LMIA frequently asked questions

LMIA frequently asked questions

Question: What is the average processing time for LMIA applications?
Answer: The average processing time for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is between 9 days to 35 days depending on the stream. Know more about LMIA processing times

Question: Can your LMIA be rejected?
Answer: Yes, as per the government's public policy considerations your LMIA can be refused.

Question: How much does an LMIA cost?
Answer: The application fee for LMIA requests is CAD 1000 for each application.

Question: Who Pays LMIA?
Answer: Employers

Question: Can I check my LMIA status?
Answer: No, There is no way for the candidates to check the status of their LMIA. Only the employers can do check the status.

Question: For how long LMIA is valid?
Answer: LMIA is valid for 6 months. If the employer and Temporary Foreign Worker is not able to apply for a work permit within this time frame then a new LMIA is required to be applied.

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