Minimum Work Experience Eligibility Requirement
You must have at least one year of full-time work experience or its equivalent on part-time basis. This period of work experience must be in line with the National Occupational Classification system listed in:
- Skill type 0 ( Managerial positions)
- Skill A ( Professional occupations) or
- Skill B ( skilled trades and technical occupations)
Your skilled work experience must:
- Have occurred within the last ten years prior to the date of your application for permanent residence, and
- Not be working on a job that is described as a restricted occupation
More so, during your employment period, you must have:
- Carried out your work diligently in line with the occupational description of National Occupational Classification (NOC)
- Performed all the essential duties set out in the NOC
Basic Language Proficiency Requirement
You must show that you meet the CLB 7 level of language proficiency by submitting the test results of your English or French language assessments from a recognized testing organization during their application process.
The language tests must not be more than two years at the time of filing the permanent residence application.
Minimum Education Requirement
You must submit either your completed foreign educational credential or equivalency assessment or Canadian educational Credential (Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report) which is given by an approved assessment institution or organization. The equivalency assessment must not be up to 5 years old during the application process.
Additionally, you must have a completed Canadian secondary school credential or its equivalent in order to qualify for this.
Equivalency assessments (ECA reports) will be given to you as evidence that you have completed foreign certificates, credentials or diplomas. The ECA report will also involve an assessment report by the institution or organization of the authenticity of your foreign academic credential namely certificate, diploma or degree.
Only reports approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada designated institution or organization will be approved as an equivalency assessment under this program -Federal Skilled Workers (FSW).
As an applicant, you will be asked to submit your ECA reference number only, not the copy of your assessment. In your Express Entry Profile, you must declare whether you have gotten ECA for your foreign educational Credential or not. At the time of submitting your application for permanent residence, your ECA reports must not be more than 5 years old.