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Know About Specialized LMIA Applications for Employers in Canada

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LMIA Applications

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document demanded by an employer of a Canadian company. This is a part of the hiring process to recruit temporary internationals under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

The idea of Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) is based on the understanding of how they are worked with. In addition, the program is intended to utilize foreign nationals and examine the impact of hiring on the Canadian labour market.

However, there are a few specialized applications in which employers can hire skilled foreign labours. This special set of applications has its own eligibility criteria, application processing times, allowances, and requirements. The six specialized applications existing in the Canadian Labour market are:

Express Entry

This is ideal for employers who wish to support their Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) candidates for permanent residence. When employers sponsor their employees as temporary residents in Canada, they get one-year full-time work experience. Thus, at this stage, they become eligible to apply for PR via Express Entry Programs.

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Global Talent Stream (GTS)

This is a specialized program designed for skilled workers in the field of technology and STEM fields. Under this program, the workers need to have in-demand skills or skills which are deficient in Canada.


The program also highlights a plethora of benefits for the application paperwork such as:

  • Speedy application processing times with a service standard of 10 business days.
  • Personalized help throughout the assessment process.
  • Skilled workers have the eligibility to attain work permits within 2 weeks.
  • The capability to change/add names on a valid GTS LMIA.


The province of Quebec has its own eligibility criteria and program (QSWP). Thus, the LMIA document will be deposited to Service Canada and to the Quebec immigration Ministry at the same time.


In academics, applicants must have a post-graduate degree and earnings through teaching or research in a university in Canada. If they have met all the eligibility criteria, they can work in Canada without having an LMIA.

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The program is designed for workers in the primary agriculture sector. Under this program, temporary foreign workers can work in Canada as agriculture workers in farms or nurseries. Moreover, from January 12th, 2022, to June 30th, 2023, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will discontinue minimum advertising requirements.


The TFWP program allows families to hire live-in caregivers for children (below the age of 18) and persons 65 or older. In addition, it also allows hiring caregivers for people having severe medical issues and disabilities.

For caregivers, the verified occupations include nurses, support workers, live-in caregivers, personal care assistants, and more. To work on a full-time basis, workers need to meet the requirements approved by ESDC and IRCC.



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