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  • Nitin Verma

    June 10, 2021 at 12:04 AM

    You must have at least one year of continuous full-time work experience in a single and an eligible NOC (your primary NOC). Once you meet this requirement, you can add up all other work experiences even though they are not continuous (provided they are in an eligible NOC).

    For instance :

    You worked in Job A from 01-2013 to 11-2013 ~ 10 months experience

    You worked in Job B from 01-2014 to 01-2015 ~ 12 months experience ===> You should set the NOC of this job as your primary NOC.

    You worked in Job C from 02-2015 to 09-2015 ~ 7 months experience

    Since you have met the minimum requirement because of Job B, you can then add up the experience gained in remaining jobs (12+10+7 = 29 months). In this case, you can claim points for 2 years of work experience.

    You get maximum CRS points for 3 years of foreign work experience. Any work experience after that is superfluous for the purpose of your CRS score.

    I think the mistake you are making when creating your EE profile is you are setting your primary NOC incorrectly. Like shown above, the primary NOC you choose MUST belong to a job that you’ve been in for at least 12 months continuously AND it should fall under NOC categories 0, A or B. I had a friend do the same mistake over and over again until I figured out what she was doing wrong.

    As for your Canadian work experience, it should have been recent (within the past 3 years, I believe) and any work experience gained while you were a full-time student in Canada doesn’t count.

    The system isn’t perfect but it isn’t a “perfect example of nonsense” either. This is a points based system and there are flaws for sure. Several of my friends were not able to make the cut because of the (over) emphasis on language test bands. CLB-9 is near-native level fluency in English – I believe CLB-7 to 8 would be more than enough to live in this country, yet, the system is such that an applicant loses a LOT of points for being in one band below CLB-9. (To give you an idea, if you had a Master’s degree with 3 years of foreign work experience and age < 30, you’ll have ~ 470-480 points with CLB-9. With a CLB-8, your CRS will be around 440 – 445.) It is what it is, I guess.

    Hopefully, you get to submit a successful profile and get your Canadian permanent residence.

    Hi all,

    I am confused why I can not enter the EE pool considering my criteria. Every time I apply to enter EE, I am told that I am not eligible. Here is my criteria:

    never married, 36, male

    PhD from Canadian university in Biology (aquatic ecology) graduated in March 2020.

    PGWP valid until November 2022

    Working full time since October 2020 in 2121 NOC (biologist) as primary occupation. I do not have a LIMA for this job offer but my job offer is permanent and in British Columbia.

    IELTS General taken in April 2021: L: 8, S: 8, W: 7.5, R: 7.5

    I had 3 part time paid jobs with Environment Canada during my PhD studies. Two of them have different NOC compared to my primary occupation, one has the same NOC to my primary occupation but all are NOC A. In total they count for around 350 hours from October 2017 to March 2020.

    I have also 4 months full time work experience in the primary occupation (NOC 2121, A) in Iran from March 2014 to July 2014.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by  Nitin Verma.
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