If you are looking to immigrate to Canada, having a Canadian job offer can significantly increase your chances of success. This article will explain how a job offer can help you achieve your immigration goals and what is considered arranged employment for Express Entry.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is considered one of the quickest ways to immigrate to Canada. This system evaluates your skills, work experience, language proficiency, and education through a point-based system. Eligible candidates can create an online profile and enter the Express Entry pool. Once in the pool, you will be ranked based on your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The CRS score is calculated based on various factors, including your age, Canadian and foreign work experience, education, and language proficiency. Another important factor is an arranged employment with a Canadian employer.
How can a Canadian job offer help?
If you are considering immigrating to Canada through Express Entry, obtaining a Canadian job offer could be the key to your success. A job offer from a Canadian employer can significantly increase your points score and improve your chances of permanent residency selection. You can get 50 points for a qualifying job offer in an occupation under the Training, Education, Experience & Responsibility (TEER) 0, 1, 2, or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). In some rare cases, when foreign nationals are offered a job for the top executive position in Major Group 00 of the NOC, it can grant up to 200 CRS points.
What is Arranged Employment for Express Entry?
According to Ministerial Instructions, arranged employment for Express Entry is not every job offer from a Canadian employer. One type of such job offers are LMIA-based job offers.
LMIA-Based Job Offer
LMIA-Based Job Offer is a job offer supported by a valid assessment by the Department of Employment and Social Development at the request of the Canadian employer. LMIA stands for Labour Market Impact Assessment. It helps Canadian employers to close gaps in the labour force. LMIA verifies the necessity of hiring a foreign worker for a job and confirms that no Canadian worker is available to fill the position. LMIA-based Job Offer can be used to apply for a work permit, PR support or both (dual intent LMIA).
LMIA-Exempt Job Offer
In some cases, Canadian employers may be exempt from obtaining LMIA. They can still offer jobs to foreigners, and foreign nationals can apply for work permits based on such job offers. Yet, in order to qualify for 50 points for arranged employment for Express Entry, the work permit must be employer specific. It can not be an open work permit. The name of the employer must be specified on the work permit. In addition, the foreign national must work for that employer and gain at least one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent of part-time work, over a continuous period of work in Canada for that employer. Employer-specific work permits usually are given under the R205(a) Significant benefit exemption codes (Intra-company transfers (ICT), Francophone mobility, etc.) or R205(b) Reciprocal employment exemption codes (Young Professionals and International Co-op work permits under the International Experience Canada).
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