Why didn’t I get points for my job offer in Express Entry?
To get points from the Comprehensive Ranking System for a job offer in Express Entry, your employer will usually need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
You should only answer “Yes” to the question “Does [your name] have a job offer in Canada?” if:
- a Canadian employer (or up to two for the Federal Skilled Trades Program) has offered you a full-time, non-seasonal job for one year or more and
- that job offer is supported by an LMIA, OR
- the job is exempt from needing an LMIA.
If you are currently working in Canada but have not been offered a job that is supported by a LMIA (or is exempt from needing one), you should:
- answer “No” and
- create a Job Match account in Job Bank.
Note: From January 1, 2015 to November 19, 2016, jobs offers that didn’t need an LMIA were not considered valid for Express Entry. We now accept certain job offers that don’t need an LMIA.
Find out more about what makes a job offer valid.
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