The Canadian government has placed a moratorium on issuing labour market opinions for jobs in the food service industry following media reports on employer abuse of the temporary foreign worker program. Employers in the food service industry will no longer be able to hire foreign workers who require a labour market opinion to support their work permits. Employers who have applications pending or have received LMO approvals but work permits have not yet been issued to the foreign nationals will be suspended.
As the Canadian government continues to make immigration policies based on news headlines, we can certainly anticipate more changes to the temporary foreign worker program. Stay tuned!