Priority Processing in LMIA Applications

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Last updated on October 12th, 2018

Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA“) applications typically take 1-4 months to process. However, the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC“) processes LMIAs for in-demand occupations (skilled trades), highly paid occupations (top 10%) or short-duration (120 days or less) entries within a 10 business day service standard.

High-Demand

To be considered a High-Demand LMIA, the position must be for a skilled trade on the list of eligible occupations below, and the wage being offered for the position must be at, or above, the provincial / territorial median wage where the job is located.

Tables about unemployment, Median wages, 10-day speed of service.

NOC
2006
NOC
2011
Occupation Title

7212
7202
Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7215
7204
Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7219
7205
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7271
7271
Carpenters

7216
7301
Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

7217
7302
Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

8211
8211
Supervisors, logging and forestry

8221
8221
Supervisors, mining and quarrying

8222
8222
Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services

8241
8241
Logging machinery operators

8252 / 8253
8252
Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

9211
9211
Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

9212
9212
Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9214
9214
Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

9231
9231
Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

7351 / 7352
9241
Power engineers and power systems operators

9424
9243
Water and waste treatment plant operators

7231
7231
Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7261
7233
Sheet metal workers

7263
7235
Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

7264
7236
Ironworkers

7265
7237
Welders and related machine operators

7241
7241
Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242
7242
Industrial electricians

7243
7243
Power system electricians

7244
7244
Electrical power line and cable workers

7245
7245
Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246
7246
Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7251
7251
Plumbers

7252
7252
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