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2013 Basic eligibility - Federal skilled workers - Arranged employment

MysticRiver

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A valid job offer has to be for permanent, full-time and not seasonal work in a NOC 0, A or B occupation.

Depending on case, there are different factors that make a job offer valid.

1. You are currently working in Canada on a temporary work permit, and:
  • work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada when your visa is issued), and
  • CIC issued your work permit based on a positive labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), and
  • you are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a federal skilled worker.
2. You are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMO requirement under:
  • an international agreement (such as, the North America Free Trade Agreement) or
  • a federal-provincial agreement.
Also:
  • your work permit must be valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada when your visa is issued), and
  • your current employer has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
3. You currently:
  • do not have a work permit, or
  • do not plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.
OR
  • are working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a permanent full-time job,
OR
  • are working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Opinion, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement, and an employer has made you a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker,
AND

The employer has a positive Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC.

Note:
  • You cannot get a Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC. Your employer must do this for you.
  • HRSDC will only confirm permanent job offers for occupations listed in skill type 0 or skill level A or B of the NOC.
  • A CIC officer must be convinced that you are able to perform the job offered to you. If the occupation is regulated in Canada, the officer must also be convinced that you will be able to become licensed or certified when in Canada.
 
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