Lululemon, through its collaboration with the federal and provincial governments, will now benefit from a facilitative immigration measure that recognizes it as a significant investment project under the Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement (the Agreement).
As a result, the company will be able to hire foreign workers for a variety of high-skilled occupations without applying for a labor market impact assessment (LMIA). British Columbia can identify significant investment projects for exemption from the LMIA process through the Temporary Workers Annex of the Agreement. Employment and Social Development Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will then assess the project to determine if it meets the criteria.
By introducing global talent to Lululemon’s hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia’s workforce will benefit from knowledge sharing, leveraging the company’s international footprint, and generating significant employment growth over the next few years. The recruitment of foreign employees will not only benefit the company’s internationalization process but also strengthen the labor force of British Columbia.