How do I get an LMO?

A Labour Market Opinion, or LMO, is a vital component of many temporary work permit applications in Canada. It is necessary for employers to explain to the government that there are no Canadians willing or qualified to do the jobs they need filled, and a Labour Market Opinion is how that’s done. Labour Market Opinion

An employer will apply to Service Canada for a Labour market Opinion, while demonstrating that they have exhausted all avenues of hiring Canadian workers. This means they must have advertised their job where Canadians would see it, while also proving that anyone who did apply for the job was not suitable for it.

If these and other necessary criteria are met, Service Canada will issue a positive Labour Market Opinion.

What is next after the LMO is received?

Your future employer will provide you with a copy of the positive Labour Market Opinion, which is to be included in your application for a temporary work permit.

We are an immigration law firm that has been helping corporations and businesses large and small for over 15 years with their immigration needs, including applying for Labour Market Opinions to bring in temporary workers.

If you are a corporation or large, medium or small business with immigration needs, or you are a worker who wishes to apply for a Canadian work permit, please call us! We have new extended hours to help serve you better, and we have helped many different people from all over the world come to Canada for work. Call us at the number above for assistance.

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