The Job Offer
Canadian Employers are required by CIC and ESDC to prepare a formal employment contract or a Job Offer Letter for future employees, which must include:
- Job title for the position being offered;
- Job description, including main duties and responsibilities;
- Requirements for the position – a list of necessary professional credentials, education, skills, experience, and licenses, as required;
- Details about start and end dates (if applicable) of the position;
- Specifics about the salary you are offering – both wages and other forms of payment;
- The name and address of the employer, the address of the employee’s future place of work, and the details of a contact person at the Canadian company who is familiar with the job offer.
Along with verifying that the job offer is genuine, ESDC will ensure that the conditions the Canadian company is offering are consistent with Canadian standards. Once ESDC has confirmed the job offer with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), IRCC will grant employment authorization for the company’s future employees to work in Canada.
ESDC confirmation is based on the following conditions:
- The offer of employment is genuine;
- The wages and working conditions of the employment are sufficient to attract and retain Canadians; and
- The employment is full-time and not seasonal.