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Canadian Employers may use Email Submission for Job Offers if Technical Difficulties in Employer Portal Persist


the CanadaVisa Team - 12 December, 2015

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced a program update concerning the International Mobility Program (IMP) and the Employer Portal.

The Employer Portal was initially launched on October 26, 2015, replacing the email submission method of the Offer of Employment to a Foreign National exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) form [IMM 5802]. The Employer Portal manages the processing of offers of employment made by Canadian employers to foreign workers through the IMP.

These job offers do not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to be obtained. Job offers that do require a LMIA are made through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

However, due to a reported problem, CIC has re-enabled the use of the email submission for authorized employers making offers of employment to foreign workers through the IMP in certain situations.

While the Employer Portal remains the primary method of submitting offers of employment, users experiencing technical difficulties may notify CIC via email. CIC has stated that if the particular issues are not resolved, users will receive new instructions within five days on how to submit the offer. CIC states that ‘there may be emergency situations where the employer has been authorized to submit the Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) form [IMM 5802] using the email submission method.’

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