ESDC Updated Processing Times for LMIA Applications

On September 12, 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 Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, In-Home Caregivers and High Wage Stream.

  • Global Talent Stream – 9 business days (-1 day)
  • Agricultural Stream – 12 business days (-4 days)
  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 9 business days (+3 days)
  • Permanent Resident Stream – 63 business days (+3 days)
  • Home care worker – 30 business days (+6 days)
  • High Income Stream – 40 business days (+3 days)
  • Low Income Stream – 44 business days

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