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Josh Schachnow

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Most LMIA-based Work Permits are issued for 1–3 years. This depends on the situation, the company, and the LMIA application itself.

You employer will likely decide, or consult with you to decide, how long the work permit period will last. Certain LMIA’s are eligible for longer duration than others. 


In order to get an LMIA-based Work Permit approved for the requested time period, the employer must prove that they indeed have a job opening for the entire amount of time or the ESDC may not approve it for the requested time.

Answered: 7 months ago