New LMIA Exemption – Repair Personnel

21st May 2015 Comments Off on New LMIA Exemption – Repair Personnel

On May 21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) introduced a new Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”) exemption for individuals who are coming to Canada to repair industrial or commercial equipment that is no longer under warranty or covered by an after-sales or lease agreement.

The LMIA exemption code is C13.

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LMIA Exemption for Francophones

1st Oct 2014 Comments Off on LMIA Exemption for Francophones

Last updated on August 6th, 2021


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC“) has a program to facilitate the ability of francophone foreign workers to enter Canada.  The benefit of the program, called Moibilte Francophone, is that no Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA“) is required.  This means that employers of prospective francophone foreign workers do not need to pass a labour market test in order to employ francophone foreign workers.

To qualify for the LMIA exemption, applicants must:

  • apply at a visa office outside Canada;
  • be going to work in an occupation which falls under National Occupation Classification 0, A or B;
  • have French as his/her habitual language; and
  • be destined to a province other than Quebec.

Here are some other key things to note about the program.

1. Recruitment through a francophone immigration promotional event coordinated between the federal government and francophone minority communities is no longer required. 

Previously, participation in Moibilte Francophone was restricted to prospective foreign workers recruited through government promotional events. This requirement, which the government interpreted incredibly broadly in any event, is no longer the case.

Previously, the program worked as follows:

2. Habitual French speaking abilities are required, but not for the job. 

To approve the work permit application officers must be satisfied that the foreign national’s habitual language of daily use is French.

Where the officer is not satisfied the foreign national’s habitual language is French, applicants may need to attend an interview or provide language results demonstrating an advanced intermediate level or above in French. An “advanced/intermediate” level is defined as Canadian Language Benchmark 7.

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Bill C: 56 : The Preventing the Trafficking, Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable Immigrants Act

19th Nov 2010 Comments Off on Bill C: 56 : The Preventing the Trafficking, Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable Immigrants Act


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