Do all LMIA Applications require Job Advertisements?

In most cases, LMIA applications require that the employer advertise the job vacancy in Canada before they can apply for an LMIA. This is because the Canadian government wants to ensure that Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the first opportunity to apply for available jobs.

However, there are some exemptions to the advertising requirement. For example, LMIA applications may not require advertising if the job falls under one of the LMIA exemptions, such as jobs under the NAFTA agreement, Intra-Company Transferees, or certain positions that are considered to be in-demand in certain industries or regions of Canada.

Additionally, in some cases, advertising may not be required if the employer can demonstrate that they have made significant efforts to recruit Canadian workers but have been unable to find any suitable candidates.

Overall, the requirement for advertising in LMIA applications can depend on various factors, including the nature of the job and the specific LMIA program under which the employer is applying. LMIA lawyers can provide guidance and support to employers to ensure that their LMIA application meets all the necessary requirements, including advertising requirements. If you have any questions for our Toronto LMIA lawyers, please contact us at 1-877-892-7778 or

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