RERU Immigration

International Mobility Program

Employers can hire foreign workers without having to complete a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under the International Mobility Program (IMP) (LMIA). If the foreign person brings larger economic, cultural or other competitive advantages to Canada or if the foreign national provides a mutual benefit to Canadians and permanent residents, the exemption is granted.

Responsibilities of employers under the International Mobility Program

When employing foreign skilled workers through the International Mobility Program, employers in Canada have specific responsibilities (IMP).

Employer must:

  • Make sure the worker has the required work authorization
  • Arrange for workers’ compensation and medical coverage when the worker arrives in Canada, as required by the province or territory.
  • Adhere to the conditions and deadlines mentioned in the worker’s work permit
  • Be actively engaged in a business that has submitted an offer of employment until the employee is employed
  • Comply with all federal, provincial and territorial employment laws, including laws regarding the hiring of workers
  • Offer the worker a job in the same occupation that was listed in the offer of employment
  • Provide the employee with wages and working conditions that meet or better than those listed in the offer of employment
  • Make reasonable efforts to provide a workplace free of physical, sexual, psychological and financial abuse
  • Keep any documents relating to the employee’s hiring and employment for six years after the work permit is issued
  • Attend any inspection and submit any paperwork or information that is needed.

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