Documents for Express Entry: Offer of employment

If you’re a physician with a job offer in Canada

We introduced a temporary public policy for foreign national physicians who

  • were invited to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry on or after April 25, 2023, and submitted an application
  • have a job offer to provide publicly funded medical services in Canada

Under the policy, your job offer

  • is valid under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) even if the job being offered is not continuous and does not last for at least 1 year after we issue your permanent resident visa
  • allows you to earn points

Learn more about our updated requirements for a valid job offer to work as a physician.

If you have a new job offer (offer of arranged employment), you need to update your Express Entry profile in your account with the 

Your job offer must:

A work permit on its own is not a job offer, even if it is an open work permit.

Your job offer must also meet other criteria to be valid under the Express Entry program you qualify for below.

Federal skilled workers and Canadian experience class

A job offer is valid if the job is

It also must be made :

Federal Skilled Trades workers

A valid job offer has to be:

It also must be made:

Examples of a valid and non-valid job offer

In both examples, the LMIA supports the job offer as set out above, or is exempt from needing an LMIA.

Example 1

Two companies hire a heavy equipment operator. The LMIA lists both. Each employer is offering 16 hours of work per week for a minimum of one year.

This job offer is valid.

Example 2

A construction company offers a plumber a position for 25 hours per week. It’s on a non-contract basis.

This job offer isn’t valid. A job must be for at least 30 hours a week to be full -time.

Jobs exempt from needing an LMIA

There are only two reasons the employer making you the offer doesn’t need to get a new LMIA:

  1. if you’re already working for them with a work permit based on that LMIA
  2. if you work in a job that doesn’t need an LMIA

Find out more about jobs that are exempt.

Your employer must get a new LMIA if:

Can you do the job?

Our officers must be convinced that you will:

Provinces and territories are responsible for designating professions and trades in their jurisdiction. Designation and certification requirements vary by province. Get more information on licensing and regulatory requirements for specific professions or contact the relevant body in the province/territory where you plan to live.

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