Unnamed LMIA. Hire tech talent faster from abroad

How Canadian companies use the Unnamed LMIA to make international hiring faster

April 17, 2019

For many Canadian companies, hiring international tech talent might seem slow. But it doesn’t have to be! Speed up the process with an Unnamed LMIA.

Get started on that paperwork even before you’ve identified a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW). Get a head start and hire faster!

How does the Unnamed LMIA work?

What your company needs to do

Give your LMIA number to your international candidate. along with the offer letter. This cuts down the usual processing time practically in half!

That’s how you get LMIA credits without a candidate, as a ‘Unnamed LMIA’ (or if you need to hire a bunch of tech professionals at once, the Bulk LMIA. See more on that below).

What your candidate needs to do

Once you’ve handled your part, your candidate can apply for their work permit online.

Another option: candidates from visa-exempt countries can now fly into Canada and get their work permits at the border. This means, they can jump on a plane and start working right away!

Why should you apply for Unnamed LMIA or Bulk LMIA credits?

Let’s say your company is planning on hiring a lot of people all at once. Maybe you’re a multi-national company like Amazon or Microsoft, or a Canadian unicorn like Hootsuite.

Or you’re a whole new company that’s set to make your mark. You’ve got funding, you’ve got a plan for growth and you’re ready to go! Of course, you’ll try to recruit Canadians and permanent residents of Canada until the names of the TFWs have been provided.

That said, there are certain skill sets that are often difficult to find in Canada. Well, the Unnamed LMIA is going to help you broaden your search to a global talent pool.

What’s the process for the Unnamed LMIA?

  • Identify hiring requirements
  • Apply for work permit
  • Make an offer

Process your Unnamed LMIA in just 2 weeks!

That’s half the time for a typical LMIA or work permit process and gives your candidate a visa that’s valid for 6 months.

Interested in learning more? Need help dealing with the red tape? Sign up to VanHack as an employer and our team will get in touch to help you!