Last time, I explained about the stage of applying for LMIA and the basic qualifications. This time, I'll explain in more detail the type of LMIA, its strengths and weaknesses, and what to take care of.


Types of LMIA
There are four main types of LMIA: Low Wage LMIA, High Wage LMIA, Dual Intent LMIA, and PR support LMIA. Each type has its strengths and weaknesses, and each individual needs a different LMIA. I hope the person who applies for it in the future will help you figure out what kind of LMIA is suitable for you.


Low Wage LMIA
∘ Plan Purpose: 1 Year Work Permit Support
∘ Target jobs: All jobs are available for NOC 0, A, B, C, and D.
∘ Employment Limits for Foreign Workers (CAP): For companies with more than 10 employees, there is a employment restriction that allows only 10 percent of foreign workers to be employed, so if the employment rate exceeds 10 percent, including those already employed, the general LMIA cannot proceed. For example, if a company with a total of 10 employees already has LMIA, the company is subject to CAP limitation and cannot proceed with additional general LMIA.
∘ Applicable time: right after opening
∘ Submission documents
Business License
Certificate of Incorporation
Financial documents or accountant findings letter
Review Period: 12 – 26 weeks after application
Cost: $1,000
◆ Advantage: No matter when you open your business
◆ Disadvantages:
1 Year Work period support
Long Service Period: 12-26 Weeks
(Recently, it takes more than 5 months to receive documents.)


High Wage LMIA
∘ Plan Purpose: 2-Year Work Permit Support
∘ Target jobs: All jobs are available for NOC 0, A, B, C, and D.
□The most important thing here is that the minimum wage should also match the Median Wage per job, but also the Median Wage set for each week. Please refer to the table below for Median Wage set per week. In other words, when applying for High Wage in BC, the minimum offer must be at least $23 (BC week).
∘ Restrictions on employment of foreign workers (CAP): Not applied
∘ Applicable time: right after opening
∘ Submission documents:
Business License
Certificate of Incorporation
Financial documents or accountant findings letter
Review Period: 2 – 12 weeks after application
Cost: $1,000
◆ Advantages: Application is available regardless of when the business is opened, quick procedure, 2-year work period approval, or Cap-independent.
◆ Disadvantages:
High Wage
Transition Plan: Reasons for why you couldn't pick a local person for an application, and reasons for how you could make efforts to hire a Canadian or permanent resident for the next 1-2 years.


Dual Int LMIA
∘ System Purpose: Two-year Work Permit and Permanent Resident Support
∘ Target jobs: NOC 0, A, B
∘ Restrictions on employment of foreign workers (CAP): Not applied
◆When to apply: After more than a year of business operation after opening the business
∘ Submission documents:
Business License
Certificate of Incorporation
Financial documents or accountant findings letter
〇 Period of assessment: 2–12 weeks after application
◆ Cost: $1,000
∘ Advantage: fast procedure period, 2-year work Permit approval,
Employable regardless of Cap
〇 Disadvantages: Business operating for more than one year


PR Support LMIA (Not Dual Intent)
∘ Purpose of the system: to support permanent residency
∘ Target jobs: NOC 0, A, B
∘ Restrictions on employment of foreign workers (CAP): Not applied
◆When to apply: After a year of business operations after opening
∘ Submission documents:
Business License
Certificate of Incorporation
Financial documents or accountant findings letter
Review Period: 2 – 12 weeks after application
Cost: Free
∘ Advantage: fast procedure period, 2-year work Permit approval,
Employable regardless of cap, free application
〇 Disadvantages: Business operating for more than one year


precautions
There are many important factors in determining whether to approve or reject LMIA, but the most important factor is advertising for the job search.
The LMIA assessor examines the duration of the advertisement, the media used, the type and contents of the advertisement in detail. Advertising places are rejected by the individual examiners if they feel insufficient in their efforts to recruit their own citizens, the Canadian or permanent residents, as compared to the labor office's tough advertising guidelines, such as job banks, ethnic minority sites, new immigrant sites, and aboriginal sites.
It is recommended that you check the above LMIA types and their strengths and weaknesses and proceed with LMIA and WORK PERMIT to meet the conditions and conditions of the company in which you can get support. Considering the size of your place of work, how you can support it, and how you can process it, we recommend that you consult an immigration consultant or an immigration lawyer with an ICCRC license and find a way to suit you.


Justin Sim / Immigration Law Officer
CanNest nest emigration
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