How to get points for a job offer for Express Entry

In Canada’s Express Entry system, landing an eligible job offer from a Canadian employer can help candidates to maximize their points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and obtain an invitation to apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada. However, not all job offers are eligible for CRS points. In this article, we explain what makes a job offer eligible for points, how many points you get, plus tips and tricks for finding a job offer for Express Entry immigration to Canada.



What job offers can you claim CRS points for in Express Entry?



Not all job offers will earn you CRS points on your Express Entry profile. In order to get points, your job offer has to be considered valid under Express Entry.



Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) states that to be considered valid under Express Entry, a Canadian job offer must be for a job that is:



  • Full-time and non-seasonal;
  • For a minimum of at least one year;
  • For a job offer at Skill Level 0, A, or B, according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system; and
  • Supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or exempt from needing one.



If you are claiming points for a job offer under Express Entry you will have to provide a copy of the written job offer outlining your position, your duties, your salary, and your conditions of employment. As well, you must include proof of your LMIA or LMIA-exemption.


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