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Confused about IEC/temp work permit!

Old Feb 21st 2011, 11:20 am
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Hey everyone 

I am in the process of applying for IEC in the hope that it might turn into something a little more permanent ! I have a few questions though and thought id ask you knowledgable people out there.

This is my plan....

1. Obtain a open 1 year visa through IEC

2. After a short time ask my employer to apply for an Lmo so I can apply for a twp.

3. Apply for PR upon reciept of my twp.

My question is.. When an employer apply's for my Lmo do they have to readvertise for the position even though I'll already be working there using my bunac or would they just use the original job adverts etc from when I initially applied? Hope that makes sense!

Hope you can help as this is keeping me awake and posting on my phone under the covers so not to wake my wife is no fun at all
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by chaddsuk
Hey everyone 

I am in the process of applying for IEC in the hope that it might turn into something a little more permanent ! I have a few questions though and thought id ask you knowledgable people out there.

This is my plan....

1. Obtain a open 1 year visa through IEC

2. After a short time ask my employer to apply for an Lmo so I can apply for a twp.

3. Apply for PR upon reciept of my twp.

My question is.. When an employer apply's for my Lmo do they have to readvertise for the position even though I'll already be working there using my bunac or would they just use the original job adverts etc from when I initially applied? Hope that makes sense!

Hope you can help as this is keeping me awake and posting on my phone under the covers so not to wake my wife is no fun at all
Are you aware of what an LMO is? the only reason I ask is that you say "ask my employer to get an LMO" as though its just something easy they can do?

Yes they would need to readvertise the position, rules state that the job has to be advertsied in the three months prior to it being offered, and to be succesful in obtaining the LMO, they have to prove there are no Canadians willing or able to do the job.

What line of work were you thinking of, and what are your specialist skills which will ensure that you have maximum success with your quest?

You have to realise that the only reason you will be working there is that a) you have an open work permit, b) because of this there is no need for an LMO.
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 8:51 pm
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Are you aware of what an LMO is? the only reason I ask is that you say "ask my employer to get an LMO" as though its just something easy they can do?

Yes they would need to readvertise the position, rules state that the job has to be advertsied in the three months prior to it being offered, and to be succesful in obtaining the LMO, they have to prove there are no Canadians willing or able to do the job.

What line of work were you thinking of, and what are your specialist skills which will ensure that you have maximum success with your quest?

You have to realise that the only reason you will be working there is that a) you have an open work permit, b) because of this there is no need for an LMO.
Thanks for your reply, yes I am fully aware of what a LMO is, my question is this...

If I was working in a position using my open permit then my employer agreed to apply for an LMO for me would it really need to be re-advertised as it has already been advertised within the last three months anyway when i initially applied for the job for the role?

Basically the reason I am going for a open permit to begin with is so that I am able to start work immediately rather than waiting around for the LMO to come through.

Thanks

Chris

BTW I work in Computer Networking
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 9:09 pm
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Yes, it still has to be advertised - and if there is any Canadian that could do the job instead of you, the LMO won't be granted. Doesn't matter that you're already there doing the job I'm afraid, the requirements are still the same.

HTH.
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Yes, it still has to be advertised - and if there is any Canadian that could do the job instead of you, the LMO won't be granted. Doesn't matter that you're already there doing the job I'm afraid, the requirements are still the same.

HTH.
that's not quite correct, they have to show that the other canadian applicants werent suitable compared to the non-canadian. for example, I was previously granted an LMO for a job that approximately 200 canadian applicants applied for.

LMOs are easier to get with professions with more specialized skills/experience requirements since it is easier for the employer to show why the non-canadian should get the job over the other applicants, and you need strong proof. LMOs are extremely difficult/impossible to get for jobs that any canadian could perform adequately.

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Old Mar 28th 2011, 3:49 am
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Default Re: Confused about IEC/temp work permit!

I'm about to do exactly the same thing with an IEC work permit. I'm just waiting for the permit to come through now (should be any day) before applying for jobs over in BC. Would be interested to know how you got on as I'm in a similar line of work.

So much great info on this forum, which I'd found it sooner!
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