Expedited Labour Market Opinion Pilot Project Ended as of April 15, 2010


Effective as of April 15, 2010, the Expedited Labour Market Opinion (“E-LMO”) pilot project, that had been running in British Columbia and Alberta since 2007, came to an end.

Employers who wish to hire Temporary Foreign Workers after April 15, 2010 will be required to apply through the regular Labour Market Opinion process and be able to demonstrate that: the job offer(s) is/are genuine; the wage rate meets or exceeds the prevailing wage rate, for the occupation and region; the working conditions are consistent with Canadian standards; and reasonable efforts to hire Canadian or permanent resident have been made in accordance with the Temporary Foreign Worker Minimum National Advertisement Standards.