lululemon’s growth in British Columbia recognized as significant investment project

Ottawa, February 28, 2023— Through the collaboration of the federal and provincial governments, lululemon’s growing workforce and global headquarters will benefit from a facilitative immigration measure that recognizes it as a significant investment project under the Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement (the Agreement).

This means that, for a variety of high-skilled occupations, lululemon can hire foreign workers without needing to apply for a labour market impact assessment (LMIA). Through the Temporary Workers Annex of the Agreement, British Columbia can identify significant investment projects for consideration for a special exemption from the LMIA process. Employment and Social Development Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada then assess the project to determine if it meets the criteria.

Bringing global talent to lululemon’s hometown of Vancouver will enhance British Columbia’s workforce through knowledge sharing, leveraging the company’s international footprint and resulting in significant employment growth over the next several years.

More details of their plans are expected to be communicated later this spring.

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