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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 workers through the LMO, Labour Market Opinion process until further
notice. This is a suspension, it’s a result of some allegations of misuse or fraud with respect to the program on the part of employers.
So the government took a very serious and hard hitting approach and suspended LMOs for the food services industry. Now there is a list of occupations, you can check our website for this. It’s important to note, that this does not affect the hotel industry which is good news for them. However, if you are currently on an LMO in the food services industry that is fine, it’s not going to affect you. If you are applying for an extension however, you won’t be able to do so. For those LMOs that are pending, or let’s say, those LMOs that are not filed yet under the food and
service industry, don’t bother until the government lifts the suspension.
So we will keep you posted and updated with any further developments on this story. However, LMOs still are being processed generally and if you are in the food and services industry, you can contact us and see what other options you have, whether or not your a employer or a perspective employee. Thank you and have a great day.
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