Employers seeking to hire using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are required to use the new Job Match service as of August 28, 2017.
The change is one of several to the recruitment process an employer must carry out before applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
The service allows an employer to see anonymous profiles of job seekers who match the skills and experience in a given Job Bank posting.
Job seekers get a rating of one to five stars, depending how closely they match the employer’s requirements.
As a mandatory requirement when seeking to fill a low wage position, all job seekers matched in the first 30 days of the advertisement must be invited to apply if they score two stars or more.
The Job Match service is one of a number of changes made to the recruitment process as of August 28.
- All employers, irrespective of province or territory, are required to advertise on Job Bank. (if you choose to use an alternative method, you must submit a written rationale and explanation of the alternative method).
- If you are from a province or territory with a provincial or territorial job board, you are required to use Job Bank, but you are also able to use a provincial or territorial job board as one of your additional methods of recruitment.
- The additional methods used must target at least two of the underrepresented groups in the labour market: Indigenous people, vulnerable youth, newcomers, and people with disabilities.
Methods of Recruitment
- General employment websites
- Online classified websites
- Specialized websites which are dedicated to specific occupational profiles (for example, accounting, marketing, biotechnology, education, engineering)
- Local, regional and national newspapers or newsletters
- Local stores, places of worship, and community resource centres
- Local, regional and provincial/territorial employment centres
- Magazines and journals (for example, national journals or magazines, professional associations magazines, specialized journals)
- Participation at job fairs
- Partnering with training institutions or offering internships/bursaries
- Professional recruitment agencies
- Consultations with unions for available labour
- Advertising through professional associations
- Recruitment within the company (for example, considering internal candidates for the position)
Job Advertisement Duration
You must ensure that the job advertisement:
- Has occurred in the three months prior to submitting the LMIA application.
- Is for a minimum of four consecutive weeks within the three months prior to submitting the LMIA application
- At least one of the three recruitment activities to seek qualified Canadians and permanent residents must be ongoing until the date a positive or negative LMIA has been issued.
Job Advertisement Information
The job advertisement must include:
- Company operating name
- Business address
- Title of the position
- Job duties (for each position, if advertising is for more than one vacancy)
- Terms of employment (project based, permanent position)
- Language of work
- Wage (must include any incremental raises, performance pay or bonuses)
- A wage range can be used for the purposes of complying with the advertisements, however the minimum wage in the range must meet prevailing wage
- Benefits package offered (if applicable)
- Location(s) of work (local area, city or town)
- Contact information: telephone number, cell phone number, email address, fax number, or mailing address
- Skills requirements (includes education and work experience)
Proof of advertisement
You must demonstrate that you have made efforts to recruit Canadians and permanent residents by providing these documents as proof of advertisement with your application:
- A copy of the advertisement and information to support where, when and for how long the position was advertised.
- Proof that the print media and websites used to advertise target an audience that has the appropriate education, professional experience and/or skill level required for the occupation.
- Proof of other recruitment activities (for example, invoice from Job Fair)
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