Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Labour Market Impact Assessment processing centres

COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there are changes to this program.

Call the Employer Contact Centre from Monday to Friday, between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm, Eastern Time, to get more information about:

  • the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications

What you need before you call:

  • your business number (BN), or the BN of the business you are calling about
  • the postal code associated with the BN (as registered with CRA)

Canada and the United States:

  • Toll-free: 1-800-367-5693
  • Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-855-881-9874

Outside Canada and the United States: 506-546-7569 (collect calls accepted)

Note:

Post Office (PO) Boxes can only receive mail items sent through Canada Post. Courier delivery services may not deliver to a PO Box and it’s the responsibility of the applicant to verify with their courier provider.

Note:

Until further notice, you can now submit LMIA applications to our processing centres electronically to the email addresses listed below. Please ensure that you email your application to the appropriate address based on your stream and job location. Please note the email addresses below are for LMIA application submissions only. We will not respond to, or forward, any other inquiries. For more information, please contact the Employer contact centre at one of the numbers listed above.

Processing centres

LMIA applications are processed in different locations across Canada, depending on the stream or job location. It’s important that employers e-mail or fax their applications to the appropriate office, to avoid processing delays.

Centres of specialization process the following occupation and program specific applications:

British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon

Until further notice, all Agricultural stream including high wage and low wage applications from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon must be sent to the Ontario processing centre.

Fax:

  • 604-666-7731 (film and entertainment)
  • 604-666-8920 (other occupations)
  • 1-866-301-5603 (toll-free from Saskatchewan and Manitoba)

Email:

Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Until further notice, all Agricultural stream applications including high wage and low wage from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon must be sent to the Ontario processing centre.

Fax:

  • 780-495-2738, or
  • 1-866-874-8954 (toll-free)

Email:

Ontario

Fax:

1-866-720-6094 (toll-free)

Email:

Quebec

For all streams (including caregivers (in-home positions) and the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program)

Fax:

438-892-0329

Email:

Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador

Email:

Academics (university professors), medical doctors/specialists or registered nurses and High-Skill Programs Supporting Permanent Residency (under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class)

All provinces and territories (except Quebec)

Email:

Caregivers (In-home positions)

All provinces and territories (except Quebec)

Fax:

1-866-720-6094 (toll-free)

Email:

Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

All provinces and territories (except Quebec)

Fax:

1-866-720-6094 (toll-free)

Email:

Agriculture (including high wage and low wage): Temporary measures

Until further notice, all Agricultural stream including high wage and low wage applications from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon must be sent to the following fax number or e-mail address:

Fax:

1-866-720-6094 (toll-free)

Email:

Pilot for two-year employment duration for eligible meat processor employers (all provinces)

Fax:

ATTN: Meat Processor Pilot
438-892-0329

Email:

(Please note that a completed Schedule L is required for your application to be considered under this pilot)

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