If you have attained a valid job offer from a Canadian employer, you can surely get the benefit of the same. If you are planning to immigrate through an express entry system that has a point system, then you can get additional CRS points from 50-200 depending upon the type of job and NOC. And to increase your chances of getting an ITA, invitation to apply from the Canadian government, the more CRS is, the better chances you build.
However, all job offers are not able to provide you with the scores because they might have not been in the necessary format or from a recognized employer. It has been surveyed that in 2019, only 13 per cent of Express Entry candidates who received ITAs could attain additional points for having a job offer.
On the other hand, if you have a positively qualified job offer then it may help you to score 50 additional points. If you want to gain the maximum score from your job offer then make sure it lies in the in-demand occupations list generated by the government of Canada. The most valuable skilled occupation categories are 00, 0, A, or B on the National occupation classification (NOC) system.
What do we call a ‘Valid Job Offer’?
Immigration, refugees, and citizenship Canada (IRCC) acknowledge a job offer valid only if it is full-time, and continuous paid work. A full-time job means an employee is attending at least 30 hours per week. Moreover, it shouldn’t be seasonal work, must be continuous for at least one year after you get your permanent resident visa.
Furthermore, to obtain more CRS points your employer must get your Labour market impact assessment (LMIA) done. Broadly, LMIA is a document that employers are required to fill in order to hire a foreign worker. It is provided to assure the government of Canada that there will be no negative impacts on the Canadian job market if the company hires a foreign worker.