The Labour Market Impact, referred to as LMIA, is an assessment report made by Employment and Social Development Canada to judge whether the employer has the need and ability to hire foreigners. Employers in Canada who need to recruit temporary foreign workers must first submit an LMIA application to the Employment and Development Department. Once approved, they can use this to assist temporary foreign workers in applying for work visas to work for the employer in Canada.
Post-graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
International students can apply for a post-graduation work permit for 1-3 years based on their study time in Canada after graduation. This is an open work visa. International students can work for any employer or self-employed.
Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit
Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit allows multinational companies that have improved their management efficiency, or published in Canada to increase their competitiveness in overseas markets, to send qualified employees to work in Canada. Eligible internal transfer employees can apply for work visas and are usually exempt from the Labor Impact Assessment (LIMA). Eligible positions usually include senior management positions that urgently require special skills and knowledge.
Owner Operator Work Permit
Owner Operator Work Permit is suitable for entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new business or purchasing a business in Canada and have a certain foundation in English; or have graduated students who intend to immigrate to Canada through self-employment.