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Subject: Work permit holder - extra points for PR

Old Apr 6th 2005, 12:43 am
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Subject: Work permit holder - extra points for PR

I wonder if the experts could please clarify the following for us?

I will soon be working in Canada on a two year work permit. I have a
Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC, as this was need to get the permit.
My PR has been in process for about a year, and I would like to claim
the additional points to help our case.

I have a letter from my employer stating that they will employ me
permanently if I become PR. They will also happily write me a new job
offer for permanent employment once I start work.

The question is, will the original "Labour Market Opinion" be enough to
convince CIC to give the arranged employment points, or will we have to
get a "Arranged Employment Opinion" as well?

I hope that makes sense!!

Many Thanks
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 7:37 am
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Work Permit and PR application are more or less independant from another.

First of all: get your work permit the ususal way. Lots of forms, funds and paperwork. Takes 2-3 weeks processing time in London if the application is complete.

Once you have landed and got your work permit (the actual document) send a letter to CHC together with a copy of your work permit. They will update your (PR) file accordingly and you receive the points. By the way, you only have one file to your name at CHC so this letter might not even be necessary but don't count on it, take a safe route and tell them explicitely with registered post.

My opinion: don't bother doing anything with those HRDC documents/opinions at this time because it will be superseeded by the work permit anyways. You need them "opinions" to get your work permit, that's all.

Just my 2c.

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Originally Posted by SAW 04
Subject: Work permit holder - extra points for PR

I wonder if the experts could please clarify the following for us?

I will soon be working in Canada on a two year work permit. I have a
Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC, as this was need to get the permit.
My PR has been in process for about a year, and I would like to claim
the additional points to help our case.

I have a letter from my employer stating that they will employ me
permanently if I become PR. They will also happily write me a new job
offer for permanent employment once I start work.

The question is, will the original "Labour Market Opinion" be enough to
convince CIC to give the arranged employment points, or will we have to
get a "Arranged Employment Opinion" as well?

I hope that makes sense!!

Many Thanks
Penny and Steve
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 7:58 pm
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Default Re: Subject: Work permit holder - extra points for PR

Thanks for your reply. We thought that may be the case.
Cheers

Steve & Penny

Originally Posted by stephenbottcher
Work Permit and PR application are more or less independant from another.

First of all: get your work permit the ususal way. Lots of forms, funds and paperwork. Takes 2-3 weeks processing time in London if the application is complete.

Once you have landed and got your work permit (the actual document) send a letter to CHC together with a copy of your work permit. They will update your (PR) file accordingly and you receive the points. By the way, you only have one file to your name at CHC so this letter might not even be necessary but don't count on it, take a safe route and tell them explicitely with registered post.

My opinion: don't bother doing anything with those HRDC documents/opinions at this time because it will be superseeded by the work permit anyways. You need them "opinions" to get your work permit, that's all.

Just my 2c.

Stephen in Ontario
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 9:04 pm
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Penny and Steve,

On the form that you submit to obtain the work permit there is a question 'Have you ever applied for a work visa, permanent residence visa before?'. I intend to put the details of my PR application in here. I was informed by an immigration lawyer that the two applications would be linked (but I have not had confirmation of this).

Keep posting as all info on this will be useful to me as I am about to submit for a work permit in the next couple of weeks.

All the best,

Phil
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Old Apr 7th 2005, 3:36 am
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Steve, I'm afraid the advice you got there may not be exactly true. For arranged employment you need another document from the HRDC which is called AEO. Apparently though, it is much easier to get than LMO. Search through this forum, as this topic has been discussed a lot of times.

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Thanks for your reply. We thought that may be the case.
Cheers

Steve & Penny
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