Skilled workers are defined as people whose education and work experience will help them find work and make a home for themselves as permanent residents in Canada. A skilled worker must have at least one year of full time work experience (37.5 hours per week or more) in the last ten years in one of the occupations deemed acceptable according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Only experience in the Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A and B are considered acceptable when applying for permanent residency in Canada through the Skilled Workers Class.
Using a points system, Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials assess applicants who meet the NOC requirements. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 75 points in order to be eligible to become a Canadian Permanent Resident.
The point system is as follows:
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