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What is a job offer letter?

It is a document that a Canadian employer gives to a temporary worker. It explains the details of the worker’s job.

Generally, a job offer letter is less detailed than a contract. The contract will include information about:

If you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), you must include a copy of your job offer letter with your work permit application.

Note: An “offer of employment” is not the same as a “job offer letter.” If you are LMIA-exempt, your employer must submit your offer of employment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The offer of employment explains why you do not need an LMIA.


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