Canadian employers can now hire foreign workers in these 10 occupations faster

These days, lots of foreign workers are becoming more interested in trying a new working environment.

Some do this primarily for a higher pay while others just wish to work in certain countries with a better working system where their full potentials can be unleashed.

Canada is one of those few countries where you can reach your maximum potential while earning a good salary monthly.

However, before the government of Canada allows a Canadian employer to hire a foreign worker, that employer must prove to the Canadian authorities that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is available to take that job.

One major Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirement is that the employer advertises the job for a certain period of time. If no qualified Canadian citizen or permanent resident shows interest, that employer will then be permitted to hire a foreign worker to fill that position.

This process is time-consuming as it can sometimes take up to 3 months. As a result of this, the Canadian immigration authorities have decided to waive this advertising requirement in order to allow Canadian employers hire foreign workers in some agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations faster.

As from the time of making this post (16th April, 2020), if you’re seeking to work in Canada under any of the following occupations, an employer can hire you and immediately process your Canadian work permit without going through the lengthy LMIA advertising requirement process;

1). Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (NOC 9462)
2). Labourers in fish and seafood processing (NOC 9618)
3). Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9617)
4). Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463)
5). Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611)
6). Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (NOC 8432)
7).General Farm Workers (NOC 8431)
8). Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252)
9). Transport Truck Drivers (NOC 7511)
10). Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers-retail and wholesale (NOC 6331)

What is the new LMIA application process?

An electronic method of application has been introduced. Employers can now email LMIA applications to Service Canada’s appropriate addresses based on the job location and immigration stream.