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The job offer must meet all of these requirements

  • The job offer must be full time, meaning you’ll work at least 30 paid hours per week.

  • The job offer must be non-seasonal. In general, this means you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year.

  • For NOC 0, A or B level job offers, the employer is offering you a job that will last at least 1 year (1 year from the time you become a permanent resident).

  • For NOC C level job offers, the employer is offering you permanent employment, that is, there is no set end date.

  • The job offer cannot come from a company where you (the applicant) or your spouse is a majority owner.

  • The job offer must be at the same skill level as, or higher than, the work experience that you qualified for (refer to the table below), unless you’re an international graduate from a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada.

    • You don’t need to have a job offer at the same skill level, or higher, if you have a job offer in any of these health-care sector jobs:

      • NOC 3413 (nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates)

      • NOC 4412 (home health care workers)

      • NOC 3233 (practical nurses)

      • NOC 3012 (registered nurses)

When a designated employer offers you a job, they’ll give you an Offer of Employment to a Foreign National form [IMM 0157] (PDF, 317 KB) . You must

  • make sure you meet the employment requirements listed in the National Occupational Classification

  • sign the form titled Offer of Employment to a Foreign National and keep a copy for your records

    • You’ll need this form when you work with a service provider organization on your settlement plan and for your permanent residence application.

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