April 28, 2014

LMO Suspension for the food services sector

Posted by Fabiola Arevalo - Bellissimo Law Group PC

We are receiving many inquiries regarding the government’s recent decision to suspend LMO’s for the food services sector.  We cannot answer all the inquiries individually.  To answer the most common questions:

(1)    Yes we are currently involved in litigation with Employment and Social Development Canada regarding issues related to the suspension of LMOs in the food services sector. We cannot comment on the specifics of any case.

(2)    The NOC Codes affected as far as we know are listed below and does extend beyond fast food restaurants.

(3)    We cannot know how long this suspension will be in place.

(4)    Yes legal action may be an option if appropriate depending upon your individual circumstances.


List of all Sales and Services Occupations (Skill type 6 based on NOC-2006)

NOC Code

NOC Title

6641 Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
6212 Food Service Supervisors
6453 Food and Beverage Servers
6611 Cashiers
6241 Chefs
6242 Cooks
6252 Bakers
0611 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
0621 Retail Trade Manager
0632 Accommodation Service Managers
0651 Other Services Managers
6211 Retail Trade Supervisors
6213 Executive Housekeepers
6214 Dry Cleaning and Laundry Supervisors
6215 Cleaning Supervisors
6216 Other Service Supervisors
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6251 Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers – Retail and Wholesale
6411 Sales Representatives – Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
6421 Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks
6451 Maîtres d’hôtel and Hosts/Hostesses
6452 Bartenders
6484 Other Personal Service Occupations
6622 Grocery Clerks and Store Shelf Stockers
6623 Other Elemental Sales Occupations
6651 Security Guards and Related Occupations
6661 Light Duty Cleaners
6662 Specialized Cleaners
6663 Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents
6681 Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations
6682 Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations
6683 Other Elemental Service Occupations


Thank you,

Communications Department

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