Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

LMIA is a document that shows an employer in Canada is in need of hiring a foreign worker. An employer needs an LMIA in order to hire a foreign worker to fill the labour shortage.

Eligibility

1. Hiring position

  • Skilled type NOC 0: previous work experience in management
  • Skilled type NOC A: generally require a proof of 4-year college completion certificate
  • Skilled type NOC B: generally require a proof of 2- or 3-year college completion certificate; or
  • Previous work experience - Skilled type NOC C & D:

2. Full-time

Minimum 30-hour to maximum 40-hour of work (full-time) offered in employment contract


3. Median wage

meets BC’s employment and wage standards for the occupation

LMIAs

Low Wage LMIA
  • NOC 0,A,B,C and D
  • LMIA support limited by Cap

High Wage LMIA
  • NOC 0,A,B,C and D
  • pay more than BC’s employment and wage standards for the occupation

Dual Intent LMIA
  • -NOC 0,A or B
  • -Work permit and Express Entry additional points of 50

PR Support LMIA (Not Dual Intent)
  • - NOC 0,A or B
  • -Express Entry additional points of 50