12 Jul 2018
Green Light Canada Global Mobility Solutions Ltd. Green Light Canada Global Mobility Solutions Ltd.
In a long list of different ways of immigration to Canada, one of the best is immigration through work. In fact, it is not so difficult for a qualified specialist who knows English and has the necessary work experience to find a Canadian employer who is ready to hire such a valuable employee.
However, everything is not so simple. The mutual desire of the employer and the potential employee is not enough to get a work permit and start your Canadian career.
In terms of employment, the Government of Canada is granting priority to the residents of Canada. Therefore, before employing a foreign worker, the employer must make every possible attempt to employ a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. If after all the numerous attempts, a suitable candidate could not be found among the locals, the employer has the right to apply to the government for permission to hire a foreign worker. This permit is called the LMIA – Labour Market Impact Assessment, or an assessment of the impact on the labour market of hiring a foreign specialist. This impact should be assessed as positive to the Canadian economy.
The employer’s application for LMIA is carefully reviewed by the Canadian authorities to assess if enough effort has been made to find a local candidate.
The employer should place a job posting on several resources and conduct a series of interviews with potential candidates. After carrying out all the necessary measures, he must prove that there is no proper Canadian candidate and show how the potential foreign worker is unique for this position to launch the whole process of obtaining LMIA.
Without a positive LMIA, a foreign candidate is not eligible to apply for a work permit, therefore, can not legally work in Canada.
Despite all the above difficulties in obtaining LMIA – this is just a set of regulated procedures, knowledge of which will ensure a positive LMIA.
Numerous companies that regularly receive LMIA for their potential candidates are the customers of Green Light Canada Global Mobility Solutions Ltd. Our specialists will help you to apply for LMIA for the employer. In addition, they can also take on all the difficulties associated with opening a work permit. If you have the necessary skills and work experience, we can help you find an employer who is interested in your job placement.