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Increase CRS Points with LMIA backed Job Offer for EE

The primary challenge in the Express Entry programs is amassing enough Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) points to enhance competitiveness for selection and receive an Invitation to Apply.

Are you an EE candidate who is pulling your hair, searching for a way to obtain more CRS points?

I have some good news for you:

A chance at an additional 50-200 points from a Valid Job Offer

However, a Valid Job Offer must fulfill certain requirements, as outlined below:

  1. Permanent and Full-Time Position- The job offer must be for a permanent, full-time position, meaning the job offer is not for a seasonal or temporary position;

  2. TEER Skill Type- 0, 1, 2 or 3- The job offer must be for a position that falls under TEER Skill Type 0, 1, 2, or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system;

  3. At Least One Year- The job offer must be for at least one year in duration;

  4. Compliance with Canadian Employment and Wage Standards- The job offer must comply with Canadian employment standards, labour laws, and prevailing wage rates for the specific occupation and location;

  5. Validity Beyond ITA- The job offer must be valid at the time candidates receive their Invitation to Apply, and submit their Application for Permanent Residence.

  6. Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)- In most cases, the employer must have obtained a positive LMIA from ESDC or be exempted from an LMIA;

Without a positive LMIA from the employer, candidates will not be able to claim the coveted 50-200 CRS points for a Valid Job Offer, which will impact their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.

The process of obtaining an LMIA can be complex and time-consuming for employers. They must demonstrate that they have made significant efforts to hire a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the position before considering a foreign worker. Employers must advertise the job opening in Canada and prove that there are no qualified Canadian applicants available for the role.

Additionally, employers must provide detailed information about the job offer, including the job description, salary, benefits, and the impact hiring a foreign worker will have on the Canadian labor market. The ESDC will then assess the application and decide whether to grant a positive or negative LMIA based on their findings.

It is important to consult with an experienced immigration consultant or legal expert to navigate the LMIA process effectively and ensure a successful application. By adhering to the eligibility criteria, small businesses can leverage LMIAs to help their star employees gain more CRS points and receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residency.

Contact Arsheen Devjee Immigration Services today for an in depth, individual look at your business needs and whether you require an LMIA for your hiring process.


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