How to get LMIA in Canada – Requirements and Procedure

Apparently, the term LMO (Labour Market Opinion) is now LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment). Canada Immigration has changed their Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that was announced this June 2014, highlighting strict priorities to Canadian citizens for available jobs and some important reforms listed below.

LMIA will be the screening mechanism for employers wanting to hire temporary foreign workers. Hence, employers are required to provide information about the job application and data required on the LMIA. Employers with 10 or more employees applying for a new LMIA are subject to a cap of 10% on the proportion of their workforce that can consist of low-wage temporary foreign workers.

Wage levels will replace NOC as wages are more accurate reflection of occupational skill level and labor market conditions. Jobs with wages below the provincial and territorial median wage (see table below) will be considered “low-wage” while those above the median will be considered “high-wage.” The TFWP is refusing to process any pending applications for low-wage positions as of June 20, 2014.

lmia median wages canada

LMIA fee has increased from $275 to $1000 per application or per job position being applied. See the complete reforms mentioned in the new Temporary Foreign Worker Program in this article.

What is LMIA?

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada,

“LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) is a document that an employer in Canada must usually get before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job and that no Canadian worker can do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a Confirmation letter.”

Your employer in Canada will be the one who will process the LMIA for you and your work permit. They will also be the one who will pay for the LMIA fees. So if your employer is asking you fees for LMIA, that job offer could not be legit. Always be cautious.

Note that not all foreign workers require LMIA, there are also some that are LMIA-exempt such as youth exchange programs, free trade agreements and those under the International Mobility Program.

We know as employees, we’re also interested on the process of getting LMIA in Canada so we are sharing here the guide and procedure.

LMIA Requirements by Canada Immigration

Your employer in Canada will be the one who will process and apply LMIA for your job application. Your employer must contact ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) and ESDC will provide the details of processing and requirements. Since this new rule was just announced recently, apparently the process is related in getting LMO in Canada, only stricter. LMIA fee is $1000 per job position application.

The employer is required to prove this foreign employment will not have a negative impact on Canada labor market and that not enough Canadians can fill up the job position  of this job offering.

What to Do Once You Have Positive LMIA?

The foreign worker can proceed in applying for a working visa usually in the country he resides, outside Canada. The foreign worker needs work permit, LMIA and some documents required by the Canadian embassy.

Medical exams are also included and some overseas and immigration permits upon leaving the country. Check your specific country immigration requirements before flying to Canada.

In the Philippines, the OFW will process OFW permits in the POEA before leaving the country.

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189 thoughts on “How to get LMIA in Canada – Requirements and Procedure”

  1. I am from india.I have completed my senior secondary education and mechanic diesel iti and I have experience of three year.can you give me Lmia letter.

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    • Dear: Ma’am/ sir
      Have a good day well I’m Rhoda I am 36 years old married with 3 children anyway I’m very interested to work there in Canada I have 11 years experience in middle East as an OFW in different industries like Housekeeping , waitress, professional Servant, assistant supervisor in construction ,and now I wanted to enter a job there in Canada even room attendant only in hotel please anyone can help me there? Because I want to work for my family . that’s all and thank you.

      Kind regards: rhoda

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  2. Good day maam/sir. Nakatapos na po ako ng pag-aaral. May experience na po 1 year sa pagtuturo, gusto ko po sana mag work sa Canada. Pano po ang process para makahanap ng trabaho. Kahit anong work basta mataas po ang sweldo. Thank you po!. More power.

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  3. I m from India. I have done graduation and i m a teacher of primary school. i have three years experience in teaching. I want to move to canada and make huge money so that i could help my family.can i get any job in canada.

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  4. i m residence of india.i have done my senior secondary and ITI of welder.i have an 3 years experience of welder.i want to ask you that can i apply for work permit of canada?can you provide me LMO/LMIA?

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  5. Good Day Sir/Madam;
    I also want to work in Canada as a Pipe fitter or Plumber..I have worked experienced in Hanjin Ship Building Company based here at Subic Bay for almost 6 years and 7 months..
    Now im currently employed abroad at IFAD CONTRACTORS CO. based in Taiff and Jeddah Kingdom Saudi Arabia for almost 1 yr and 7 months as a Plumber.Im planning to apply as soon as possible before my end of contract this coming June 2017.I hope you can help me also to have LMIA

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  6. Hi ma’m,pwede po mag apply ng care giver or house keeper?sa barko po ako nag work hanggang ngayon..gusto ko po maka trabaho sa canada pwede mo po ako matulungan?salamat po god bless.

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  7. Hi I’m Dennis I want to work in Canada. I have a experience in ship building industrial in 6yrs up to prensent. Please give me a LMIA form. thank you

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  8. Good morning ma’am/sir,

    i am a mathematics teacher and i want to work in canada. is there any position available for my course?

