Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has extended the facilitated process again for certain Information Technology (IT) specialists seeking to work on a temporary basis in British Columbia. The process, which had been set to expire on October 1, 2011, has now been extended to December 31, 2011.
Under the facilitated process, employers seeking to hire temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in seven different IT occupations are not required to obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) before they can hire. The following specific IT occupations qualify under the facilitated process:
- Senior animation effects editors
- Embedded systems software designers
- MIS software designers
- Multimedia software developers
- Software developers – services
- Software products developers
- Telecommunications software designers
For further information on the facilitated process for IT workers in British Columbia, or for assistance generally with the requirements and procedures in applying for LMOs and TFW Work Permits in Canada, please contact the immigration law specialists at Green and Spiegel LLP.