Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has a Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA“) exemption for post-doctoral fellows awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy and research award recipients. The advantage of such an exemption is that a person can obtain a work permit without the need of the prospective employer to first test the Canadian labour market. Post-doctoral fellows holding a Ph.D. or its equivalent To qualify for a work permit under this LMIA exemption, the prospective foreign worker must: have completed, or be expecting to complete shortly, their doctorate; be working in a […]

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