Arranged Employment enhances your chances of being eligible for Canadian immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

An applicant may receive additional points for "Arranged Employment" when a Canadian employer extends an offer of full-time permanent employment in Canada to a foreign skilled worker.

Points can be awarded in a variety of scenarios:

The ApplicantAnd ..Points:
is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-based work permit and his or her work in Canada is considered "€˜skilled" (NOC 0, A, or B level).
  • The work permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made* and
  • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.

*At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.

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is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement.
  • The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made* and
  • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.
*At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.
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does not hold a valid work permit and is not otherwise authorized to work in Canada.
  • A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
  • The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
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holds a valid work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada, but does not fall under one of the two above scenarios.
  • The work permit or authorization is valid when a permanent residence application is made;
  • A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
  • The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Individuals in Canada whose applications are accepted for review under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and whose temporary work permit is due to expire, may be eligible for a Bridging Open Work Permit. This work permit will allow them to stay and work in Canada until a final decision has been made on their immigration application.

An additional 5 points may also be awarded for "Arranged Employment" under the Adaptability factor of the Federal Skilled Worker Program for immigration to Canada.

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