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LMIA Employer Compliance Audit - Immigration Consultation


An LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) compliance audit is an inspection conducted by the government of Canada to ensure that employers who have received LMIAs are complying with the conditions of their approval. The purpose of the audit is to ensure that foreign workers are being treated fairly and that employers are not violating the conditions of their LMIA. The compliance audit process typically involves an inspection of the employer's records and employment practices. The government may request documentation such as payroll records​,​ employment contracts​,​ and proof of compliance with the LMIA conditions. The audit may also include interviews with the employer​,​ foreign workers​,​ and other relevant parties. The government may conduct an LMIA compliance audit at any time after the LMIA has been issued. Employers should be prepared to cooperate with the audit and provide all requested documentation and information. Failure to comply with the conditions of the LMIA can result in penalties​,​ such as fines or even a ban on hiring foreign workers in the future. It's important for employers to understand the requirements and conditions of their LMIA and to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This includes providing foreign workers with the same working conditions and wages as Canadian workers​,​ and complying with all employment standards and health and safety regulations. Employers should keep detailed records to demonstrate compliance with these requirements in the event of an LMIA compliance audit. Let us help you through this process​,​ so you can get back to what you do best.




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