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Canadian arranged employment

Which is better, applying for immigration after obtaining a work-permit or searching for a job after immigrating to Canada?
The answer depends on your particular circumstances. If you meet the current pass-mark, it would be better to apply immediately because the pass-mark may be changed – as may the selection-criteria and eligible occupations – and selection standards must be met both when upon application and when the selection decision is made many months later. Thus, by the time you find a job, you might no longer qualify to immigrate.

For those who do not reach the pass-mark, arranged employment may be the cure because it generated ten (10) to fifteen (15) points. However, those who have secured arranged employment are not permitted to work in Canada until they have immigrated.

On the other hand, if, even with those additional points, you cannot reach the pass-mark, you might wish to obtain a work-permit in order to prove to a visa-officer that you have the ability to support yourself in Canada. If so, you could still be approved for immigration even though you cannot reach the pass-mark.

Job Offer Validation Exemptions:

Fortunately, Immigration Canada provides exemptions to certain categories of Job Offers from the requirement of prior HRDC Confirmation: 

·     Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) / Canada-    Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA); 

·     Under the General Agreement On Trade In Services (GATS); 

·     For individuals whose activities will provide significant benefit to Canada; and 

·     Under the Pilot Project for Software Professionals and the Pilot Project for Spouses of Highly-Skilled Temporary Workers

What is an arranged employment?
Arranged Employment’ requires approval from  Canada’s Department of Labour. In order to obtain approval, the following conditions must be satisfied:
the employer must have been operating for at least one year;
the job must be managerial or Skill Level A or B and
the compensation offered must be sufficient to attract
a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Advertising the position is not required.

Can Hineni Media. secure ‘arranged employment’ for me?
Quite possibly. It depends on your professional experience and qualifications. If you are not subscribe to our job listing databased we have access to Canadian lawyers and ‘head-hunters’ and are, therefore, in a position – for a fee – to obtain ‘arranged employment’ for those seeking to immigrate to Canada or simply subscribe to our job listing database, as Immigration Canada normally requires that a firm job offer from a Canadian employer is present prior to applying for an Employment Authorization.

May I visit Canada while my application for permanent residence is still in process?
Technically, yes, but practically, no. Although Immigration Canada states that intending immigrants may, despite that intention, also intend to visit Canada temporally while their immigrant-visa application is pending, all too many visa-officers ignore that provision. However, those who have a bona fide basis for making an exploratory visit should be issued a visitor-visa. Request from those who have applied in the Business Class are generally accepted, but, for skilled-worker applicants, the odds are much lower – unless they are going to seek ‘arranged employment’ and have potential employers’ information in hand.


Important Information for International Students

Taken from York University in Ontario. Writing resumes and looking for a career/internship opportunity is different in Canada  from what you would do back home. So if you are planning on obtaining practical training in Canada, prepare for the differences by using  job fairs, conference, events, on-campus recruiting, job registration services and employer presentations, and meet with a career counselor to develop your job search strategies.

Here are some tips:

  • Apply only to those jobs that relate to your field of study and are of interest to you
  • You are only eligible for positions that do not require a Canadian  national security clearance
  • Comply with Canada regulations


  • Do not misrepresent your status for employment in Canada, practical training is NOT work authorization. 
  • Once an offer has been accepted you are committed to the organization so withdraw from interviewing.
  • You are responsible for knowing Canada expectations and appropriate behaviors.

Who Will Hire Me In Canada?

•Canadian government positions that require national security clearance are not open to international students; areas of study that relate to those fields may restrict your possibilities in Canada. •Generally, majors in the technical and some business areas offer more potential for practical training in Canada; however, your marketability depends on you and your accomplishments, including academic, participation in organizations, workexperience and other related factors •More than one-third of Canadian employers hire international students •Small, medium and large companies with special needs for highly developed skills and do not have enough Canadian citizens to fill positions •Canadians firms operating in foreign countries and foreign firms operating in Canada; For see resources subscribe to Hineni services.

What Do Employers Want?

•Highly developed English communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking and interpersonal •Honesty, integrity, commitment. Once you have accepted a position you must quit the job search and follow through on your acceptance. Do not misrepresent your work status: practical training is NOT work authorization •Self-initiative; being able to see what needs to be done and willing to go beyond the job description •Being on time and mentally present; not down-loading music, talking on a cell phone and emailing family and friends while supposedly working.

