April 25, 2012:
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada announced today the launch of the Accelerated Labour Market Opinion (A-LMO) program. As we reported on April 10th, the A-LMO program is expected to reduce the Service Canada processing time. If the employer meets all the eligibility criteria to participate in the A-LMO Initiative, HRSDC/Service Canada will then verify if the employer has agreed to all of the attestations and issue a positive A-LMOwithin 10 business days.
Although employers will not be required to submit all of the documentation required for an LMO process they will still be required to complete and maintain it on file to be available in the event of a compliance audit. HRSDC will be conducting compliance audits on a regular and thorough basis with significant penalties if an employer is found to be non-compliant.
More information on the Accelerated LMO program can be found in HRDSC’s AcceleratedLabour Market Opinion Fact Sheet .