This condition serves to help expedite the applications for the
highest paid workers or the most specialized positions or critical
employees to help them come to Canada.
If your application falls under any of the three following
categories, you will benefit from priority 10 day processing:
Highly paid workers:
those whose wages are in the top 10 percent of wages paid in the
province or territory to which they are applying.
Short term workers:
if the term of employment is equal to or less than 120 calendar
days. However, the salary must also be considered a high wage
(equal to or greater than the provincial or territorial
workers: those with designated positions from the list
from Employment and Social Development Canada. These must also have
high wage salaries.
If an applicant falls under any of these three categories, the
applicant will automatically be marked for priority 10 day
processing within the Foreign Worker System. Unfortunately, none of
this priority processing applies to individuals applying to the
province of Quebec.
However, priority processing can be removed if one of the
following violations occurs. If the LMIA application is missing
information, if additional time is required for consultation or
clarification with the employer, or if the LMIA has triggered an
inspection, processing will return to regular wait times.
An LMIA, or Labour Market Impact Assessment, is a document that
some Canadian employers may need to acquire before hiring foreign
workers. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, "a
positive LMIA will show that there is a need for the foreign worker
to fill the job you offer and that there is no Canadian worker
available to do the job."
LMIAs help to protect jobs for Canadian workers but also serve
as pathways to work in Canada if, for instance, a job is highly
specialized, or if there are large numbers of workers needed.
Certain categories of workers are LMIA exempt but may still require work
permits. These include the following: workers under international
agreements, people taking part in exchange programs, spouses,
workers eligible for provincial or territorial work programs,
workers nominated for permanent residency through a province or
territory , individuals already working in Canada who applied for
permanent residency through a different Canadian immigration
program, repair personnel for industrial or commercial equipment,
workers transferred within a company, academics, co-op students,
religious workers, and others (generally those who need to support
themselves while in Canada such as those waiting on a refugee
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