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Lmia Services

A labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may require prior to hiring a foreign national. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the position.


LMIA applications are our specialty

 A labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may require prior to hiring a foreign national. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the position. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is also referred to as a "valid" job offer or a confirmation letter. If an employer needs an LMIA, they must apply for one.


This is where we can help with our LMIA services. Submitting an LMIA application is a very involved process. We will work with you to ensure that the most comprehensive application is submitted and that you are kept informed every step of the way with the goal of achieving a positive result. ​


LMIA For Permanent Residency With Or Without A Work Permit

This is one of our most used services, which allows employers to support foreign workers in their goal of permanent residency by providing foreign workers with a valid job offer or valid job offer with the potential to apply for a work permit. The points gained through the valid job offer, combined with the points gained for obtaining Canadian work experience are very valuable to candidates seeking express entry.

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Permanent Residency With/without Work Permit


High/low Wage LMIA

This LMIA is used by foreigners to obtain permission to apply for a work permit to work in a business that is being established in Canada. This stream allows entrepreneurs who wish to invest in Canada to work in their establishment to ensure its success.

High/low Wage, Misc Lmia And Lmia Exemptions


Agricultural LMIA

Agriculture is an area of focus for Immigration Station Canada. We offer this through our LMIA services, working with partners to find workers from all over the world and assisting you with each step of the process so that you can fill your labour gaps. With experience working in the industry and with commercial farmers, we are here to help you move your business forward with the right team.

Agricultural Lmia


Caregiver LMIA

This LMIA is completed to obtain permission to hire a foreign worker in a high or low wage position where it is clear that there is a labour shortage.  This option may support permanent residency but is typically used in situations where an employer may eventually transition to a Canadian or Canadian permanent resident worker. Sometimes your situation falls outside of the box. In this situation, we will look at options for immigration that are LMIA exempt. Please book an appointment with us to arrange a consultation to discuss your specific needs. ​

Caregiver Lmia


Global Talent Stream

This Global Talent Stream LMIA is an LMIA that is completed to obtain permission to hire a foreign worker in a specialized position where it is clear that there is a labour shortage and the occupation is listed among in-demand occupations on the Global Talent Occupations List. The Global Talent Stream is eligible for priority processing for the LMIA and also for the work permit. If you are interested in this program, please contact us today. ​

Global Talent Stream
Significant Benefit


C10, C11 Significant Benefit

The following two streams are known only as "Significant Benefit" streams that involve LMIA exemption codes C10 and C11. Under C10, foreign nationals who offer significant economic, social, or cultural benefit to Canada may be able to employ the International Mobility Program that allows employers to hire temporary workers without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) where there are broader economic, cultural or other competitive advantages for Canada or there are reciprocal benefits enjoyed by Canadians and permanent residents. 

Under C11, foreign nationals applying to work for themselves or to operate their own business on a temporary basis may be able to work in Canada if they are able to demonstrate that their admission to Canada to operate their business would generate significant economic, social or cultural benefits or opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.



CUSMA Professionals

The CUSMA agreement between Canada, USA and Mexico seeks to open up trade between these three countries and abolish tariffs and other trade barriers. The Agreement opens up the three countries’ markets by ensuring that future laws will not create barriers to doing business. Part of the CUSMA agreement includes a section that permits 63 professional occupations to work in Canada without an LMIA. 


Cusma Professionals include: 

Accountant, Architect, Computer Systems Analyst, Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster, Economist, Engineer, Forester, Graphic Designer, Hotel Manager, Industrial Designer, Interior Designer, Land Surveyor, Landscape Architect, Lawyer, Librarian, Management Consultant, Mathematician, Range Manager/Range Conservationalist, Research assistant, Scientific Technician/ Technologist, Social Worker, Sylviculturist, Technical Publications Writer, Urban Planner, Vocational Counsellor, Dentist, Dietitian, Medical Laboratory, Nutritionist, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physician, Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Recreational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Veterinarian, Agriculturist, Animal Breeder, Animal Scientist, Apiculturist, Astronomer, Biochemist, Biologist, Chemist, Dairy Scientist, Entomologist, Epidemiologist, Geneticist, Geologist, Geochemist, Geophysicist, Horticulturist, Meteorologist, Pharmacologist, Physicist, Plant Breeder, Poultry Scientist, Soil Scientist, Zoologist.

If your profession is listed here and you'd like to work in Canada, please contact us!

CUSMA Professionals
Free Trade Agreements


International Free Trade Agreements

  • Canada, United States, Mexico Agreement (CUSMA);

  • Canada-Chile FTA/Canada-Peru FTA/Canada-Columbia FTA/Canada-Korea FTA/;

  • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA); and

  • General Agreement On Trade In Services.

If your profession is listed here and you'd like to work in Canada, please contact us!

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Intra company transfer


Intra-Company Transfer

The Intra-Company Transfer The intra-company category permits international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of improving management effectiveness, expanding Canadian exports, and enhancing competitiveness in overseas markets.

To be eligible you must be:

  • currently employed by a multi-national company and seeking entry to work in a parent, a subsidiary, a branch or an affiliate of that enterprise;

  • transferring to an enterprise that has a qualifying relationship with the enterprise in which they are currently employed, and will be undertaking employment at a legitimate and continuing establishment of that company; 

  • transferred to a position in an executive, senior managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity;

  • have been employed continuously by the company that plans to transfer them outside Canada in a similar full-time position for at least one year in the three-year period immediately preceding the date of initial application.

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Book an Immigration Consultation 

Book a professional consultation with Annie (Anne C. McCaughey) to get started with a customized immigration plan. Annie is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant who will be able to provide advice and a plan for moving ahead with your immigration goals. A consultation is 30 minutes via call or video call, followed by a detailed email with further information to help you on your journey. 

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