June 12, 2019 – Increased demand for Canada work permits through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is forcing up processing times, new figures show.

Canada has seen a 25 per cent increase in work permit applications so far in 2019, which the federal government is putting down to record low unemployment rates.

It means waiting times for Labour Market Impact Assessments are on the increase – to 102 days for low skilled workers and 95 days for high wage workers.

A positive LMIA is the system of proving there are no Canadians available to fill a vacancy.

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