How to get a significant benefit work permit

Canadian government officers must consider the impacts on Canadian workers when deciding whether to admit foreign workers into the country.

As a result, a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is generally required. The LMIA requirement, however, can be waived under a ‘significant benefit’ exemption. In such cases, the positive effects of the issuance of a work permit, would outweigh the potential negative consequences that could result from the standard procedure not being followed.