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Obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

NOTE:The LMIA forms and applications process are in constant flux. Please contact the Faculty Recruitment and Support Office as early as possible in the recruitment process for a foreign academic.

The LMIA from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) through Service Canada is the first step in the process of  bringing a foreign national to work at Queen's for an academic position. Once the foreign national's intention to accept the position has been confirmed, this process must be initiated by forwarding the following documentation to the faculty office:

  • a completed  "Foreign Academic Recruitment Summary" form.For a tip sheet, click here. 
  • a list of all Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants who have not been chosen, and reason for refusal. This is a new requirement as of summer, 2014.
  • hard copies of advertisements for the position, containing date/name of publication and proof of length of time it ran.  If you have conducted a web ad campaign, definitive proof of where and how long the ad appeared for. A screen shot of the first day the ad ran is considered proof. A receipt for payment alone is not sufficient. For details, please contact the Faculty Recruitment and Support Office.
  • a completed Queen's Foreign Worker Information Sheet. Names provided on the form must correspond exactly to those listed in the prospective faculty member's passport.

The faculty office will forward the forms to the Office of the Provost, Suite 353, Richardson Hall, attn. Monica Stewart/Amanda Curran. A request for the LMIA will be prepared based on the above documentation and forwarded to the appropriate office of Service Canada. LMIA requests in the Faculty of Health Sciences will be prepared and submitted to Service Canada by Gail Knutson.

A positive LMIA for academic staff  will be forwarded to the faculty/unit and the newly appointed faculty member, with a  cover letter outlining the next step in the process. Once the LMIA document is received, the faculty member can initiate the work permit application. The work permit application must be completed prior to the expiry date noted on the "Annex" part of the LMIA.

Please note: The LMIA process does not apply to Canada Research Chairs, Canada Excellence Research Chairs and Post-Doctoral Fellows and several specific categories of academic visitors.

Contact us at: Monica(dot)Stewart(at)queensu(dot)ca, Queen's Faculty Recruitment and Support, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Queen's University, Richardson Hall, Suite 252, Room 218
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Tel:613-533-3167 Fax:613-533-6263
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000