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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: Skilled Work Points Program Changes Go Into Effect In January

The changes have been coming for months, but it’s now official: changes to how the Government of Canada ranks foreign skilled workers who apply to come to Canada via the points program are coming into effect in January of 2013. Skilled worker applicants must get 67 points out of 100, with more points given for […]

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Canada: How To Obtain A Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

How to obtain an LMO in Canada An LMO, or Labour Market Opinion, is something that companies must obtain before they can hire a foreign worker. LMOs can be obtained for a specific worker or position, or be a pre-approval for a series of positions. What an LMO does is ensure that there are no […]

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Canadian Government Wipes Out 200,000 Waiting Skilled Worker Applications In 2012 Budget

2012 budget erases skilled worker applications that have been waiting processing for years The 2012 Federal Budget was announced yesterday, and along with getting rid of the Canadian penny, the federal government also did away with the current waiting list of 200,000 foreign worker applications. The workers’ application fees, totaling about $130 million, will be […]

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