What is a LMIA – Labour Market Impact Assessment?

LMIA (short for Labour Market Impact Assessment) is a labour market verification process whereby Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) assesses an offer of employment to ensure that the employment of a temporary foreign worker will not have a negative impact on the Canadian labour market.

Employers are required to do to extensive advertising for a minimum of four weeks to ensure Canadians have first access to available jobs. Employers also need to provide a variety of information about the position for which they want to hire a temporary foreign worker, including the number of Canadians who applied for the position, the number of Canadians who were interviewed, and detailed explanations for why the Canadian workers considered were not hired

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How does it work?

Who needs to apply for an LMIA?

Employers who want to hire a local or overseas caregiver/temporary foreign worker (TFW) must submit the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application along with all the required supporting documentation to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada. In essence, employers are applying for an opinion on the impact that hiring a TFW would have on Canada's job market. Employers are required to advertise the position to ensure Canadians have first access to available jobs.

What happens next, once a positive LMIA is issued?

Once a positive LMIA has been issued, it must be forwarded to the caregiver – local or overseas – to enable them to obtain a visa and/or a work permit that will allow them entry to the country with the rights and obligations of any other worker. We provide assistance with full assistance with the employer's LMIA application and the caregiver's work permit application.

Does a caregiver/temporary foreign worker, in Canada, require an LMIA ?

A caregiver/temporary foreign worker, who is already in Canada, will also require a new LMIA  when changing employers. The caregiver  must additionally submit a work permit renewal application before her work permit expires. If you're employing a caregiver you must also file a new LMIA in order for your caregiver to renew her work permit.

Which other services do you offer?

We are also available to handle the processing of the work permit and visas for the caregiver overseas or the work permit renewal and extensions inside Canada.

We also handle all types of immigration service for different streams including PR applications for caregivers.

Our Regulated Immigration Consultants are
specialists in the Foreign In-Home Caregiver Program

Our Immigration Consultants are dedicated to advising people wanting to move to Canada to live and work on all aspects of Canadian Immigration

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We can mitigate long delays and costly mistakes!

We can ensure that your caregiver’s application is presented effectively and maximize your chances of success.
Apex Immigration Canada is ready to help your caregiver secure her/his Canadian Work Permit and any other required visas.
We will work quickly and efficiently to assist you in securing a work permit.

APEX IMMIGRATION CANADA Ltd. specializes in Canada’s Caregiver Program.

Work Permit Applications can be complex and detailed

Now that you have a positive LMIA, getting the right advice from properly qualified professionals is essential.

With accurate immigration advice your caregiver may avoid the pitfalls and disappointment of refusal.

Important Considerations:

  • While Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides substantial information for individuals, there is a risk of refusal on the basis of legal technicalities.
  • Canadian immigration officers can exercise a lot of discretion even if your caregiver needs the minimum requirements for entry

When retaining a Regulated Immigration Consultant, if problems develop, we can deal with them on your behalf.
Regulated Immigration Consultants are authorized to represent your best interests with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Who Are We?

Who are we?

International Nannies and Homecare Ltd. and it’s immigration company Apex Immigration Canada Ltd. specialises in the Foreign Caregiver program and have helped Canadian families since 1996.

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We specialize in the In-Home Caregiver program

It is in the employer’s and caregiver’s best interest to hire a professional to assist with the rigorous and complicated LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) application. We have obtained a large number of approved LMIA’s under the new program.

BONUS: We include our 46 page Employer Handbook which has lots of valuable tips and practices to ensure you have a successful placement.

Our Services
  • We provide complete assistance with all government requirements throughout the entire LMIA process.
  • Advertisement in 5-6 different online outlets (minimum is 3)
  • Monitoring of advertisements
  • Keeping up-to-date on government form changes
  • Full knowledge of legislative standards
  • Full review by a Licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant
  • Full assistance with Service Canada interviews
  • Available to support your caregiver with her/his work permit application (additional fee)
  • 18+ years of experience in the Live-In Caregiver Industry
Your benefits when hiring us
  • We provide full assistance with all government requirements
  • Advertisement in at least 4 different means
  • Full file preparation before submission to Service Canada
  • Full representation while the file is at Service Canada
  • Complete review by at least two Licenced Immigration Consultants
  • Full assistance with entire LMIA process
  • Extensive knowledge of legislative changes
  • Our Immigration Consultants are available to assist your caregiver with her/his work permit applicant (additional fee)

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