No LMIA(Labour Market Impact Assessment) is needed for this program, due to which it is highly sought after. No IELTS (International English Language Test Score) (Costs around $300) ,no age limit, no degree is required for this, not even a Canadian degree and only a high school diploma is more than enough to apply for this program. These are the major points that are covered in this program. The processing time is only 2 weeks and this is directly processed by the federal government. This program is very similar to the TR to PR program which is a highly sought after program currently in Canada.
The main idea of having this program is to bring people into Canada to create jobs and opportunities or to bring in the Candidate from abroad and help build the Canadian economy. You need to get a direct job offer in order to be eligible for this type of program. Usually the employers in Canada do hesitate to hire people from abroad but in this type of program the government is looking to hire people from outside of the country. This is basically for a Canadian employer looking for a Canadian employee. This is based on the fact that you have contacts already based in Canada and you are looking to get a job here. Networking is very important to be eligible for this program. The within company transfers are also a good way to get a job, for example if you are already working for a Canadian company in your home country and want an intra company transfer this program will be quite beneficial. It might be the most appropriate time and opportunity for you to contact people in Canada and see what they know about the market and existing jobs on offer. It is not necessarily be a fully functioning company that you are applying to work in.
The programs that are eligible with this program are the trade treaty and the economic trade agreement within intra company/company transfers. One of the biggest advantages of this work permit is that the spouse will be able to secure an open work permit due to your own work permit being issued. An open work permit basically means that they can work for any employer and can do any kind of job and it is not specific to any company or a particular position. Not just the spouse but other family members can also be added to this program.
The employer needs to pay a total of $230 CAD to the IRCC, register on the IRCC portal, follow that up with making a job offer on the portal, mention the various roles and responsibilities and finally obtain an offer of employment number. For an LMIA it is a $1000 application fees plus another $100 which is much higher than if one goes through the International Mobility Program (IMP). Many employers will be able to do this for the employee. When getting the job the employer needs to be convinced that not much will be required on their behalf and that once an offer is made all they need to do is pay the fees. The job offer needs to be made on the IRCC job portal and not just through an unofficial offline discussion.
All the various roles and responsibilities, salary, benefits, personal requirements, work hours, must be mentioned to the IRCC when the employer makes an application. After all this is done they will get an offer of employment number. This number is very important as it will be needed to enter into one of the application forms . After all the formalities have been met an approval letter or letter of introduction will be given. The letter is of high importance especially if the application is being made outside of Canada. The letter of introduction needs to be presented in Canada at the immigration when you enter the country so it is important to carry it along. Upon presenting this to the immigration officer, you will get the work permit which can be used to start the employment with the employer mentioned in the letter. The employer number is also very important on the letter as it will help to get the employment that is being applied to. You can also apply from within Canada itself and just need to change the visa to the work permit category. For example if you are on a closed work permit with a particular employer then you need to change it to the new employer, or if you are on a visitor visa you can transition that to the work visa. You can get the work visa within just 2 weeks.
What are the benefits of this type of visa ?
Work for a year and apply for a PR after that in order to get the Canadian permanent residence. Within two year you can be a permanent resident of Canada. This program will be very beneficial for people who have all the qualifications and need a job in Canada especially due to the job losses caused by the pandemic. For those who do not have enough time to write the IELTS exam, bank balance issues, hassles or trouble studying in Canada, all you need is a job offer and you will be good to go.
Not necessarily for a full time job, even for a part time job you can apply for this program provided they fall under the NOC 0, A and B, which is a big advantage because it will help most people who do not have many full time job offers. Even if you go on a visitor visa all you need is a part time job and within two weeks you can get a job without even leaving Canada if you are inside it. Dependents can also be added to the PR application once the PR application stage has been reached. This program is great for students, anyone outside of Canada, inside of Canada, people with not a high degree of qualification.
This is a great program to take advantage of at the earliest since the government rules keep changing from time to time. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly caused some issues and concerns at the same time it has also been a good reason to avail programs such as the International Mobility Program (IMP). The numerous advantages of this program have been mentioned above and must be looked into detail to see where you fall into certain advantages. This is one of a kind program which is also not very cost heavy. Get in touch with one of our consultants and get your evaluation done to see the best possible options for yourself. Act now and make the best use of the IMP program at the earliest. Our consultants have helped achieve numerous success stories and you could be a valuable addition to that list as well.
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