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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 80 from 2010-09-23 to 2013-05-03:


Marginal note:Experience (21 points)

  •  (1) Up to a maximum of 21 points shall be awarded to a skilled worker for full-time work experience, or the full-time equivalent for part-time work experience, within the 10 years preceding the date of their application, as follows:

    • (a) for one year of work experience, 15 points;

    • (b) for two years of work experience, 17 points;

    • (c) for three years of work experience, 19 points; and

    • (d) for four or more years of work experience, 21 points.

  • Marginal note:Listed occupation

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), points are awarded for work experience in occupations, other than a restricted occupation, that are listed in Skill Type 0 Management Occupations or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification matrix.

  • Marginal note:Occupational experience

    (3) For the purposes of subsection (1), a skilled worker is considered to have experience in an occupation, regardless of whether they meet the employment requirements of the occupation as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification, if they performed

    • (a) the actions described in the lead statement for the occupation as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification; and

    • (b) at least a substantial number of the main duties of the occupation as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification, including all the essential duties.

  • Marginal note:Work in excess

    (4) A period of work experience that exceeds full-time work in one occupation, or simultaneous periods of work experience in more than one full-time occupation, shall be evaluated as a single period of full-time work experience in a single occupation.

  • Marginal note:Classification code

    (5) A skilled worker must specify in their application for a permanent resident visa the four-digit code of the National Occupational Classification that corresponds to each of the occupations engaged in by the applicant and that constitutes the skilled worker’s work experience.

  • Marginal note:Officer’s duty

    (6) An officer is not required to consider occupations that have not been specified in the application.

  • Marginal note:Full-time

    (7) For the purposes of this section, full-time work is equivalent to at least 37.5 hours of work per week.

  • SOR/2010-195, s. 7
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