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Canada immigration questions answered by a trusted immigration lawyer in canada – part 6
Frequently Asked Questions
By Russ Weninger
What do I have to do before I
am eligible to apply for an LMO?
In most cases, to obtain an LMO, you must
prove that you run an actual business, you
have advertised for a particular position,
and you have been unable to find suitable
candidates who are Canadian citizens or
You must also demonstrate that you are willing
to pay a wage that is consistent with the going
rate for that occupation in the geographical
region where you operate your business.
How long does it take to get a
Labour Market Opinion?
LMO processing times can vary. In
some regions in Canada, the
processing times may be faster
than in other regions.
In some cases, it may take several
months to obtain an LMO.
In most cases, an LMO is a necessary precondition to obtaining a work permit. In
certain limited circumstances, a person can
obtain a work permit without having an LMO.
If a would-be employer has an LMO,
that doesn’t automatically mean that
you can work. You still have to apply
for a work permit.
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