The Government of Canada has implemented reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. These reforms are meant to give Canadians first chance at available jobs.
Effective July 31, 2013, the reforms include:
- Fee for Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Processing: Employers hiring foreign workers must now pay $275 for each position.
- Language Restriction: English and French are now the only languages that can be identified as a job requirement, both in LMO requests and advertisements.
- New Advertising Requirements: Employers must now advertise longer and use more advertsing methods.
- New LMO Application with questions on impacts on the Canadian job market: Employers must now answer additional questions regarding the impact that hiring a temporary foreign worker will have on Canada’s job market.
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