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Services for Employers

Frequently, Canadian businesses need to hire workers from abroad, to fill critical labour shortages or to add skills to their businesses.

Immigration has long been a valuable source of skilled workers for the Canadian economy. Strong economic growth has resulted in skills shortages causing employers to seek unskilled workers from abroad, and skilled professionals from a global talent pool.

We help employers by disseminating information on Canadian employment opportunities to our associated firms overseas and can assist you to identify foreign workers to meet your labour needs. These workers can be brought into Canada under one of a range of different options:

  • Service Canada Labour Market Opinion (LMO)/Confirmation
  • Service Canada LMO exempt categories
  • Service Canada Arranged Employment Opinion
  • Workers under International Agreements
  • Intra-company transferees
  • Workers doing Religious Work

There are 2 types of workers:

Temporary workers – who in most cases, require a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) and a work permit. These workers come to Canada to fulfill a specific short-term labour shortage. Their entry into Canada is via a work permit for a temporary period only. An employer who wants to hire a foreign worker must first apply to Service Canada for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). This opinion assesses what impact the worker would have on Canada’s labour market or, in other words, how the offer of employment would affect Canadian jobs. When assessing an employer’s application to hire foreign workers, Human Resources and Social Development/Service Canada carefully reviews employer efforts to hire Canadians, as well as the wages and working conditions they offer. *There are some cases when the employer does not require a Labour Market Opinion.

Temporary workers – who in most cases, require a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) and a work permit. These workers come to Canada to fulfill a specific short-term labour shortage. Their entry into Canada is via a work permit for a temporary period only. An employer who wants to hire a foreign worker must first apply to Service Canada for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). This opinion assesses what impact the worker would have on Canada’s labour market or, in other words, how the offer of employment would affect Canadian jobs. When assessing an employer’s application to hire foreign workers, Human Resources and Social Development/Service Canada carefully reviews employer efforts to hire Canadians, as well as the wages and working conditions they offer. *There are some cases when the employer does not require a Labour Market Opinion.

Permanent Workers /Skilled Workers – Skilled workers are people who are selected as permanent residents based on their ability to become economically established in Canada. A permanent job offer supports their application with additional points, and at times, results in faster processing. If you need to fill a full-time position in your company, you may want to make a permanent job offer to a skilled worker. CIC works with Human Resources and Social Development Canada and Service Canada to make sure that hiring foreign workers supports economic growth and benefits all Canadians. As an employer, you will apply to Service Canada who will assess the job offer. This is called an Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO).

Venture Canada Immigration can help such businesses in their endeavour. We provide various levels of services to Canadian businesses to address their employment needs.

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