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Labour Market Impact Assessments – Employers Should Expect Delays In Receiving Decisions

Recent correspondence with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada Atlantic Region, suggests that the LMIA program has received an unexpectedly high number of applications and that its existing resources are unable to process LMIA applications in a timely manner.

Whether these delays are replicated at other ESDC offices throughout Canada remains to be seen but it would be prudent for employers and their representatives to anticipate delays and plan accordingly.