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Labour Market Impact Assessment from the Employer's Perspective

Labour Market Impact Assessment from the Employer's Perspective

Hire a Foreign Worker 

Are you a Canadian company looking to hire a foreign worker to work for your company? Before you can hire the foreign worker, you may need to have a Labour Market Impact Assessment – which is a document that allows you to extend an offer of employment to a foreign worker. In this blog, we will provide some useful information about the Labour Market Impact Assessment process, when it is required and how to get one.

What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment

The government of Canada understands Canadian companies may sometimes experience temporary labour or skill shortages. In cases where a Canadian company cannot find qualified Canadian workers to fill these shortages, the company may need to hire a foreign worker. The Labour Market Impact Assessment Process is required to show that hiring the temporary foreign worker will not have a negative impact on the Canadian job market by ensuring that qualified Canadians are not bypassed for a foreign worker.

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Can An Employer Who Currently Employs a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Use Express Entry?

Can An Employer Who Currently Employs a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Use Express Entry?

Temporary Foreign Worker & Express Entry

Yes, they can but temporary foreign worker (TFW) has to be in Canada and working here under a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If they are working under LMIA then an employer can offer an employee a permanent job to back up his/her application for permanent residence. The TFW still have to fill online application for Express Entry for permanent residence and have to mention their job offer information.

Once the candidate has a valid job offer and it is supported by LMIA, it will give candidate enough additional points which provide them invitation to apply for next draw of candidates.

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