Arranged Employment
HAVE QUESTIONS ? write us now

Write Us(Online Form)

captcha
Reload

Arranged Employment

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is one of many economic categories under which skilled Foreign Workers can apply. This program seeks to attract skilled workers from all walks of life and facilitate Permanent Residence in Canada to those who qualify. In order to qualify, you must first fall under a list of eligible occupations. These occupations also have caps. This means that Citizenship and Immigration Canada will only be accepting a certain amount per year and this list is also updated yearly.

Arranged Employment

Arranged Employment

When it comes to the Federal Skilled Worker application, if you have a valid full time and permanent job offer from an employer in Canada, this qualifies for you to apply under Arranged Employment.

Your job will still need to fall under the list of eligible occupations however you will not be subject to the cap. This means that even if your occupation is full, or the cap is reached, you may still apply and be approved so as you have said job offer.

If you have already been working in Canada in one of the eligible occupations on a valid work permit and have received a full time and permanent job offer from your employer, you qualify for Arranged Employment. Provided that your Labour Market Opinion is still valid, you will not need to reapply for this opinion. For a list of eligible occupations, see the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

However, if you have been working in Canada on a valid work permit and received a job offer from another employer for the purpose of applying with Arranged Employment or your Labour Market Opinion is no longer valid, you will need to reapply for a new one.

What You will Need

Qualifying Factors

The Federal Skilled Worker Application / Arranged Employment is based on selection factors which include:

  • Your Language Ability in English or French;
  • Your educational background;
  • Your Work Experience;
  • Your age;
  • Your job offer;
  • Your adaptability.
Arranged Employment Qualifying Factors

Point System

Your application will be judged and rated based on a point system comprised of the above elements. Depending on how you score, you may pass or fail the assessment. You need 67 points out of a possible 100 points in order to be successful.

With Arranged Employment, you could be automatically granted 10 additional points (depending on your unique situation) for having this valid job offer in Canada.

Employer Support

A Canadian Employer who wishes to hire a foreign worker can support their application for permanent resident through the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program respectively. Though the qualifications for these two categories are separate and unique, when it comes to Arranged Employment, the principle remains the same in terms of a valid job offer. The offer must be permanent and full time (non-seasonal) work. This work also needs to qualify as per the requirements of the application and the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Arranged Employment Point System

Need a Valid Job Offer

Employers should note that most job offers need to be supported by a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). An LMO is an assessment of the position being offered conducted by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. During an assessment, several factors are verified:

  • The genuineness of the job offer
  • That there is a need in the Canadian labour market for the type of work
  • The Employer has made sufficient efforts to try and fill the position by a readily available Canadian

If the employer receives a valid Labour Market Opinion, this can be used in support of a foreign worker’s application for permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades programs respectively.

This allows:

  • An employer to meet their immediate labour needs by making a job offer to a foreign national when no other Canadians are readily available to fill the position; and
  • Foreign nationals to immediately take up temporary employment in Canada while their application for permanent residence is being processed or assessed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The same Labour Market Opinion previously obtained can be used to also support an application for a work permit.

How We Can Help

Arranged Employment, like the Federal Skilled Worker application, relies heavily on your intend work in Canada and how you meet the qualifications for that position. Demonstrating that you have the credentials to be successful in your intended occupation as well as your ability to be a contributing member of society in Canada is very important to the success of this application.

Further, you will need to demonstrate that you have a valid offer of full time and permanent employment pending your permanent residence in Canada.

We will assist you:

  • Draft the necessary forms;
  • Draft appropriate supporting documentation like employment reference letters;
  • Work with you and your employer to obtain a Labour Market Opinion, if necessary.
  • Assist you with gathering important documents like an educational assessment and your English/French proficiency tests;
  • Help demonstrate how you will be a contributing member to society and make the necessary arguments to that end;
  • Compile the strongest possible case as per your unique situation;
  • Submit and follow up on your application, ensuring the fastest possible processing time; and
  • Of course, be with you every step of the way.

For more information on Arranged Employment, feel free to browse our vast collection of information on the subject or contact us directly at 1-877-622-8182 or 416 477 2570. You can also email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Canadian Employer who wishes to hire a foreign worker can support their application for permanent resident through the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program respectively. Though the qualifications for these two categories are separate and unique, when it comes to Arranged Employment, the principle remains the same in terms of a valid job offer. The offer must be permanent and full time (non-seasonal) work. This work also needs to qualify as per the requirements of the application and the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Employers should note that most job offers need to be supported by a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). An LMO is an assessment of the position being offered conducted by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. During an assessment, several factors are verified:

  • The genuineness of the job offer
  • That there is a need in the Canadian labour market for the type of work
  • The Employer has made sufficient efforts to try and fill the position by a readily available Canadian

If the employer receives a valid Labour Market Opinion, this can be used in support of a foreign worker’s application for permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades programs respectively.

