• July 17, 2023

    Labour Market Impact Assessment LMIA Videos

    Canadian Immigration: Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Vidoes Are you a foreign national who wants to work in Canada? If so, the employer must get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before hiring a foreign worker. Therefore, as the foreign national if you [...]

  • July 12, 2023

    Labour Market Impact Assessment LMIA

    What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) An LMIA is a document that employers in Canada may need to obtain before hiring foreign workers. The purpose of an LMIA is to determine whether there is a genuine need for a foreign worker [...]

  • December 1, 2013

    Labour Market Opinion Employer Requirements

    If you are a foreign national seeking employment in Canada, you'll need to be aware of a labour market opinion. Your employer will need to obtain a Labour Market Opinion before hiring you as a worker. A Labour Market Opinion is an assessment conducted by [...]

  • November 27, 2013

    Work permit With Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

    If you are an immigrant to Canada, then you will be familiar with the word “LMO.” In brief, LMO means Labour Market Opinion. What is Labour Market Opinion? As mentioned above, a Labour Market Opinion, LMO, is a legal document issued by the government of [...]

  • November 24, 2013

    Tips on Applying for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

    Submitting a Labour Market Opinion is the first step toward hiring a temporary foreign worker. You will need to make recruitment efforts, locate a suitable candidate and satisfy the Temporary Foreign Worker Unit that you and you meet the criteria. The foreign worker will be [...]

  • November 24, 2013

    How to Obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

    When an employer in Canada wants to hire a foreign worker, they must first get approval from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)/Service Canada. This approval will come in the form of a positive labour market opinion. The foreign worker will need to include [...]

  • November 14, 2013

    Temporary Foreign Worker TFW

    The TFWP is jointly managed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Employers often require a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from HRSDC to hire a foreign worker. A positive LMO means that the employer has tried but has [...]

  • November 14, 2013

    LMO Advertising Requirements

    HRSDC introduced new national advertising requirements for all occupations in all regions, simplifying the steps to navigate before employers can apply to hire a temporary foreign worker. In addition, an online LMO application system was introduced to reduce the processing time and to facilitate communications [...]

  • November 14, 2013

    New Temporary Foreign Worker Units Established in Ontario

    CIC established Temporary Foreign Worker Units in Toronto and Moncton to serve as main points of contact for companies wishing to hire foreign workers in the two regions. These were in addition to units already established in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal so that employers across [...]

  • November 14, 2013

    After Obtaining Your Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

    Each visa office abroad may have different procedures, which will be listed on their individual websites. A visa officer has the right to ask for certain information from foreign workers, including: Proof of identity A valid passport or travel document that guarantees re-entry to the [...]

  • November 14, 2013

    Labour Market Opinion Outcomes

    If the LMO is Positive Service Canada will issue an employment confirmation, and you will receive a response in writing which you should forward to the foreign worker along with a copy of a signed job offer and employment contract (if applicable). The foreign worker [...]

  • November 14, 2013

    Things to Know About Hiring a Foreign Worker

    To hire a foreign worker, you generally must obtain a positive LMO (also known as an employment confirmation) from Service Canada unless the work category is exempt from the LMO process. If an LMO is required, you must obtain employment confirmation before your prospective foreign [...]