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  • 1. Oh CANADA! Essential facts about Visiting, Studying, Working, & applying for Permanent Residence.
  • 2. For More Information and Applications
    • Visit
  • 3. Working in Canada International Students and Spouses
  • 4. Open Post-Graduation Work Permits
    • International students may obtain an open work permit, with no restriction on the type of employment and no requirement for a job offer.
    • In addition, the duration of the work permit has been extended to three years across the country.
    • A minimum of one year work experience in managerial, professional or technical positions (i.e. at level O, A or B under the National Occupational Classification/NOC system) will be necessary to apply to stay permanently through the Canadian Experience Class.
  • 5. Open Post-Graduation Work Permits
    • Requirements:
    • ➢ Must have studied full-time for the 8 months preceding the completion of their program of studies and have graduated from a degree-granting institution;
    • ➢ Must apply within 90 days of receiving written confirmation that they have met the requirements of the academic program;
    • ➢ Must have completed and passed the program of study & received notification that they are eligible to obtain their degree, diploma or certificate;
    • ➢ Must have a valid study permit when they apply for the work permit.
  • 6. Open Post-Graduation Work Permits
      • If the program of study is less than 2 years but at least 8 months, the validity of the work permit will not be longer than the period of study.
      • Available only once
      • For graduates of a 2-yr program (or longer), eligible for full 3-year Open Post-Grad Work Permit.
  • 7. Work Permits for Spouses
      • Spouses/Common-law (including same-sex) Partners of persons on Study and Work Permits may qualify to obtain OPEN Work Permits
  • 8. Work Permits for Spouses
    • Spouses may obtain work permits for employment in the general labour market as long as:
      • The foreign student is the holder of a study permit & attending a full-time post-secondary degree or diploma granting institution; or
      • After graduation, the foreign student has a valid work permit valid for at least 6 months for a qualifying job
      • May work in general labour market. Positions in medical or childcare require medical examination.
  • 9. Application Categories
    • Economic Class
      • Skilled Workers
      • Canada Experience Class (CEC Class)
      • Investors
      • Entrepreneurs
      • Self-Employed
    • Family Class
      • Spouses
      • Children
      • Parents
      • Grandparents
      • Others
    • Humanitarian Class
      • Refugees
  • 10. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
    • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) became effective September 17, 2008.
    • This is a prescribed class of persons who may become permanent residents on the basis of their Canadian experience.
    • They must intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec and must have maintained temporary resident status during their qualifying period of work experience as well as during any period of full-time study or training in Canada.
  • 11. Two Streams Available
    • Temporary Foreign Worker Stream
    • Post-Graduation Stream
  • 12. Temporary Foreign Worker Stream
    • Must have 2 years of full-time equivalent work experience at the National Occupation Code (NOC) O, A or B level (managerial, professional or skilled and technical) acquired in Canada within the three years preceding the date application is made
  • 13. National Occupation Classification (NOC)
    • The NOC is a classification system for jobs in the Canadian economy. It describes duties, skills, talents and work settings for occupations.
  • 14. Post-Graduation Stream
    • Completed a required program of study in Canada and obtained a Canadian education credential (i.e. degree, diploma or certificate)
    • Been enrolled full-time in the program of study or training for 2 yrs
    • Acquired one full-time equivalent, work experience at the NOC O, A or B level in Canada, within the 2 yrs preceding the date the application is made
  • 15. How Applications are Assessed
    • Status
    • English or French language proficiency
    • Work experience for Temporary Foreign Worker Stream or Post-Graduation Stream
    • Education requirement, for Post-Graduation Stream only
  • 16. Status
    • * Must have had temporary resident status during the period of work which qualifies for CEC, as well as during any period of full-time studies or training
  • 17. Language Assessment
    • Provide evidence that their proficiency in English or French has been assessed by a designated language testing agency for their abilities to speak, listen, read and write; or
    • Must submit evidence of their proficiency in English or French
  • 18. Language Test Results (IELTS)
    • For applicants with work experience in NOC skill level O or A: must meet Benchmark (IELTS equivalent) skill level 7 or higher in all levels
    • For applicants with work experience in NOC skill level B: must meet Benchmark (IELTS equivalent) skill level 5 or higher in all levels
  • 19. Language Assessment
    • One type of evidence:
      • Language Testing
        • IELTS International English Language Testing System
        • TEF – Test d’Evaluation de Francais
  • 20. Other Evidence of Language Ability
    • Written narrative explaining any language training and how English or French is used in day to day life;
    • Certificates or transcripts to prove training;
    • Letters from employers or instructors supporting language ability;
    • Any documentary evidence that will help in the assessment of English or French proficiency.
