Pilot projects circumvent LMO process

Alberta, Ontario offer open work permits to children of temp foreign workers
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/23/2010

Working-aged dependents of temporary foreign workers in Ontario and Alberta can now apply for open work permits, thanks to two new pilot programs.

An open work permit will allow these individuals to work for any employer in Alberta or Ontario without having to undergo the usual process involved in applying for a temporary work permit, which includes a job offer and a successful labour market opinion through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Under the pilot programs, which runs from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, certain conditions must be met.