Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Labour Market Impact Assessment processing centres
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Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications are processed in different locations across Canada, depending on the stream or job location. The fastest way to apply is online through the LMIA Online Portal. It’s a reliable and secure platform that allows you to complete and submit an online application to Service Canada.
Before you apply via the LMIA Online Portal, visit the LMIA Online Portal resources webpage for helpful tips and tutorial videos.
Exemption from submitting your application online
If you're unable to apply through the LMIA Online Portal, visit the LMIA Online Portal resources webpage for information on how to request an exemption and a PDF LMIA application form.
If you have a valid exemption to submit a paper/PDF application, you can submit your LMIA applications and any related documents by email. Send the email to the appropriate processing centre based on the stream and job location you’re applying for. It's important that you email the appropriate office to avoid processing delays.
Make sure that:
- you attach your exemption confirmation issued by Service Canada with your application
- attached documents to support your LMIA application are 6 MB or less and in PDF, RTF, TXT or JPG format
The email addresses below are for LMIA applications and Temporary Foreign Worker Program documents only. We won’t respond to, or forward, any other inquiries.
Western provinces and territories
Applications for all streams (except Global Talent Stream and primary agriculture) with work locations in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba and Yukon must be sent to:
Applications for work locations in Ontario must be sent to:
Applications for work locations in Quebec must be sent to:
Applications for work locations in Atlantic provinces, including New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, must be sent to:
Centres of specialization
Centres of specialization process program-specific applications. For applications with work locations in Quebec, refer to the Quebec processing centre.
National Occupational Classification (NOC) Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) 0/1/2/3 positions supporting permanency residency
For NOC TEER 0/1/2/3 positions supporting permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class, email your applications to:
Academics (university professors), medical doctors/specialists or registered nurses
Applications for academics (university professors), medical doctors/specialists or registered nurses must be sent to:
Applications for in-home caregivers must be sent to:
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program
Applications for Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program must be sent to: ESDC.ON.TFWP-PTET.ON.EDSC@servicecanada.gc.ca
Other primary agriculture positions
Until further notice, all primary agriculture applications, including positions under the agricultural stream and non-National Commodity List positions under high-wage and low-wage streams, from all provinces and territories (except for applications with work locations in Quebec and Atlantic provinces) must be sent to:
Pilot for 2-year employment duration for eligible meat processor employers (all provinces)
A completed Schedule L is required for your application to be considered under this pilot and applications must be sent to:
Global Talent Stream
All applications under the Global Talent Stream, no matter the work location, can be submitted online using the Data Gateway web portal.
If you’re submitting a PDF version, email the application to one of the centres below.
For work locations in Quebec
For work locations in Western provinces and territories
Western provinces and territories include British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba and Yukon.
For work locations in Ontario and Atlantic provinces
Atlantic provinces include New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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