  • 21. Interactive Tool: Am I Eligible?
  • 22. Application Kit
    • Download the kit at :
  • 23. Who is Eligible to Apply
    • In order for your application to be eligible for processing, you must either:
    • Have an offer of arranged employment (AEO), OR
    • Be a foreign national living legally in Canada for 1 year as a temporary foreign worker or an international student, OR
    • Be a skilled worker who has at least 1 year of experience in one or more of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) categories
  • 24. What is the difference between Arranged Employment Offer and Arranged Employment Opinion?
    • Arranged Employment Offer – currently working in Canada under a Work Permit, provide a photocopy of the permit and a letter from your employer confirming how much longer you will be employed.
    • Arranged Employment Opinion – have a permanent job offer confirmed by HRSDC, provide a photocopy of the HRSDC/Service Canada confirmation letter (Arranged Employment Opinion) which was sent to your employer.
  • 25. Where to Apply
    • As of April 1, 2009, the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia is the intake point for ALL Federal Skilled Worker applications:
    • 1. Experience in one of the 38 NOCs;
    • 2. Arranged Employment Offer (AEO);
    • 3. Temporary Foreign Worker / International Student in Canada.
    • As of Sept 8, 2009, FSW applicants can use the following payment options:
    • Credit card or certified Canadian cheque.
  • 26. How Applications are Assessed
    • Applications “deemed eligible” for processing must meet the minimum requirements and the passmark.
  • 27. Minimum Requirements: Work Experience
    • For AEO and Temporary Workers/Students:
    • Must have been:
      • Within 10 years before application
      • Continuous full-time or equivalent
      • Paid
      • At NOC skill level:
      • “ O” Management
      • “ A” Professional
      • “ B” Technical/Skilled Trades
    • For occupations on the NOC list:
    • Must have been:
      • Within 10 years before application
      • 1 yr continuous fulltime (or equivalent part-time) paid work experience in one NOC occupation.
      • Performed the actions described in the lead statement; and
      • Performed substantial number of main duties of the occupation (described in NOC)
      • May have paid work experience in different NOC occupation(s) for possible additional points.
      • *** Cannot make up 1-yr in a series of different occupations that total 1 year.
  • 28. Minimum Requirements
    • If an applicant does not meet the Ministerial Instruction, there will be no further assessment of the application and will receive a full refund.
    • If Ministerial Instructions are met, the application will be returned with a letter requesting the applicant to submit their application to Buffalo (or visa office servicing country).
