Programs exempt from the in-Canada mandatory electronic application (e-application) requirement

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.

Exemption details

Type of exemption Program Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption code
Electronic application (e-application) exemption Significant benefit C10
e-application exemption Emergency repairs or repair personnel for out-of-warranty equipment C13
e-application exemption Television and film production workers C14
e-application exemption Francophone mobility C16
e-application exemption Reciprocal employment C20
e-application exemption International Experience Canada (IEC) extending the period of participation or changing employer C21
e-application exemption Performing arts C23
e-application exemption Live-in caregivers whose permanent residence application is submitted A71
e-application exemption Bridging open work permits or start-up visa or Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) holders in Quebec A75
e-application exemption Post-doctoral Ph.D. fellows and award recipients C44
e-application exemption Medical residents and fellows C45
e-application exemption Refugee claimants S61
e-application exemption Persons under an unenforceable removal order S62
e-application exemption Permanent residence applicants in Canada A70
e-application exemption Destitute students H81
e-application exemption Holders of a temporary resident permit valid for a minimum of 6 months H82
e-application exemption Atlantic Immigration Pilot C18
e-application exemption British Columbia Immigration Agreement 2015 – Foreign worker protection (Annex B, section 9.4) T13
e-application exemption Seafood-processing workers LMIA-required
e-application exemption Post-graduation work permit (visitor record to post-graduation work permit and post-graduation work permit extensions) C43
e-application exemption Visitors in Canada applying for a temporary resident visa (TRV) N/A
e-application exemption Visitors in Canada applying for an initial study permit, work permit or both who are accompanying a spouse holding a low-skilled work permit N/A
e-application exemption In-Canada TRV family application, even if the family members are workers or students N/A
e-application exemption Non-Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) Guatemalan workers N/A
e-application exemption Quebec physicians C10
e-application exemption Open work permit pilot program for permanent residence applicants in the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class N/A
e-application exemption Two new pilots for caregivers N/A
e-application exemption Experts on missions (United Nations [UN] offices in Canada) C10
e-application exemption Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot N/A
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