Service Canada/HRSDC has recently developed a new E-LMO pilot project to assist employers in Alberta and B.C. to obtain labour market opinions for foreign workers in a limited number of positions. These positions are set out in the table below. The positions traditionally represent a high volume of applications in Alberta and B.C.
Eligible employers who meet the program requirements will receive an E-LMO approval within 3 to 5 days. Current LMO processing times in Alberta and B.C. can be up to 5 months, so the reduction in processing time is very significant.
If the pilot project is successful, it is expected that other occupations will be added.