• Major Changes for Specialized Knowledge Workers
  • October 8, 2014 | Author: Sergio R. Karas
  • Law Firm: Karas Immigration Law Professional Corporation - Toronto Office
  • ON JUNE 9, 2014, the federal government published Operational Bulletin (OB) 575, which expands guidelines for immigration offi cers assessing work permit applications for Intra-Company Transferees with Specialized Knowledge. The OB provides direction to the offi cers as to how to evaluate the criteria under which those workers are granted work permits. The OB also makes it more diffi cult to use this exemption from the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) process as it now requires a higher threshold of advanced proprietary knowledge to qualify. Immigration lawyer Sergio Karas looks at the new scrutiny of foreign workers claiming specialized skills.