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  9. Hi I’m ErwinMichael L. Melgar i’m a chef in profession working in a cargo ship for 13 years as a chief cook 6 years of that experience i work also in a cruise ship i had a knowledge in cooking european, north american, asian cuisine i like to work in canada how can i find a sponsor or direct job hiring…thanks for replying

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  10. LMIA AVAILABLE FOR CANADA.
    NEED WELDERS, MACHINIST, COOKS.DRILLER AND BLASTERS.
    IF ANYONE INR RESIDENTIAL PLS SEND RESUME DIRECTLY.

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    • Hi Ersad,

      I am interested to work in Canada, Would you please share your e-mail address or contact number so that I can get to know more info? Thanks

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    • Hi sir I am from India is there possibly for getting LMIA I have ten years experience in engineer field I known evering thing about industrial work and I am give IELTS exam and I get 5 band is there any possible or I have to pay any amount for geating LMIA I am ready for that and I am wating for you reply soon

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    • hi
      i am interested to work in Canada
      and i’m only 19 years old
      i want to have a higher salary because me and my family needs it
      i want to help my family to be happy and satisfied on what we have co’z all we got is us
      that’s why i want to work as a OFW no matter what
      i am 19 years old only
      my present jobs is a kitchen crew on a fast food here on the marikina city
      so plss
      i need it…

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    • Good day sir/ma’am, im a culinary graduate, currently i am working in one of the famous restuarant here in cebu own by the Lhuillier. I really want to work in canada, pls. pls., pick me as one of your employee. Thank you

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  11. have a good day sir and mam pwede po b kong mg work sa canada kahit d ako nkgraduate ng high school per nkpg vocational po ako ng sa testa hotel and restuarant servises ang png araln ko po sa tesda

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  12. hi po miss fhel..ask ko lang po pano lami matutulungan ng lolo or tita ko na ajan sa canada..what is the first thing to do..help us plsss…thanks ang godbless

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  13. gud day ma’am:)

    im just a high school grad..i am now working as a call center agent for 4 years, i’ved worked before also as a sales and marketing, though im not a degree holder would it be possible for me to work there in canada?coz im seeking now any opportunity for me, by chance..any suggestion ma’am?im turning 30 years old this december..

    thank you and gos blessed:)

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      • hi ms. Fehl isn’t true that an OFW like me worked before in K.S.A as a food service and logistic operation can easy to find a better job in Canada?

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    • Good day im interested to work in canada im here at philippines how can i got this work my experience as cook ,housekeeping,service crew

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  14. hi, i am currently working in singapore, and also currently processing my immigrant application in canada…it is possible if i get hired with an employer in canada can push my application faster as an Immgrant? thanks

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  15. Gud day ma’am tanong po sana ako kung anung pinaka mabilis na trabaho pra s akin…meron po kc akong mga work expirience like factory workers ng ilng taon sa ibat ibang compuny.ngsales cleck di po ako at my idea din po aq sa farming at chambermade.ano po ba ang mgadang aportunity pra sa akin.ako po c eldina navea 32 female.thank you po sana po matulungan nio ako.

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  16. Hi Ms. Fehl,
    I am interested to migrate in Canada with my family, currently I am working here in Middle East, Riyadh KSA, in particular holding the position of Supply Chain Senior Material Planner. Is there any position that requires this kind of field and I am over 45 yo.

    I am well experience also in Logistics Operation 20 years. What requirements should I present if I’m applying to acquire working VISA in Canada with family status at the same time with residency.

    Appreciate your time and consideration thanks.

    Allan A. Gloria

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  17. Hi Ma’am ask ko lng po if pwede ako mag apply as a staff nurse or nursing assistant po kahit di ako register nurse…?i’m presently working here at King Abdula aziz specialist Taif KSA as a staff nurse.since 2009 till now.

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  18. Good day. I’m interested to work in Canada. I’m 40 yo Female a registered nurse since 1996, a housewife, mother of 1. I’m willing to work as a care giver or hotel employee since I am already 40, maybe i have reached the age limit for to be hired in a hospital. I’ve worked as a clinical instructor for a nursing university in Manila for 5 years,for my work experience. My husband is an electrical engineering employed in private company. How can we be assessed, so we can be granted a Working visa.

    Thank you.

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  19. Hi po Maam tanung ko lng po kung pwde ako mag apply as housekeeping may certificate po ako. tapos din po aq ng tesda as food and beverages services NCll. Hindi ko lang po nagamit ang ang napagaralan ko gawa po ng napalinya ako sa mga company…

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  20. Hi Ms. Fehl,

    Hello! Ask ko lang po if kailangan ba kumuha ng ielts for caregiver position? Requirement po ba yun here in the Phils? Thanks for you reply in advance.

