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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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On behalf of everyone at the THOMAS Group of Companies, I would like to personally thank you and your entire team for the outstanding work and professionalism shown during the LMIA process for our newest employee.

Your group maintained a positive working relationship with our staff throughout the application process and it was quite evident that they take pride in the quality of the work they deliver.

It is with confidence that I put forth this recommendation for Ackah Business Immigration Law.

– Erhardt Tutto, President THOMAS GROUP of COMPANIES

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