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Want to work in Canada; Know about Labour Market Opinions (LMO)

13 Feb 2013


Foreign professionals who intend to work in Canada need to know about the importance of Labour Market Opinions (LMOs). Canadian employers must get a LMO before they recruit a temporary foreign worker.

What is a positive LMO?

Positive LMO is a document stating that the recruitment of a foreign professional would affect the Canadian labour market positively. This document is issued by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The department oversees the country’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

All Canadian temporary job offers require an LMO unless and until the foreign worker or the job being offered in Canada can be classified and termed as an exemption from this requirement. An LMO is specific to one employer and one type of job.

Applying for LMO

For every job and every organization, temporary worker has to avail the LMO. The following factors are considered for issuance of LMO:

  1. The occupation that the foreign worker will be employed in
  2. The wages and working conditions
  3. Canadian employer’s advertisement and recruitment efforts
  4. Effect of the foreign worker on the Canadian labour market

Canada welcomes more than 200,000 temporary foreign workers every year.  Foreign workers Canada’s economy but at the same time it is necessary to ensure that workers rights are maintained, government regulations are followed, and that the Canadian labour market is not undercut by foreign workers. LMO helps to maintain a balance between these essential factors.

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