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      • Hi miss fehl can i get your number for assistance. Can i process my express entry going to canada personal goin at canadian embassy?

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    • I would like to ask. I’m a seaman cruise ship.planning to take us b2 visa .then planning to take a Canadian tourist visa is it necessary.or not I’m planning to go Canada. To tour and look for job.coZ I heard us b2 visa got exemption for Canadian visa. Thanks..ian

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  21. hi, ask lang po.. may chance po ba akong mkapag work sa canada kahit college undergrad ako? Poultry processor po ako sa Japan for 3yrs, Sales Asst. sa fresh foods sa kuwait and applying as butcher in dubai? need ur answer.. thanks

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  22. Good day maam, ask ko lang po, may chance ho ba akong mahired or matawagan ng inaaplyan ko sa jobbaml? 1 yr na po aqng tapos sa tesda, and kakatapos q lang din po ng ojt ko sa isang restaurant last yr. i think naman po qualify aq kc po nag actual training po kme sa school and sometimes nag catering po kme. nakapag pag part time na din aq 1 beses sa catering services. applyan q sana housekeeping my chance ba? fbs po ang course ko. wala pa nga po pla aqng work. good bless.

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    • You have big chance if you’re currently employed related to the job you’re applying aside from the training you had

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      • Hi Ms Fehl,

        A certain hotel in ontario canada,post job in facebook,i send email that i am intersted,they send me application form and asked me to send them my credentials,and i did so,then i received an email that said i was appointed for a job send me this appointed letter telling me of my position,monthly salary so on..one thing that only bothers me,is they said that i have to make payment of 450 CAD to a certain name(with,address,phone number,though i never tried to contact it yet)thru western union,the purpose of the payment is for VISA PROCESSING,they said after i confirm payment,they will send me the contract and visa permit…may i ask for your opinion if you see validty on this.

        Thank You In Advance

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        • Hello maam may change ba akong mag aply us cleaner kahit anong company five 4years nko naghousekeeping miedle east and room attendant ako sa saudi ng hotel at san po makakapag aply po.tnx

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  23. Hi po gusto ko lang magtanong may nahanap napo kase akong employer sa pagsend ko po ng resume sa jobbank.com sa CALGARY CANADA at sa tingin ko po gustong gusto ako ng employer, ano po bang proseso para makarating duon? wala po akong idea.. at nasa magkano po ang magagastos kong pera?

    Thank you 🙂

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    • The employer will send you your work contract indicating the details of your job which you need to sign and they will also process your LMIA if you need one. Once those are processed, you will have to apply for a working visa at the embassy of Canada in the Philippines

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      • Good Day Ms. Fehl,

        I’m currently working here in UAE and I’m planning to work in Canada. I would like to know if I should go back to our country and apply for working visa to Canada or I can do it here in UAE?
        There are so many consultants who are willing to help, but I don’t want to take the risk. Another question, do they still provide citizenship for OFW?

        Your information would be a great help.

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        • If you are a legal resident there, I think you can apply there in UAE. Citizenship has specific requirements, yes if you’re eligible, you can become one.

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      • Good evening mam. Ask ko lng po ,OK lng po ba mag apply ako caregiver kahit 8 years ago na ako nakagraduate (year 2006) sa isang caregiver training center.gusto po kase ako kunin ng cousin ko.

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  24. hi..I am currently working as an ACCOUNT SPECIALIST/LOYALTY in a call center company.. handling an account for United States.. Been in the industry for3 years. will u please help me find a job in Canada? anyone please? thank you!

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  25. Hi Ms. Fehl
    Nag apply po ako thru jobbank then may nag email po saakin na nirereview daw nila application ko.
    May chance po ba ako na makuha Ms. Fehl? May experience po ako sa hotel for 6-mos as a housekeeping attendant

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  26. Hello Ma,am & Sir,
    I would have to apply in this agency to a multy puspose but how?
    Ma,am & Sir help me To get jod in canada..

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  27. Hi,i really want to go in canada to work but i dont know where i go and how i can find the hiring for housekeeping job

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  28. Hi Mam Fehl, my husband is in Italy for 12 years now. He’s working in a factory there for 5 years and he’s planning to apply in Canada while he is still there in Milan. Do u think the process would be much easier if he is in Europe? Is there any agency that you know where can apply for work? Thanks.

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  29. Have a good day maam…i am amor colanse i would like to apply being cleaners or nanny in canada….my TESDA CAV certfcte na po ako at caregiver /caretaker ako ngayon here in taiwan balak kong umuwi on september sa pinas wala akong alam na agency para canada po……..

