Work Visa/ LMIA
For any work-related immigration, getting a Labour Market Impact Assessment from your future employer is essential. It is quite notable here that the approval of an LMIA does not guarantee the grant of a Work Permit to an applicant. The Canada Work Permit application is processed and decided upon by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) at the corresponding Visa Office (Overseas) or a local Case Processing Centre in Canada; in case the applicant is already present in Canada. So it is the CIC who evaluates the Work Permit Applicant on various parameters such as:
- Requisite Education/Work Experience, Language skills and other requirements as set out in the LMIA approval
- Proof of establishment in the home country (enough incentive to return to the home country within the authorized period of stay)
- Other relevant factors
As mentioned, the Work Permit applicant has to qualify on his/her own merits despite the positive confirmation/approval of LMIA. This is only a step within the entire immigration process.