January 31, 2021

International Mobility Program


Under the International Mobility Program, an open work permit enables a person to work for any employer for a specified period of time. An open restricted permit may restrict the occupation or location but not the employer.

Positions exempt from requiring a LMIA are those which:

  • Provide broad economic, cultural or other competitive advantages for Canada, and
  • Provide reciprocal benefits for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Workers who are eligible for the International Mobility Program (IMP) include:

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