(Maximum 10 points)
In some cases, you can get points if you have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Canadian employer. The job must be arranged before you apply to come to Canada as a federal skilled worker.
A valid job offer has to be:
- for full-time, permanent and not seasonal work, and
- in an occupation listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Find your points based on the chart below.
|You currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit.||
Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued).
CIC issued your work permit based on a positive labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Your employer would have applied for the LMO, which you then had to attach to your application to CIC.
You are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMO requirement under:
Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a permit when your visa is issued).
You currently do not:
You are currently working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a permanent full-time job.
ORYou are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Opinion, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement.
An employer has made you a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
andThe employer has a positive Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC.
- You cannot get a Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC. Your employer must do this for you.
- HRSDC will only confirm permanent job offers for occupations listed in skill type O or skill level A or B of the NOC.
- A CIC officer must be convinced that you are able to perform the job offered to you. If the occupation is regulated in Canada, the officer must also be convinced that you will be able to become licensed or certified when in Canada.