November 20, 2015 – Please be advised that as of November
21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will no longer
accept form IMM 5802 (Offer of Employment to a Foreign National
Exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment) in support of work
permit applications made at a Canadian port-of-entry.
As of October 26, 2015, all employers must use the new CIC
Employer Portal platform to make LMIA exempt offers of employment
and pay the compliance fee.
Employers who had already made offers using form IMM 5802 prior
to October 26, 2015 are advised these employees must enter Canada
and apply for their work permit no later than November 21,
Who is Affected
All foreign nationals who have received an offer of employment
for an LMIA-exempt work permit accompanied by an "R"
receipt number for the employer compliance fee must apply for their
work permit no later than November 21, 2015. This includes foreign
nationals entering Canada pursuant to a free trade agreement (e.g.
NAFTA) or on an intra-company transfer.
Foreign nationals who have received a receipt for their
compliance fee from the CIC Employer Portal with an "A"
receipt number are not affected.
If you have any questions about this update, or require
assistance making a work permit application, please
contact Green and Spiegel.
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