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Dorset College workshop about immigration for students.


  • 1. Overview of todays presentation
    • Temporary Resident VisaVisa
  • SP extensions, implied status, restoration
  • Post-graduate work permit
  • National Occupation ClassificationNOC
  • These two PR categories:
    • Federal Skilled Workers
    • Canadian Experience Class

2. Temporary Resident VisaTRV

  • Required by citizens of certain countries
  • Must be obtained at a Canadian visa office
  • Allows a person to travel to Canada
  • May be for single ormultiple entries
  • Must be used before expiry date
  • Does not determine length of stay in Canada
  • Travelling to the U.S.?

3. Study Permit Extensions

  • Are submitted from within Canada:
    • Application and fee ($125)
    • Copy of valid passport
    • Copy of current immigration document
    • Proof of current registration
    • from institution
    • Transcripts
    • Proof of funds available
    • May also apply ONLINE

4. Implied Status - Restoration

  • Foreign nationals can remain in Canada under the same conditions until a decision is made if:
  • they applied to renew/change their study or work permit before its expiry date, and
  • their status expired before a decision was made

Those who do not apply before the expiry of their statuscannot continue to study or workuntil their status has been restored they mustapply for restorationwithin90daysafter the status was lost. 5. Can I leave Canada and re-enter?

  • A temporary residentwith implied statuswho has left Canada may:
  • be allowed to re-enter Canada as a temporary resident, pending a decision on the renewal of their application to study or work in Canada, provided they are TRV exempt as per R190 or on a multiple-entry visa. They maynotresume work or study in Canada until their application for renewal has been granted.

6. Post-Graduate Employment

  • Available to graduates of a:
  • Canadian university
  • Community college,
  • Quebec CEGEP,
  • Publicly funded trade/technical school, or
  • Private institution authorized by provincial statute to grant degrees.

7. Post-Graduate Employment Criteria

  • Students must have engaged in full-time studies.
  • Studies must have taken place at the institution.
  • Student must graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Course of studies must be for at least 8 months.

8. Post-Graduate Work Permit Application

  • Students must apply within exactly 90 days of notification that they have met requirements of course of study.
  • Students must include dated evidence that they have met requirements of course of study such as a:
    • Final transcript
    • Letter from the institution
    • Formal notification of graduation
  • Students must still be in possession of a valid study permitat the time of application

9. Post-Graduate Employment Duration

  • Program isbetween 8 months and 2 years =a work permit of same length as the program
  • Program is2 years or more=
  • a 3 year work permit
  • The post-graduate work permit is now an open or open/restricted work permit, i.e. students that have graduated can work for any employer in any field of work.

10. Current Processing Times 11. National Occupation Classification

  • NOCis a system for categorizing jobs in the Canadian economy.
  • It provides a standarddescription of duties, skills, talents and work settings for various occupations


  • When the second digit is1the skill level is
  • Skill LevelA(Professional Occupations)
  • When the second digit is2 or 3the skill level is
  • Skill LevelB(Technical, Paraprofessional and Skilled Occupations
  • When the second digit is4 or 5the skill level is
  • Skill LevelC(Intermediate Occupations)
  • When the second digit is6the skill level is
  • Skill LevelD (Labouring and Elemental Occupations)


  • University degree (bachelors, masters or doctorate)
  • Two to three years of post-secondary education at community college, institute of technology or CGEPor
  • Two to five years of apprenticeship trainingor
  • Three to four years of secondary school and more than two years of on-the-job training, occupation- specific training courses or specific work experience

14. More about NOC

  • For management occupations if the first digit
  • is0,then the position is automatically highly skilled
  • 0 611 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers

15. 16. Skilled Workers ProgramSW

  • Your application iseligible for processing IF :
  • 1 - You have an offer of arranged employmentOR
  • 2 - You are a SW who has at least one year of experience *in one or more of the listed occupations

17. 18. Arranged Employment OpinionAEO

  • An arranged offer of employment aka Arranged Employment Opinion is based on these factors :
  • The job offer is permanent;
  • The job offer is genuine;
  • The wages and working conditions offered for the job are comparable to those offered to Canadians working in the occupation;
  • The employment is full-time,notseasonal.
  • Assessed by HRSDC andis obtained by your employer , not you

19. SWMinimum requirements funds *

  • Skilled workers must show proof they have available, transferable, funds to support themselves and their family members after arriving in Canada.
  • * Not applicable to persons who have arranged employment in Canada.

Family Size Funds (CD) 1 $11,086 2 $13,801 3 $16,967 4 $20,599 5 $23,364 6 $26,350 7 or more $29,337 20. SWMinimum Requirements Work Experience

    • If found eligible to apply, all applicants must have at least:
    • 1 year of work experience:
      • Within 10 years before application
      • Continuousfull-time or equivalent part-time
      • At the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level:
    • O Managementand/or
    • A Professionaland/or
    • BTechnical/Skilled Trades
    • F/T = 37.5 hrs per week x 52 weeks =1950 hours per year

21. Canadian Experience ClassCEC

  • NEW class introduced on September 17, 2008.
  • Intended fortemporary foreign workersand recentgraduates from Canadian post-secondary institutionswho plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
  • Assessed on 3 factors (not point system):
    • education and/or (depending on selected stream)
    • work experience
    • ability to communicate in English or French

22. CECRequirements

  • ( 1) Temporary Foreign Workers
  • 2 years full time work experience(1950 x 2)
  • within the 3 years prior to the date of application
  • (2) Graduates
  • graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution and obtained the necessary Canadian educational credentialAND
  • 1 year full time (or equivalent) work experience within the 2 yearsprior to the date of application (two year window)

23. CECEducation Requirements

  • If you apply as a postsecondary graduate, then you must complete either:
  • a full-time educational program of at least 2 yearsor
  • a 1-year Masters program (one year certificates and diplomas cannot be counted)andan additional year of education, obtained in Canada,prior toadmission into the 1-year program (for a total of 2 years).

24. CECWork Experience Requirements

  • Work experience must be:
  • full-time or equivalent(remember 1950)
  • acquired in Canada and only in Canada
  • at the NOC 0, A or B level only;no C or D
  • Self-employment or unauthorised work doesnt count
  • Graduates: work experience must be acquiredafter
  • completion of studies in Canada(not co-op)
  • You do not have to be employed at the time ofapplication. You can go on a vacatio

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