LMIA exempt applications:
International Mobility Program (IMP)

The International Mobility Program lets Canadian employers hire temporary workers without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Multiple available streams serve Canada’s broader economic and cultural interests. Positions exempt from requiring an LMIA are those which:

  1. Provide certain broad economic, cultural, or other competitive advantages for Canada
  2. Provide reciprocal benefits for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


About the process

The International Mobility Program lets you (the employer) hire a temporary worker without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

In most cases, you’ll have to submit an offer of employment through the employer portal

After your part is done, the temporary foreign worker must apply for a work permit.

Once your temporary foreign worker arrives, there are certain conditions and responsibilities that you must meet. If you don’t, you could be issued a penalty.

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