About 182,000 temporary foreign workers entered Canada in 2010. For a fragile global economy, this manifests a strategic approach to maintain stability and competitiveness. |
Truly, despite the prevalence of recession, the Maple Leaf Country has been able to preserve its economic solidity by continuously accepting newcomers to address skill shortages. As acknowledged in the “2011 Progress Report on Foreign Credential Recognition” immigration played a key role in fortifying the country’s economy. This has been made possible by ensuring that all skilled foreign workers participate fully in the country’s job market and contribute to its overall competitiveness.
Amidst this great benefit, however, employers who opt to hire foreign workers may need to satisfy certain requirements first before they can employ them. They need to justify the need for an overseas employee in their company and apply for a Labour Market Opinion.
Why Need an LMO in Canada?
While foreign workers need work permit to find a job, employers, on the other hand, who would want to hire temporary foreign workers must first request for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO).
Labour Market Opinion is a document issued by the federal government department that declares the need to hire a foreign worker to fill a position in a company.To earn a positive LMO, employers should justify the necessity for a skilled immigrant to satisfy the vacancy and the absence of a local worker to perform the job.
Basically, the opinion assesses the implications that the foreign workers have to the country’s labour market, especially how the proposition of employment would likely impact Canadian workforce. Any entrepreneur in the country aspiring to bring a temporary foreign worker must first secure the necessary work authorization due to the following reasons: • A positive LMO will indicate that there is a necessity for the foreign labourer to fill the job offered and that there is no Canadian worker available to perform the job. • This will serve as a pre-approval for hiring temporary foreign workers in an occupation that requires prolonged and/or extensive recruitment. • Every foreign worker needs a copy of the positive LMO in order to apply Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a work permit.
Magnetizing Skilled Immigrants to CA
The diversified immigration programs in Canada have been attracting thousands of foreign workers and entrepreneurs across the world over the last decades. In fact, at a news conference, Hon. Jason Kenney, minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, presented details about the start-up visa program, that is, the government’s innovative immigration plan that will officially open for business on April 2013.
The said plan is said to help the country recruit entrepreneurs from around the world to instigate economic growth, and eventually, create more jobs. Such encouraging programs help promising immigrant entrepreneurs achieve their full potential and maximise their impact in the Canadian LMO.
For employers who need help or assistance in applying for an LMO in Canada, you can visit IlluminateCanada.com. Illuminate Canada Staffing and Immigration handles work and issues related to hiring temporary foreign workers to the Maple Leaf Country.
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