 How Do I Prepare?•Concentrate on developing your communication skills in English •Take a University writing course •Attend workshops on resume writing, networking, business etiquette, interviewing and others •Attend job fairs, events and employer information sessions by Hineni offline and online •Practice answering behavioral interview questions•Start your job search two semesters before graduating .
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What is the process of accepting a job offer?

It’s a great feeling to land the job, but there’s still a lot to tie-up before signing on the dotted line. Be ready to ask yourself a few important questions, and get the answers you’re looking for before you accept.

Among the most obvious are “Do I like the people?” and “Am I’m getting the right salary for the position?”

You don’t need to be best friends with your boss – in fact, it’s usually better if you aren’t – but you mustn’t take an instant dislike to each other either. If you sense you aren’t going to get on, for whatever reason, take it very seriously and consider declining the offer on that basis alone. You’re going to be spending a lot of time with each other, after all.

Managers very often recruit people similar to them so you should also have a good idea what your new co-workers will be like. Ask the interviewer what the team is like – their answer probably won’t be very detailed but may give you some insight.

While you can’t expect to get the exact details of other employees’ earnings, you should be able to discover whether you are at the top, bottom or middle of the scale, and why. In big companies with multiple sites, it’s usual for there to be regional ‘weighting’ to take into account higher living costs. Use a salary checker to gain more information on whether the offer is fair.

Making negotiations on salary can be a tricky business, but if you think you’re worth a couple of extra thousand on the salary being offered, there’s no harm in asking.

How does it feel?
Chances are you will have had a glimpse around your future workplace and possibly been introduced to some potential colleagues. What was your impression? What was the atmosphere like? Did you warm to the place? Again, trust your instincts, since there’s nothing else to go on at this stage. Serious reservations need to be listened to.

It’s your dream job, but its two hours and a steep uphill walk away, via the Canada’s worst performing train line. If relocating isn’t an option, will you honestly be able to handle that every day?

How about the social aspects of the job? Is there a decent selection of places from where you can get a good coffee? Are there a few nice places to get a drink in after work? Can you spend your lunch hour shopping? Is there a park nearby to enjoy when the weather permits it? If these are important factors to you, take a good look around the area before accepting.

Have a think about your other options. If you’re waiting for an offer from elsewhere, try to delay accepting for a few days. Don’t leave it too long though otherwise you’re likely to annoy the employer and risk seeing the offer withdrawn.

How to say ‘yes’
How you accept a job offer depends on how it was made to you. If you were offered it verbally, face-to-face, then you should accept it in the same way or over the phone. However, always back this up with a letter of acceptance, and expect a letter of appointment in return. If this process has been handled by email, feel free to use email yourself. Make sure you get formal confirmation of your new position, including start date and time and any forms you may need to supply or complete.

As soon as you accept a new job, you’re morally obliged to take yourself off all job sites and notify any agencies who may have been acting on your behalf. If you are on any other shortlists or have any other applications out there, inform the companies concerned.

It goes without saying that you also need to let your current employer know you’re resigning. Check the terms of your contract with them and make sure you give them adequate notice. This could also have a bearing on when you can start your new job.

Make sure any references you’re using are aware of the situation, and make sure their going to give you a glowing review!

Skilled Migrants Vs Low skilled Migrants

It certainly will be difficult if you have no formal education with a degree, nor any experience. Read the sticky posts regarding work visas here, and maybe have a poke around .  That’ll give you an idea of what you’d need to qualify for a Work visa.

Given the economy here in Canada and  the US, its going to be more and more difficult for low skiled migrants  to get Work visa’s. We are guessing, regardless of qualifications. For every 1 migrant who wants to get an employer to sponsor them, there are thousands of Canadians  already here and willing to work for same job, no paperwork required.

