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Bricklaying qualifications don't match work experience

Old Sep 9th 2010, 4:23 pm
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I am posting this on behalf of a friend as it's so long since we started this process and I know that the rules have changed.

His qualifications are all in bricklaying. However his last 8 years experience is in construction management in both renovation work and new build housing. He is wanting to find a job in BC but the question is if he does manage to get an AEO does this have to be in the same jobtype as his qualifications, ie bricklaying. In Canada there is very little bricklaying so he'd be kind of screwed! Will the prospective employer get the LMO even if the qualifications don't match the job offer?

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Old Sep 9th 2010, 5:44 pm
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I am posting this on behalf of a friend as it's so long since we started this process and I know that the rules have changed.

His qualifications are all in bricklaying. However his last 8 years experience is in construction management in both renovation work and new build housing. He is wanting to find a job in BC but the question is if he does manage to get an AEO does this have to be in the same jobtype as his qualifications, ie bricklaying. In Canada there is very little bricklaying so he'd be kind of screwed! Will the prospective employer get the LMO even if the qualifications don't match the job offer?

Thanks for any input
The usual answer it depends. An LMO for a Physician wouldn't fly if you haven't attended medical school. So it depends on the job and what the LMO is being sought for. As the employer has to prove why there were no Canadians or PRs available or qualified for the position, it might be pretty hard to justify an LMO where the applicant doesn't have the qualifications compared to CCs/PRs who applied for the job and do have the qualifications.
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Old Sep 9th 2010, 9:09 pm
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I got a job and positive LMO as a Web Developer even though I'm only qualified in Music and Music Technology.

The Employer can state on the LMO form what Qualifications they thought were required for the job, my employer only put Secondary School Education.

That being said things have changed a lot since most of us here got LMOs, so it's hard to say but I definitely think it's worth a shot.

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