Job offers play a pivotal role in the Express Entry application process for skilled immigrants. However, these offers must meet specific criteria to be considered valid. In this article, we’ll explore ten different scenarios to help you understand the requirements and validity of job offers under the Express Entry program.
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1. Maria from Mexico: Software Developer and Federal Skilled Worker Class Scenario: Maria receives a two-year job offer as a software developer (NOC 21232) in Toronto with a 35-hour workweek. Her employer has a positive PR LMIA.
Validity: Maria’s job offer is valid for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, meeting all essential criteria. The job is classified as a Tier 1 occupation and is supported by a valid LMIA.
2. Ahmed from Egypt: Nurse and Canadian Experience Class Scenario: Ahmed is offered a 9-month contract-based nursing position (NOC 31301).
Validity: This job offer is invalid for the Canadian Experience Class due to its contract nature and less than one-year duration. A minimum job offer period of 12 months is required for PR eligibility. Permanent job offers are preferred.
3. Svetlana from Russia: Electrician and Federal Skilled Trades Class Scenario: Svetlana receives two part-time job offers as an electrician (NOC 72200), totaling 35 weekly hours. Both employers have a positive LMIA.
Validity: Svetlana’s job offers are valid for the Federal Skilled Trades Class since the combined part-time positions amount to a full-time job. To qualify, she must work at least 30 hours weekly in a full-time position, and the NOC code must be acceptable.
4. Jack from Australia: Seasonal Agricultural Worker and FSWC Scenario: Jack is offered a three-year job as a seasonal farm supervisor (NOC 82030) in British Columbia. The job is limited to the harvest season every year but has a positive LMIA.
Validity: Jack’s job offer is not valid for the Federal Skilled Worker Class because it’s seasonal and not continuous.
5. Amina from Nigeria: Sales Manager and Canadian Experience Class Scenario: Amina holds a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) and receives a job offer as a Sales Manager (NOC 60010) from the same employer, although they haven’t obtained an LMIA.
Validity: This job offer is invalid for the Canadian Experience Class as Amina’s PGWP is not employer-specific. Express Entry requires a positive LMIA to support job offers without PGWP restrictions.
6. Carlos from Colombia: Carpenter and FSTC Scenario: Carlos receives a full-time and indefinite job offer as a carpenter (NOC 72310) without a positive LMIA.
Validity: This job offer is invalid for the Federal Skilled Trades Class due to the absence of a positive LMIA.
7. Raj from India: IT specialist at an Embassy and FSWC Scenario: Raj is offered a job by an embassy in Ottawa as a cybersecurity specialist (NOC 21220).
Validity: This job offer is invalid for the Federal Skilled Worker Class because the employer is an embassy.
8. Elsa from Sweden: Graphic Designer and CEC Scenario: Elsa has a 25-hour per week job offer as a Graphic Designer (NOC 5241) with a positive LMIA and no end date.
Validity: This job offer is invalid for the Canadian Experience Class as it’s not a full-time position.
9. Chen from China: Welder and FSTC Scenario: Chen receives a six-month job offer as a welder (NOC 72106) backed by a positive LMIA, with full-time work and benefits.
Validity: This job offer is invalid for the Federal Skilled Trades Class due to its short duration.
10. Leila from Iran: Financial Analyst and FSWC Scenario: Leila receives a job offer for a financial analyst position (NOC 11101). She has been with the employer for two years on an LMIA-exempt work permit, which is employer-based and reflects the same company’s name as the employer.
Validity: This job offer is valid for the Federal Skilled Worker Class due to Leila’s long-term, full-time employment with the same employer on an LMIA-exempt, employer-based work permit.
In conclusion, job offers under Express Entry must meet specific criteria to be considered valid for different immigration classes. Ensure your job offer aligns with the requirements for your chosen pathway to successfully navigate the Express Entry program.