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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.
Very soon, talk is, that the government will have the power to literally
come to businesses, to attend offices and businesses that hire foreign
workers and insure that the companies are compliant with the requirement
for hiring foreign workers.
Generally speaking, if a company wants to hire a foreign worker they have
to apply for what is called the LMO, a Labor Market Opinion, and make an
application to Service Canada. Service Canada either grants or denies the
application for the Labor Market Opinion. If it’s granted, that foreign
worker will then apply for a work permit.
So, if a foreign worker comes to Canada and works at a Canadian business,
that Canadian business must meet compliance requirements in terms of labor
conditions, wages, et cetera. Now, talk is that the government will have
the power to attend at a company, without a warrant, without warning, and
literally investigate whether or not the employer is compliant.
So, it is more important than ever that employers who are interested in
hiring foreign workers, understand their obligations, what’s required of
them. As more details come we will be, obviously, reporting to you and
letting you know the specifics.
For now, be warned, that you have to follow the rules in terms of hiring
foreign workers. Thank you and have a great day.
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