Applicants in Canada: Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption code A70 (International Mobility Program)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Section 207 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) applies to applicants who have been determined eligible as members of certain in-Canada permanent residence classes and includes protected persons, whether or not they have applied for permanent resident status.

Open work permits may be issued.

See Who must submit to an immigration medical exam? for more details.

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption code A70

This exemption applies to the following:

  • members of the live-in caregiver class who have met the requirements for permanent residence outlined in section R113
  • members of the spouse or common-law partner class who have satisfied an officer that they meet the requirements of section R124
  • persons upon whom protection has been conferred in accordance with subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), for example, Convention refugees, successful pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) applicants
  • people who have applied to become permanent residents and to whom the Minister has granted an exemption for humanitarian and compassionate considerations, upon request of the foreign national, under subsection A25(1); on the Minister’s own initiative under subsection A25.1(1); or for public policy considerations under subsection A25.2(1)
  • family members of the above who are in Canada
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