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Can apply for a work permit prior to receiving an LMO?

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I was just looking into the rule saying that you can apply for a work permit prior to receiving an LMO confirmation letter, is this true and how does this work…?

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  1. Sushma Smaddar on Jan 30, 2014 Reply

    Yes you can with a job offer letter.

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  2. Steven Snider on Feb 06, 2014 Reply

    Also,
    If you are awaiting a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) confirmation and you are ready to submit a work permit application, you may submit the work permit application only within 2 weeks of the expiry date of your status and include proof that the LMO request was made. You must:
    Include a copy of the application sent to Employment and Social Development Canada
    Include a copy of the receipt confirmation number. In section Details of Intended Work in Canada of the Work Permit application:
    the date the LMO request was sent;
    which office it was sent to;
    the employer’s name; and
    the confirmation number for the submission, if available.
    You must contact CIC with the LMO confirmation number within 2 months of the reception date of your application

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