A Comprehensive Guide to Obtaining a Successful LMIA in Canada with Falcon Law PC

In the quest for international employment in Canada, obtaining a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a critical step. Falcon Law PC, your trusted immigration advisors, is here to provide a comprehensive step-by-step guide on securing a successful LMIA. Our experienced team is committed to helping you navigate the intricacies of the process and open doors to exciting employment opportunities in the Great White North.

Understanding the Significance of LMIA

What is an LMIA?

A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that assesses the impact of hiring a foreign worker on the Canadian labor market. A positive LMIA is often a prerequisite for employers looking to hire temporary foreign workers.

Falcon Law PC: Your LMIA Experts

Falcon Law PC specializes in immigration law, with a focus on facilitating the entry of foreign workers into Canada. Our team possesses the expertise to guide both employers and employees through the LMIA application process.

Step 1: Employer Pre-Application Considerations

Identify the Need for an LMIA

Before diving into the LMIA process, employers must identify the need for hiring a foreign worker. Understanding the specific skills or qualifications required and the impact on the Canadian labor market is crucial.

Confirm LMIA Exemptions

Certain positions may be exempt from the LMIA requirement. Falcon Law PC assists employers in determining if their job offer qualifies for an exemption, potentially streamlining the process.

Step 2: Job Offer Preparation

Create a Detailed Job Offer

A comprehensive job offer is a key component of the LMIA application. Falcon Law PC guides employers in preparing a detailed job offer that outlines job duties, qualifications, and benefits.

Determine Wage and Benefits

Ensuring that the offered wage meets or exceeds the prevailing wage for the occupation is essential. Falcon Law PC provides insight into wage requirements and helps employers determine competitive compensation.

Step 3: LMIA Application Submission

Completion of the LMIA Application Form

Falcon Law PC assists employers in completing the LMIA application form, ensuring accuracy and completeness. This includes providing details on the job offer, labor market impact, and recruitment efforts.

Submission to ESDC

The LMIA application is submitted to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for assessment. Falcon Law PC facilitates the submission process, including all necessary documentation.

Step 4: Recruitment and Advertising

Advertise the Job Position

As part of the LMIA process, employers are required to advertise the job position to demonstrate efforts to hire locally. Falcon Law PC provides guidance on effective advertising strategies and compliance with ESDC requirements.

Recruitment Efforts

Falcon Law PC helps employers document recruitment efforts, including responses from Canadian job seekers. This documentation is crucial in demonstrating the unavailability of qualified Canadian workers for the position.

Step 5: ESDC Assessment

ESDC Review Process

ESDC conducts a thorough review of the LMIA application, considering factors such as the impact on the Canadian labor market, the genuineness of the job offer, and compliance with advertising requirements. Falcon Law PC liaises with ESDC on behalf of employers to address any inquiries or additional information requests.

Processing Time

Falcon Law PC keeps employers informed about the processing time for LMIA applications, allowing them to plan for the potential arrival of foreign workers.

Step 6: Positive LMIA Issuance

Receiving a Positive LMIA

Upon a successful review, ESDC issues a positive LMIA. Falcon Law PC ensures that employers promptly receive the positive LMIA document, allowing them to proceed with the next steps in the immigration process.

Employer Compliance

Falcon Law PC advises employers on compliance with the terms and conditions outlined in the positive LMIA, including maintaining accurate records and fulfilling commitments made in the job offer.

Step 7: Temporary Foreign Worker Application

Temporary Foreign Worker Application Submission

With a positive LMIA in hand, Falcon Law PC guides employers and foreign workers through the process of submitting a work permit application. This includes completing the necessary forms, providing supporting documentation, and paying relevant fees.

Work Permit Approval

Falcon Law PC monitors the work permit application process, ensuring timely submission and addressing any issues that may arise. Upon approval, foreign workers can commence employment in Canada.

Step 8: Post-Arrival Considerations

Foreign Worker Settlement

Falcon Law PC offers support to foreign workers post-arrival, addressing settlement concerns, and providing guidance on integrating into the Canadian workforce and community.

Compliance Monitoring

Falcon Law PC advises employers on compliance monitoring, ensuring that all obligations outlined in the LMIA and work permit are met.

Success Stories with Falcon Law PC

Bridging Global Talent

John, an IT professional from overseas, secured a job offer with a Canadian tech company. Falcon Law PC facilitated the LMIA process, ensuring a positive outcome, and assisted John in obtaining a work permit. Today, John is contributing to Canada’s technology sector.

Catering to Hospitality Needs

Anna, a skilled chef, received a job offer from a renowned restaurant in Canada. Falcon Law PC guided the employer through the LMIA process, addressing specific requirements for the hospitality industry. Anna is now delighting Canadian patrons with her culinary expertise.

Contact Falcon Law PC Today

Ready to embark on the journey of obtaining a successful LMIA in Canada? Contact Falcon Law PC at 1-877-892-7778 or email us at info@falconlawyers.ca. Our team is ready to provide the legal support and guidance you need to navigate the LMIA process with confidence.


In conclusion, Falcon Law PC is not just a legal service; we are your partners in navigating the complexities of obtaining a successful LMIA in Canada. With our expertise in immigration law, personalized guidance, and proactive communication, we are committed to facilitating the entry of skilled workers into the Canadian workforce.

Choose Falcon Law PC as your Canadian Work Permit and LMIA experts, and let’s unlock the doors to exciting employment opportunities together. Contact us today, and take the first step toward a rewarding career in Canada.

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