Business legitimacy and other required documentation

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

You must supply documents along with your application to demonstrate that your business and job offer are legitimate. We assess the Labour Market Impact Assessment application and supporting documents to confirm that you:

  • can fulfill all of the terms of the job offer;
  • are providing a good or a service in Canada or are applying for an in-home caregiver position; and
  • are offering employment that is consistent with the needs of the business.

The detailed job description provided in your Labour Market Impact Assessment application will be used to assess whether the job offer is consistent with the needs of the business.

Before applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment, you must ensure that you do not have past compliance issues with federal or provincial laws regulating employment or the recruitment of employees. Your past compliance will be assessed and any issues may negatively impact your application.

Documents required

Unless you have received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment within the past two years, you must submit at least one of these documents to show you can fulfill the terms of the job offer:

  • T2 Schedule 100 Balance sheet information and T2 Schedule 125 Income statement information
  • T2042 Statement of farming activities (redact social insurance number)
  • T2125 Statement of business or professional activities (redact social insurance number)
  • T3010 Registered charity information return
  • T4 or payroll records for a minimum of three pay periods if the temporary foreign worker already works for you (redact social insurance number)
  • your Canada Revenue Agency notice of assessment and documentation showing your income exceeds the low income cut-off if you are hiring a worker to perform household duties
  • an attestation confirming that your business is in good financial standing and will be able to meet all financial obligations to any temporary foreign worker you hire
  • if you are a foreign employer without a Canada Revenue Agency number whose business address and operation is outside of Canada, you may submit your contract or invoice for the goods or services that you are providing in Canada

For all applications for positions onboard a foreign vessels undertaking coastal trade in Canadian waters:

  • A copy of the Coasting Trade letter of authority issued by CBSA 

Unless you are applying for an in-home caregiver position or you have received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment within the past two years, you must submit at least one of these documents to demonstrate that you have a legal business that provides a good or a service in Canada:

  • municipal/provincial/territorial business license
  • T4 Summary of remuneration paid
  • PD7A Statement of account for current source deductions
  • an attestation confirming that you are engaged in a legal business that provides a good or a service in Canada
  • if you are hiring a foreign worker to work out of your home and you do not provide a good or service, you must submit proof of address for your primary residence
  • if you are a foreign employer without a Canada Revenue Agency number whose business address and operation is outside of Canada, you may submit your contract or invoice for the goods or services that you are providing in Canada

For all in-home caregiver positions, you must also provide:

  • proof of current address of the person receiving care (This does not apply to employers of caregivers who live in the home of the care recipient)
  • proof of individual requiring care, such as:
    • proof of age if the person receiving care is:
      • younger than 18 years of age; or
      • older than 65 years of age
    • proof of disability, chronic or terminal illness if the person receiving care has high medical needs

For all applications for positions onboard a foreign vessels undertaking coastal trade in Canadian waters:

  • A copy of the Coasting Trade letter of authority issued by CBSA

For all applications that support permanent residence in Canada:

  • If you are hiring a skilled foreign worker to support his or her application for permanent residence in Canada, you must submit proof that you have been in business for a minimum of one year

Other documents required (by province)

Attestations

Attestations must be prepared by either:

  • a lawyer or any other member in good standing with a law society; or
  • a Chartered Professional Accountant in good standing with the respective professional body
    (attestations from Chartered Accountants in Quebec are not authorized by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec)

Canada Revenue Agency documents

You must include your most recent documents from the Canada Revenue Agency if you are submitting them as part of your Labour Market Impact Assessment application package.

Language of documents

Any document submitted in a language other than official languages (English or French) must be accompanied by the English or French translation and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation attesting to the accuracy of the translation and to the name of the person who translated the document.

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