Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
Issued by Employment and Social Development Canada, the LMIA is a legal document that enables skilled workers to work in Canada if they meet the requirements of the position. The positive completion of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) determines that there are no eligible Canadians or permanent residents seeking to fill the position for which the skilled person has applied. An LMIA is applied for by an employer, and a positive completion enables the skilled worker to apply for a work visa. A positive LMIA is employer, position and region specific. This means that a change in position, employer, or relocating to another Canadian region will require a new LMIA.