Wednesday, February 04, 2009

B.C. union asks federal government to halt use of Expedited Labour Market Opinion

read full article: Journal of Commerce
The Expedited Labour Market Opinion (ELMO) is a pilot project launched by the federal government in September 2007, under the TFW program.

The project allows eligible employers in B.C. and Alberta to follow shorter, simpler and less costly advertising requirements to fill empty jobs with temporary foreign workers.

Initially, the ELMO aimed to fast track the entry of foreign workers in 12 high demand occupations. Only two of these occupations, carpenters and crane operators, were in the construction industry.

In January 2008, HRDC announced changes to the program, which expanded the number of construction occupations to 12.

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