March 22, 2017: Budget 2017 >Positive changes to LMIA processing fee for families seeking to hire foreign caregivers
Budget 2017 also proposes to eliminate the Labour Market Impact Assessment
processing fee for families seeking to hire foreign caregivers to provide care for
persons with high medical needs, and for middle class families with less than
$150,000 in annual income seeking to hire foreign caregivers to provide child
care. Waiving the fee for these families will ensure that support is targeted at
those most in need of assistance to meet their family caregiving responsibilities.
The cost of this measure is $24.5 million over five years, starting in 2017–18, and
$4.9 million per year thereafter.