Canada is one of the most common places to immigrate, live and work. It is recognized for its economic growth, excellent life quality, friendly people and work opportunities all across the country. To work in Canada, there are over a hundred types of work permits to allow immigrants to find a job, join the workforce and strengthen the country’s economy.
Any foreign wishing to work in Canada must have the proper authorization. For the vast majority, this authorization comes in the form of a valid work permit. An open work permit allows a foreigner to work for any Canadian employer they want over a specified period. A worker may apply for an open work permit outside of Canada, within Canada or at a Canadian port of entry.
LMIA ( LMIA Work Permit ) is a letter issued by the Labour office of Canada stating that hiring a foreign won’t negatively affect the workforce. To obtain an LMIA, the Canadian employer needs to submit a series of forms and documents proving that the Company wasn’t able to find the right candidate from local talent.