1. Arranged employment
A valid job offer has to be for permanent, full-time and not seasonal work in a NOC 0, A or B occupation.
Depending on your case, there are different factors that make a job offer valid.
a. You currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit, and:
- our work permit must be valid when you apply for visa and at the time when you get the visa.
- CIC issued your work permit based on a positive labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), and
- 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 federal skilled worker.
- an international agreement (such as, the North America Free Trade Agreement) or
- a federal-provincial agreement.
- do not have a work permit, or
- do not plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.
- are working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a permanent full-time job,
- are working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Opinion, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement, and an employer has made you a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker,
The employer has a positive Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC.
2. PHD Students
You must be either:
- an international student enrolled in a PhD program in Canada who:
- has finished at least two years of study toward a PhD,
- is in good academic standing at the time you apply, and
- did not get an award that requires you to return to your home country to apply your knowledge and skills.
- a graduate of a PhD program in Canada who:
- graduated no more than 12 months before the date we get your application, and
- did not get an award which required you to return to your home country to apply your knowledge and skills (or did, but have already met the terms of the award).
- Ielts Required : Band 7,
Canadian Language Benchmark 7 (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
- Canada will not consider any more than 500 applications for processing each year in the PhD stream