Ottawa Makes Admission for Overseas Nationals from Performing Arts Business Easier

Good news for the overseas people from the performing arts industry, keen to move to Canada!

Ottawa has declared that under a new arrangement the admission of such people will be made easier as a new list of professions in that business may presently be offered Labour Market Impact Assessment exempt Work Permits.

The job-providers/firms in Canada who want to draft a worker from abroad in majority of the situations, require establishing that there is a genuine requirement for an overseas employee, to fill an employment opening, and that there is a death of capable Canadian citizens or permanent residents who can do the job. The said procedure is suitably documented with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

But, Ottawa, allegedly, knows the value of employing overseas manpower, to generate and continue important economic benefits & opportunities for the nation’s citizens & permanent residents.

In this specific situation, the drafting of the overseas labor force in the performing arts business is regarded to be an advantageous opportunity for the Maple Leaf Country and leads to reciprocal gains for all people of the country, comprising performing artists and bodies in that business.

The professions in the performing arts business, which could have the eligibility for an LMIA-exempt Work Permit, comprise Dance (like ballet or contemporary), Opera, Live theatre, and Orchestra.

With a view to start the procedure, it is required that the recruiter/firm presents an Offer of Employment, via the Employer Portal, prior to a petition for Work Permit is presented.

The Employer Portal is basically an online application management structure that assists ease the drafting procedure of the LMIA-exempt foreign manpower by the local Canadian recruiters/firms.

An important aspect of the LMIA exemption in the case of the overseas labor force in the performing arts domain is the established proof of reciprocal employment.

A reciprocal arrangement allows the overseas manpower to do a job in the nation when Canadians or permanent residents have comparable employment opportunities out-of-the-country.

Ottawa Makes Admission for Overseas Nationals

LMIA Exemption of Performing Artists Requirements for Eligibility

For the concerned immigration authorities, to implement the LMIA exemption to a Work Permit, they require to be appropriately satisfied that reciprocal job breaks exist for the nation’s citizens & permanent residents in the domain of performing arts.

These certificates/papers will be needed to demonstrate the likelihood of reciprocal work opportunities:

  1. An offer of employment submitted by the recruiter/firm, that clearly specifies the candidate’s job offer (job title & primary duties) in the dance, opera, orchestra or live theatre discipline of the arts; the recruiter is a present receiver of core or composite backing from the concerned organization or of monetary backing through parliamentary appropriation.
  2. A letter or other proof presented by the candidate that has been offered by the concerned Canadian performing arts agent or service organization and that demonstrates reciprocal international opportunities exist for the local people in that specific domain, like contemporary dancers, ballet choreographers, etc.

The reciprocity letter requires covering these particulars:

  1. The association’s direction, covering details on who has the eligibility for membership.
  2. The subject in question and the kinds of work for which the association may avow reciprocity.
  3. A statement confirming that reciprocity has been known to exist over the previous year, covering particulars on the manner the association is able to avow reciprocity.
  4. The signature of a high-ranking agent of the organization able to confirm reciprocity with the date of signature.

A remarkable aspect is that reciprocity does not require being one for one. Besides, multiple agents may confirm reciprocity.

LMIA Exemptions Advantages

Moving overseas proves useful for the country’s economy, via assisting the local Canadian employees get experience overseas and expand on the local business. Reportedly, in its Budget 2018 plan, Ottawa pledges to proffer 194.1 million Canadian Dollars, from 2018 and 2019, to the spread of the two of the nation’s Temporary Foreign Worker Programmes, namely, the Temporary Foreign Worker Programme (TFWP) and the International Mobility Programme (IMP).

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