AEO

An AEO is an offered employment opinion issued by HRSDC ( Service Canada) letter from a Canadian employer that can assist you in getting additional points to qualify for permanent resident

LMO - Labour Market Opinion is needed when an employer wants to hire a foreigner on a temporary work permit. It's basically looking at the job market if there really is a shortage of people in that field, has the employer advertised for people locally, is he offering competitive wages in that industry etc. Employer can either apply for an LMO for a specific person he wants to hire or in many cases big companies will apply for several LMO's at once in their field so they can hire foreign workers faster as they find somebody who is qualified. The foreign worker will still need to apply for a work permit but the positive LMO is needed first.

Foreign Workers
AEO will be eliminated from January 2013 and replaced by LMO’s.

AEO

AEO + LMO

LMO

PERMANENT High-Skilled Job Offer

PERMANENT High-Skilled Job Offer

TEMPORARY High/Low-SkilledJob Offer

Employer applies for an AEO

Employer applies for an LMO

Employer applies for an LMO

Upon positive AEO, Employee applies for his Skilled Worker Application.

Upon positive LMO, Employee applies for his Work Permit

Upon positive LMO, Employee applies for his Work Permit.

Employee gets an additional 15 points for his Skilled Worker Application

Upon getting a Work Permit, Employee applies for his Skilled Worker Application.

EMPLOYEE COMES TO CANADA

(4-8 Months)*

Employee gets PR Visa.

EMPLOYEE COMES TO CANADA

(4-8 Months)*

 

EMPLOYEE COMES TO CANADA

(10-18 Months)*

Employee gets an additional 15 points for his Skilled Worker Application

 

 

Employee gets PR Visa while already in Canada.

 

 

 

 

BENEFIT:

BENEFIT:

BENEFIT:

Employee gets 15 additional points for any field in NOC O, A and B

Employee comes to Canada quickly on a work permit

Employee comes to Canada quickly on a work permit

Employee has a job waiting for him when he arrives in Canada

Employee gets 15 additional points for any field in NOC O, A and B

Employee can use other means to apply for PR e.g. PNP, Experience Class.

 

Employee has a job waiting for him when he arrives in Canada

 

 

Employee already has a PR application in process, and gets his permanent Residence soon after landing.