Under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program, arranged employment means you have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer.
Having a valid job offer affects you in two different ways: for eligibility under the FSWP, and later, for points towards your total score.
Arranged employment is worth 15 points on the FSW selection factors. (This is how we find if you are eligible for the FSW program through Express Entry).
To immigrate to Canada as a FSW, you must complete an Express Entry profile and be invited to apply.
Under Express Entry, if you have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer, you can earn between 50 and 200 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System. This depends on the type of job. It will give you a better chance of being invited to apply at the next round of invitation.
For either, a job offer must be in writing, and must set out details of the job they are offering you, such as:
- your pay and deductions
- your job duties
- conditions of employment, like your hours of work.
A work permit on its own is not a job offer, even if it is an open work permit.