Service Canada introduced a new directive on January 1, 2009 setting out national standards for recruiting for most LMO applications. As indicated in prior newsletters, the content of the directive is changed or tweaked from time to time without warning.

A recent change is the creation of a new webpage that separately lists "Variations to Minimum Advertising Requirements Announced on January 1, 2009". The link is set out below. This sets out explicit exemptions to the minimum requirements based on the occupation, the purpose of entry and/or the province where the work will be done.

Employers facing a possible LMO application should review this list to see if any are applicable to their particular situation.

Variations to LMO Recruiting Requirements