Excemption to LMIA Requirements
Generally applying for a Canadian work permit requires a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). However, there are a number of programs that are exempt from the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirement. NAFTA Work Permit holder worker, Provincial Nominees, PhD students doing a post-doctoral fellowship at a Canadian university, Intra-company Transferees, Spouses and common-law partners of full-time foreign students, Religious Workers, Candidates of International Experience Canada (IEC), Co-op students are some of the examples which do not require the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
These programs are called International Mobility Programs.