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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.

Academics (University Professors)

The position is for an academic and is not covered by any other applicable Labour Market Impact Assessment exemption. Foreign workers who need a work permit, but do not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment, include:

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.

Camp Counsellors

Description:

The position is for a camp counsellor who will be working in Ontario.

Variation:

The employer must provide documentation (e.g. job offer letters) showing efforts to hire Canadian campers from the previous year and a commitment in writing. Moreover, the employer should commit to pursue Spring recruitment campaigns in high schools and post-secondary institutions.

Applicability

Ontario only

Warranty Work

Description:

When the work entails installation, inspection or repair of equipment, and the terms of the warranty require the work to be done by skilled workers designated by the manufacturer.

Variation:

No advertising or recruitment is required.

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