Labour Market Opinion is required by the Canadian companies that want to hire foreign workers to fill the job openings that cannot be filled by Canadian workers. LMO is an opinion that is provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) or Services Canada, determining
LMO is granted to the company, if the employment of a foreign worker has a positive impact on the Canadian labour market. This is called a "positive LMO".
A Canadian employer can seek LMO for:
There are some categories that do not require an LMO. You need not apply for an LMO, if your prospective employee falls under any of these categories:
If you're hiring employees for LMO-exempt job categories, you will need to request an assessment from a Temporary Foreign Worker Unit. However, this is applicable only when the foreign worker is from a visa-exempt country and is outside Canada.
Once your pre-approval request is approved and you have received a notice from Service Canada, you:
If your pre-approval request is refused, you:
Applying for a labour Market Opinion is a complex process. And as an employer, you can't afford to misrepresent the information. You may not only face refusal but can also face serious civil liabilities. Once your application is refused, you will have to again apply for LMO with a new application, which is again very time-consuming.
Regulated immigration consultants can suggest you the right course of action and help you prepare a strong application right in the first instance. Although the final decision depends on the Service Canada but legal assistance can sharply shoot up your chances of success.
SPS Canada Immigration Inc. is a team of registered immigration consultants who are qualified and licensed to offer consultancy and prepare LMO and corporate immigration applications for organizations and individuals respectively.
We know what it takes to receive a positive Labour Market Opinion and how to prepare a genuine and strong application, to ensure success right at the first attempt. We assist you with all aspects of LMO, right from preparing the application to reply to enquiries by Service Canada and sending LMOs to the foreign skilled workers that you have recruited.
Drop us an email or call us to discuss your eligibility and options.