|NAFTA||Post-Graduation Work Permits|
|Intra-Company Transfer||International Experience Canada (IEC)|
|Labor Market Impact Assessment-based Work Permits||Work Permits issued to Spouses/Common-Law Partners of foreign workers and international students in Canada|
|Canada-Provincial/Territorial issued Work Permits||All other Open Work Permits|
|Other Work Permits issued under the significant benefit to Canada initiative|
If I'm holding a Post-Graduation Work Permit and my employer successfully applied a positive LMIA to support my PR application, do I need to change my PGWP to a employer specific work permit in order to get the 50 points?Previously, qualifying job offers supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) were worth 600 points under the CRS. As of November 19, candidates with qualifying job offers will be awarded either 200 or 50 points, depending on the position. Moreover, certain work permit holders may be awarded points for their job offer even if they have not obtained a LMIA (note: LMIA holders will also continue to be awarded points for a job offer).
In addition to LMIA holders, the new regulations also allow the following individuals to be awarded points for a qualifying job offer:
In both above cases, the worker must have been working in Canada for at least one year and the job offer must be made by the same employer named on the work permit.
- Individuals with a work permit issued under an international agreement, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
- Individuals with a work permit issued under the ‘significant benefits to Canada’ criteria, such as Intra-Company Transfers.
Workers currently in Canada: Is your work permit acceptable for Express Entry?
The table below shows which foreign workers in Canada may be able to obtain points for a job offer.
Yes No NAFTA Post-Graduation Work Permits Intra-Company Transfer International Experience Canada (IEC) Labor Market Impact Assessment-based Work Permits Work Permits issued to Spouses/Common-Law Partners of foreign workers and international students in Canada Canada-Provincial/Territorial issued Work Permits All other Open Work Permits Other Work Permits issued under the significant benefit to Canada initiative
Thank you very much for your prompt reply. However, my employer applied for a LMIA is just to support my PR, under the PR stream. As I know, there are 3 types of LMIA: 1. for work permit only; 2, for PR only( no need to pay processing fee), 3 for dual PR+WP. If my employer just apply an LMIA to support my PR, I won't be able to use that LMIA to get a new work permit. I heard some RCIC said I don't need to switch work permit but still get 50 points as long as I have a positive LMIA for PR purpose. I'm very confused.Good question. It certainly seems like you must change it to an employer-specific one based on the pasted text.