And what makes you think you could immigrate illegally with no problems? Whoever tell you that is a (piece of cake). If you want to make a life for yourself here, doing it illegally is not the way to do it. How do you propose to support yourself if you can’t get a job? What do you do if you get caught and deported? OR tossed in jail? They can do that you know. There are lots of immigrants sitting in holding cells for years even, just because they’re here illegally. And they don’t notify your home country authorities anymore. They just lock you in there and forget about you.  whoever tell you that advice is bad advice . do it legally we are here to help.

Employer sponsorship

Case#1 : How do you get an employer sponsorship for a visa to allow you to work in Ontario, Canada. You  fall into the category of skilled worker but you  need a Canadian to give you a job. You have no family out there?

First of all, yes, you can be sponsored for a visa by a Canadian employer. But you have to have a good relationship with your employer or future employer, and ask him/her/them to sponsor you ( it would be even better and easier if they would offer to sponsor you, of course). Also most likely they (the company) would do all your paperwork. Here’s the biggest hurdle: Employment visas or work Visas (they’re called something like that) for unskilled workers are very, very hard to get; almost impossible while. It would be much easier if you are college  or unversity educated with a degree on a field in demand of workers in Canada. And yes you would be working in that field/career and with that company to get your visa.

An employer in Canada can hire anyone from any country.

First, the Canadian employer must communicate to the employee on what salary, job hours and requirements to be agreed upon. Then work on an employee-employer work contract which is a form  obtained.

Next, the Canadian employer must check the qualifications of that employee. To work in a food service company, one prospective applicant must have work experience of at least two years in a company that has similar experience required by the employer in Canada, and must have completed any college degree.

Next, the Canadian employer must post within job boards and job listings in Canada for that particular job availability for one week. Remember that the Government of Canada favors any willing Canadians to do the job first before accepting somebody from the outside.

Next, if no Canadian was willing or fit for that job, the employer goes to HRSDC bringing all their company business licenses, income statement, tax documents, the employee-employer work contract from that person outside Canada and apply for an sponsorship.

Next, if an sponsorship was approved by HRSDC, then the Canadian employer sends a copy of that sponsorship to the prospective employee, and that sponsorship will be included in their application for a work permit and visa to enter Canada.

If the Canadian employer is located in Quebec, an additional document called a CAQ is needed to help the employee file one’s visa application outside of Canada.

Now, if the applicant is inside of Canada, it depends on what visa is that person carrying. If it is a temporary visitor visa, then one can wait for the sponsorship to come out within the visas’ prescribed time, which is i think 90 days maximum, but the work permit as far as I know must be obtained from the applicant’s country of residence.

Canada Employer Sponsorship

What qualifications are required?

In order to qualify as a skilled worker, a combination of factors such as age, academic background, work experience, language skills, family ties in Canada and/or previous work experience or studies in Canada are taken into consideration.

Selection is usually made out of a point system which takes into consideration the basic selection factors above mentioned as well as other factors for which you can obtain extra points to increase your final score. To be successful, you must achieve the pass mark set by the immigration regulations.

Why wait??? Canada needs you more than ever before!!! . Confronted to an aging labor force and to a competitive world economy, the immigration of skilled workers to Canada is a vital component of its economy. A total of 262,236 people immigrated to Canada in 2006, a seven percent increase over the previous year.  Between 1991 and 2001, almost one million new immigrants joined Canada’s labor force thus representing 70% of the total labor force growth during that decade. At such rate, immigration could account all labor force growth in Canada by 2011.

‘In the knowledge-based economy, Canada’s performance relies on the skills and innovation of its people. CIC’s work is integral to the government’s strategies for fostering these attributes. The Government of Canada is looking to immigration to help sustain growth and economic development, particularly in areas of Canada where recent immigrants have seldom settled’.
Report by Citizenship and Immigration Canada on plans and priorities 2003-2006 to overcome Canadian’s workforce shortages, the skilled worker program is an integral part of an official Government initiative to attract skilled individuals who can make a valuable contribution to Canada’s thriving economy.

HIneni Media membership site offers you instant look and real samples on your eligibility to qualify for a Canadian visa of permanent residency under the Canada Skilled Worker Immigration.

What are the benefits of Skilled Worker Visa?

