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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2022-11-16. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Education (25 points)

  •  (1) Points shall be awarded, to a maximum of 25, for a skilled worker’s Canadian educational credential or equivalency assessment submitted in support of an application, as follows:

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

    • (b) 15 points for a one-year post-secondary program credential;

    • (c) 19 points for a two-year post-secondary program credential;

    • (d) 21 points for a post-secondary program credential of three years or longer;

    • (e) 22 points for two or more post-secondary program credentials, one of which must be a credential issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer;

    • (f) 23 points for a university-level credential at the master’s level or an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in TEER Category 1 of the National Occupational Classification for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required; and

    • (g) 25 points for a university-level credential at the doctoral level.

  • Marginal note:More than one educational credential

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), points

    • (a) except as set out in paragraph (1)(e), shall not be awarded cumulatively on the basis of more than one educational credential; and

    • (b) shall be awarded on the basis of the Canadian educational credentials or equivalency assessments submitted in support of an application for a permanent resident visa that result in the highest number of points.

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