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The Ins and Outs of Labour Market Opinions (LMO)

Once again, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic’s very own Sarah Adel has been featured as a contributor to the BC Parelegal Association (BCPA) newsletter, Paralegal Press. This time, Sarah, paralegal at MKS Lawyers, put her expertise in the Canadian immigration process to work in a thorough article explaining the ins and outs of labour market opinion (LMO).

In her article Labour Market Opinion – The Basics, featured on page 14 of the winter edition of the newsletter, Sarah explains the core concepts of labour market opinion, from what LMO is to steps and best practices for employers applying for it.

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“Preparing an LMO application is a complex process that requires special care and attention to detail,” explains Sarah.

Obtaining a labour market opinion is a key factor in navigating canadian immigration law and gaining permission to hire a temporary foreign worker. This document, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development, must conclude that hiring a foreign worker will not have a negative effect on the labour market in order for permission for hiring to be granted.

However, before an application is submitted, the first step is advertising and recruitment for the position. “This first step is a significant phase and employers can expect refusals if the recruitment standards are not met,” Sarah explains. The article covers requirements for the recruitment period, including new guidelines and timelines.

In addition, don’t miss Sarah’s helpful must-haves for employers on page 15, such as having French and English as the only language requirement for out-of-country hires and a nationwide recruitment strategy for higher-skilled positions.

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The BC Paralegal Association is a volunteer-run organization which facilitates networking, education, and career-building opportunities for paralegals, paralegal students and industry professionals. The tri-annual newsletter provides updates on laws and legislation, latest news, and recaps of BCPA activities from throughout the year.

Sarah Adel is a valuable member of the MKS Lawyers team with over two years experience in Canadian immigration law. Her active membership in the BC Paralegal Association is just one way Sarah displays a passion for her work in immigration law.