(587) 705-0764
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration
Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Free Consult

More Options...

New Online LMIA Portal

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Temporary Foreign Worker - LMIA

New Online LMIA Portal


To modernize the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and improve client service, Service Canada is transitioning to online Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications. Starting in April 2023, employers and their law firms and other third-party representatives will be required to submit LMIA applications using the LMIA Online Portal. The LMIA application form has been removed from the TFWP website.

An LMIA is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to fill that job.

What Is The LMIA Online Portal?

The LMIA Online Portal is a reliable and secure electronic tool that allows Canadian employers and their lawyers to submit an LMIA application to Service Canada.

Free Case Evaluation

Requirements For The LMIA Online Portal

Before an employer can use the LMIA portal, they must:

  1. have a business number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  2. create a user account and register your business on Job Bank
  3. review the requirements for the immigration stream you are applying for
  4. have required supporting documentation

Online Portal Exemptions
Employers may be granted an exemption to submitting their LMIA application online if they meet certain requirements. To request a PDF LMIA application form, employers should send an email to edsc.demande.formulaire.ptet-tfwp.form.request.esdc@servicecanada.gc.ca.

Learn More: LMIA Processing In 2023: How To Expedite Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers


Don't Waste Time or Money: Consult An Experienced Immigration Lawyer To Help With Your LMIA

Do you need help bringing foreign workers to Canada? To start the process, it is essential to be aware of all the immigration methods available to employers. If you are a Canadian employer who wants to hire foreign workers for your business, give us a call at (403) 452-9515 or email us at contact@ackahlaw.com.

With offices in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver, Ackah Law can assist companies with all their global talent immigration needs.

Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

More About Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Work Permits For Temporary Foreign Worker's Dependent Children

Dependent children of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) can obtain work permits under LMIA exemption codes C46 and C48 if they meet specific eligibility criteria including holding ...

Read More

NEW: IRCC Launches Home Child Care Support Pilot Program

The Home Child Care Support Pilot (HCSP) is a new program that provides financial support to eligible home child care providers in Canada. This new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship ...

Read More

Canada Foreign Workers Don't Need Study Permits

Effective immediately, foreign workers in Canada with a valid work permit no longer need study permits to get additional training and education. The Canadian government has introduced ...

Read More

Episode 63: Is It A Good Time To Apply For An LMIA?

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses as a Canadian employer or a business owner how to determine when is a good time to hire a foreign worker and how to apply for an LMIA. ...

Read More

Why Businesses Should Hire an Experienced Immigration Lawyer (Not An Immigration Consultant) for Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers

Hiring temporary foreign workers (TFWs) can be a great way to fill labour shortages for seasonal workers in the hospitality, travel, recreation and entertainment industries. However, ...

Read More

Work Experience For Canada Caregiver Programs Cut to 12 Months

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Canada is lowering the in-Canada caregiver work experience requirement for permanent residency (PR) to 12 months from 24 months. Previously, ...

Read More

Everything went well at the border. Spent less time with the immigration officer than I did waiting in the line in my truck – thanks to your excellent application package and prep for me!

- M. Worden

View All Testimonials