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    Posted: 30 Nov 2017 at 12:04am
I am already working on a Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada. Do I still need a Labour Market Impact Assessment?
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Hi

Originally posted by rivenna22 rivenna22 wrote:

I am already working on a Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada. Do I still need a Labour Market Impact Assessment?


1. No, but if you want to continue to work after your PGWP expires, your employer will need to get one.
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It depends on your specific situation and the immigration program you are invited to apply for under Canada Express Entry.

If you are in Canada on a Post-Graduation Work Permit and have a valid job offer, the employer may still need to get an LMIA to ensure you qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker or Federal Skilled Trades Program. The only time the LMIA is not needed is when the position being offered is exempt.

If you are invited to apply through the Canadian Experience Class, no LMIA is needed.

Under Canada Express Entry, there are 200 or 50 points available for a valid job offer supported by an LMIA. This means an LMIA will increase your chances of being invited to apply, whether a specific program requires it or not.

You should also read:

Does My Work Experience Meet Requirements?
Express Entry Job Offer

Colin Singer, Canada Immigration Lawyer & Managing Partner, immigration.ca
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