The IMP lets employers hire temporary workers without an LMIA. Exemptions from the LMIA process are based on both of the following:
Foreign workers that are exempt from the LMIA requirement may still need a work permit in order to work in Canada. The work permit issued under this program may be open or close work permit.
International Mobility Programs
|Program/Stream||Who Can Apply?|
|The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program||For students who have studied and graduated from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) & eligible for PGWP|
|Reciprocal Youth Exchange Agreements||People who fall under International Experience Canada (IEC) – for those between the ages of 18 and 30 years of age who want to travel and work in Canada|
|International Free Trade Agreements||The reciprocal agreement between Canada and Other countries: United States; Mexico; Chile; Peru; Columbia; Korea; European Union; and General Agreement On Trade In Services.|
|The Intra-Company Transfer Program||For those who want to open a branch/ company in Canada and want to transfer key employees to their Canadian branch|
|The Bridging Open Work Permit||For those who want to work in Canada and are in transition to becoming a permanent resident|
|Situations of Social or Cultural Benefits to Canada||For those who can contribute to Canada in a Significantly way by contributing to its success or proving that their arrival will be beneficial for Canada|
The process of apply for work permit under IMP is as following:
STEP 1: Get a job offer from Canadian Employer
Employers will need to meet the following requirements to hire foreign worker via IMP:
STEP 2: Apply for Work Permit
Once you secure a job offer, you will be able to apply for your work permit. You will need your offer of employment number to complete your application. If eligible to work in Canada, your application will be approved and you will receive:
Step 3: Prepare for Your New Job in Canada
Once you have your work permit and travel visa you can come to Canada and start working at your new position.
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