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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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:
- You are currently employed on a Temporary Work Permit in Canada and;
- Your current temporary Work Permit is valid during the process of your application
- You have received a positive Labour Market Opinion
- Your employer has provided you with a permanent job offer has a Skilled Worker
- 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;
- your current temporary Work Permit is valid during the process of your application
- your employer has provided you with a permanent job offer has a Skilled Worker
- You do not have a Work Permit or you do not plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent work visa
- You are currently working in Canada and have received a permanent job offer from a different employer
- 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.