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Josh Schachnow

CEO and Co-Founder,

The answer depends on the type of LMIA/work permit, as well as the country you are applying from. 

For example, a standard LMIA usually takes 3–6 months to process. Work permit processing time will vary based on the country of residence.


If you’re a tech worker, an LMIA can be processed in 2–3 weeks. In case you’re a citizen of a visa-exempt country, you may be able to apply at the border upon arrival, cutting out the work permit processing time.

Answered: 7 months ago