In ‘The International Mobility Program’ (IMP), Indians and other foreign nationals can be employed with work permits by Canadian employers. A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is not required under this program. IRCC), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) jointly run the International Travel Program. This program can be used by companies and businesses who are seeking to expand their ventures or products in Canada and need to migrate their staff to Canada.

In 2021, Canada issued 315,000 work permits in the IMP


The International Mobility Program (IMP) is an umbrella program that allows Canadian employers to hire temporary foreign workers without applying and obtaining the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Such operating permits may be opened or closed, depending on the specific program and broadcast. IMP work permits can be issued to people who fall into the terms of free trade agreements signed by Canada, several categories of Entrepreneurs or Employers, Exchange Studies, Spouses of International Employees and International Students, Internal Company Transfers, and other categories. In total, Canada issued 243,250 work permits to the International Mobility Program in 2020, 62,710 fewer work permits compared to 2019. The main reason for the decline in 2020 is COVID-19. As the country is recovering from the Covid hit, the number of Applications processed will increase.

Application Process of the Program

  • In the IRCC employer portal, a Canadian employer needs to make an account and populates it with their company profile
  • The employer completes the job profile with details like experience, education, wages, benefits available
  • Using IRCC’s Employer Portal, the employer makes the job offer to the successful candidate
  • Upon submission of the job, the employer sends the unique employment number which is auto-generated to the successful candidate
  • The successful candidate completes the application for the work permit and includes the unique employment number too

The successful candidate is eligible to receive many documents upon the approval of the work permit application:

When a selected candidate is outside Canada:

  • A letter of introduction
  • A work permit is issued at a Canadian port of entry
  • When the selected candidate is present inside Canada, a work permit is granted to them.

ICC Immigration makes your way easier towards obtaining the work permit under IMP, It doesn’t matter if you live in Canada or outside Canada, Our working professional will Guide you throughout the process and make sure to help you and guide you in every possible way.


Our experts will help you with preparing your application and a complete list of the documents required for the International Mobility Program.