Variations to Minimum Advertising Requirements (LMIA)
Employers who wish to hire foreign workers in the following categories are subject to a variation in the advertising requirements for a
Labour Market Impact Assessment.
See below for a list of employment situations for which the usual advertising requirement for a LMIA do not apply. In certain situations, the variation(s) may only apply to a certain province or provinces.
The employer must conduct recruitment efforts as per the following: 1)Advertise vacant positions in Canada; Make sure any vacant position advertised abroad is also advertised simultaneously in Canada; 2)Advertise for a reasonable length of time (about a month) to allow broad 3)exposure of the vacancy to Canadians and permanent residents; 4)Demonstrate that the advertising medium used (web, print or electronic) is 5)effective in attracting appropriate candidates for the position; 6)Include in the advertisement this statement: "All qualified candidates are 7)encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority"; 8)Meet all conditions of applicable collective agreements; 9)Outline the educational institution's hiring decision and providing summaries of Canadian applicants verified by the vice-president (academic) or other senior academic official of the educational institution; and Be prepared to fill a yearly summary report on recruitment practices for Canadian academics and results.