ESDC updated processing times for LMIA applications

On August 16, 2023, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) updated the processing times for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under various streams. Based on statistics from all processing centers, the current average LMIA processing times have increased for the Permanent Resident Stream, Agricultural Stream, and In-Home Caregivers.

  • Global Talent Stream – 10 working days (-3 days)
  • Agricultural Stream – 16 business days (+5 days)
  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 6 business days (-1 day)
  • Permanent Resident Stream – 60 business days (+6 days)
  • Home care worker – 24 business days (+1 day)
  • High Income Stream – 37 business days (-3 days)
  • Low Wage Stream – 44 business days (-6 days)

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