Skilled workers who have Canadian experience seem to be the preferred category by IRCC during the COVID pandemic. In the February 2021 draw, every single candidate who was eligible, was issued the ITA for PR. There seems to be more potential for lowering the score in future CEC draws. Students with Canadian work experience can avail this fastest and simplest path to achieving permanent residence. After completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution, international graduates are able to remain in the country and work on post-graduate work permits.
The requirements include at least one year of full-time paid skilled (Managerial job (NOC skill level 0), professional job (NOC skill type A), or Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B) work experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date. Meet the minimum language score of CLB 5 or CLB 7, depending on the level of the job. Refugee claimants, or those working without authorization are not eligible to apply. There is no education requirement but it helps in improving ranking score.
Note: Once IRCC has determined that an applicant is a member of the FSW, FST, CEC or PNP category, the principal applicant and their family members whether accompanying or not, must complete medical examinations and biometrics if required, and pass criminal and security checks.
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