Labour Market Impact Assessment
If you’re a foreign worker wanting to purchase and operator a business in Canada, you may be eligible to apply for the owner operator LMIA
For business persons that have the qualifications to operate a business, the owner operator LMIA may be an effective route to gain temporary entry to Canada. An owner-operator must meet specific requirements, such as proof they will have controlling (at least 51%) interest in the business, prior to a positive LMIA being issued. In addition, the job offer must:
- Be genuine
- Demonstrate that you will create new jobs or retain jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- Show you will occupy a superior role in the company
How do I start an application?
We’re your first step in starting a citizenship application. Complete an eligibility assessment here