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Immigration Legal Services

At Hayer Law, we can help with various business immigration issues, such as obtaining work permits, facilitating the employment of foreign workers, and sponsoring employees for permanent residency. We can also assist with compliance matters, such as ensuring employers comply with all applicable immigration laws and regulations. 

Business Immigration - Application for Work Permit in Canada

“We have represented a variety of businesses, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, in a range of industries, including tech, finance, and healthcare. Our team of experienced lawyers can work closely with you to understand your business needs and tailor our services to meet your specific requirements.”

-Amandeep Hayer

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The Process of Work Permit Acquisition for Businesses

The process of work permit acquisition commences with a careful evaluation of the job offer in question, setting the foundation for securing foreign talent.

  1. Evaluating work permit eligibility and document requirements.
  2. Navigating the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process, finding exemptions to the LMIA and understanding the work permit application timeline.
  3. Utilizing our immigration lawyer services benefits for a smooth transition.

The Role of Immigration in Foreign Worker Hiring

Immigration is critical in foreign worker hiring, serving as a gateway for businesses to access a global talent pool. It fosters economic impact, facilitates talent acquisition, promotes global connections, and enhances cultural diversity, thereby unlocking the innovation potential of businesses and positioning them for success in the worldwide marketplace.

    Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA): Requirements and Exemptions

    Before recruiting a foreign worker, a Canadian business may be required to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA); this is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada that enables an employer to engage a temporary employee. To determine if you require an LMIA, you must confirm that a temporary foreign worker is needed and that no Canadians or permanent residents are available to take on the position. The LMIA process can be challenging and time-consuming.

    On the other hand, to determine if you and the temporary foreign worker you want to hire are exempt from needing an LMIA or work permit, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Check the available LMIA exemption codes and work permit exemptions.
    2. Select the LMIA exemption or work permit code that fits your hiring scenario and read the detailed description.
    3. If you are eligible for an exemption code, include it in your job offer.

    If you need to ascertain whether you qualify for exemption, consider contacting our office. Our professional immigration lawyer, Amandeep Hayer, has experience finding exemption codes that assist clients, eliminating the need for an LMIA.

    Federal Start-Up Visa Program (SUV)

    Sponsoring Employees for Permanent Residency: The Benefits

    Every year, businesses in British Columbia sponsor their foreign employees for permanent residency. Sponsorship benefits include having a streamlined eligibility assessment and document preparation process, simplifying the path to permanent residency.

    Ensuring Compliance With Immigration Laws and Regulations

    In our experience, we’ve seen that adhering to immigration laws and regulations is paramount for businesses that maintain a lawful operational standing and avoid potential legal repercussions. The importance of immigration law knowledge, a dedicated legal team, and strategies for ongoing compliance cannot be overstated. These measures ensure the smooth navigation of immigration regulations while reaping compliance benefits. We understand that the complexity of these laws and regulations can be overwhelming, so we recommend contacting one of our experienced immigration lawyers.