just one more question..my mother's husband and his uncle have a little well drilling company in BC. Would it make the whole process easier if he offered me a job since it is a family business? Would he still have to place job openings in the local newspaper to look for staff in the area in this case?
...and I am moving from Germany to Ireland very soon..would this have an impact in any way?
Thank you for your help.
1. He would have to apply for an LMO (Labour Market Opinion) if you wish to come on a work permit and he would have to do the required advertising. He would also have to apply for AEO (Arranged Employment Option) if he intends to employ you permanently after you arrive. See: HRSDC web site for information on the above options.
2. If you are admitted to Ireland for 1 year, then you could apply to London, who fast track (supposedly) applications with AEO. But their skilled worker processing is longer than Germany.