When I was studying for my CELPIP exam I got material from them. Unfortunately, I can not put the PDF to the public because it has a watermark with my personal email. But I can put you here what it says.
CELPIP's fifth error as they state:
The relative pronoun which used by itself refers to things or animals, but in which (formal) and where (less formal) can refer to places, e.g., countries, cities, buildings, and rooms (the office where [or in which] I work). We can also use where and in which with some abstract nouns like situation, activity, case, example, experience, system, and society. (This is a case where [or in which] caution is recommended.)
A common source of confusion is the difference between using a relative pronoun as the clauses' subject and using it as the clause’s object. We don’t use whereas the subject of an adjective clause:
This is the bank. The bank accepts my cheques. NOT: This is the bank where accepts my cheques. In adjective clauses, where can be used as the object: This is the bank. I deposit my cheques here. This is the bank where I deposit my cheques.
The relative pronoun which can be either the clauses' subject (the cheque which bounced) or its object (the cheque which I deposited). As a subject, that is more common than which.
As I have stated before, in Canada there are only two official English tests that government will recognize; CELPIP is one of those.
This is the third time I took the CELPIP exam. The first one I failed (I missed 2 points for the minimum), the second one got expired (I got enough points, but results only have 1 year of official validity), and now third time (with enough points, and hopefully, enough time before it expires again). I will write about my experience on doing the exam.
Renewing the work permit should not be a problem anymore. And I think the CIC is understanding this. Last time I wrote how I went to the border to get a new work permit with a new employer. In this case, I am going to talk about the renewal process.
This time I decided to do it online. I have found that you will not lose your status if your work permit expires and the new one is being already processed. And since my situation has not changed, being in an implied status does not hurt at all.
One of my first doubts about renewing the current work permit was if my current employer needs to run again the LMIA exception process. The answer is yes. So, he logged into the employer portal (he has already because this was his second time), paid the 230 CAD and took the code (LMIA exceptions code starts with A followed by digits).
Additional to the LMIA exception, I had to ask my employer for a letter (Job Offer). This is a custom letter stating he is willing to renew the work permit and the conditions of my work. Later I may upload a template for it.
This was new to me, in 2016 I was not asked for this. But now, even National Foreign Workers will need a medical exam. Medical exams are not cheap, in my case I paid about 1200 CAD for me and my family. The good thing is they can be used for a lapse of one year. So, if you are running your permanent residency as well, you can use the same exam for both processes.
Another thing is about the language. Since 2016, the form has a question asking if you have taken any language exam. I have not found so far that this is a must. At least in my readings for my NOC 2171. But it would be good if you already have it. Language exams expire in a term of two years and depending on where and who you take with, it costs around 300 CAD.
Before I forget, remember you will need to back up any claim you do. In my specific case, it was easy, as I have already done that (this is not my first renewal). If you are a Computing Engineer, you must show university transcripts, title photocopy and they should be translated by a certified translator. The same applies to birth, marriage, and any other certificate.
To get the application online you need to log in the CIC portal, pass all the verification pages and when you get into the dashboard then you look for a button that says you want to apply for a job permit. It will ask you for a code (which I did not have) or to take the questionary. Questions are very straightforward, however, there are some terms that I would like to clarify for everybody:
Filling the forms is a pain because you must use Acrobat Reader to fill them (using another PDF editor will not work). In my case, I had to fill forms IMM5707, IMM2708, IMM5710, and IMM5713. The system will give you the links to these forms, as they may change. I had to fill the forms with a lot of data, including some I did not know by hard such as:
I was having that worry because the system asks for something to be uploaded in the optional document section. After discussing with an agent, he told me that that form does not exist anymore. I do not need to get worried about that. With my LMIA exception code (the one that starts with an A followed by some numbers) in the IMM5710 form is more than enough.
Submit and wait. Good luck!