My wife from the US is living here with a temporary visitor status. We are going through the lengthily process of sponsorship. I have read and researched that she can apply for an open work permit while we wait for the sponsorship to go through. While completing this application it asks for LMIA from the employer looking to hire. Is this necessary for her to provide? We have a job lined up for her, but they will not hire until she has the work permit obviously. Can we still apply for the permit without the Labour Market Impact Assessment?