In order to hire a temporary foreign worker, Canadian employer must receive a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

However, there are certain situations that LMIA may be exempted. If you are hiring a temporary foreign worker under an international agreement, NAFTA or Federal-Provincial-Territorial agreement, you would not need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

LMIA Exemption & Hiring temporary foreign worker under NAFTA

Generally speaking, Canadian employer must receive a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

However, if you are hiring a temporary foreign worker under an international agreement, NAFTA or Federal-Provincial-Territorial agreement, the application of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) can be waived.

To find out whether or not if the requested position is LMIA exempted, please click here for a list of the LMIA exemption codes.
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