This Week’s Success Story: Work Permit after an LMIA-based Work Permit Refusal
A client that used another representative came to us in a desperate state. A dentistry cabinet obtained a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire a foreign worker (dentist). The client applied for a work permit (WP), using the same representative, but his application was refused. It is very rare that a work permit is refused, given the company wanting to hire him/her received a positive LMIA.
We have reviewed the whole LMIA application and also the previous work permit application and recognized a few pitfalls in the foreign worker’s situation. He was a green card holder, but his credentials were not recognized in the USA. On the other hand, his credentials were recognized in Canada, as he passed all the required exams to become a dentist in Canada. This is a potential point of interest, meaning that he could not practice his occupation in the USA, but only in his home country and in Canada. This might raise an issue with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
We have ordered also the
notes of the immigration officer, made in the IRCC system, for the previous
work permit application. In our submission, we laid down the scenario and
addressed each issue or potential issues that might have arisen after the
application was re-submitted online. The client was extremely satisfied with
our submissions and congratulated us on our thoroughness. After a couple of
weeks, we received notification from IRCC that his work permit application was
approved for two years. You can imagine the happiness of the applicant and our
satisfaction for a job well-done!