Temporary change in advertising for LMIAs

In an effort to streamline the processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, ESDC is implementing a temporary policy change to requirements for advertising and recruitment.

Effective January 12, ESDC will suspend minimum advertising requirements for employers applying for an LMIA to hire temporary foreign workers in primary agriculture. While this temporary suspension of an important program requirement will result in Service Canada not reviewing advertising and recruitment information in its assessment of LMIA applications, employers are expected to continue efforts to recruit Canadians and permanent residents.

This measure will be in effect for applications submitted to Service Canada on or before June 30, 2022.
For more information on applying for an LMIA, please visit Service Canada’s website: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/agricultural.html