Good morning, I hope you had a great weekend and those of you in Canada, a great long-weekend! Although it is summer, Canadian Immigration policies have definitely not taken a rest. We want to ensure you are aware of even further immigration changes that may impact applications you currently are preparing to submit and those you are thinking of proceeding with shortly.
We are sending this Immigration Blast to share important information about the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) process that will affect all LMO applications immediately, effective July 31, 2013.
As of July 31, 2013, Employment and Social Development Canada has announced very important changes to the LMO application process. All immigration clients should be aware of the following changes that may affect LMO applications that have recently and already have been submitted to Service Canada. It is important to note that some of these changes cannot be verified yet and so we must err on the side of caution, especially as regards to paying the fee, advertising for 4 weeks minimum, and using the correct new Form EMP 5517.
The main points to be aware of are as follows:
All LMO applications sent July 31, 2013 onwards must include the new FormEMP 5517 and fee.
See this link for more information:http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/changes.shtml
FROM ALL OF US AT ACKAH BUSINESS IMMIGRATION LAW, we hope that you have found this immigration blast both helpful and informative. Please let us know how we may be of assistance and how you can leverage our immigration expertise in helping meet your business needs.
*Please note that this immigration blast has been created for informational purposes only and cannot be relied upon as legal advice.
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