Using a favorable LMIA, a Canadian firm employs overseas labor. A positive LMIA indicates that an employer needs to engage a foreign worker since there isn't a Canadian worker available to carry out the desired task.

The LMIA was created to safeguard both the rights of foreign workers and the domestic labor market. The employer may hire a foreign worker when the Employment and Social Directorate Canada (ESDC) approves the LMIA.

The confirmation letter from ESDC is also known as the approval letter. A worker may submit a work permit application following approval.

To apply for a work permit, you'll need the following paperwork:

  • A job offer
  • A contract
  • LMIA number
  • A copy of LMIA