Find out if the employer needs a Labour Market Impact Assessment
When applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment, you may be overwhelmed or confused on whether you need one before hiring a temporary worker. An Labour Market Impact Assessment, better known as a LMIA, is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada that permits the employer to hire a temporary worker. There are many things to consider and steps to take prior to hiring a temporary worker. In this article, I will address how to find out if the employer needs an LMIA, how to get an LMIA, and more.
What is an LMIA?
As aforementioned, an LMIA is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada that a Canadian employer may need in order to hire a temporary worker. The employer may or may not need this particular document; however, if they do need it, this document must be obtained prior to hiring the temporary worker. Specifically, an LMIA document is required to show that the Canadian government approves the hiring of a foreign worker prior to a Canadian employer hiring them. If the Canadian employer receives a positive LMIA, then this will indicate that there is a need for a foreign temporary worker to fill the particular job. Keep in mind, a positive LMIA is also sometimes referred to as a confirmation letter. This verifies that the hiring of a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral outcome on the Canadian Labour market and that, thankfully, hiring the foreign worker will not cause a negative effect.