What makes a job offer valid under Express Entry?
Frequently, it can be confusing what constitutes a valid job offer for Express Entry. While most jobs require an LMIA, it also has several specific conditions for employers and employees.
Job Offer For Express Entry Canadian Experience Class & Federal Skilled Workers
If you are applying under, either the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker program, your job offer must meet the following requirements:
For a job offer to be valid, it has to be:
- Offered by one employer
- Be continuous
- Should be full-time or at least 30 hours per week
- Not be seasonal employment.
- It should last at least one year after you get your permanent resident visa
- The position should be:
- in Skill Type TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 (NOC 0, A or B)
Other requirements include the following:
- An employer must make the job offer with a new positive LMIA that approves your offer and includes your name and position; Or
- You must be working in Canada in TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 (NOC 0, A or B) job on a valid LMIA-based work permit; and you must be:
- Working for an employer mentioned on your work permit
- Authorized to work in Canada when you apply for your permanent resident visa and receive it
- Offered a full-time job by your current employer for at least one year if you are accepted as a permanent resident; Or
- You must have a valid LMIA-exempt work permit for a TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 (NOC 0, A, or B) job; and you:
- must be currently working for the specific employer mentioned on the work permit
- Have one year of full-time work experience or equivalent part-time experience for the same employer
- Should have a valid job offer from the same employer for at least one year after you receive your permanent resident visa.