What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job.
It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job.
A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.
If the employer needs an LMIA, they must apply for one. Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a work permit.
To apply for a work permit, a worker needs:
a job offer letter
a copy of the LMIA,
and the LMIA number