Hire a Foreign Worker for Your Registered Charity or Not-for-Profit (NFP) Organization
You may be able to hire a Foreign Worker without an LMIA. They can be outside of the country or already in Canada.
What does it mean to be LMIA Exempt?
Most companies need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before a foreign worker applies for a work permit, which enables to them to legally work in Canada. An LMIA is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that gives the employer permission to hire a temporary foreign worker. Essentially a positive LMIA means that there will not be a negative impact on the Canadian labour market as a result of hiring the foreign worker. The process for obtaining a positive LMIA can be long and expensive. Certain organizations, like Registered Charities and NFPs are able to take advantage of this is exemption and hire certain workers without LMIA through the International Mobility Program (IMB).
Hiring a Foreign Worker Through The International Mobility Program (IMP)
The International Mobility Program lets an employer hire a temporary foreign worker without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This can be hugely beneficial to employers and workers alike, who may enjoy the easier hiring process.
Full List of International Mobility Program (IMP) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Exemption Codes: