126: Recognized Employer Pilot

In this Episode 126 of the Canadian Immigration Podcast, Mark Holthe and Alicia Backman-Beharry tackle the intricacies of the Recognized Employer Pilot program, designed to simplify the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) process and reward employers with high standards. The podcast episode outlines key eligibility criteria, explores the program's benefits, and highlights potential challenges for businesses navigating the Canadian immigration landscape.


Here are just few things that Mark and Alicia discussed in this episode:

  • The purpose and significance of the Recognized Employer Pilot program.
  • Eligibility criteria and the requirement for three positive LMIA approvals within the last five years.
  • Benefits for employers, including extended LMIA validity and simplified applications.
  • The need for continuous efforts to hire Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Compliance with program requirements, including annual wage reviews and housing inspection reports.
  • The program's three-year duration, set to end in September 2024.
  • The role of online LMIA applications and tracking.
  • The potential long-term impact of the program on the Canadian immigration landscape.

This episode provides valuable insights for employers navigating the LMIA process in Canada, offering guidance on how to benefit from the Recognized Employer Pilot program while emphasizing the importance of compliance and continuous efforts to hire Canadian workers.






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