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  30. hi maam ask ko lang po i send my resume to ask migration. so nag email po yong good hires na mag regisred sa goodhires at kilangang kong mag bayad ng 89 us dollar. maam totoo. po kaya yong agency na eto.thanks po.

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  31. Hi, currently employed as a Marketing Manager, do I have a chance to work in Canada, already travelled in Europe for a series of training related with my job description.

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  32. Hello Ma’am,

    I am currently working as Massage Therapist in the kingdom of Arabia utilizing my 2 certificates in TESDA NC2 in Massage therapy and Hilot (Wellness) Massage and my 2 years contract will End on May 15, 2015.

    MY working experiences in the Philippines are: 1 . Credit Investigator / Collector for 4 years in an Appliance and Motorcycle marketing, 2.General Accounting Clerk for 2 years in Construction Company, 3. Field / Internal Auditor for 2 years in an Appliance and Motorcycle marketing, 4. Managing family retailing and wholesaling business for 4 years in the province of MisamisOccidental, and 5. ENGAGED IN networking businesses of different kinds of Herbals for 4 years.

    MY educational background are BSCommerce major in Accounting and BS NURSING.

    Should there be any hiring fitted to my qualifications. I am willing to apply so I can work with the Canadian people. Thank you and more power.

    Very truly yours,

    Roel Parilla Quimado

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  33. Mam fhel good day 2 u….ask lng po kung paano mag apply nang job for Canada? 3 taon na ako nag trabaho bilang scaffolder erector…anu po ba ang 1st step to apply?….thank you po,magandang buhay….

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    • ur employer will apply for a Labor Market Opinion (LMO). once it is approved by the government she will send to you that lmo and then u will apply visa in the immigration office makati or cebu. But before hand get an International English Language Testing System (ielts) because no one is allowed now to come to Canada without english proficiency rating. At least u pass the language test.

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  34. Hi Ms. Fehl!…

    Once we’re able to get a positive LMIA by any chance then we can now start to process our working visa for Canada right? Do you have any idea how much would it cost us to process our own visa if the employer won’t shoulder the fee?…Thanks, Have a good one.

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  35. Hi maam,ask ko po kung required po bA tlga ANG IELTS sa pag apply ng LMIA?DIRECT po kasi ako at yung consultant na magprocess sana ng LMIA ko pinapatake pa ako ng IELTS as a requirement ng immigration,pero actually tapis na yung advertisment,LMIA na sana,,thanx lot

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    • It depends upon the job you’re applying. If it’s a professional one, IELTS is usually required. If it’s a skilled job, IELTS is not usually required

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      • HELLO Mam, Good Day I just want to inquire you on how to apply for a job of computer Hardware servicing with TESDA certificate or Service crew with 2 years of experience and also for finding an employer to work in canada , make me fully aware on how to apply and how to easily find job there. What website I would go through mam…. just reply me back mam… thank you

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  36. Good evening to all of us .i want to apply a job in canada eventhought a baby sitter ,and house keeping.im graduate a 4years course bachelor of secondary. education…hope to hear from us.so that i can work at canada

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  37. Mam good evening po.i want to work in canada im graduate of 4years course of bachelor of secondary eduction.how to apply it,even a baby sitter,house keeping.

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  38. good day maam im john,, im a welder fabricator ,and electrical installation and maintenance up to the present.. i want to work in canada maam,,, what should i do?? can you help me mam??
    thanks a lot!!!

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  39. maam im a skilled worker and im willing to work in canada what should i do maam? help me please …
    im here general santos city.

    my mobile # 09481375363

    thank you so much maam…

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  40. i want to work in your country but i don’t have any experience in hotel,but only in the restaurant and i just want you to know that i am a hard working person and flexible.

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  41. Hi, ask ko lang po. Kasi ang experience ko lang 1 year sa casino as cashier tapos call center na 4 months and 9 months. Tapos ilang months sa real estate. May chance ba na matanggap ako sa Canada? May sister ako Regina. PR na din sya. Kahit anong job nmn okay lng sa akin.

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  42. hello Ma’am,
    Pls.help me,my visa na po ako last Sept.lang kaso po maam ng back out ung amo ko..
    tanong ko po maam,pede po ba ako mghanap ng new employer with contract at lmo,at ung visa ko pa rin ang gagamitin ko.pwede po ba un maam?
    My nakapagsabi kc sa akin maam na pede daw po ako mghanap ng new employer at ung visa ko pa rin ang gamitin ko..Totoo po ba ang sinasabi ng ngsabi sa akin maam?
    Pls.help me ano dapat ko po gawin,or ano po mga option sa caseko..thanks

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    • I don’t recommend it because at the port of entry in Canada you will need to show your visa, IDs, work contract and the address where you will stay in Canada. If your boss cancelled your work, your contract may be void and he might already advice Canada immigration about it. Would you risk going if you know the truth? I don’t think so.

