Process of obtaining a Permanent job offer for immigration application:
The Canadian employers are now permitted to hire foreign nationals permanently unless the candidate joins work after being allotted an immigrant visa. This is according to the new immigration regulations brought out by the Canadian government. Here, it has to be noted that an immigrant visa requires a much longer time to be obtained when compared to a temporary work permit. Hence, for a permanent job offer, the Canadian company or the employer has to ensure the completion and the submission of a separate application form with the other necessary documents to the HRSDC to get an Arrangement Employment Opinion (AEO).
An AEO is granted on the following factors:
- The job offer should be permanent and authentic.
- The working conditions and the remuneration should be similar to those offered to the Canadians in the same occupation.
- The offer should be full time and not contractual.
- The job offered should have a skill level of O, A and B on the NOC list.
- The offer should not be from the Quebec province.
In case, the application is approved, an addition of 10 points would be credited for an arranged job offer and another 5 points for the factor of adaptability. Here, a void in the shortage of labour need not be proved by the employer so as to get an AEO.
It has to be remembered that though it might seem to be an easy process, most employers are not very keen to be a part of this process since it is highly time consuming (might take a few years in some cases) to obtain a permanent immigration by a foreign national and to come, live and work in the country.
Many agents exploit expecting applicants on the basis of these extra 15 points by making false promises and duping, of getting them a permanent job offer and charging a huge some of money in return.
The Canadian government has taken measures to overcome illegal measures of gaining such job offers by bringing about a strict licensing programme for immigration consultants and a code of conduct for the immigration lawyers. In addition to this, checks are carried out by the government regarding the background of the employers or the companies offering jobs. Inspire of such measures, illegal means still continue to find their way in to the lives of the innocent.