LMIA Exempt Work Permit

More often than not, a Foreign national is required to have a positive LMIA from an employer to apply for a work-permit to be allowed to work in Canada, but there are certain scenarios where the requirement of an LMIA can be waived off.

All the streams of work-permit applications that are LMIA exempt, fall under the banner of International Mobility Program (IMP). Launched in 2014 this program allows employers to hire a foreign worker without an LMIA but does not exempt them from the requirement of submitting a job-offer to IRCC

The following streams are some of the few most common LMIA exempt categories:

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