HRSDC job-confirmation: The Application Process
There is a different between the job offer with HRDC-confirmed to obtain work visa/work permit and the job offer with HRDC-confirmed to complete points in skilled worker immigration.
To obtain a Work Permit the applicant need a LMO (Labor Market Opinion) from HRSDC which must be obtained by their future employer. For the Job Offer for Arranged Employment selection factor the applicant need an AEO (Arranged Employment Opinion) from HRSDC which also must be obtained by the employer. However it’s known that to obtain an AEO is easier than LMO.
Hiring steps from employers works like this:
1. The Culling Process
The job application process is really a culling process, so anything you do that employers can use to “cull” you out will go against you, especially with jobs that have a large number of people applying for them.
TIME is the enemy, and the employer will use techniques to save themselves as much time as possible initially when reviewing the pile of applications received. It’s often a three step process…
Cull applications with obvious errors and poor presentation – employers will most likely give a maximum of 30 seconds to each application at this stage.
Of the applications that are now left, cull those that don’t address essential criteria, or make it hard to determine whether they do actually have the qualifications/experience requested – will give up to one minute (and not much more) for each application to determine this.
The final round will involve a detailed reading of all aspects of the remaining applications in order to determine which of these “most suitable” applicants should be invited in for an interview.
Round One Culling
If there were 100 applications for one position, at least 50% – 70% would be a good number to get rid of… sorry – cull – in the first round, and if you give them ANY excuse, you will get culled!
Hopefully, your application has already stood out because it did NOT have those glaring boo-boos which result in applications being placed in the “Thank You But Go Away” pile.
Of the remaining 30-50% of applications, employers would want to eliminate at least half of them in this round.
The 15-25% of applications which make it this far are given very serious consideration to select WHO will come in for an interview.
Employing foreign workers can be an essential part of a company’s business strategy. Foreign workers can fill labour shortages in Canada and bring new skills and knowledge to help the country’s economy grow.
The HRSD ‘s job application process works like this:
In almost all cases, foreign workers must have a valid work permit to work in Canada. When hiring a foreign worker, you, the employer must generally :
Submit an HRSDC Foreign Worker Application for a labour market opinion (LMO) to the HRSDC Foreign Worker office responsible for your area. Before confirming a job offer, HRSDC considers whether :
The job offer is genuine:
The wages and working conditions are comparable to those offered to Canadians working in the occupation;
Employers conducted reasonable efforts to hire or train Canadians for the job;
The foreign worker is filling a labour shortage;
The employment of the foreign worker will directly create new job opportunities or help retain jobs for Canadians;
The foreign worker will transfer new skills and knowledge to Canadians; and
The hiring of the foreign worker will not affect a labour disputes or the employment of any Canadian worker involved in such a dispute.
Once HRSDC approves the job offer, send a copy of the HRSDC LMO confirmation letter to the foreign worker.
Inform the foreign worker to apply for a work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
In Some Categories, a foreign worker can come without needing an HRSDC job-confirmation. To Know more about this, click here
Marisol Diaz has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006.
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