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  43. Mam ask ko lang may nkilala akung nghanap ng employer para akin s canada pero kailangan kong mgbyad ng 2000cndian dollar s procesing fee.direct hiring daw.pero kailangan kung magpartial ng 1000 para s lmo ung remaining pg lumbas n lmo.may bngay n ciang name ng employer ko.posible po b n mcheck ko ung employer kung tlgang may employer ako?panu ko po mlalaman n totoo ung employer ko

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  44. Good day po..

    I am very eager to apply in Canada, any work can do. I currently teaching at De La Salle Zobel School for 3 years is there any chance to go there and work for any job?? pls reply.

    Thanks

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  45. Hi! Miss Fhel,

    Ask ko lang kung pwede po ba ako mag apply ng work while in Canada as a Tourist Visa? and if they can give me a Working permit while in Canada? I’m currently working as a Technical Support at Telus Philippines for 7 years now. Is there a chance? thanks

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      • Dear mam,
        i submitted my cv to a agency and its approved. now they evaluate my documents through overfly evaluate organization and they need 100 dollars from me. what can i do next? plz suggest me…..

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  46. Hi! Miss fhel,
    Andito Ako sa dubai for 9 years I found a job in Canada thru indeed ,spa therapist ask ko LNG pwede ko ba na dito ko Ayusin mga papers ko, at pwede na Rin bang mag cross country.at ano mga requirements.
    Thank you

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  47. Hi Ms. Fehl.

    Sana po matulungan nyo po akong makahanap nang trabaho sa CANADA as Computer Technician. I have 7 years experience working locally but no experience working abroad yet. Can you help or guide through the process po, I really like to work abroad especially canada. Thank you po.

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  48. hi ma’m can i ask if i can work in canada as teacher? I already have the license but i dont have the experience yet. Do i have the chance to work their even if i dont have experience working in abroad as teacher even here in phils.?
    What should be the first step needed in order to work in canada?

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  49. Hi ms.fehl

    Gusto ko po sanang mgpatulong pra mkarating ng canada 26 yrs old n po ako at may isang anak, wala pa po akong experience sa work ng-take din po aq ng training for barista fortunately natapos ko nman po at ngkaroon ako ng certificate sana po matulungan nyo ako, pra po sa kinabukasan ng pamilya ko i really need to work in canada..maraming salamat po and god bless po..

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  50. Hi Maam Fehl
    My working permit is now on process and it made thru online. Usually how many months will it take the embassy to approved my visa? Currently im here in taiwan.
    thanks!

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      • Hi miss fehl! Ask ko lang po sna kng madali lang ba ang processing pag my employer kna sa canada? Bale po nagpapahanap ako sa kakilala nmin dun ng employer.. My chance po kaya ako.. Thanks po..

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          • Thanks po sa pag sagot fehl! Ask ko lang po sna ulit kng ano yung mga ways to go to canada? And gaano po ba katagal ang pag process ng mga documents po. At pano po ako mahelp ng mga relatives namin dun? Thanks po..

  51. To: Miss Fehl

    Maam;

    Good day!

    Ive created resume and register dun sa sinabi nyo Job bank. Ngayon pano ako mag aapply sa mga jobs dun parang jobstreet lang ba na select or do i have to e-mail the employer. Nag search kasi ako ang try to apply pero confusing po kasi unlike sa jobstreet na “apply for this position” idk siguro naninibao lang. Well if the case is to e-mail the employer for application. Ano yung best cover letter na ilalagay since andito ako sa pinas ang applying a job to canada. sample po ng cover letter to impress them to process the LMIA (if meron). Or do i have to wait for the employer to contact me since nakalagay naman dun is advertise account.

    Thanks & Godbless

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    • Yes, just select to apply to the employer you want so they can see the resume or CV you uploaded or created in that job bank site. Patience lang and apply to many employers as possible.

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  52. Hi Ma’m fEHL,
    i would to ask your brilliant ideas. I AM A FILIPINO TEACHER FOR 13 YEARS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR A TEACHING JOB HERE IN CANADA. WHAT VISA DO I QUALIFY FOR ME TO ENABLE TO TEACH HERE IN CANADA?
    OR WHERE SHOULD I APPLY AND SUBMIT MY RESUME.

    thank you and God Bless,
    Erick

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  53. To miss fels

    Good day maam..tanong lang po maam if easier for me to go canada to work hence, my wife working in canada as caregiver for almost 4yrs and she have receive her open working permit 2 months ago..she apply already for my petition application to immagretion in canada..maam what are some requirements needed for me to prepared
    ..or easier to find employer in canada..tanx a lot for your help in advance.

