Canada LMOs for working in Canada
Canada, 18th February: Canada Labor Market Opinions are of great importance for those wanting to come to Canada and work here.
Known as LMOs (Labor Market Opinions), these need to be obtained by the employers seeking to hire overseas workers for working in Canada.
LMOs in Canada—vital role--LMOs are very significant for both potential foreigners seeking to get work in Canada and potential employers looking to hire foreign workers for employment here. In order to get an LMO, employers in Canada need to show that they are hiring an overseas worker for a vacant job position in Canada after doing sufficient efforts but not able to find a Canadian with required skill-sets for the job.
Moreover, an LMO also makes the employer accountable for good treatment of his or her employees in accordance with the standards of Canadian labor market.
An LMO is needed by an employer for hiring a foreigner willing to live and work in Canada for a vacant job position in Canada.
An LMO is a document issued by the HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) stating that Canada labor market will get a positive impact (or no effect) of the recruitment of a foreign worker.
Which jobs need an LMO—All offers of temporary jobs in Canada need an LMO. However, if any foreign worker has been classified any exemption from such requirement, he or she may not require any LMO.
Exemption from an LMO—Following are exempted from getting an LMO—
• Intra-company transferees;
• Self-employed candidates(or entrepreneurs);
• Workers covered by international arrangements(like NAFTA);
• Workers covered by international exchange agreements like International Experience Canada.
And if, at any point of time, any foreign worker in Canada wants to change his or her employer(after coming to Canada), then he or she will have to make an application and get a new LMO-based Canada work permit for working in Canada.
Factors considered for an LMO—Following factors are considered for grant of an LMO—
• Occupation of the foreign worker sought in Canada;
• Working conditions, wages offered by employer in Canada;
• Advertisement, recruitment efforts of employer in Canada;
• Effect of foreign worker on Canada labor market;
• Affect(if any) of foreign worker on labor dispute settlement.