Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), formerly known as Human Resources Skills and Development Canada (HRSDC), has revised the Labour Market Opinion application form. Effective immediately, only the revised Labour Market Opinion application form will be accepted by ESDC. As of January 1, 2014, any application that was submitted using the old form will need to be re-submitted using the new form. The Foreign Academic Recruitment Summary (FARS) application form was not affected by this change.
The new Labour Market Opinion application form and the revised tip sheets are available on the Labour Market Opinion webpage on the Human Resource Services (HRS) website. We recommend that before you complete a Labour Market Opinion application you visit the Labour Market Opinion webpage on the Human Resource Services (HRS) website to download the most up-to-date version available.
Please take note that on page 6 of the application there is a new declaration which requires departments to keep all documentation related to the Labour Market Opinion application for a period of six years for auditing purposes.
For more information please contact Bernice Gartner at 780-492-7769.