• ESDC Announces Moratorium on LMO Applications Related to the Food Services Sector
  • June 4, 2014 | Author: Henry J. Chang
  • Law Firm: Blaney McMurtry LLP - Toronto Office
  • On April 24, 2014, Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development (Jason Kenney) announced an immediate moratorium on the Food Services Sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”). As a result, Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”) will no longer process any new or pending Labour Market Opinion (“LMO”) applications related to the Food Services Sector. In addition, any unfilled positions tied to a previously approved LMO will be suspended.