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Previously, foreign nationals would need an arranged employment opinion (AEO) if they had a job offer in Canada and were applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program from overseas. Obtaining an AEO was the responsibility of the employer who wished to permanently recruit and hire a skilled worker from overseas.

As of May 4, 2013, amendments came into force that eliminated the arranged employment opinion application process and replaced it with the labour marker opinion (LMO) application process. Therefore, as of May 4, 2013, applicants with job offers from Canadian employers will require an LMO in support of their application for their Canadian permanent resident visa.

Note that “arranged employment” is not the same as “arranged employment opinion”. The term “arranged employment” is often used to refer to one having a “job offer”, which is one of the selection factors that points are awarded to throughout most Canadian immigration programs. If you have questions about arranged employment opinion, contact our Canadian immigration law firm to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.