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LMIA recruitment rules toughened up

Employers seeking temporary foreign workers have new hoops to jump through after the federal government beefed up the requirements for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman.

Workers hired via the Temporary Foreign Workers Program must first obtain a positive LMIA, which shows that no Canadian citizens or permanent residents are already qualified and willing to fill the vacancy.

Part of the process for getting an LMIA involves advertising the position, and from Aug. 28, employers are required to post a notice on the Government of Canada’s Job Bank and to use a matching service that pairs candidates with suitable positions listed on the site.

Peter Baraian