Owner Operator LMIA
Businesses or Industries need to get authorization from Labour Market Impact Assessment before hiring a foreign national.
Exempt from Minimum Recruiting Requirements
Job advertisement and recruitment is an important variable for the owner LMIA process. LMIA applicants must attempt to hire Canadian citizens for a specified period of time but owner-operators are not required to create any such advertisements.
The Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) receives the application as a business owner and not an employee.
Exemption Requirement for Owner Operators
Before applying for Work Visa, the following owner-operator LMIA requirements are to be met
  • The applicant is the sole proprietor or at least 50.1% owner of the total company shares Official document needs to be presented that demonstrates the controlling interest of the applicant shareholder Owner operator LMIAs requires you to hold a significant
    managerial position in the company Dismissing the Majority share-holder or Sole proprietor is not allowed Financial planning and investment details must be included in the owner-operator LMIA business plan Should demonstrate interest and possibility
    of creating job openings for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • The applicant is the sole proprietor or at least 50.1% owner of the total company shares Official document needs to be presented that demonstrates the controlling interest of the applicant shareholder Owner operator LMIAs requires you to hold a significant
    managerial position in the company Dismissing the Majority share-holder or Sole proprietor is not allowed Financial planning and investment details must be included in the owner-operator LMIA business plan Should demonstrate interest and possibility
    of creating job openings for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • The applicant is the sole proprietor or at least 50.1% owner of the total company shares Official document needs to be presented that demonstrates the controlling interest of the applicant shareholder Owner operator LMIAs requires you to hold a significant
    managerial position in the company Dismissing the Majority share-holder or Sole proprietor is not allowed Financial planning and investment details must be included in the owner-operator LMIA business plan Should demonstrate interest and possibility
    of creating job openings for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • The applicant is the sole proprietor or at least 50.1% owner of the total company shares Official document needs to be presented that demonstrates the controlling interest of the applicant shareholder Owner operator LMIAs requires you to hold a significant
    managerial position in the company Dismissing the Majority share-holder or Sole proprietor is not allowed Financial planning and investment details must be included in the owner-operator LMIA business plan Should demonstrate interest and possibility
    of creating job openings for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • The applicant is the sole proprietor or at least 50.1% owner of the total company shares Official document needs to be presented that demonstrates the controlling interest of the applicant shareholder Owner operator LMIAs requires you to hold a significant
    managerial position in the company Dismissing the Majority share-holder or Sole proprietor is not allowed Financial planning and investment details must be included in the owner-operator LMIA business plan Should demonstrate interest and possibility
    of creating job openings for Canadian citizens and permanent residents