International Mobility Program: Labour Market Impact Assessment exemption codes

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Sections 204 to 208 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations provide the regulatory authority to issue a work permit to a worker who does not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The LMIA exemption codes are listed in the following table.

Regulation LMIA Exemption Code
R204 International agreements
a) Canada-international  
Non-trade T11
Trader (FTA) T21
Investor (FTA) T22
Professional/technician (FTA) T23
Intra-company transferee (FTA) T24
Spouse (Colombia or Korea FTA) T25
GATS professional T33
b) Provincial/territorial-international There are no approved agreements at this time.
c) Canada-provincial/territorial T13
R205 Canadian interests
a) Significant benefit C10
Entrepreneurs C11
Intra-company transferees (including GATS) C12
Emergency repairs or repair personnel for out-of-warranty equipment C13
Television and film production workers C14
Francophone mobility C16
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program C18
Live-in caregivers whose permanent residence application is submitted A71
Bridging open work permits A75
Certain Quebec Selection Certificate holders currently in Quebec A75
b) Reciprocal employment C20
Youth exchange programs C21
Exchange professors, visiting lecturers C22
Performing arts C23
c) Designated by Minister  
i) Research C31
i.1) Educational co-op – post-secondary C32
i.2) Educational co-op – secondary level C33
ii) Competitiveness and public policy  
Spouses of skilled workers C41
Spouses of students C42
Post-grad employment C43
Post-doctoral Ph.D. fellows and award recipients C44
Off-campus employment See the instructions concerning students
Medical residents and fellows C45
d) Charitable or religious work C50
R206 Self-support
a) Refugee claimants S61
b) Persons under an unenforceable removal order S62
R207 Permanent residence applicants in Canada
a) Live-in caregiver class A70
b) Spouse or common-law partner in Canada class A70
c) Protected persons under subsection A95(2) A70
d) Section A25 exemption A70
e) Family members of the above A70
R208 Humanitarian reasons
a) Destitute students H81
b) Holders of a temporary resident permit valid for a minimum of six months H82
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