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  54. mam gusto ko po mg work in canada anu po vah ang mga requirments and din 22 pa ang age ko pwedi nva yan?and nka experience na po aq mg housekeeping sa Gaisano grand mall almost 1 year and 5 months aq ng work pwedi nvah yan?

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  55. hello… ex abroad po ako and currently tambay sa bahay. willing po ako mag work abroad ulit pero sa canada na po. my mga friend narin ako dun nag tratrabaho at ang sabi nila maganda daw ang sahoran doon. sa totoo lang po wla akong idea kung anu ang aaplyan ko dahil mostly po encoding at monitoring po ang job ko. gusto ko po maging fruit picker ang problema po wla akong alam kung anu ang site na safe po siya at hindi scam. pwedi ho pa kayo mag list ng safe na jobsite po para doon. thanks and regard.

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  56. Hi po ma’am im analyn 23 years old i am willing to apply as caregiver in canada but i dont have experience in abroad i also graduate in nursing aide and i have a ojt certificate of caregiver but i dont have diploma as caregiver graduate but i want to apply this job..

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  57. Maam fehl, ask lang po ako na sa age
    ko na 53 may employer pa kaya na kukuha sa akin?
    I graduated a 4 year course and a caregiver
    course. Wala akong formal na experience
    except na ako ang nag alaga ng aking i
    parents in law since 2005 up to the present.
    They are 86 years old now. Gusto ko mag apply
    as housemaid nalang.

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  58. Hi ms fehl,

    Ask ko lang kc ung lmo q magexpired na this september 21 2014 and ngaun p lng iproprocess working permit ko tru online. Wala kea mggng conflict? I just worried bec it will be expired on the process times of my working permit.
    Thanks po.

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  59. Hi! I applied in an agency here in Philippines and passed the interview from an employer in Alberta Canada.We already have a visa since last year October and we are just waiting for our original papers to be sent by our employer from Canda. These papers have been authenticated already by POLO Office from Vancouver. However it has been almost 2 month now that we have not receive any updates from our employer.Does this mean our LMO has expired already?

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    • It could be or it could be not yet expired. Remember that Canada immigration has recently released reforms about hiring temporary foreign worker last June. There is obviously big adjustment so things could be delayed. You can always ask your local agency about the status of your application and your LMO too. Bets of luck!

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  60. Hi miss Fehl,
    Ako po si Jen, registered nurse and currently working as saff nurse here in Saudi Arabia. Matatapos kontrata ko ng August 2015. Plan ko mag-cross country sana through live-in caregiver program ng canada sa ontario. Pahelp po ng gagawin to get there in Canada.

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  61. Ma’am I’m working here in Rome as of now as the economic situation here went down we are planning now to go to Canada for a better future not just. For me but for my family…Can you give me some legal agencies that could help to find a job in Canada.

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  62. Good morning ms Fehl,

    May i know other legit sites aside from what you’ve mentioned that are considered legit? Is jobrapido.com a legit site? Kasi may nakita akong posting sa site nila na inapplyan. To make sure na hindi sya scam i tried searching some reviews at may nabasa akong isang blog na nagsasabing fake daw. How true is it ms? Siguro may nakaranas din dito na magapply sa site nato? Ano kaya sa palagay nyo?thanks po

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    • The only legit sites I trust are the ones I posted because they are the only one recommended by the Canada CIC. jobrapido? never heard of it LOL

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  63. Hi again mam

    nagwo2rk po ako s oman ngayon,ms mbls dw po kc kpg d2 dw po nagapply papuntang cnada,kc dw po pg s phil.mdame dw po hnhnging req.totoo po b un?thank you po

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  64. hi,mam/sir,i want to work in canada im a licence teacher i had an experience in teaching for 5 years in preparatory school.and i have an experience in baking for 5 years.mam/sir how to apply in canada or how to get a direct hiring job…..

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  65. hello..gud afternoon..i would like to ask my work experience b4 is cashier at casino, front office in a hotel now im working as coordinator..which better position to work in canada

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  66. Hi mam,i want to apply as caregiver,ask k lng po panu po mag apply ng visa?nandito po ako ngaun s pilipinas.thank u and g0d bless.

