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LMIA Exempt Work Permit Request

LMIA Exempt Work Permit Request – Department Administrators

If you are hiring a postdoctoral fellow from outside of Canada that needs a work permit, you will be required to submit a request for an LMIA Exempt work permit request.

Please complete the LMIA Exempt Request Form and send it to postdoc@mcmaster.ca with all of the required documentation.

Required documentation includes:

  • Copy of the signed offer letter for the postdoc
  • Copy of the postdoc’s CV
  • Proof the postdoc has completed a PhD
  • Copy of the postdoc’s passport
  • Credit card information for the $230.00 employer compliance fee

If a postdoctoral fellow’s work permit expires while they are at McMaster and they require an extension of their work permit this process will need to be repeated as they will need a new IMM5802 number.

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Steps for postdoctoral fellows that require an LMIA-exempt work permit.

  • Contact your department administrator to have them send all of the required documentation to postdoc@mcmaster.ca
  • Provide your department administrator with a copy of your CV, proof of PhD completion and a photocopy of your passport
  • You will receive your IMM5802 number for postdoc@mcmaster.ca

If your work permit is expiring before you position is over, you will need to complete this process again. Please contact your department administrator to submit the documents to postdoc@mcmaster.ca for all extensions. You will require a new IMM5802 number for each work permit application.