I have received a Canadian job offer. What documents do I need from my future employer?
In most cases, the employer must send you
- the job offer and a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada that says the employer is allowed to hire you; or
- the offer of employment number that the employer received when they submitted the offer of employment through the Employer Portal if an LMIA is not needed.
Once you have what you need, you can apply to get, extend or modify a work permit.
You do not need to provide any documents from an employer if you are
- exempt from the LMIA process; and
- applying for an open work permit.
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