Hire a worker without an LMIA: voluntary disclosure for employers

Voluntary disclosure

You can fill out a voluntarily disclosure form if either of the following situations applies to you:

  • You think you’re not meeting, or may not have met, your regulatory responsibilities as an employer.
  • The conditions in the offer of employment have changed.
    • For example: You had to reduce the number of hours per week that your worker works.

You can only volunteer information to us about violations that happened after December 1, 2015.

Complete the Employer Compliance Voluntary Disclosure Form (IMM5964) (PDF, 1.83 MB) and submit it to the address listed on the form.

We won’t accept your voluntary disclosure information if you’re currently being inspected for any kind of violation, including violations of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

We’ll review the information you share and decide:

  • if the information is relevant and credible
  • how serious the violation is, including
    • which condition you didn’t meet
    • how much the violation affected the temporary worker(s)
    • how much Canadian workers or the Canadian economy was affected
    • how quickly you disclosed the violation to us after it happened
    • if you have, or have not, voluntarily disclosed violations before
  • if an inspection is necessary

Disclosing a possible violation to us doesn’t always mean you’ll be inspected. If we inspect you, we may decide to reduce your penalty, or not give you a penalty at all.

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