BC family denied new Canada Work Permit
Want to work in British Columbia? You might require Canada Work Permit renewal
Shortly after coming to Canada, some visitors and immigrants will try to get jobs in the country. To work in in this country you would need a Canada Work Permit. People who have moved to Canada temporarily with the desire of remaining in the country long –term often do those jobs no one else wants-low-paying menial occupations such as housekeeping and hotel work. We have all seen the stereotype of the taxi-driver with the PhD come into play on a daily basis.If these people coming into our country our doing the jobs that no one seems to want and people look down upon, then why are we making it hard for them to stay in Canada to work them?Some may argue in these hard economic times after a double recession –the worst in recent history, we should keep our jobs for our citizens. This is agreeable is a high poverty rate and it can be difficult nowadays to find a minimum wage job.
Family denied Canada Work Permit
Regardless, it is a lengthy and costly process for a non-Canadian citizen to get a Canada Work Permit.
Labour Market Opinion
Jose was not happy with his current employer and was offered another job that he wanted to take, however, the only way he could take it is with a Labour Market Opinion (LMO).
An LMO stipulates that the employer has to advertise the job to prove that they tried to hire locally before accepting foreigners for the position. This process supposedly takes 6-8 weeks.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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