I’m told the national round for this position resulted in a no-hire after no candidates advanced from semifinals.
Labour Market Impact Assessment is no longer required for orchestral positions: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/foreign-workers/exemption-codes/canadian-interests-reciprocal-employment-performing-arts-r205-b-exemption-code-c23.html
Yes I heard the same. 4 candidates in semis, none advanced. Sometimes I wonder why the larger Canadian orchestras even bother with these national rounds - I dunno about other instruments but with perc & timpani it seems like they almost never hire anyone