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.
Benefits of an LMIA
Confirmation of job offer from a Canadian employer.
Increases chances of work permit approval.
Access to specific work permit streams.
Longer duration and job flexibility.
Potential pathway to permanent residency.
Eligibility for spousal work permits.