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Some jobs are LMIA-exempt and do not require an LMIA to allow employers to hire temporary workers without an LMIA on an Open Work Permit. These International Mobility Program (IMP) jobs must be reciprocated between the two countries and can include athletes, educations co-op and cultural jobs.

IMP: International Mobility Program

The International Mobility Program lets an employer hire a temporary foreign worker without a Labour Market Impact Assessment. In the International Mobility Program, you must apply for an Open Work Permit to work for any employer for a specified period of time. There are two types of Open Work Permits:

  1. Restricted Open Work Permit
  2. Unrestricted Open Work Permit

An open restricted permit may restrict the occupation or location but not the employer.

An open work permit under IMP can be issued to a foreign national only under one of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemptions.

A foreign national may apply for an open work permit outside Canada, at a port of entry or after arrival to Canada, as per program requirements.

Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.

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Ackah Law has provided services to n-gen People Performance Inc. for over 5 years. From the initial consultation of our needs through the evolution and growth of our business, Evelyn and the Ackah team of lawyers and professionals have been integral support in our growing business in the United States.

– Adwoa K. Buahene M.A., Managing Partner, n-gen People Performance Inc.

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