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The miracle of a 10-day labour market impact assessment approval

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 8:51 AM | By Jacqueline Bart and Elisa Usher

As corporate immigration lawyers know, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the Labour Market Impact Assessment process (LMIA) have a reputation for lacking transparency in the decision-making process due to the absence of clear policy.

The program has strict requirements to ensure the Canadian labour market has been properly tested before a position for a non-Canadian is approved. With a process that includes a month of advertising in multiple forums, a plan to transition the position to Canadian citizens or permanent residents, processing times that...