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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 78 from 2010-09-23 to 2013-05-03:


Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this section.

    full-time

    temps plein

    full-time means, in relation to a program of study leading to an educational credential, at least 15 hours of instruction per week during the academic year, including any period of training in the workplace that forms part of the course of instruction. (temps plein)

    full-time equivalent

    équivalent temps plein

    full-time equivalent means, in respect of part-time or accelerated studies, the period that would have been required to complete those studies on a full-time basis. (équivalent temps plein)

  • Marginal note:Education (25 points)

    (2) A maximum of 25 points shall be awarded for a skilled worker’s education as follows:

    • (a) 5 points for a secondary school educational credential;

    • (b) 12 points for a one-year post-secondary educational credential, other than a university educational credential, and a total of at least 12 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies;

    • (c) 15 points for

      • (i) a one-year post-secondary educational credential, other than a university educational credential, and a total of at least 13 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies, or

      • (ii) a one-year university educational credential at the bachelor’s level and a total of at least 13 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies;

    • (d) 20 points for

      • (i) a two-year post-secondary educational credential, other than a university educational credential, and a total of at least 14 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies, or

      • (ii) a two-year university educational credential at the bachelor’s level and a total of at least 14 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies;

    • (e) 22 points for

      • (i) a three-year post-secondary educational credential, other than a university educational credential, and a total of at least 15 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies, or

      • (ii) two or more university educational credentials at the bachelor’s level and a total of at least 15 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies; and

    • (f) 25 points for a university educational credential at the master’s or doctoral level and a total of at least 17 years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies.

  • Marginal note:Multiple educational achievements

    (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), points

    • (a) shall not be awarded cumulatively on the basis of more than one single educational credential; and

    • (b) shall be awarded

      • (i) for the purposes of paragraphs (2)(a) to (d), subparagraph (2)(e)(i) and paragraph (2)(f), on the basis of the single educational credential that results in the highest number of points, and

      • (ii) for the purposes of subparagraph (2)(e)(ii), on the basis of the combined educational credentials referred to in that paragraph.

  • Marginal note:Special circumstances

    (4) For the purposes of subsection (2), if a skilled worker has an educational credential referred to in paragraph (2)(b), subparagraph (2)(c)(i) or (ii), (d)(i) or (ii) or (e)(i) or (ii) or paragraph (2)(f), but not the total number of years of full-time or full-time equivalent studies required by that paragraph or subparagraph, the skilled worker shall be awarded the same number of points as the number of years of completed full-time or full-time equivalent studies set out in the paragraph or subparagraph.

  • SOR/2010-195, s. 5(F)
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