LMIA Cost & Application Fee
The cost of an LMIA application depends on the type of work and the number of foreign workers being hired. In general, the fees for an LMIA application are as follows:
- For low-wage positions: $1,000 per foreign worker
- For high-wage positions: $1,500 per foreign worker
There may also be additional fees for certain types of applications, such as those that involve multiple employers or that are submitted through the Global Talent Stream.
It is important to note that the fees for an LMIA application are separate from the fees for a work permit application. Foreign workers who are approved for an LMIA will also need to pay fees to apply for a work permit, which currently range from $155 to $1,000, depending on the type of work permit and the applicant’s country of citizenship.
In addition to the fees, employers may also incur other costs associated with the LMIA process, such as legal fees, translation costs, and advertising expenses if they are required to advertise the job to Canadian workers.