More rules for foreign workers

All occupation classes, regardless of shortages, now subject to same recruitment guidelines
By Howard Greenberg
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/02/2009

In light of the economic downturn, the federal government has made several changes to the temporary foreign worker program. As long as employers incorporate these changes into the recruitment process, they will still benefit from this program.

LMO criteria

To bring in a temporary foreign worker, an employer must first obtain a labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC). The key criteria for the LMO, which are unchanged, depend on: