Earlier this week, Employment and Social Development Canada announced processing delays for LMIA applications. This is true for certain streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. See the table below for processing times.
Current average LMIA processing times
|Global Talent Stream||10 business days|
|Agricultural Stream||30 business days|
|Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program||15 business days|
|Permanent Residence Stream||40 business days|
|In-home Caregivers||25 business days|
|High-wage Stream||85 business days|
|Low-wage Stream||128 business days|
To cut down on processing delays, make sure your applications are completed fully and that you respond to Service Canada requests for supporting documents in a timely manner.
Need help with your application?
Contact the Employer Contact centre at:
- 1-800-367-5693 (toll-free, within North America), or
- 506-546-7569 (call collect, outside North America).
For more on immigrating to Canada, or other immigration services, contact David Aujla.