Certificate in the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Process (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: August 05, 2021 – October 28, 2021


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This is an advanced certificate in the Labour Market Assessment (LMIA) process. LMIA is an opinion given by a federal government officer regarding the effect of the employment of a foreign national by a Canadian employer on the Canadian labour market. The course will thoroughly examine the LMIA process, giving immigration practitioners the opportunity to undertake a detailed study of this area of Canadian Immigration Law. The course focuses on the practical application of the LMIA process.

Course Prerequisites

This course is appropriate for lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society, citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, and Notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires due Québec.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated an understanding of:

  • Introduction to LMIA
  • A detailed analysis of the factors used by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in making decisions on LMIA requests
  • The guiding principles and legal considerations behind making decisions on LMIA requests
  • Compliance obligations of employers who utilize the LMIA process
  • The applicability of policies and guidelines of ESDC
  • Employer remedies during the LMIA process


Live Online

Part Time:

  • August 05, 2021 – October 28, 2021
  • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
  • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
  • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • Labour Market Impact Assessments, Compliance and Enforcement. Mario Bellissimo and Kriek Thomson Reuters. 2019. ISBN: 9780779891368.


The registration fee for this course is $995.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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