Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Immediate Change to Advertising Requirements for Foreign Nationals

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has amended its minimum advertising requirements for employers who need a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) to hire foreign nationals into high-wage, non-academic positions.

ESDC defines high-wage positions, in Alberta, as those which pay $25.00 per hour or more. ESDC defines non-academic positions as those for which teaching and/or research make up less than 50% of the duties.

Effective immediately, when an LMIA is required to hire a foreign national into a high-wage, non-academic position, hiring units must advertise:
  • on the Government of Canada’s Job Bank for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks in the 3 months prior to the hiring unit applying for an LMIA. This advertisement must remain posted until the date a positive or negative LMIA is issued and: 
  • in 2 or more venues – one of which must be national in scope. These ads must be posted for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks in the 3-month period prior to the hiring unit applying for an LMIA. 
Questions regarding this subject can be addressed to: hrs.recruitment@ualberta.ca or immigration.services@ualberta.ca