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How can one enhance their chances of being considered for jobs in Canada while remaining in the Express Entry pool?



Canada's economic immigration programs drive the majority of recent workforce growth, aligning with the nation's employment needs. Consequently, initiatives often link employment opportunities with immigration programs to address labor shortages, exemplified by employers' access to candidates from the Express Entry pool.


Employers utilize the Express Entry system to hire foreign nationals under specific conditions outlined by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These conditions include ensuring the position qualifies as skilled work, meeting Canada's National Occupation Classification (NOC) standards, and demonstrating efforts to fill the job domestically.


Employers in Canada utilize the "Job Match" feature of the national Job Bank to find suitable candidates and extend job offers through Express Entry. This feature matches job postings with profiles that align with the job description. Employers may require a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before making a job offer to a foreign national in the Express Entry pool, unless certain conditions exempt them from this requirement. Upon obtaining an LMIA (if necessary), the employer can extend a valid job offer to the candidate according to Express Entry standards.


Newcomers in the Express Entry pool seeking job opportunities through the Job Match feature of the Job Bank need to ensure they have a valid Express Entry profile with a profile number and job seeker validation code. They must then create a separate Job Match account, linking it with their Express Entry information. Once connected, they will be matched with job postings in the Job Bank, with priority given to postings advertised for over 30 days. Troubleshooting steps are available for individuals encountering difficulties connecting their accounts.


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