Provincial Nominee

The government of Quebec has implemented provisions to simplify the hiring of temporary foreign workers who hold a valid Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). These provisions include an exemption from the requirement to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) if they are hiring a foreign worker who: possesses a valid work permit;holds a skilled worker Certificate Read More…

Significant Benefit of Canada

Scenarios often arise where there is no specific LMIA exemption that applies, typically implying that the LMIA will need to be submitted and approved prior to applying for the work permit. This usually involves processing time as well as the need on the part of the Canadian employer to prove that they were unable to find a Canadian for the job. Sometimes however, an exception can be made on thRead More…

International Reciprocal

Reciprocal employment allows a foreign national to work in Canada with a work permit, but is Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt provided that there is evidence that a Canadian is provided a similar ‘reciprocal’ work opportunity abroad. International Experience Canada (IEC) program Citizens of countries with a bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement with Canada who are Read More…

Charity and Religion

Foreign nationals who are coming to work for a Canadian charitable or religious organization could be eligible for a facilitated work authorization process. This process could consist of the work permit being exempt from the LMIA, or in certain cases the foreign national could be exempt from the work permit altogether. Factors must be assessed to determine whether an LMIA exemption is appropriRead More…