Labour Market

Impact Assessment

Agricultural Stream

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A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document which demonstrates that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill a job in Canada. Under the terms of the Agricultural Stream, the Government of Canada requires an LMIA and supporting documentation to be submitted to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada.

The Admin Barn offers Agricultural stream LMIA preparation and submission for the following Agricultural Streams:

Agricultural LMIA's require all work to be on-farm Primary Agriculture and the employer is required to provide housing to foreign workers.

Agricultural Foreign Worker Streams

Agricultural Worker

Advertising Requirement:

14 days continuous in  90 days prior to submission of application

Worker can be from any country

Wage Rate: minimum wage or above

Occupation must be consistent with National Occupational Classification Codes

Production must be included on the National Commodity List which includes:

apiary products, fruits, vegetables (including canning/processing of these products if grown on the farm), mushrooms, flowers, nursery-grown trees including Christmas trees, greenhouses/nurseries, pedigreed canola seed, sod, tobacco, bovine, dairy, duck, horse, mink, poultry, sheep

Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

Advertising Requirement:

14 days continuous in  90 days prior to submission of application

Worker can be from Mexico or participating Caribbean Countries

Wage Rate: minimum wage or above

Occupation must be consistent with National Occupational Classification Codes

 

Production must be included on the National Commodity List which includes:

apiary products, fruits, vegetables (including canning/processing of these products if grown on the farm), mushrooms, flowers, nursery-grown trees including Christmas trees, greenhouses/nurseries, pedigreed canola seed, sod, tobacco, bovine, dairy, duck, horse, mink, poultry, sheep

Low Wage

Advertising Requirement:

14 days continuous in  90 days prior to submission of application

Worker can be from any country

Wage Rate: between minimum wage and $25.00/hour

Production does not fall within National Commodity List

High Wage

Advertising Requirement:

14 days continuous in  90 days prior to submission of application

Worker can be from any country

Wage Rate: $25.00/hour and above

Production does not fall within National Commodity List