Labour Market Impact Assessment
LMIA is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill a specific job that the employer is willing to recruit. This also means that the employer has tried to recruit a Canadian or a permanent resident (candidate) from within Canada, but, no Canadian worker is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.