LMIA – Labour Market Impact Assessment

Why do you need to apply for an LMIA - Labour Market Impact Assessment?


LMIA (short for Labour Market Impact Assessment) is a labour market verification process whereby Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) assesses an offer of employment to ensure that the employment of a temporary foreign worker will not have a negative impact on the Canadian labour market.

Employers are required to do extensive advertising for a minimum of four weeks to ensure Canadians have first access to available jobs. Employers also need to provide a variety of information about the position for which they want to hire a temporary foreign worker, including the number of Canadians who applied for the position, the number of Canadians who were interviewed, and detailed explanations for why the Canadian workers considered were not hired

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Interested to hire a foreign nanny or caregiver on the Caregiver Pilot Program?

What is the new Caregiver Program announced in June 2019?

All Employers who want to hire an overseas in-home caregiver must hire them through these 2 pilot programs.

New Caregiver Program

If a temporary foreign worker (TFW) is in Canada, they must submit the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application along with all the required supporting documentation to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada. In essence, employers are applying for an opinion on the impact that hiring a TFW would have on Canada's job market. Employers are required to advertise the position to ensure Canadians have first access to available jobs.

1.) Language levels: You need to prove you met the minimum language skills IELTS - 5 in all language skills 2.) Education: You must have a completed post-secondary education credential of at least 1 year in Canada. If you don't have a Canadian education, you need to get your foreign Education Credential assessed to show that is equal to a completed Canadian post-secondary education. 3.) You have  a genuine and valid job offer 4.) You must be able to do the job 5.) You must be admissible to Canada 6.) You plan to live outside the province of Quebec as a permanent resident  

A caregiver/temporary foreign worker, who is already in Canada, will still require a new LMIA  when changing employers. The caregiver  must additionally submit a work permit renewal application before her work permit expires. If you're employing a caregiver you must also file a new LMIA in order for your caregiver to renew her work permit.

We offer:

Assessment of the Caregiver to be eligible under the new caregiver program

Assistance for a caregiver to complete their Education Credential Assessment

Work permit and PR application once a caregiver has obtained a job offer

We are also available to handle the processing of the work permit and visas for the caregiver inside Canada. We also handle all types of immigration service for different streams including PR applications for caregivers.

Our Regulated Immigration Consultants are
specialists in the Foreign In-Home Caregiver Program

Our Immigration Consultants are dedicated to advising people wanting to move to Canada to live and work on all aspects of Canadian Immigration

Don't want to tackle this process by yourself?

We can mitigate long delays and costly mistakes!

We can ensure that your caregiver’s application is presented effectively and maximize your chances of success.
Apex Immigration Canada is ready to help your caregiver secure her/his Canadian Work Permit, PR application and any other required visas.
We will work quickly and efficiently to assist you in securing a work permit.

APEX IMMIGRATION CANADA Ltd. specializes in Canada’s Caregiver Program.

The new Caregiver program can be complex and detailed

Only caregivers who are eligible may be able to apply for the Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker Pilot.

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Important Considerations:

Processing time can take up to 12 months for the caregiver to get their work permit.

While Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides substantial information for individuals, there is a risk of refusal on the basis of legal technicalities.

Apex Immigration Canada specialized in the foreign Caregiver program.

When retaining a Regulated Immigration Consultant, if problems develop, we can deal with them on your behalf.
Regulated Immigration Consultants are authorized to represent your best interests with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Who Are We?

Who are we?

International Nannies and Homecare Ltd. and it’s immigration company Apex Immigration Canada Ltd. specialises in the Foreign Caregiver program and have helped Canadian families since 1996.

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We specialize in Canada’s new Caregiver program

It is in the employer’s and caregiver’s best interest to hire a professional to assist with the new Caregiver program.

If the caregiver is already in Canada, we assist and help with the rigorous and complicated LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) application. We have obtained a large number of approved LMIA’s under the new program.


Our Services
  • We provide complete assistance with all government requirements throughout the entire LMIA process.
  • Advertisement in 5-6 different online outlets (minimum is 3)
  • Monitoring of advertisements
  • Keeping up-to-date on government form changes
  • Full knowledge of legislative standards
  • Full review by a Licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant
  • Full assistance with Service Canada interviews
  • Available to support your caregiver with her/his work permit application (additional fee)
  • 18+ years of experience in the Live-In Caregiver Industry
Your benefits when hiring us
  • We provide full assistance with all government requirements
  • Advertisement in at least 4 different means
  • Full file preparation before submission to Service Canada
  • Full representation while the file is at Service Canada
  • Complete review by at least two Licenced Immigration Consultants
  • Full assistance with entire LMIA process
  • Extensive knowledge of legislative changes
  • Our Immigration Consultants are available to assist your caregiver with her/his work permit applicant (additional fee)

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