Changes for 10 professions

10 professions that give you the right to get a permit to work in Canada faster than others

Canada has accelerated the recruitment process for foreign workers in the agricultural, food and freight industries.

Employers hiring foreign workers in 10 professions in the above areas can now avoid the time-consuming process of obtaining work permits.

What changed?

When applying for the LMIA for a number of priority professions, Canada canceled advertising requirements for assessing the impact on the labor market, that is, an employer who hires a specialist in one of 10 professions no longer needs to prove that none of the citizens of Canada or permanent residents of Canada I didn’t respond to the vacancy and the employer has the right to hire a foreign worker for one of the priority vacancies, bypassing this condition.

Starting March 20, the minimum job requirements for LMIA applications that are under consideration and for new applications will be canceled for the following 10 professions:
• Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers-retail and wholesale (NOC 6331)
• Transport Truck Drivers (NOC 7511)
• Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252)
• General Farm Workers (NOC 8431)
• Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (NOC 8432)
• Harvesting laborers (NOC 8611)
• Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463)
• Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9617)
• Labourers in fish and seafood processing (NOC 9618)
• Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (NOC 9462)
Truck drivers located in a province in which there is a compulsory elementary education must have a certificate at the time of obtaining a work permit. Provinces with this requirement include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

New LMIA electronic clearance process
LMIA applications can now be emailed to Canada Service. Employers can send their application by e-mail to the appropriate address depending on the flow of immigration and place of work.