The International Mobility Program enables Canadian employers to hire temporary foreign workers without a Labour Market Assessment (LMIA). While an LMIA is usually required for a Canadian employer to hire a temporary foreign worker, this requirement has several exemptions. As a result, this requirement may vary depending on the nature of your business and long-term plans of employing international talent.
Being a Canadian employer, you can benefit from the LMIA exemption codes created by the government of Canada through the International Mobility Program. For example, citizens of countries with which Canada has Free Trade Agreements or Ceta countries, hiring workers through Global Talent Stream or Intra-Company Transfer Program are a few such examples of LMIA exemption.
Please contact our office to learn more about hiring foreign workers under this program.
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Can I work in Canada under the International Mobility Program if I have a job offer from a Canadian employer?
Yes, if you have a job offer from a Canadian employer, you may be eligible to work in Canada under the International Mobility Program. This program facilitates the entry of foreign workers into Canada for temporary work without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), making the process faster and more streamlined.
Can my spouse or common-law partner work in Canada under the International Mobility Program?
Yes, in many cases, spouses or common-law partners of foreign workers working in Canada under the International Mobility Program may be eligible for an open work permit. This allows them to work for any employer in Canada without needing a job offer or an LMIA. Shory Law can assist in determining the eligibility of your spouse or common-law partner for an open work permit.
Can I extend my work permit under the International Mobility Program?
Yes, in many cases, work permits issued under the International Mobility Program can be extended. However, it is important to apply for an extension before your current work permit expires. Shory Law can assist you in preparing and submitting the necessary application to extend your work permit, ensuring compliance with the program requirements.
Can I change employers while on a work permit under the International Mobility Program?
In certain situations, it is possible to change employers while on a work permit under the International Mobility Program. However, it is crucial to ensure that the new job offer and employer meet the requirements of the program.