Getting a Job Offer validated by HRSDC
Every year, Canadian Employers hire over 150,000 temporary workers with speciﬁc
skills, including live-in caregivers
When the best skilled workers are willing to relocate, employers will always beneﬁt!
Government studies have shown that foreign skilled-workers contribute more
economically to employers than a local employee as they are more motivated and
driven to succeed.
Employers who wish to hire temporary foreign workers must ﬁrst apply to Service
Canada for a Labour Market Opinion.
The Labour Market Opinion (LMO) assesses the impact the foreign worker would have
on Canada’s labour market or, in other words, how the offer of employment would likely
affect Canadian jobs.
Your Potential Employer will need a positive Labour Market Opinion to hire you as a
temporary foreign worker. You ﬁll need to obtain a positive Labour Market Opinion in
order to apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a work permit.
What can you do to Assist your Potential Employer in making his decision to
hire / sponsor an overseas worker
You will need to conﬁrm that the position offered is skilled and the employer has been
advertised the position in Canada, prior to considering an overseas candidate.
You will also need to let him know that you are strongly determined to relocate to
Canada for work and that you already possess the knowledge and the documents
required to successfully apply for a Work Permit, once the employer has decided to
consider you for the position
Why is this important ?
Common concerns of Canadian Companies while reviewing Resumes of foreign
workers have been well documented in the past and you will need to communicate to
the Potential Employer that you understand the Magnitude of his/her responsibility,
when considering Foreign Workers.
You should also point-out that as a foreign worker, you are prepared to perform all of
your duties with great determination, much like a native Canadian employee, not less
because of your sheer determination and ambition to succeed in this new Economy, and
make a statement for yourself.