LMIAs and Hiring Foreign workers for your Business

Canadian Immigration Agency

Canada’s future in temporary foreign workers

Canada’s vibrant economy relies on temporary foreign workers and new residents to continue its growth and success. Adventus Canada Immigration makes it our job to help facilitate your organization’s growth and to be a part of that future in Canada by taking away the burden of finding skilled workers.

We will make sure that any temporary foreign worker that is recruited in Canada or internationally will integrate well into your firm and be an effective part of your team.

Temporary foreign workers or newly arrived permanent residents represent some of the most dynamic and determined people in Canada. They are an untapped and often unknown source of great employees for many Canadian businesses.

Our focus is on assisting you achieve long-term success in hiring and integrating these workers into your company. The economic downturn has made it more difficult to retain and manage foreign workers, but with our assistance your company’s foreign worker strategy can flourish in both economically prosperous or difficult times.

Often one or two great workers can make a huge difference in your work place. We can source skilled and motivated Temporary Foreign Workers who are already residing in Canada and who want to remain here. Recruiting internationally will tap both new and known markets for skilled workers to join your organization. So, let your main goal be about the growth of your company, and ours will be to find the right workers to make your job easierHiring a foreign worker temporarily or supporting the immigration of a skilled worker to Canada may help you meet short-term skill and labour needs when Canadians and permanent residents are not available.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) work together to ensure that the employment of foreign workers responds to regional, occupational and sectoral skills and labour demands, while protecting employment opportunities for Canadians and permanent residents.

Foreign workers, including temporary foreign workers, have the same rights and protections as all Canadian workers. This means that all labour laws, standards and privileges given to Canadian must also be given to foreign workers. This includes overtime, paid breaks, holiday pay, and statutory holidays.

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Applying to Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker

An employer who wants to hire a foreign worker must first apply to ESDC for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This assessment shows what impact the worker would have on Canada’s labour market or, in other words, how the offer of employment would impact the Canadian job market.

Once a positive LMIA is issued, the foreign worker will be required to apply for a work permit must be issued before the worker is allowed to work and reside in Canada.

Workers are brought in for the period of the work permit during which time, they may apply for permanent residency if they qualify under the dual intent LMIA or one of the other programs such as CEC or FSW.


Adventus Canada Immigration will navigate the complex immigration process and take the stress away from you and your company. We can provide you with information on all available options and help you choose the best solution for your circumstances. We will give you the information needed to make the right decisions. Not only do we look after the complete immigration process, we offer a full slate of services to the employer.

LMIA Assessment Criteria

In assessing the LMIA, ESDC considers the following criteria:

  • The wages and working conditions;
  • Efforts to advertise and recruit Canadians or permanent residents;
  • The benefits to the labour market; and
  • How the entry of the foreign worker would affect a labour dispute.

In some cases, special exemptions apply. Employers who want to hire workers in some occupations do not require an LMIA. Under other circumstances, workers do not need a work permit from IRCC. (see Francophone Mobility; Intra-company transfers; Global Talent Stream)


  • Foreign worker recruitment and retention
  • Relocation and Settlement strategies for foreign workers and their families

Working with regulatory bodies:

  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada,
  • Service Canada,
  • Apprenticeship and Industry Training across Canada
  • Provincial Nominee programs (PNP) to help your workers secure permanent residency
  • Labour Market Impact Assessments, Work Permits, compliancy audits, employer compliancy forms

Integration of foreign workers into your workforce

Employee contracts and compliance

Diversity and cultural training (affinity groups)

Canadian culture and etiquette training online (pre-entry)

What to do when you need to lay off a foreign worker

Comprehensive immigration processing


Canadian Immigration Firm


Adventus Canada Immigration is an Immigration Firm in Calgary, Alberta. We can assist with your international hiring process and minimize difficulties in finding the right candidates for your organization. There are many foreign skilled trades people, professionals, and experienced workers who are anxious to be given the opportunity to come to Canada.

