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 Applicant||And ..||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).|| |
*At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.
|is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement.|| ||10|
|does not hold a valid work permit and is not otherwise authorized to work in Canada.|| ||10|
|holds a valid work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada, but does not fall under one of the two above scenarios.|| ||10|
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.