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ESDC updated processing time of LMIA applications.

By 14 February 2020May 20th, 2020No Comments

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) updated the processing delays of the Labour Market Impact Assessment applications (LMIA). As of January 2020, average LMIA processing times were:

  • Global Talent Stream – 13 business days
  • Agricultural stream – 20 business days
  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 11 business days
  • Permanent residence stream – 38 business days
  • In-home caregivers – 35 business days
  • High-wage stream – 49 business days
  • Low-wage stream – 64 business days

In addition, the government is preparing to start LMIA Online – Pilot with Job Bank. No further information is available at the moment. Nevertheless, switching to online service may enhance the obtaining of LMIAs.

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