Why Do You Need a Certificate of Employment?
An employee may require a certificate of employment to submit a loan request (including a mortgage loan), request an immigration file, or to obtain a competencies certification.
How to Obtain a Certificate of Employment?
To obtain a certificate of employment, the employee must ask their employer. The certificate is often provided by a supervisor or by the HR department.
Who Asks for a Certificate of Employment?
The employee must ask their employer in order to obtain a certificate of employment. It is not generally provided by default.
What Is the Difference Between a Certificate of Employment and a Reference Letter?
The certificate of employment must only contain the following information: the duration of the employment and the descriptive nature of the employment relationship. By law, the employer must provide this document to any employee upon request.
On the contrary, the employer is not required by law to provide a reference letter upon request. The reference letter has a broader scope and may also include qualitative information about the work of the employee.