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How to Find an Employer with an Approved LMIA

How to Find an Employer with an Approved LMIA

There are currently 1,623 approved LMIA jobs in Canada, and about 11,029 are waiting approval from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Finding such vacancies can be challenging, but don't get discouraged—keep applying.

What is an LMIA?

A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is necessary for Canadian employers to hire temporary foreign workers. ESDC issues a positive LMIA if hiring a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral impact on the labor market.

How to Find LMIA Jobs?

To find LMIA jobs, use the Canada Job Bank. Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Go to the official Canada Job Bank website and find the "Temporary Foreign Worker" section.
  2. Click on "Temporary Foreign Workers" and select "search" to view available job opportunities.
  3. Use filters for location, pay, language, and LMIA status.
  4. Check the "LMIA approved" box in the "Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) status" section.
  5. You will then see a list of available positions with approved LMIAs.
  6. Apply online and contact employers directly.

Tips for Applying for LMIA Jobs

  • Apply to well-known companies.
  • Avoid paying for an LMIA—this is illegal.
  • Apply for positions that match your profile.
  • Adjust your resume according to the job requirements.

How to Find Employers with a Positive LMIA?

ESDC publishes a list of companies with a positive LMIA quarterly. This helps you avoid fraud and find suitable employers.

Duration of LMIA

LMIAs are valid for six months, except in the construction and healthcare sectors, starting from May 1, 2024.

Keep searching and applying for LMIA jobs to find work in Canada.

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