How you can obtain a Canada immigration visa sooner with a Canadian job offer through either a work permit, arranged employment or provincial nomination.

A genuine job offer from a Canadian employer is one way to speed-up your entry to Canada. You can save years off your permanent resident application processing time by finding employment in Canada.

The starting point is a Canadian job offer. Once you have a job offer, you can consider the following options:

Work permits are issued only for employment that is temporary. In some circumstances, work permits can be extended from inside Canada.


The fastest way to come to Canada is on a temporary work permit. Usually you can be in Canada within weeks after you apply, if not sooner.


Before offering you a job, your potential Canadian employer may have to demonstrate that efforts were made to hire Canadian residents for your intended position, but that those efforts were unsuccessful.

Arranged Employment is based on a permanent Canadian job offer of indeterminate length. You do not begin to work in Canada until you receive your Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa.


Your potential Canadian employer does not have to demonstrate that Canadian residents could not be found for your intended position.

Priority processing at all Canadian Immigration Visa Offices of your application for Permanent Residence in Canada within the Express Entry System. You will usually receive your visa in less than one year.

You will receive up to 600 points under the Federal Skilled Worker or Federal Skilled Trades category of Canada immigration.


None, really. It just won’t get you to Canada as quickly as a work permit.

Provincial Nomination contains elements similar to Arranged Employment and to Work Permits. Most Canadian provinces and one territory offer nomination programs that lead to a Canada Immigration Visa. Most often, it involves a permanent job offer of indeterminate length from an employer in a particular province.


Once you have been nominated by a province you can usually immediately receive a work permit to come to Canada and begin work, even before your Canada Immigration Visa is issued.

Your application for Permanent Residence in Canada will receive priority processing and you will usually receive your visa in less than one year.

You may qualify for Provincial Nomination even in some occupations that are not considered “high-skilled”.


Before offering you the position, your potential provincial employer will usually have to demonstrate that efforts were made to hire Canadian residents, but those efforts were unsuccessful.

It will not get you to Canada as quickly as a work permit, but it’s still relatively fast.

Any way you look at it, a Canadian job offer will speed-up your arrival in Canada. CIP’s Job Search Services pulls together current job postings and employer contact information from numerous Canadian government and private sectors. We communicate with potential employers on behalf of our clients to explain the simplicity of a Canadian job offer in the Canadian Immigration process.


As Canadian immigration specialists, CIP is committed to ensuring that you obtain the best Canadian visa or immigration service for your requirements. You can set your application in motion today by submitting  the online  initial consultation form.

After we assess your qualifications, you will be informed if you qualify. If you would qualify to apply for a job offer or arranged employment, we open your file and proceed with the processing of your application for a permanent resident visa or work permit.

Please note that CIP will not share your personal information with any other third party, any information submitted to us will only be used to assess your visa eligibility.