Ontario Occupations List under Pressure
Employers in Ontario wishing to hire foreign workers for occupations that appear on the occupation list (see below) will only be required to conduct minimum advertising efforts rather than the more comprehensive recruitment efforts (2-3 weeks) normally required.
Employers in Ontario are only required to
- Advertise on the Government of Canada's national Job Bank for a minimum of 7 calendar days OR
- Demonstrate that they have established on-going, recruitment mechanisms in place (using recognized job internet sites, unions, professional associations, corporate web site, professional journals, newspapers, newsletters).
For low skilled positions (skill level C or D under the National Classification System), employers need to advertise on Job Bank AND demonstrate they have on-going, recruitment mechanisms in place.
||Senior Managers - Financial, Communications and Other Business Services
||Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
||Managers in Health Care
||Financial and Investment Analysts
||Specialists in Human Resources
||Biologists and Related Scientists
||General Practitioners and Family Physicians
||Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
||Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants
||Medical Radiation Technologists
||Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
||Licensed Practical Nurses
||Ambulance Attendants and Other Parmedical Occupations
||Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
||Automotive Service Technicians, Truck Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
If you have an employment offer in Canada and would like to know if you
are eligible to apply for a LMO (Labour Market Opinion) from HRSDC, please
fill out an HRSDC
Permit Free Assessment.