On June 5, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) advised that it has ended the advertising exemption for post-graduation Labor Market Opinions.  Effective immediately, employers will have to conduct full recruitment efforts in order to obtain LMOs for those on post-graduation work permits, and meet all other requirements of the regular LMO program including meeting the prevailing wage.  At this stage it appears the change may be one step in preparation for the new Express Entry expected to come into force on January 1, 2015; we will provide further updates as they become available.

Click here to read the announcement.