Although typically required, there are certain stations in which a Labour Market Impact Assessment may be exempt. Under the International Mobility Program (IMP) the regulatory authority is able to issue a work permit to a worker who does not require a LMIA. The IMP lets employers hire temporary workers without an LMIA. Exemptions from the LMIA process are based on both of the following:
the broader economic, cultural or other competitive advantages for Canada, and reciprocal benefits enjoyed by Canadians and permanent residents.
If you would like help determining which LMIA exempt category may be best for your employer/employee situation, contact us now.