Does your business need work permit?
LMIA, Labour Market Impact Assessment, is a document that is issued by ESDC, Employment and Social Development Canada evaluating the impact of hiring a foreign national in the country. A positive LMIA reflects that there is no Canadian citizen or Permanent resident available to fill the profile, allowing an employer to hire a foreign nation. A negative LMIA reflects that a position is to be filled by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
LMIA based work permit is a two-step application procedure where the first step is to apply to Service Canada for an LMIA. This is to ensure that foreign workers or professionals are not being hired over Canadian citizens who are qualified for the job.