Starting today, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
("CIC") will be processing offers of employment made to
foreign workers exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment
(LMIA) requirement using a new electronic platform called the
Earlier this year, CIC introduced the IMM 5802: Offer of
Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from the Labour Market
Impact Assessment form to be completed by Canadian entities
supporting the entry of foreign workers exempt from the LMIA
process. The IMM 5802 form will no longer be accepted by
CIC. Canadian entities must now submit offers of employment for
LMIA-exempt foreign workers directly to CIC using the Employer
Portal. New versions of CIC's work permit application forms
will be released in November 2015, to reflect these recent
Employers who already have submitted IMM 5802 forms and
payment to CIC under the prior method may still utilize the IMM
5802 in applications for their foreign workers during a short
transition period expiring in November 2015.
The launch of the Employer Portal is one of several measures
introduced this year to facilitate CIC's ability to monitor
employer compliance with the International Mobility Program. See
our prior email alert for more information.
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