Contracted Hours - FSW

Old Aug 11th 2010, 1:37 pm
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I am just starting the FSW process - oh the joys.

I am currently over in Canada on a working holiday visa (Bunac). I have recently been offered a full time permanent role in Ottawa, my employer has been granted a positive LMO by HRSDC (they have provided me with the confirmation), so I will go ahead and get a work permit (a 2 year work permit) to cover me through PR application process.

My question is: my contract only states that I need to work 35 hours per week. For immigration purposes, I have read that a full time role needs to be 37.5 hours per week or more. My previous roles in the UK have all been 37.5 hours per week or more. Will this be a problem?

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Old Aug 11th 2010, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by neilottawa
I am just starting the FSW process - oh the joys.

I am currently over in Canada on a working holiday visa (Bunac). I have recently been offered a full time permanent role in Ottawa, my employer has been granted a positive LMO by HRSDC (they have provided me with the confirmation), so I will go ahead and get a work permit (a 2 year work permit) to cover me through PR application process.

My question is: my contract only states that I need to work 35 hours per week. For immigration purposes, I have read that a full time role needs to be 37.5 hours per week or more. My previous roles in the UK have all been 37.5 hours per week or more. Will this be a problem?
Thanks.
If the immigration requirements are 37½ hours a week and you are only doing 35 I would see that as a problem if your application is relying on this. Your employment contract you say states you only need to work 35 hours, does this mean you can do more, as in 37½?

Are your UK roles relevant to your application?
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Old Aug 11th 2010, 4:54 pm
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Hi,

I am able to work more than 35 hours per week - no problems at all.

It is set at 35 hours a week as a 'benefit' - for a work/life balance. It is a professional occupation which is salaried.

Do you think it would be wise to get my employer revise my contract and set it at 37.5 per week, as the reality is that most people do work 40+.

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Hi,

I am able to work more than 35 hours per week - no problems at all.

It is set at 35 hours a week as a 'benefit' - for a work/life balance. It is a professional occupation which is salaried.

Do you think it would be wise to get my employer revise my contract and set it at 37.5 per week, as the reality is that most people do work 40+.

Thanks.
Depends on what you are relying on for your immigration application, if this is part of it then it would seem a sensible thing to do.
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