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Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Introduction to the scheme:

Overseas workers can support their application for permanent residence in Canada through LMIA. They can get additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the Federal Fast Track (EE)  to speed up the immigration process and gain Canadian permanent resident status. 

Program features:

  1. Simple application, only need to meet job requirements

  2. Job search and job interview in Hong Kong

  3. More job opportunities with a stable salary

  4. ​Available in the Federal Express Immigration System – Receive 50 or 200 extra points in the CRS scoring system

  5. If one person applies, their spouse or partner and children can also benefit


  1. Age: 25 – 50 years old

  2. Education Level: Bachelor's degree or above is preferred

  3. Language Ability: IELTS 6 

  4. Work Experience: At least 3 to 5 years 

Application progress:

  1. Take the IELTS exam and conduct academic verification

  1. The Canadian lawyers will base on the applicant’s previous work experience and education level to pair up with employers

  2. Employer will issue job admission notice to applicants after approval

  3. Enter Canada in the form of a working visa

  4. The applicant has worked in Canada for one year (minimum of 1560 hours)

  5. After the Employer gets positive approval through LMIA, the applicant will be eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence

  • The whole process takes about 18-20 months (The application time varies depending on the individual applicant’s circumstances)

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