To qualify under the Skilled Worker Class, you will have to have at least one (1) year of full-time (37.5 hours per week or more) work experience within the past ten (10) years in one of the occupations listed in either Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
The NOC was developed by Human Resources Development Canada to be a systematic cataloging of occupations in the Canadian labour market. The NOC is divided into five (5) bands:
- Skill Type 0 Management Occupations
- Skill Level A Professional and Related occupations
- Skill Level B Technical, skilled trades and paraprofessional occupations
- Skill Level C Occupations of intermediate level, clerical or supportive functions
- Skill Level D Elemental sales or service and primary labour occupations
Subject to certain limited exceptions, only experience in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A and B are considered relevant for applicants in the Independent/Skilled Worker Class.
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Unless you have an offer of arranged employment; or you have already been living legally in Canada for one year as a temporary foreign worker or international student, you must have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in one of 29 specific high-demand occupations.
Niren & Associates’ 15 years of experience has helped thousands of people successfully obtain Permanent Residence Skilled Worker status in Canada. We only deal with US and Canadian immigration and because of this focus and specialization into one type of law we are well equipped to help you.
- We have a proven track record in our Ottawa office for handling US and Canadian visa cases and you could become one of our new success stories
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We cannot begin to sufficiently express our tremendous gratitude to the two of you for all your excellent work that resulted in a successful work permit! We could not say thank you enough! Kim and Ted
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- This category is designed for individuals who will immigrate to Canada on the basis of their own personal credentials.
- To qualify for this category, applicants are assessed on a number of different “factors” about their personal circumstances and are awarded “points” for each factor.
- How many points do you need to qualify? The answer is 67. What are the factors that give you these points?
- Calculating your points can be somewhat complicated. It is more than just a matter of adding up the scores.
- It is NOT recommended that you rely on your own assessment.
- There are many legal issues involved in the proper calculation of immigration points that must be taken into consideration when adding up your score.
- A thorough understanding of Canadian immigration law is required to accurately assess whether you have enough points to immigrate. It is recommended that you get a professional assessment to accurately calculate your score.
- If you have at least one year of work experience within the last ten years in occupations listed under Skill Type O, A or B, you then have to be assessed according to various selection criteria by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
- Applicants must attain a minimum score of sixty-seven (67) points overall in order to be eligible to become permanent residents of Canada.
These selection criteria are as follows:
- Education Maximum 25 Points
- Official Languages Maximum 24 Points
- Experience Maximum 21 Points
- Arranged Employment Maximum 10 Points
- Age Maximum 10 Points
- Adaptability Maximum 10 Points
Total Points 100 Points
Points to Pass 67 Points
- It is important to note that if an applicant scores below sixty-seven (67) points, he/she may still be approved in cases where the immigration officer assessing the case exercises positive discretion in the applicant’s favour.
- The Immigration Regulations permits an immigration officer to exercise positive discretion in such a case, if the officer is of the opinion that it is likely that the applicant will economically establish himself/herself in Canada.
- Beware however, that the Immigration Regulations gives an immigration officer the power to exercise negative discretion in cases where the applicant scores 67 points or above if the officer forms the opinion that the applicant will unlikely economically establish himself/herself in Canada.
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When you contact us, we’ll find out what your needs are and what your particular situation is, then we can make a road map of your options and answer any pressing questions you may have.
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