  • 29. Skilled Worker Selection Factors         Factor Points 1 Age 10 2 Education 25 3 Language proficiency 24 4 Work experience 21 5 Arranged employment 10 6 Adaptability 10 Potential maximum: 100 Minimum pass mark: 67
  • 30. Selection Factors: Age Age Points 21 to 49 10 20 or 50 8 19 or 51 6 18 or 52 4 17 or 53 2 16 or 54 0
  • 31. Selection Factors: Education
    • Points awarded are determined by:
      • Nature of the educational credential (diploma, trade certificate, apprenticeship, university degree)
      • Length of program
      • Number of credentials
      • Total years of education
  • 32. Selection Factors: Education Credential Points Secondary School 5 12 Years + 1 Year Cred. 12 13 Years + 1 Year Cred. 15 14 Years + 2 Year Cred. 20 15 Years + 3 Year Cred. 22 17 Years + Grad. Cred. 25
  • 33. Selection Factors: Language
    • Points awarded for level of proficiency (high, moderate, basic, or none)
    • Canada’s two official languages: English and French
    • Assessed against the Canadian Language Benchmarks for Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking
    • Acceptable Language Testing:
    • IELTS - International English Language Testing System
    • CELPIP - Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
    • TEF – Test d’Evaluation de Francais
  • 34. Selection Factors: Language * Maximum 2 points 1 st Official Read Write Listen Speak High 4 4 4 4 Moderate 2 2 2 2 Basic * 1 1 1 1 2 nd Official Read Write Listen Speak High 2 2 2 2 Moderate 2 2 2 2 Basic * 1 1 1 1
  • 35. Selection Factors: Experience for AEO and Temporary Worker/Student
    • Proof of the AEO (if applicable)
    • Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B in NOC matrix
    • Must have performed the actions in the lead statement of the occupation as set out in the NOC
    • Must have performed all the essential duties and at least a substantial number of the main duties
    • Proof of status, letter of employment, or enrollment letter
  • 36. Selection Factors: Experience for 38 NOC Occupations
    • One year’s work experience in one of the 38 occupations
    • (continuous, full-time, paid – within last 10 years)
    • Must have performed the actions in the lead statement of the occupation as set out in the NOC
    • Must have performed all the essential duties and at least a substantial number of the main duties
  • 37. Selection Factors: Experience
    • Points only awarded for paid experience
    • Must be continuous work
    • Can be in more than one occupation
    Years Points 1 15 2 17 3 19 4 21
  • 38. Selection Factors: Arranged Employment
      • ☞ 10 points
      • ☞ Full time, indeterminate Job Offer “confirmed” by Service Canada
      • OR
      • ☞ Currently working in Canada on work permit valid for at least next 12 months (includes Postgrad; Intracompany & NAFTA)
  • 39. Selection Factors: Adaptability
    • MAXIMUM 10 Points
    • Education of accompanying spouse / partner
        • 3, 4 or 5 points depending upon spouse’s post-secondary educational attainment
    • Previous study in Canada
        • 5 points if applicant or spouse/partner completed at least 2 year post-secondary program in Canada
  • 40. Selection Factors: Adaptability
    • Previous work in Canada
        • 5 points if Applicant or spouse/partner have at least one year full time experience in Canada on work permit
    • Arranged employment
        • 5 points if applicant received points under the Arranged Employment factor
    • Relatives in Canada
        • 5 points if applicant or spouse/partner has a Canadian citizen or permanent resident relative (living in Canada)
  • 41. Inadmissibility
    • Criminal
    • Medical
    • Misrepresentation
  • 42. Fees
    • Application Fee: ( Canadian/US dollars )
      • Principal applicant $550 / $465
      • Spouse/Partner $550 / $465
      • Child $150 / $130
    • Right of Permanent Residence Fee:
      • Principal Applicant $490 / $415
      • Spouse/Partner $490 / $415
  • 43. How Long Does it Take?
    • AEO and Temporary Worker/Student applications are submitted to CPC-Sydney
    • Once “deemed eligible” must submit fully completed application to appropriate visa office within 120 days
    • Processing begins once completed application is received in Visa Office
  • 44. How Long Does it Take?
    • Processing begins once visa office determines R11 is met
    • Routine application may take up to 24 months
    • Supporting documents must be submitted
      • Submission of complete application up front will reduce processing time!
      • Medical examinations are required
      • An interview may be required
      • Police clearance certificates from all places of residence in the last ten years or since age 18 are required
  • 45.
      • General information
      • Application Kits
      • Fee Schedules
      • CIC Publications
      • Links to Related Sites
      • Updates on Immigration Act
      • General information
      • Links to other resources
    How Can I Get Canadian Immigration Information?
  • 46. Other Useful Websites
    • Service Canada
    • NOC
    • Buffalo Consulate
    • Government of Canada
  • 47. Questions?
    • Canadian Consulate General
    • Buffalo, New York