International Mobility Program - Immigration Consultation
The International Mobility Program (IMP) is a Canadian immigration program that allows employers to hire foreign workers without obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The LMIA is a document that shows there is a need for a foreign worker to fill a job in Canada and that there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents available to do the job. The IMP streamlines the process for employers to hire foreign workers and is intended to help Canadian employers fill labour shortages and remain competitive in the global market. The IMP includes several categories of foreign workers, including: International Experience Canada (IEC): A program that allows young people from certain countries to work and travel in Canada for up to two years. The program is designed to promote cultural exchange and provide opportunities for young people to gain work experience and improve their language skills. Global Talent Stream (GTS): A program that allows Canadian employers in certain technology and engineering occupations to hire highly skilled foreign workers without a LMIA. The GTS is designed to help Canadian employers fill skills shortages and compete in the global market. Intra-Company Transfers: A program that allows Canadian companies to transfer key personnel to their Canadian operations without a LMIA. This program is designed to help multinational companies with Canadian operations remain competitive by allowing them to bring in foreign workers with specialized knowledge and expertise. NAFTA Professionals: A program that allows citizens of Canada, the United States, and Mexico to work in each other's countries in certain professional occupations without a LMIA. Significant Benefit: A program that allows employers to hire foreign workers who will provide a significant social, cultural, or economic benefit to Canada without a LMIA. The IMP is a flexible program that allows employers to hire foreign workers in a variety of occupations and industries. However, it's important to note that there are still eligibility requirements and application processes that must be followed. It's important to carefully review the eligibility criteria and seek legal advice if needed before applying for the program.
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