Here is sharing important announcements and useful links regarding: Government of Canada Overhauls Temporary Foreign Worker Program Ensuring Canadians are first in line for available jobs:
19 June 2014: Effective immediately, the moratorium on the Food Services Sector’s access to the TFWP has ended.
Food Services Moratorium
Work permit applications that were suspended from processing due to the suspension of the associated LMO will go back into the queue for processing by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Questions and Answers
Impact on employers
My LMO was suspended as a result of the moratorium on the Food Services Sector’s access to the TFWP. How does the lifting of the moratorium impact me?
LMOs suspended under the moratorium are now unsuspended. As long as the LMO is still valid and has not expired, the prospective temporary foreign worker(s) named on that LMO may submit work permit applications to CIC, or, if eligible to apply on entry into Canada, to a Canada Border Services Agency port of entry.
My LMO expired during the moratorium. Is it still valid?
Impact on temporary foreign workers
I applied for a work permit (or extension) before/during the suspension of Food Service Sector LMOs but I haven’t heard from CIC yet. What will happen with my application now?
Your application will go back into the queue for processing by Citizenship and Immigration Canada now that the suspension has been lifted.
I was planning to apply for a work permit (or extension) for an employer who had an LMO approved before the suspension of Food Service Sector LMOs was announced. Can I still do so?
If the LMO is still valid and has not expired, and you are named on that LMO, you may submit a work permit application as per normal procedures.
I want to apply for a work permit but the employer’s positive LMO expired during the suspension of Food Service Sector LMOs. Can I?
If the LMO is no longer valid or has expired, you may not apply for a work permit based on that LMO. Before you can apply for a work permit, your employer will need a valid Labour Market Impact Assessment (formerly the Labour Market Opinion).
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Here are some useful links to: Government of Canada Overhauls Temporary Foreign Worker Program Ensuring Canadians are first in line for available jobs:
- Backgrounder: Reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Canadians First
- Backgrounder: Ending the Moratorium on the Food Services Sector
- Backgrounder: Government of Canada Investments in Skills Training