April 10, 2012:
As reported by Greenberg Turner in its latest alert, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) will imminently announce the launch of an Accelerated Labour Market Opinion (ALMO) program. Under the new program, HRSDC expects to process LMO applications within 10 days from the date of submission for eligible employers seeking LMOs for managerial and high skilled occupations.
Greenberg Turner reports that the ALMO program will require less documentation when submitting an application. Employers are still required to complete this documentation 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 will be provided when the Accelerated LMO program is officially launched.