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Do I need a permanent job offer for Express Entry?

No. As of November 19, 2016, a valid job offer for Express Entry only needs to be for one year or more.

Job offers must still be:

  • at the NOC 0, A or B level
  • from one employer for the FSW or CEC, or up to two employers for the FST
  • supported by an LMIA (if you need one) or be for a candidate that is exempt from needing one.

Why we changed it

There are many types of skilled jobs where long-term contracts are typical, such as research chairs, IT workers, CEOs, etc.

This change will make it easier for businesses to use Express Entry, and for skilled workers to secure a job offer.

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