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  67. tanong ko lang po kung may pag asa makahanap ng empoyer pag overweight? at kung madali po ba mahakanap ng employer n\or ageny pag galing hongkong. tapos po ko ng information technology, halos 3 yrs. experience, im now applying for honkong as nany and ask ko lang po kung may pag asa po ko maka apply sa canada as a nany also after ng contract sa hongkong, and im overweight person po

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  68. Hi again ms. Fehl

    nandto po ako ngayon s oman gusto ko po mgcross country s cnada,kung magaapply po ako at mtnggp po at naikuha n po ako ng LMIA ng employer dun,nid q po ng copy nun b4 po ako mag.apply ng working permit s cnada embssy?and aside from that mdali n lng po b ang ibng requirements?tska need q p po b mgpunta ng phil.embssy dto s oman?

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    • Yes you need the LMO copy when you apply sa Embassy for the working visa. If you are not working in Oman and you are not a permanent resident of Oman, it will be helpful if you apply in the Canadian embassy in the Philippines.

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  69. Hi again ms.fehl
    and one more thing,my mga nagsasabi po skn n need dw po my kakilala k dw s cnada pg nag.apply k dun,totoo po k un?o pd dn po magapply kht wla kng kakilala dun?thank you po

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    • Kakilala are helpful only when they will refer you to employers. But that doesn’t mean you cannot apply anymore. You can also apply to employers directly to job banks kahit wala ka kakilala sa Canada. It takes courage and guts 🙂

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  70. Hi,

    Inquire lng po…gusto ko po sana apply canada peo mejo bitin pa sa placement fee. Ano po pede ko option.? Pinadala na ko nung january sa Sydney Australia, yan pa lng po ang travel record ko.

    Thanks,
    Noel

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    • It doesn’t mean that you went to Australia, you have more chance of getting working visa. Embassy always bases the approval on the credibility of the requirements the employee and the employer have submitted. The first step for you is find an employer in Canada

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  71. HI mam! I am currently venturing for a job in Canada that is related to my job. I am a nurse currently working in Las Pinas. I am an Intensive Care Unit staff nurse in a tertiary hospital since October 2010. I want to work and also migrate to Canada. I know that I should take an Nursing examination there before I will be an eligible nurse in Canada. My plan is to work there related to my job. Where and how will I start? I am currently posting my resume online. Thank you in advance!

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  72. It states in the ESDC that workers with Canadian trade qualifications (electrician) do not need an LMIA. Is this true when applying for a TWV or is this requirements only for the PR application?

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    • There are jobs that do not require LMO /LMIA. your employer knows if you need one or go to the list to know if your job falls under the exemption

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  73. Mam ask ko lang po if there is any available job for my application i work in the cruise ship as barista and commis for almost 4 contract.

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    • If you are applying to related jobs in Canada (in your case as Barista), then 4 years of experience will give you more chances. However, you have to find employers

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  74. Hi ms fehl! Possible po bang makahanap ng employer sa canada kapag nadon na? Like for example, my work nadon pero lilipat ng ibang employer at ibang klaseng work din… tnx

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  75. Hi mam,I just want to ask if it’s possible for my new employer to get a positive LMIA? now that the government have been strict for the temporary foriegn workers.
    I’m from Hongkong and just got here in Canada for 4months, l’m working as Nanny but I recently left my previous employer and I found a new employer now she will be processing my papers this week but I’m worried because of the new government rules.
    Thank you…hope to hear from you soon.
    Joy

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  76. Hi mam fehl
    I am a tfw here in Canada ryt now, my problem when I arrived here was, the company who hired me closed down already. I have a valid work permit but not an open 1, until now, 3mos, I got no job because employers are not giving LMIA due to its uncertainties,, do I still have hope to get one? How? Thanx much!

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    • It depends upon your new job. If it meets the new LMIA new reforms, then you have a chance. You need to find a new employer

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      • Hi ms fehl!… yung husband ko po nag apply ng harvesting labourer sa canada, pro warehouse and shipping supervisor work nya, pra lang daw po madali syang makarating ng canada pro kapag nadon na sya saka daw sya mag aapply ng work n related sa xperienced nya. possible po ba un?

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          • Hi ms.fehl
            nand2 po aq ngaun s oman kpg po b nagapply aq pa.canada tpos my na.hire ako then my lmia n aq mdali n po b ung ibng papers n req.?tska nid p po b dumaan ng phil.embassy d2?thank you po

      • pwede po ba magtanong nag apply po ako for waitress. pinag ti training po ako 3 days training sa halagang 4k tingin po nyo my ganyan po ba tlgang training fee. first tym ko po kc..

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  77. I had a friend in quebec he had a cleaning business and he wanted me to be his worker…but now im working in a nickle mining. Im working here for more than 1 year as an utility maintenance here in palawan…is it possible that i can work to my friend?

