Moving to Canada is a dream for many of us. As mentioned in the earlier blogs, having an Express Entry profile and suitable requirements makes you eligible in receiving the invitation. if the applicant’s CRS is not increasing then he or she can go for the job offer.
But, before an employer hires you in Canada, they have to get an LMIA i.e. Labour Market Impact Assessment. Having a positive LMIA is similar to a confirmation letter that signifies that the employer has tried in hiring a Canadian citizen but does not meet the requirements to fill the position.
When a foreigner applies for the Canadian Work Permit then they must have a copy of positive LMIA along with the number mentioned in the application. But here’s the catch, there are some exceptions.
Typically, there are 3 types of work permits.
1. Closed Work Permit
2. Open Work Permit
3. Closed LMIA Exempt Work Permit
Most of the time, if the applicant is having a positive LMIA, then it is a closed work permit. In simpler terms, it means that the foreigner needs to work in a specific position under the employer that is mentioned in the LMIA.
An open work permit is where the foreigner works under any position with no specific employer and of course anywhere in Canada. Moreover, open work permits are not restricted to the occupational employer. Hence, there is no requirement for LMIA as well.
Lastly, a closed LMIA exempt work permit is the foreigners can work to the employer on a mentioned position. However, it does not require an LMIA.