ESDC regulations require that whenever a Canadian Company want to hire some Temporary Foreign Workers, they must before applying for said worker put an ad for at least 2 weeks in not only a popular Canadian Canadian industry publication or Website, but also on the government Job Bank website
Employers must advertise available positions in Canada for at least 4 consecutive weeks (it used to be 14 days) before applying for an LMO. This 4 week requirement applies to all advertising methods.
- The position must be posted on the national Job Bank or its provincial/territorial counterpart for positions located in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, Quebec or Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior to this, employers did not have to post managerial or professional positions (NOC 0 and A) on the Job Bank or provincial equivalent.
However, the Guidelines posted on Service Canada’s website also state that “Employers recruiting higher-skilled workers, in areas where the use of the Job Bank or its provincial/territorial counterparts is not considered an effective method of recruitment, must provide a written explanation of the alternative method used with their LMO application”. This suggests that for some senior positions, employers may not have to use the Job Bank, if a strong rationale for not doing so can be provided. However, it is unclear how this will be interpreted by reviewing officers.
- Employers must advertise using at least 2 or more additional methods of recruitment (in addition to the Job Bank/provincial equivalent listing) consistent with the normal practice for the occupation. At a minimum, one of those additional methods must be national in scope. This can include general employment websites or specialized websites focusing on a particular occupation or industry. The guidelines set out some examples.
- The required content of job advertisements has been expanded. For example, employers must now include wage information for NOC 0 and A positions, whereas before the changes this was only required to be in job listings for NOC B and low skill positions. The name of the employer must also appear on job listings.
- Employers must continue to advertise the available position and actively seek qualified Canadians and permanent residents until the date they receive notification that an LMO has been issued. Employers will need to be able to demonstrate ongoing efforts during the time the LMO application is being processed at Service Canada.
So Canadian helicopter pilots, you must wisen-up. If you see advertisements for helicopter positions that seem to closely match these ESDC requirements, chances are that they are not really ads meant to try to hire you but quite the contrary: they are published just to fulfill the ESDC requirements for applying for an Temporary Foreign Worker in order to EXCLUDE YOU and hire the Temporary Foreign Worker Helicopter pilot in your stead. The ads are merely there to show to ESDC that the employer made the effort to look for a Canadian Helicopter Pilot. When you send your CV and it goes straight to the shredder, EDSC has no way of discovering this. Chances are that by the time the Canadian employer is publishing his required help wanted ads in Canada, that he has already located, hired and contracted the foreign pilot that he intends to hire instead of you.
Here are some job bank helicopter ads as an example:
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/job_search_res ... mit=Search
WorkBC: http://www.workbc.ca/JobSeekers/SearchR ... er%20pilot
The only way for you to stop this is to stand up for your jobs and let EDSC know that you are there, that you are qualified for the job and and that you applied for it and were by passed in favor of a TFW pilot.
Also, government regulations require that before a Canadian employer hire a TFW, he must make reasonable efforts to hire OR TRAIN
Stand up for your jobs...........no else will do it for you.