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


Cobus Kriek

Cobus Kriek is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant who is also the Managing Director of Matrixvisa Inc. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. He also completed a three-year Diploma in Export Management, majoring in International Trade Law. In 2002, he completed a Diploma in Immigration from Seneca College of Art and Design in Toronto. Subsequently, he passed a specialist examination in immigration before starting to practice. He is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

*Subject to change without notice


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 for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced 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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