A labor market impact assessment (LMIA) is generally required for a foreign national to work in Canada. However, in some situations, the LMIA requirement may be waived if the individual provides a significant benefit to Canada.
Canadian government officials should consider the impact on Canadian workers when deciding whether to admit foreign workers into the country.
As a result, a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is usually required. However, the LMIA requirement can be waived under the ‘significant gain’ exemption. In such cases, the positive effects of issuing a work permit will outweigh the potential negative consequences that may result from not following standard procedure.