Canadian companies seeking to employ foreign workers whose employment in Canada would result in a significant benefit to Canadian society, culture or economy, are exempt from the requirement of obtaining an LMO. In such instances, an application for a temporary work permit may be made directly to a Canadian Visa office.
This is a highly discretionary category, and work permits under this category are typically granted for a short-term duration only. Visa officers reviewing such applications look for high-level candidates with sophisticated specialties and experience whose employment will benefit Canada, including giving a competitive edge to a Canadian company. This category is designed to provide an immediate alternative where necessary, but is not meant to circumvent the LMO process for long-term employment.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
1-800-993-9971 or by clicking here: “Contact Us”.