This allows:

  • An employer to meet their immediate labour needs by making a job offer to a foreign national when no other Canadians are readily available to fill the position; and
  • Foreign nationals to immediately take up temporary employment in Canada while their application for permanent residence is being processed or assessed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The same Labour Market Opinion previously obtained can be used to also support an application for a work permit.

The Process

1. A qualifying job offer is made through an employment offer letter indicating that, upon receiving permanent resident status, the foreign worker would be employed on a full-time, non-seasonal basis. For the Federal Skilled Worker program this offer must come from one employer, for the Federal Skilled Trades Program, two offers may be combined to meet the full time, non-seasonal requirement.

2. When recruiting foreign workers nor in Canada, a positive Labour Market Opinion must first be obtained. This, along with a valid job offer should be submitted

3. If you are recruiting someone currently working in Canada, most foreign workers have already obtained an LMO and are working for the employer already listed on the LMO. If you are offering a job to a foreign worker not currently in your employ and thus does not have an LMO listing you as the employer, than a new LMO is required.

4. Those foreign workers who are considered to be LMO exempt, like someone working in Canada under a federal or international agreement can apply directly to Citizenship and Immigration Canada without the need of an LMO. They should provide a copy of their work permit which will indicate this exemption.

An educational Credential Assessment ECA is needed when you obtained your education from overseas. A Credential Assessment may be required of you when applying under many different categories. The Federal Skilled Worker with Arranged Employment category is one such example.

These assessments are done to see whether your educational credential is equivalent to the standard of Canadian education also it helps applicant to determine whether they need more education.

Designated organizations for Educational Credential Assessments

You can get your assessment done from:

  • Comparative Education Services- University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Services of Canada
  • World Education Services
  • Medical Council of Canada
  • Pharmacy Examining Body of Canada

How to get an Educational Credential Assessment:

  • Collect all the documents the assessments organization needs
  • Follow any instructions given to submit the documents
  • Pay the fees

The organization will report you when it is done it will include;

  • Weather your credential are valid, and
  • If they are equal to completed Canadian educational credential

If your assessment report shows that your completed foreign credential which is equal to a Canadian one, you can submit your assessment with your application Skill Worker Program (FSWP);

  • Submit the original assessment with your application to the FSWP, along with copies of your diplomas/degrees, transcripts, etc.
  • Keep a copy of the assessment record for any future use
  • The 100-point FSWP selection grid assesses applicants against six main criteria. To pass you need 67 or more and education criteria rewards maximum of 25 points bases on your level of education compared to Canadian standard.

Arranged Employment means that you, as the applicant, has a valid offer of employment from a Canadian employer. This job offer must be for a full-time, permanent and paid job in a skilled occupation.

In order to determine whether or not the occupation is considered skilled, you will need to refer to the National Occupation Classification Code.

Further, this job offer must be conditional upon you becoming a Permanent Resident. The employment offer must also be supported by a Labour Market Opinion (LMO), confirming:

  1. The job offer is valid, permanent and full-time. The occupation must be classified as a NOC 0, A or B occupation. These classifications are considered to be high skilled.
  2. There is a need to fill the labour market in the specific type of work, meaning that there are no Canadians readily available to fill the occupational need
  3. Your intended employer has made reasonable efforts to recruit a Canadian or permanent resident and can demonstrate these recruitment efforts

In order to confirm a job offer is valid, the following factors should be considered in order to determine how you qualify:

  1. You are currently employed on a Temporary Work Permit in Canada and;
    1. Your current temporary Work Permit is valid during the process of your application
    2. You have received a positive Labour Market Opinion
    3. Your employer has provided you with a permanent job offer has a Skilled Worker
  2. Your current employment is exempt from the Labour Market Opinion requirement as you have obtained status in Canada through an international agreement or a federal-provincial agreement and;
    1. your current temporary Work Permit is valid during the process of your application
    2. your employer has provided you with a permanent job offer has a Skilled Worker
  3. You do not have a Work Permit or you do not plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent work visa
  4. You are currently working in Canada and have received a permanent job offer from a different employer
    1. you have received a positive Labour Market Opinion

Your employer will need to apply for a Labour Market Opinion from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Only job offers that provide a permanent position in the skill type 0 and skill level A or B of the NOC will be approved.

Depending on how you obtained status in Canada, you may not be required to apply for a Labour Market Opinion. Further, in other such instances, regardless of the fact that you have previously obtained one – you may need to obtain another for the purposes of your Arranged Employment.

Contact Forward Immigration to find out what you and your employer need to do in order to be successful.

Follow us on web. Thousands already have.
 
Akrami and Associates Immigration Law Firm

Book a Consultation Session!

One of our Immigration specialist will assist you with your matter.

Book Now!

 

Write Us(Online Form)

Leave us your information and one of our immigration specialist will contact you.

Click here