This report is usually issued after Employment and Social Development Canada confirms that there is no Canadian worker or permanent resident available to do the job.
Once the employer has a positive LMIA, then the foreign worker can apply for a work permit via the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada online portal.
To apply for permanent residence, you will need to clearly show that you qualify under one of the established programmes, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Programme, Provincial Nominee Programme or Canadian Experience Class.
Canada uses a points-based immigration system which grants points based on age, education, language skills, work experience and other factors such as family ties to Canada, job offer and having a provincial nomination.
Your focus should be on maximising your points in areas such as education, experience in an in-demand career, family ties and provincial nomination.