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What is an open work permit
An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:

Who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions; or Who regularly offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages.


What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker (formerly known as a Labour Market Opinion – LMO)
Employers of some types of temporary workers need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before the worker applies for a work permit. An LMIA is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada that gives the employer permission to hire a temporary worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.