It is important that Canadian employers keep track of their employees’ Work Permit expiration dates and immigration status. Depending on the program the employee was hired under, there are different timelines to work with.
Workers under the TFWP will most likely require another LMIA before they are approved for a new Work Permit. Because of the lengthy preparation and processing time, we recommend that the employer begins the LMIA process six months before the expiration of the current Work Permit. Workers under the IMP may be able to apply directly for their Work Permit extension directly to IRCC and should do so at least a month prior to the expiration of the Work Permit. The employer will need to submit a new Offer of Employment before the worker can extend their Work Permit.