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Please contact us by phone at 514-700-4789 or email us at info@option-recrutement.ca to submit an international recruitment request. We will be happy to help you!

International recruitment requires that the foreign candidate must obtain a Canadian work permit to be eligible to work in Canada.
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is usually conducted prior to the work permit application to verify the legitimacy of a company and its actual labour shortage. Once the LMIA is approved, the work permit application can be submitted. Option-Recruitment assists both the employer and the foreign candidate in obtaining the necessary legal documents for each application.

With Option-Recrutement, we will be taken care of by an immigration-specialized lawyer who will handle the immigration process and ensure that there are no errors or omissions in your file. This approach, which is quite different from other recruitment agencies, offers you an additional guarantee regarding the accuracy of the information appearing on your documentation and the absence of errors, omissions, delays or additional costs.

Since an approved LMIA application does not mean that the work permit application will be granted, it is important to always have a plan B. Unlike an immigration consultant, a lawyer can intervene in the event of a work permit application denial for a foreign applicant and file an Application for Leave and for Judicial review This application will establish the refusal of the work permit and will prevent the foreign candidate from having to file a new application.
Our specialized lawyers will ensure that you have a Plan B by handling every step of the immigration process, including denied work permit applications.

A work permit application may be refused for one of the following reasons:
  • The immigration officer is not convinced that the foreign worker will leave Canada when the work permit expires.
  • The immigration officer is not convinced that the foreign worker will be able to perform the work offered, despite the approved LMIA.

The first step of an international recruitment application is usually the submission of the LMIA application, which can take up to 3 to 4 months from the time of receipt. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the company is legitimate and that it is truly in a labour shortage situation.
Depending on the circumstances, the company may be exempted from filing a LMIA application for hiring. Our lawyers and consultants will verify your eligibility to determine if a LMIA application is necessary.

Once the LMIA application is approved by ESDC Canada, it takes approximately 4 months to process the temporary foreign worker’s work permit. Please note that this processing time varies by country.
Please consult Obtaining a work permit in Canada | Riendeau Avocats (immigrationavocats.ca) for more information about obtaining a work permit.

After the approval of the LMIA (if required) and the work permit, the foreign worker will be asked to send his or her passport to the visa office in his or her country in order to obtain a visa to travel to Canada. Upon receipt of the passport, the foreign worker can come to Canada and begin work.

Foreign applicants from the following countries can go to the Canadian Custom House without a visa and apply for a work permit directly at the border:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil*, Brunei, Darussalam, Bulgaria*, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic), Korea (Solomon Islands), Latvia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania*, San Marino, Samoa, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and certain British territories.
*Since 2017, citizens of Brazil, Bulgaria, and Romania who have obtained a visitor’s visa within the last 10 years or currently hold a valid visa to the United States may travel to Canada using an eTA.

The immigration process requires a huge amount of paperwork to be completed and submitted, which means mistakes can creep in and cause delays and additional costs. Fortunately for you, the Option-recruitment team is made up of lawyers specializing in immigration who ensure that all documentation is properly completed and submitted within the prescribed deadlines.
If this is the case, our lawyers will be at your disposal to resolve any issues related to your recruitment application before the courts as quickly as possible.
If the foreign candidate resigns within the first three months of being hired, Option-Recrutement offers the employer a guarantee free of charge (with the exception of government fees) consisting of repeating the international recruitment and immigration procedures. to find another employee.


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