Low-Wage Job Offer
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Hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker for a Low-Wage position
Similar to the High-Wage LMIA Program, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program should be used only when there is a short-term skill and labour shortage and no Canadians or permanent residents can do the job.
To hire a temporary foreign worker you require a Labour Market Impact Assessment
There are certain prerequisites needed to file a Labour Market Impact Assessment
- Determine if you truly need one
- Ensure there will not be a "Refusal to Process" for your LMIA application
- Verify the correct stream you want to apply for
Applying for an LMIA
Your LMIA application can be submitted 6 months before the expected start date
You have 2 methods to apply
LMIA Online Portal
To access the LMIA Online Portal, as an employer, you must have a Job Bank account to authenticate you. Once your Job Bank account is created, you will be able to complete an LMIA Application using the LMIA Online Portal.LMIA Online Portal
You must complete, sign and send your application form along with the processing fee to a Service Canada Processing Centre. The application must include
- LMIA Application Form for Low-Wage Positions
- Proof of Business Legitimacy
- Proof of Recruitment
- Employment Contract
Note: Incomplete applications will not be processed or returned. Please submit copies of documents.