When Service Canada introduced the new recruiting guidelines for LMOs, it also announced the end of the Regional Occupations List Program. These lists were unique to each province, and identified "occupations under pressure" which were those in which there was a recognized labour shortage. Employers wishing to obtain an LMO to hire a foreign worker in a listed occupation only had to conduct minimum advertising as compared to the usual recruitment efforts expected by Service Canada. With the elimination of this Program, employers will be expected to demonstrate recruiting efforts as set out in the new recruiting directives discussed elsewhere in this newsletter.