Federal Skilled Workers selection criteria - Work experience
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
To be eligible for points, the applicant’s work experience must:
- have occurred during the 10 years immediately preceding the date of application;
- have been acquired in occupations listed at Skill Type 0 (Managerial occupations), Skill Level A (Professional occupations) or B (Technical occupations and skilled trades) of NOC 2011;
- not be in an occupation that has been designated by the Minister as a restricted occupation; and
- have been full-time paid work (or the equivalent in paid part-time work).
Pursuant to R80, officers should assess the application and award the applicant points for work experience as follows:
|Number of years||At least 1 year||At least 2 years||At least 3 years||4 or more years|
|Number of years||At least 1 year||2 – 3 years||4 – 5 years||6 or more years|
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