Labour Market Impact Assessment


As an employer, you may need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before you can hire a foreign worker or get pre-approval to hire a large number of workers.


A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment will show that there is a need for the foreign worker to fill the job you offer and that there is no Canadian worker available to do the job.


The government has recently made a number of important changes to this process, including:


  • Increased recruiting obligations, requiring employers to advertise available positions for 4 consecutive weeks;

  • The position must be posted on the national Job Bank or its provincial/territorial counterpart for positions located in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, Quebec or Newfoundland and Labrador;

  • Employers must advertise using at least 2 or more additional methods of recruitment (in addition to the Job Bank/provincial equivalent listing), and one of those additional methods must be national in scope; and

  • Expansion of the job advertisement’s content.



At E.V.A. Immigragtion Services, we can assist employers in understanding their obligations, completing the application process, and ensuring ongoing compliance. 


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