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Labour Market Opinions

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Here is why immigration to Canada will be driven by employers

This week, I had the opportunity to write this op-ed column in the Winnipeg Free Press on how the Canadian immigration system will make it easier for skilled trades and persons with Canadian work experience to immigrate here. While the new changes target certain skilled individuals, the overall thrust of the Canadian immigration system of the 2010s … Continue reading

Why your company’s LMO application may become a public document

In the last few weeks, a case between HD Mining and the Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union has been brewing. The final results of this case will go a long way in determining who has the right to make representations to the government on Labour Market Opinion applications that may have been issued incorrectly. If the court decisions that … Continue reading

Why does government make immigrants guess what they need?

When an employer seeks to hire a foreign worker, the employer must often apply to the Government of Canada to obtain a positive Labour Market Opinion (“LMO”) – a document in which the government states that it is convinced that no Canadians or permanent residents are willing or able to do the job. In most cases, employers who … Continue reading