LMIA/PNP based Closed Work Permits
Work permit applications by immigrants are soaring with every passing year in Canada. This paves the way to greater opportunities for immigrants with a valid job offer. To make this possible and help immigrants realize their dream of working in Canada, the government has listed an option of LMIA based work permits for them.
A labor market impact assessment or LMIA enables Canadian employers to hire “Temporary Foreign Worker(TFW)”. LMIA serves as evidence of non-availability of Canadian citizens or permanent residents for specific job that results in raising the opportunities for international employees.
A foreign national is not eligible to apply for an LMIA, rather a Canadian employer is entitled to apply for this document. Although there are cases where the foreign workers are exempted from requiring an LMIA, majorly every stream of Canadian temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) requires the employer to get an LMIA to be able to hire workers from outside Canada.
This program is for workers who:
Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:
PNP applications can also be categorized as an Express entry stream and non-express entry stream.
Closed Work Permits
The applicants who receive LMIA-based job offer from Canadian employers are eligible to apply for occupation and employer-restricted work permit and enter Canada temporarily to work for the same employer.
The applicants who application for provincial nominee program approves are eligible to apply for restricted work permit and permanent residency from inside or outside Canada.