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CANADA: Labor Market Opinions Update

Following the termination of the Facilitated Process of Information Technology Workers Program (Labor Market Exemption) in British Columbia in December of 2011 and in all other provinces in September of 2010, Quebec authorities have also announced the end of the program for the seven different types of IT occupations. The Program expedited the admission of foreign workers in certain IT occupations, mainly those in software development.

As a result, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will require Labor Market Opinions (LMO) for those temporary foreign IT workers who previously qualified for the exemption. The process will be much lengthier and will require a job posting of at least fourteen days, followed by an application for the LMO work permit.

from Pearl Law Group Global Immigration NewsFlash

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