Canada: New recruitment requirement for high-wage LMIAs

Posted by Immigration Law Team|Canada Immigration
Jul 17

In Brief

As of August 28, 2017, all employers applying for high-wage Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) will be required to use Service Canada’s new Job Match service to meet the LMIA minimum recruitment requirements.


The Job Match service, which is part of Service Canada’s National Job Bank site, will identify job seekers whose profiles indicate that they possess the advertised skills and qualifications for a particular position. The job seeker’s profile will then be forwarded to the employer and ranked on a scale of one to five stars based on the compatibility between the job seeker’s skillset and the eligibility criteria for the role. Any employer who, during the first 30 days of their job posting, receives a match of four stars or higher will be required to invite that applicant to apply for the position.


Employers who file a high-wage LMIA before August 28, 2017 will not be required to use the Job Match service. However, any employers who conduct recruitment activities and/or submit LMIA applications after this date will be required to provide proof that they have used the Job Match service.

For more information on the minimum recruitment requirements for high-wage LMIAs or any other immigration matter, please contact a member of our team at PwC Law LLP.

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