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Changes to Labour Market Opinion Process - Effective Dec. 31

Four changes to the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) application process will come into effect on Tuesday, December 31. They are as follows:

1. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) may no longer issue an LMO to an employer or group of employers who offer stripteases, erotic dances, escort services or erotic massage.

2. Employers must comply with new conditions. Under As of December 31, 2013, employers will be required to complete an update LMO application form.

3. ESDC and Service Canada will have the authority to conduct inspections to ensure that employers are complying to work permit regulations. This authority will last for a period of 6 years, starting from the first day of a worker’s employment by their employer.

4. ESDC may now suspend or revoke LMOs, or refuse to process LMO applications, under public policy considerations. Employers whose LMOs may be suspended or revoked will be contacted and given an opportunity to address concerns.