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January 17, 2022

Effective January 12 Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) waived the minimum job advertisement requirement for primary agriculture. Employers can submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application without any proof that they have advertised the position. All other requirements will remain the same. This change will remain in place until June 30, 2022. As best practice, the Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI) recommends that employers who routinely hire temporary foreign workers continue to advertise to ensure that Canadians get the first opportunity to apply.


According to the ESDC website, employers will not be required to submit proof with their LMIA application.


Source: Western Agriculture Labour Initiative, January 14, 2022 newsletter

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Submitted by Karen Davidson on 17 January 2022