January 20, 2020
This Week’s Success Story: From LMIA Work Permit Refusal to Success!
We have been retained by an agricultural research corporation that tried a few times to obtain a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), but they encountered difficulties at various stages of the process. Though Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) with its arm Service Canada list on their website the steps of the process, it is not easy for busy companies to follow through the whole process. We have had similar cases in the past. For various reasons, the applications were refused – for lack of not enough media advertising, not long enough advertising and not at the national level, missing important skills required for the position, lacking proof of enough efforts to hire a Canadian or Canadian permanent resident, etc.
After months of trying, this company came to us. We started the process from scratch, noticed all the mistake made in the past and started a new advertising campaign. We guided the company step by step on how to go forward, check every little detail. We had even a preparation for the interview discussion with most likely questions to be asked by the Service Canada representative. Finally, after a few months, the result was positive. We got a great thank you note from the employer, having been relieved by the outcome and the fact that they could hire now the person who most likely fits the job description and is a foreign worker. We wish them good luck!