The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a legal document secured by a Canadian employer, who is willing to hire a foreign skilled workers to meet requirements of labour market and to fill vacant positions in different industries and domains. LMIA or LMIA jobs ( work visa applications) are supported by valid documents, including submission by Canadian employer to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to seek permission to hire foreign skilled worker.
The employers offering LMIA approved jobs must have been regular taxpayer in Canada. Also, the occupation or job profile selected by the candidate should be listed in the National Occupation Classification (NOC) list. Generally, Canadian employers and candidates need a copy of LMIA to support job offers to expedite Express Entry process. In other words, a valid job offer must be supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), hence such jobs are called LMIA approved jobs.