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Obtaining A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) From Your Future Employer

December 19, 2014 Our Blog

Your employer had to submit a request and applicable fee for an LMIA to Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada (ESDC/SC) before November 30, 2014 to hire you as a live-in caregiver. If all the ESDC/SC LCP requirements are met, your employer will be issued a positive LMIA.

NOTE: If you are already in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) and wish to change jobs while remaining in the LCP, you may do so. Your employer will need to apply for a LMIA that includes the live-in arrangement.

If the employer receives a positive LMIA, you will be able to live in the home of your new employer and be able to apply for permanent residence through the LCP when you have met the work requirement.

The positive LMIA confirms that:

  • there is a need for this job in Canada and the employer can proceed to hire a foreign worker to do it; and
  • the wages and working conditions offered by the employer meet provincial/territorial employment standards and are equivalent to the wages paid to Canadians in the same occupation.

ESDC/SC will advise your employer to send you a copy of the positive LMIA and the employment contract.