If you are eligible for the International Mobility Program (IMP) then you will have the ability to hire foreign nationals without a LMIA. CIP is here to help you take advantage of these shortcuts whenever they apply to your company or employee’s unique situation.
Exemptions from the LMIA process are based on:
- broader economic, cultural or other competitive advantages for Canada; and
- reciprocal benefits enjoyed by Canadians and permanent residents.
- Workers who are governed by international agreements, such as NAFTA
- Entrepreneurs or self-employed candidates
- Intra-company transferees
- International Experience Canada applicants
- Dependents of foreign workers
- Workers who have an open work permit
- Certain religious workers
- French speaking skilled workers
- Academics, including researchers, guest lecturers, and visiting professors
- Workers who qualify under provincial LMIA exemptions
Keep in mind that LMIA exemptions do not grant work permit exemptions.
Don’t assume—get help.
Don’t assume that your employee or situation is LMIA exempt. Make sure you talk to CIP before you move forward with any offer of employment. We can help you determine when your job offer qualifies under these programs and when it is better to complete the LMIA. Contact us today to get started.