What work experience is required for a Skilled Worker Application?
Q. I have a few years of work experience but do not know if I qualify for the Skilled Worker Category. Please help.
Work experience is a critical requirement for a Skilled Worker applicant. At a minimum, you must have one year of full-time (or the part-time equivalent) of continuous work experience in an occupation at a skill level recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Accumulated part-time work experience is acceptable.
Currently, applicants without Arranged Employment must also have the minimum of one year of work experience in one of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s 29 qualifying occupations in order to qualify under the Skilled Worker category of Canadian immigration.
When evaluating your work experience you must consult the National Occupation Classification (NOC) to determine whether your job titles and duties do in fact fit into the 29 qualifying occupations. Note that this occupational list changes from time to time so it is important that you deal with the latest list.
See our skilled worker blog post about not meeting the 69 point mark.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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