I am planning to initiate discussions with my employer in US (I am on H1B, specialized skill) for a transfer to Canada with an intent to apply for a PR.
Should I request my employer’s Canadian subsidiary to initiate an LMIA based job offer, so that I can then use the job offer points towards by EE profile as a specialized skill worker? It may take slightly longer** but will ensure i can claim job offer points, either this year, or next year (when i have accumulated 1 year experience). Both together should help me clear the cutoff (hopefully).
**Not sure if i qualify for 2 week LMIA processing.
My second option is to just get the ICT (non LMIA) - it is quicker/simpler administratively, but I am not sure if I can claim it as a job offer to get points this year or next year. I have been doing some research on the ICT route to confirm if can get job offer points from it…but i am not getting enough clarity.
Can someone help me please?