Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) officers and processing officers would need to code the work permit with:
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption code: A-75 R205 (a) – Canadian interests
- Special program code: ATO
- Case Type: 20 Worker, Not Elsewhere Specified (NES)
- Employer name and occupation: As per the Offer of Employment form [IMM 5802]
- Employment location (mandatory)
- Province of destination: AB
- City of destination: As per the IMM 5802 form, or Alberta Not Elsewhere Specified (NES), where more than one location has been specified
- Visible remarks: Officers would need to add the remark ‘AINP pre-nomination. Not eligible for renewal under this program’
The Spouse or Common-Law Partner
Spouses or common-law partners of skilled workers coming to Canada as foreign workers would have the authorisation to work without having a confirmed job offer initially. Officers would be able to obtain further details on this from the document ‘International Mobility Program: Public policy, competitiveness and economy’.
The principal applicant would receive the nomination first. Thereafter, the spouse or common-law partner accompanying the principal applicant, who is currently in Canada, would be entitled for applying for an open work permit. This open work permit would be valid for the duration of the principal applicant’s work permit. This is regardless of the principal applicant’s skill level.
The Low Wage Cap Exemption for Low Wage Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Required Positions or Jobs in this Initiative
This is an initiative from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Officers could obtain more information on this from the ‘Restricting Access’ tab of the section titled ‘Overhauling the Temporary Foreign Worker Program’. This is available on the website of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
Source: Citizenship and Immigration