A valid job offer has to be:
- made by one employer,
- full-time (at least 30 hours a week),
- valid for at least one year after Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issues your permanent resident visa,
- not seasonal,
- not on a contract basis, and
- in a job that is NOC:
- Skill Type 0, or
- Skill Levels A or B.
You have to also satisfy to one of the following three conditions, either:
(i) Your job offer is made by an employer with a new positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that approves the offer and names you and your position.
(ii) You are currently working in Canada in a NOC 0, A or B job with a work permit that was issued based on an LMIA, and:
- you’re working for an employer listed on your work permit,
- you’re authorized to work in Canada on the day you apply for a permanent resident visa and when the visa is issued, and
- your current employer made you an offer to give you a full-time job for at least one year if you’re accepted as a permanent resident.
(iii) If you have a valid work permit for a NOC 0, A or B job that is exempt from needing an LMIA, and you:
- are currently working for an employer specified on the work permit,
- have one year of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work) for that employer, and
- have a valid job offer from that employer for at least one year after IRCC issues your permanent resident visa.