You need a work permit
An LMIA is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada that allows an employer to hire a foreign worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program.
If you’ll work in Quebec
You must also apply to Quebec’s provincial government for a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for your job.
You may also qualify for 2-week processing of your application if your employer gets a positive LMIA through the Global Talent Stream of the TFW Program.
Before you submit your work permit application, your employer must give you both of the following:
- a copy of the positive LMIA
- your job offer letter or contract
You must also meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit.
Note: When you complete your work permit application, select “Labour Market Impact Assessment stream” as the type of work permit in the “Details of intended work in Canada” section.
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