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LMIA stands for "Labour Market Impact Assessment." It is a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that assesses the impact of hiring a foreign worker on the Canadian labor market. It is a requirement for employers in Canada to obtain an LMIA in most cases before they can hire foreign workers.

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Benefits of an LMIA

  1. Confirmation of job offer from a Canadian employer.

  2. Increases chances of work permit approval.

  3. Access to specific work permit streams.

  4. Longer duration and job flexibility.

  5. Potential pathway to permanent residency.

  6. Eligibility for spousal work permits.

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