Provincial/territorial agreements – Work in Canada

Exemptions from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) are possible for specific, limited situations through agreements between the Government of Canada and provinces/territories.

Where a job offer is needed, the employer will need to submit the Offer of Employment form and pay the employer compliance fee.

Here is a list of active LMIA exemptions from federal-provincial/territorial agreements:

British Columbia

International employees of Microsoft Canada who enter Canada to get training in the rotational training program at the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC) in Vancouver may apply for a work permit without a Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement. These employees are receiving training in Canada and not entering the Canadian labour market.

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