If your application is successful, you will be issued a visa of permanent residency in Canada. This visa will allow you to indefinitely live i and work in Canada for any employer in any occupation. You will also have the right to study in any Canadian university under the same conditions as a Canadian citizen. In a nutshell, this visa gives you the same rights as those of a Canadian citizen, with the exception of the right to vote and obtain a Canadian passport. After 3 years of permanent residency in Canada, you will be entitled to claim the Canadian citizenship. In addition to having free access to one of the best health care systems in the world, as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, you will also be given access to one of the world’s most renown education systems, which is free for all students in public schools at the primary and secondary level. You will also benefit from family allowance to assist large families, employment insurance in the event of unemployment, and social services for destitute persons.

Can I visit Canada while my Application for Permanent Residence is in process?

Your temporary entry to Canada is subject to the discretion of the immigration officer at the Canadian port of entry and they may refuse you entry if they know that you have applied for Permanent Residence in Canada and are, thus, an intending immigrant and not merely a visitor. If questioned whether you have an Application for Permanent Residence in progress, you must answer this question, truthfully; however, you should emphasize that your visit to Canada is merely temporary in nature and that it is your full intention to leave Canada upon the completion of your visit.

Are you sure that I qualify? What is my point total?

When you send us filled online application form along with your updated resume, you do not receive an automated message guarantying your case to be successful. On receipt, you receive a response with in 5 working days with a realistic picture of your chances for Canada Immigration. Please note that we are very cautious about the types of cases we positively assess. Hineni Media enjoys a near 100% success rate with clients, because we do not accept cases that are borderline and that have no hope of succeeding.

What are the processing costs?
For each adult, governmental processing fees may vary depending on the province in Canada you will choose as your destination.  Note that additional costs may be associated with the processing of your visa application, such as English or French proficiency language testing, medical examination, police clearance certificates and mailing / courier costs.

How long will it take?
The time required to obtain a work visa or a permanent residency visa can vary , depending on the country where your application was filed and the visa subclass in which you are applying for. Processing times may be hindered by the number of applications received and the capacity of each visa post to deal with them. Although some variations exist from one office to another, the system requires that all the necessary documentation be submitted at the time the file is opened.

How long does the Application process take?

Processing times will depend on:

i. The Canadian visa office and company through which you intend to apply for or has applied for Work visa in Canada.

ii. the Canadian visa office through which you intend to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada;

iii. whether an immigration interview is deemed necessary in your case;

iii. the complexity of your case;

iv. If hiring a law practitioner , how well your case is presented; and

v. the existing caseload in a Canadian visa office at a given time.


Nobody can promise you a specific processing timeframe and any lawyer/consultant that guarantees processing times is being less than truthful with you. Lawyers/consultants can give estimates which can be short or long; however, they CANNOT guarantee processing times as processing times are ALWAYS subject to change WITHOUT advance notice by the goverment.


Every year more than 2 million emigrants from all over the world flock to Canada. The Canada emigration system is also based on points like the UK system. When a few years ago the minimum required was 75 points, today this has been reduced to 67 in September 2003. The following factors will be taken into consideration while processing your work permit/ visa to Canada:

Education (25 points maximum) ? here each educational qualification is accorded a point such as one-year diploma is worth 15 points and a three-year diploma is 22 points and so on
Knowledge of French/ English (24 points maximum) ? where your ability to speak, read and write are assessed.
Experience (21 points maximum) ? the point system will take into consideration the jobs that are high on the demand list for Canada and your experience in those areas
Age (10 points maximum) ? the best age bracket is 21-49 for which you will be accorded the full 10 points.
Employment arrangements (10 points maximum) ? if you already have landed a job as per the approved list of the HRDC you will be accorded the full 10 points.
Adaptability ? this is measured by judging the fit of the people (especially the spouse) in the stay in Canada of the main applicant.

You will also need to show a certain amount of financial strength that falls between US $12000-$24000 depending upon the size of the family you have.

  • In order to get a skilled worker visa (one of the easiest ways to migrate to Canada) you will need to meet the following requirements:
    Have the minimum work experience necessary
    Have sufficient stand-by funds for the initial re-settling
    Qualify for the visa by earning the minimum necessary points
    Have the requisite language skills (qualify in the language tests according to the Canadian benchmarks)
    Your visa application will pass through a six level selection test after qualifying the point system mentioned above.