Posted April 30, 2012
The Government of Canada recently realigned the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to better meet labour market demands and support the economic recovery. This Program will now be more responsive to Canada’s skills and labour shortages and ensure that employers will have less red tape to deal with. Employers with a strong track record will now receive an Accelerated-Labour Market Opinion (A-LMO) within 10 business days to hire temporary foreign workers in high-skill occupations. This should expedite the hiring of skilled workers from other countries.
ITAC welcomes this announcement as one of its six priorities is to promote policies that will ensure a steady supply of talented men and women for Canada’s ICT industry. Full details of this announcement are available here: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=670919.
Please note: A complimentary Temporary Foreign Worker Seminar is being hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 from 8:30 am to 1:00 p.m. in Toronto.