What are the advertising requirements for Canadian employers hiring foreign workers

What are the advertising requirements for Canadian employers hiring foreign workers - (1)

Key Aspects:

  • The employers whose businesses are registered in Canada’s Atlantic provinces will be able to hire foreign workers
  • LMIA applications require advertising variations and exceptions under certain occupations
  • Canadian employers are hiring workers from other countries, with evidence of advertisements performed for the job role in different media

Overview:

A certain job advertising may be required to adhere to a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirements for an employer to hire a professional.

When a Canadian employer hires workers from other countries, evidence of advertisement is performed for the job role in different media like newspaper, print, digital, etc., unless they are considered under the LMIA category.

Main Features:

The Canadian employers hire workers from other countries, with evidence of advertisement for the job role in different media like newspaper, print, digital, etc., unless they are considered under the LMIA category.

Although, there might be a few changes in the requirements for advertising based on the occupation category to which the employer is hiring foreign professionals as well as the specification about the same in effect with the different territories and provinces.

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A recent update stated that employers whose businesses are registered in Canada’s Atlantic provinces, such as

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

These provinces will be able to hire foreign workers without having to own an LMIA through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

Every LMIA applications require advertising where the variations and exceptions are categorized for specific occupations in particular provinces and territories that have been mentioned below:

  • Residential Caregivers
  • Employer Associations
  • Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) holders
  • Foreign governments’ recruitment in Canada
  • Entertainment related jobs
  • Other Categories

Residential Caregivers

The recruiter need not advertise the individual’s name or residential address of the residential caregivers. Although, the recruiter must give a valid identifier for their name or job location in Canada.

Employer Associations

The employer associations are applicable if:

The employer relation is advertising for more than

  • One job
  • More than one employer
  • The role is categorized under the skill level of 0, A, B, C, or D

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Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) holders

Individuals who hold the Quebec selection certificate need not go through the usual advertising requirements to get hired as skilled workers or professionals by Canadian employers.

This applies if the NOC code is identified in the applicant’s offer letter from the Canadian employer and is similar to the NOC code specified in the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).

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Recruitment in Canada

According to the 184/204 section of the Immigration and Refugee. Protection Regulations, International organizations, and foreign governments in Canada need not advertise a specific job position before the recruitment.

Entertainment related jobs

No advertisement is required before the LMIA application concerning entertainment-related jobs.

Other Categories

There are a few other categories where the requirements of LMIA advertising are renounced, or the permissions are granted.

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