Canadian Government Recently announced a major overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. As a part of the reforming, the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) that allows employers to bring temporary foreign workers to Canada is being transformed to a new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is more comprehensive and accurate, according to the Government.
The new Labour Market Impact Assessment will have new and more effective sources of labour market information to determine if there are Canadians who could fill in the positions.
Under this new system, employers will need to provide additional information such as the number of Canadians that applied for their available position, the number of Canadians that the employer interviewed, and why those Canadians were not hired. Employers must now also attest they are aware of the rule that Canadians cannot be laid-off or have their hours reduced at a work place that employs temporary foreign workers.
Stay tuned for a detailed overview of the Labour Market Impact Assessment.