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    • I think Quebec requires employees to know some French coz the language there is English and French. I’m sure your friend knows how to hire you

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  78. Hello po! I just want to ask if, it is true n may hiring ng harvesting labourer sa canada ngaun khit mlpit ng magwinter?… thanks

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  79. Hi Ms fehl,
    I just want to ask if there’s still LMO that will be process after they announced last june 2014 that LMO change to LMIA.
    Last month july i have an employer interview and i get hired then my agency told me that my LMO have been released after 3weeks. So quick because they told me that it is an open LMO. is it still posible to be process my visa? currently im here in taiwan and i apply here to work and move in canada.
    Thanks ms fehl.

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      • Hello again ms. Fehl,
        I just want ask if what is the best way to apply for visa in canada, By online or in person?
        Currently im here in taiwan and im about to process my visa as soon as my employer forwarded my contract..
        Thanks.

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  80. yes,i want to go in canada to work there but i dnt hav experience. i am graduated nursing year 2005 nd i took also caregiver NC2 from tesda year 20
    08 nd my age nw s 31.pls help me to find job. tnk u.

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      • mam fehl i applied online on the websites that u said and someone replied and he hire me but he said that i need to pay 50%of the airline fees.is this ok or not?and also what those requirement that i should ask him to send to me to apply visa from here in philippines?

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        • Where did you apply? What website? You have to wait for your employer for your work permit before you apply for a visa in the embassy

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          • in jobbank.gc.ca po mam he hire po nya ako kaso mam he said na processing po ng working visa at flight ticket 50% po bababyaran nya sa london po sila nakabase ngaun kaso po medyo alanganin po ako .ano po dapat ko gawing hakbang to make ir sure na d po sya scam

          • It sounds not legit coz real employers, don’t ask payment right away. Don’t pay anything unless you already have a job contract and a visa. Verify it by asking POLO Canada

          • he said atleast 10k coz kasi po include na po dun ung air fare dun my binigay syang travel agency na ngaayos ng papers ko.he already talk to that agency.dun din mgsend ng copy ng passport ko.sila po mg poprocess i always talk to him in ym po.then ng send na rin sya ng pictures ng family nila at ung aalagan ko.

          • Verify the travel agency they mentioned in POEA first and verify for the job order. Don’t send money in Western Union. Pay placement fee only if you already have contract and visa and ticket. BTW, air fare is usually shouldered by the employer if you used an agency in POEA

        • Hello poh everyone.. anyone can give me some tips how to start work in canada..what shoud i do…i want to work in canada as food counter attendant or any related in food industry..tanx poh…posted here my num for those who can give any tips and ideas..09432923127/09104895535

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  81. im currently working her in saudi arabia as technical support in ARRAWDHA GEN. HOSPITAL my contract is fineshed this coming november 2014…, gusto kung makahanap ng kahit anong trabaho sa canada..,salamat po.

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        • Dear Mam/Sir,
          Mys son is an information technology graduate currently he is working as a document controller here in Saudi Arabia. Please help us to find work in Canada. I am his mother nursing graduate but work as a Medical Secretary.

          Thank you

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      • Hi i want to work too in Canada but i don’t know how to apply online jobs.All my experiences are related to electronics company..I am a former assembly line leader in tft lcd department assembly process for more than 5 years..and im also working as a final inspector through the use of microscope on the other company in a short year.And i am also working as a vmo qc in a short year also.I’m working now as a on call massage therapist.. I know some of my experience are not enough as a skilled worker but if you’re agency or company giving me a chance to work there i am willing to train and i will do my best as a good employee…I am a TESDA graduate as a graphic arts and design and at the same time i have a training certificate as a housekeeping steward..

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        • Gd day sir madam. Im frankie alcantara
          Applicants for massage therapist I have 10 yrs experience in hotel health club salon spa clinic rehabilitation industry. I m work medle East but I welling to move canada. How to go.

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      • Hi ms fehl im a graduate of associate in hotel and restaurant management and i am seeking for a job to help my family currently i am working here in legazpi city bikol phillipines as a driver in a printing press i have so many experienced work ms fehl can u help me find an employer po.tank u and god bless po

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      • hi mam fehl,kailangan ho ba tapos nang college or 72 units saka na mka apply jan sa Canada?how I wish na mkapagtrabahao ako jan kahit household or mag aalaga nang bata or kahit na all around ok lang ung…

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        • hello sir/madam: I’m willing to work in Canada as caregiver or housekeeper. I’v already a 2 years experience in housekeeping. Thanks and more power!

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      • hi po! ma’am can u tell me if i receive my application form from LMIA then i have done to fill up where i supposed to be after that? in embassy and what i supposed to bring???

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      • Hi miss Fehl hw r u ma’am ??
        Ma’am is my 17 yr old son eligible for LMIA???can u suggest us the right age to apply LMIA pls

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