As of today, and effective immediately, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is now requiring all employers, whether hiring temporary foreign workers from abroad, or those local in Canada on post-graduation work permits to provide evidence of recruitment efforts.
Prior to today, employers who were hiring international graduates on post-graduation work permits were exempt from having to advertise and provide proof of recruitment efforts. As of today, ESDC has ended the exemption.
Employers who wish to submit Labour Market Opinion (LMO) applications must meet all requirements of the applicable stream under which they are submitting an application.
For more information on employing temporary foreign workers whether they are in Canada or abroad, please contact our office.