Canada introduced new instructions for International Mobility Program

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instructions for International Mobility Program

Canada introduced new instructions for International Mobility Program on January 30, 2023, the Government of Canada introduced a new program delivery update for the International Mobility Program (IMP). The government reformatted instructions regarding the labor market impact assessment (LMIA) exemptions under work designated as per paragraph R205(c)(ii) – administrative codes C41, C42, C43, C44, and C45. 


In addition, the government included dependent children of primary applicants as family members in addition to spouses and common-law partners. Furthermore, new administrative codes have been added for dependent children of high-skilled workers, family members of low-skilled workers and economic PR applicants, and academic award recipients.


Program delivery update: Public policy, competitiveness or economy IMP

The following changes are important as well:

  • The NOC 2021 language has been updated on the pages.
  • Now, dependent children along with spouses and common-law partners are included.
  • For dependent children of skilled workers, family members of low-skilled workers, applicants for economic PR, and recipients of academic awards, new administrative codes have been added.

In accordance with subparagraph 205(c)(ii) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, the Minister has designed the following categories that are necessary for public policy considerations relating to the competitiveness of Canada’s academic institutions or economy (IRPR).

  • Family members of foreign nationals with TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 authorization to work in high-skilled occupations [C41 and C46].
  • Family members of foreign nationals with TEER 4 or TEER 5 work in low-skilled occupations [C47 and C48].
  • Family members of people with work permits who are  Economic Class permanent residents or who were nominated or selected by a province [C49].
  • Common-law partners and spouses of study permits holders – [C42].
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded to postdoctoral fellows [C44].
  • Academic Award recipients for research work – [C52]
  • Medical research fellows and foreign medical (or dental) residents – [C45]


What is the International Mobility Program? 

Employers can hire temporary workers under the International Mobility Program (IMP) first without completing a labor market impact assessment (LMIA). In most cases, employers will have to submit an offer of employment through the Employer Portal.


What is labor market impact assessment (LMIA)?

Before hiring a foreign worker, a Canadian employer may be required to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).  A positive LMIA will show that a foreign worker is needed to fill the position. Additionally, it will demonstrate that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is suitable for the position. A confirmation letter is another name for a positive LMIA.


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