The following two categories of applicants do not require an LMIA to benefit from Arranged Employment:
- Applicants who are currently working in Canada on a temporary work permit in a skilled occupation, where the work permit was originally issued based on a positive LMIA.
- Applicants who are currently working in Canada on a temporary work permit in a skilled occupation, where the work permit was originally issued without an LMIA under the provisions of an international agreement (e.g. the North America Free Trade Agreement ) or under the provisions of one of the Canada-Provincial/Territorial Immigration agreements (e.g. the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement).
In both these circumstance, the following conditions must be met for the applicant to benefit from Arranged Employment:
- The Canadian employer specified on the applicant’s work permit must extend a non-seasonal full-time job offer to the applicant for the same position specified on the work permit, and the job offer must be for an indeterminate length of employment conditional upon the applicant becoming a permanent resident;
- The applicant’s work permit must be valid at the time the Federal Skilled Worker application is submitted; and
- The applicant must have the valid work permit for the same employer in the same position until the Permanent Resident Visa is issued.
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