIA to ESDC. The worker applies for a work permit once the
employer provides the approved copy of an LMIA