Work Permits / Visas and LMIA

Whether you are an employer who wants to hire a foreign worker or a worker who has an employment offer, Immigration Pros can help you process the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) / Labour Market Opinion (LMO) the application for the work permit.



We will direct the foreign worker step by step on how to go about presenting his/her application for a work permit. Our Immigration Consultants will help the employer get the LMIA (formerly LMO) and the worker in obtaining the visa and work permit. 

A professionally prepared application makes a huge difference when applying to embassies overseas. An LMIA (formerly LMO) is no guarantee that the worker will get a visa to enter Canada. We carefully review the Canadian embassy requirements that handle applications from the worker's country of origin, and we make sure everything is presented according to those guidelines.



Different types of foreign nationals can request a work permit or a change in their current work permit.
Work Permit Holders

We can help people who have a work permit for one job and apply for a work permit for a different position offered to them. We can also help extend your work permit with the same employer (work permit extension or work permit renewal). 

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), formerly known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO), is required before applying for a work permit renewal with the same employer or a new one.


Students, Visitors and In-Canada Permanent Residence Applicants

People can apply from within Canada if they have a valid study permit or if their spouse/parents have a study or work permit. Also, if they have a temporary resident permit that is valid for six months or more, or if they applied for permanent residence from inside Canada and have passed certain stages in the primary application process before being eligible for work (e.g. In-Canada spouses, live-in caregivers).


Only For Job Seekers

If you haven't found a Canadian employer willing to hire you, you can check our partner foreign worker placement agency job board for all the available positions that we currently have.


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North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Citizens of the United States and Mexico need a job offer without the approval of Service Canada in the following cases:
  • Business Visitors
  • Intra-Company Transferees
  • Traders and Investors
Canada–Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
The Canada–Chile Free Trade Agreement makes it easier for Chilean citizens to temporarily enter Canada. The categories, rules and requirements are similar to those of NAFTA.
General Agreement On Trade in Services (GATS)

People who work for foreign companies from World Trade Organization member countries that provide services in Canada can get a work permit without an approved job offer in the following cases:


  • Business Visitors
  • Professionals
  • Intra-Company Transferees
People Exempt From Work Permits
People that have a job offer approved by Human Resources Canada can apply for a work permit in Canada. Only the following workers in specific circumstances are exempt from needing a work permit whilst working in Canada:
  • Business Visitors
  • Foreign Representatives
  • Family Members of Foreign Representatives
  • Military Personnel
  • Foreign Government Officers
  • On-Campus Employment
  • Performing Artists
  • Athletes and Coaches
  • News Reporters
  • Public Speakers
  • Convention Organizers
  • Clergy
  • Judges and Referees
  • Examiners and Evaluators
  • Expert Witnesses or Investigators
  • Health-Care Students
  • Civil Aviation Inspectors
  • Accident or Incident Inspectors
  • Crew Members
  • Emergency Service Providers
These people still need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (if applicable) to enter Canada as visitors.
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