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International Mobility Program: How we Help Employers and Applicants

What is the International Mobility Program?

International mobility program Canada, or IMP, is a federal program that allows employers to hire temporary workers. Its greatest benefit is that employment of temporary workers does not require Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

The LMIA document shows that there will be a neutral or positive impact on the Canadian labour market if foreign nationals are hired. Examples are where the prospective employee’s country of origin gives Canadians reciprocal benefits and where Canada stands to enjoy broader cultural, economic and other competitive advantages.

How we Help Employers

At the Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, we assist businesses to get employees through the IMP. We have years of experience dealing with even the most complex issues related to work permit issuance. Some of the services we provide include:

1. We will help you determine if you need an LMIA. We do this by relying on our experience and by getting relevant information from your province’s or territory’s International Mobility Worker Unit (IMWU).

2. We will assist meet IMP conditions required for the application. These include paying $230 in employer compliance fees and submitting offer of employment forms.

How we Help Prospective Employees

The law requires that prospective employees coming from outside Canada get a Job Offer Letter. We will assist you to get this letter from your prospective employer. If you are residing in the country, we will get you a new work permit for the program. Note that if you are a temporary worker coming into Canada, you still qualify for the program. You can potentially get a work permit from a border services officer at the airport or land border.

Call 416-944-3267 or fill our online form for an assessment.


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