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

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: September 22, 2022 – December 15, 2022


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This course is a 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 examine the LMIA process in great detail affording students 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.

Topics/Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • Analyze the factors used by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in making decisions on LMIA requests
  • Outline the guiding principles and legal considerations behind making decisions on LMIA requests
  • Identify compliance obligations of employers who utilize the LMIA process
  • Explain applicability of policies and guidelines of ESDC
  • Explain 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.



Craig Natsuhara

Craig Natsuhara is an associate partner at EY Law LLP in Vancouver, where he manages the Canadian and cross-border NAFTA Immigration practice. He has practiced business immigration law since 2000, focusing primarily on assisting foreign businesses transfer employees and recruit new temporary foreign workers while establishing operations in Canada. He is excited to share his expertise and practical knowledge with future students.

*Subject to change without notice


Live Online

Part Time:

  • September 22, 2022 – December 15, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 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: A Practical Guide. Authors: Cobus Kriek, Mario Bellissimo. Publisher: Carswell. Publication date: 2019-09-23. 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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