What is a LMIA and How Do I Get One?

LMIA stands for a Labour Market Impact Assessment and it is a document that is issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) confirming that a Canadian citizen or permanent resident cannot be located to successfully carryout an identified employment position in Canada. This document can then be presented by the foreign national identified in […]

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Travelling with Technology

I was at a networking event last night and I was speaking to a colleague who was planning a business trip to the US next week and she was speaking about her concerns crossing the border. As a side note I mentioned that she should think about the technology she was bringing with her as […]

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Work Permit Conditions

When Are They Breached and Are They Different From Non-Compliance? When hiring foreign workers, it is important to be able to read the work permit and understand the implications. From the employer’s perspective the most important part of the work permit is the listed conditions. There are generally four to seven conditions listed in the […]

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