We can help you find the right fit for your company. We can work with you right from the start by taking over the search, the recruitment, the paperwork, through to the relocation and settlement services so all you have to do is be there for the first day of work for your new staff. We can also tailor our services to provide you with the services you need and/or want.

Adventus Canada Immigration is experienced in dealing with Service Canada, all the provincial Apprenticeship boards, Industry and Trade, and the provincial governments and IRCC. We can take over the advertising process for LMIA’s, the LMIA submission, vetting the candidates and the work permit application. We will continue with the process of permanent residency applications and provide settlement services for your foreign workers’ families to ensure they and their families settle easily into the country. While your new employee is starting their new job, we will ensure that their family is looked after so they can focus on their new position.

Adventus Canada Immigration gives the same amount of attention to all of our clients. Every one of them is very important to us and we want to ensure that they get the best care and service that we can offer. Our success; is reflected by past clients, through the referrals we have been fortunate to receive. They know that we care and we deliver what we promise. We look after you like we would a family member and we don’t want to disappoint you. We try our best to get the work done and if we can’t, we will discuss it with you and work with someone who is better suited to deal with your case. We know that it’s all about the details and our clients are our greatest priority.


Adventus Canada Immigration has provided immigration services to many organizations both big and small. We offer practical solutions to each company because your needs are unique and distinctive to each business. From one to one hundred workers, we can provide you with everything you need to accomplish your goals and we will work hard to fulfill our role.


Adventus Canada IMMIGRATION understands how dynamic the marketplace is today. We know what the challenges are in attracting the right people. You can depend on Adventus Canada IMMIGRATION to deliver top quality results that will fit easily into team and meet your schedule.


Adventus Canada IMMIGRATION is passionate about our work. Each of our team are driven to do the best we can and we dedicated to serving our clients You can count on us to deliver quality services in a timely manner. We believe time is money so we work to be effective and efficient. Our efforts to complete our task will make you glad you chose Adventus Canada IMMIGRATION to work with you.

Supporting the Immigration of Skilled Workers to Canada

There are primarily three processes by which employers wishing to hire skilled workers can support their immigration to Canada.

  1. The employer applies for an LMIA. The skilled worker obtains a permit to work temporarily in Canada, and applies to IRCC to become a permanent resident.
  2. The employer makes a job offer, but the skilled worker waits to obtain permanent residence before beginning to work in Canada
  3. A province or territory can nominate workers to participate in the Provincial Nominee Program which allows them to immigrate to Canada. In Quebec, the provincial government establishes its own immigration requirements and selects immigrants. Workers must first apply to the Quebec government for a certificate of selection (Certificat de sélection du Québec).

International recruitment services

Adventus Canada Immigration offers international recruitment to our employer clients as a service to help save you time and money. We work to recruit the type of candidate you want by going through the overall process of attracting, selecting and providing you with suitable candidates to interview and hire. We are pleased to take on additional or less parts of the process should you the employer wish. Our services are flexible and enable us to provide you with the requirements you need.

If you need to fill specific positions which cannot be filled with qualified candidates from Canada than we can pursue candidates by extending the search beyond our national borders into the overseas market. You can also review the roster of capable and talented individuals Adventus Canada Immigration has on file to determine whether these candidates have the skills you require and if not, we will find the suitable candidate(s) with your direction.

We specialize in the trades and work with employers who are in the following fields:

  • Construction (all trades)
  • Oil and gas
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Warehousing
  • Auto mechanics
  • Machinery
  • Heavy equipment
  • Trucking
  • Concrete
  • Tiling
  • Landscaping and horticulture
  • Food and Beverage

We also find professionals in the fields of:

  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Business
  • Logistics
  • Consulting
  • Design
  • Aviation

Not listed above? We can recruit candidates from all professions, simply let us know what you need and we will find it them for you.

We are pleased to be able to work with the employers to find the right fit for their companies and their personnel. Contact us for more information today. info@adventuscanada.com or call our office at +1 (403) 699-9688