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Important Update Regarding Owner-Operator LMIA processing

Important Update Regarding Owner-Operator LMIA processing

“As of April 1, 2021, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will remove special processing instructions for the “owner/operator” category.

These changes are part of regular policy reviews to ensure that the TFWP continues to work within its intended purpose, and is only used by employers to fill a position when qualified Canadians or Permanent Residents are not available.” says Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

Currently, Owner/Operator Candidates are exempt from the advertising and recruitment requirements for obtaining a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

As of April 1, 2021, Owner/Operator LMIA applications will be assessed using the normal process.