Are you currently working in Canada or have a job offer?
Arranged employment means you have a “confirmed” job offer with a Canadian employer before you arrive, or you are currently working in Canada under a work permit.
Arranged employment works in two ways in the immigration system.
First – and most importantly – arranged employment allows you to bypass the list of eligible occupations (above). You do not need to have experience in any of the listed occupations, you just experience in any NOC A, B or 0 category (see the NOC matrix above for an overview).
Second, arranged employment also gives you points in a Federal Skilled Worker application regardless of the occupation you are applying under.
You will get 10 points for arranged employment, and another 5 points for “adaptability” scoring section for your arranged employment as well, for a total of 15 extra points.
If you are currently working in Canada
If you are currently working in Canada on an LMIA, an ESDC confirmed work permit, you can get 10 points for arranged employment if:
Your work permit is valid at the time of application and when your visa is issued, and your employer provided you with a letter offering to employ you on an “indeterminate” basis if your permanent resident visa is issued. The offer must include title, salary and duties.
If you are not currently working in Canada
If you are not currently working in Canada, you have a few steps to take in order to get arranged employment.
First, you will have to find an employer willing to work with you through the process. In order to find employers and job offers in Canada, you should try some of the more popular employment sites such as:
The employer must make you an offer to employ you on an “indeterminate” basis if permanent residence is issued. The offer must include title, salary and duties.
The employer (not you) must also apply for an LIMA for the offered job. Note that job offers must be in an NOC A, B or 0 category.
LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment)
The ESDC reviews the job offer submitted by the employer to determine the following:
Whether the job offer is genuine;
Whether the wages offered to you are consistent with others in your industry and working conditions meet Canadian standards; and
Whether the job offer is seasonal or part-time.
ESDC will provide an LMIA that you can submit with your skilled worker application.
Contact us for more information about the immigration application process or for assistance in preparing an application