Category Archives: LMO

LMO Process for Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. My name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. Today I’m going to talk to you about L.M.O.s or labor market opinions. What that is is a permission from Service Canada to a Canadian company who wishes to hire a temporary foreign worker […]

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LMO Suspension for Food Services Industry

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. April 25, 2014, the government suspended all LMOs, Labour Market Opinions for the food and service industry. This means that businesses in Canada that primarily offer food and drink are not able to offer jobs to foreign […]

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Quebec Pursues Exemption to the LMO Food Industry Suspension

(Below is a transcription of this video) Quebec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil has announced that they are seeking an exemption from the Canadian government’s moratorium on Labor Market Opinions for the food services industry. This is affecting all employers who are seeking foreign workers who are applying for L.M.O.s, Labor Market Opinions, in the food […]

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LMO Blacklist for Work Visa Non-Compliance

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com.  Employers now have to be very careful about complying when they’re hiring foreign workers.  There’s now what we call a blacklist published on the CIC website. Understanding LMO Work Visa Non-Compliance and the Blacklist This blacklist […]

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Update on LMO suspension for Food Services: FAQs

There are many questions surrounding the recent decision by the Federal Government to suspend the LMOs for employers in the Food Services. Below are some answers to those questions we hope will help. Who is effected? Most establishments that sell food and drink will be effected by the latest cancellation of the FSW category for food servers. […]

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LMO Requirements and Compliance for Companies that Hire Foreign Workers

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. Today, I’m going to talk to you about LMO requirements in terms of compliance for employers who hire foreign workers. LMO Requirements and Compliance for Hiring Foreign Workers Very soon, talk is, that the […]

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Approved LMO Application for “speechless” Client from the UK

Hi Shabnam and Michael. I’m speechless, with the shock still setting in. It’ll take me a while to get used to the idea that we may, in the distant future, be changing our nationalities to being happy proud Canadians!      Wow! I know Mimi will be happy, that’s for sure! Also now, I’ve got clarity on the not […]

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What is an LMO?

An LMO is also known as a Labour Market Opinion. It is a component of the Canadian work permit process. There are two parts to obtaining a work permit in Canada. The first is obtaining a Labour Market Opinion, while the second is the work visa application itself. A Labour Market Opinion is essentially permission […]

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Accelerated LMOs Coming Soon to a Canada

  ALMOs are a great thing.They are a fast-track version for applications for Labor Market Opinions.  Service Canada will now process Skilled Workers and some other Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) applications on an accelated basis.  Canadian employers now don’t have to wait months and months to hire a TFW. Canada is getting the message that […]

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Types of Canadian Work Permits for Americans

While countries like the United States have a long list of different types of work visas, Canada primarily has two broad types of work visas: those that require a Labour Market Opinion and those that do not require a Labour Market Opinion. A Labour Market Opinion is sometimes called an LMO or a confirmation from […]

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