For the Temporary Foreign Worker Stream, the applicant would need to possess at least 12 months of full-time Canadian skilled work experience (or the equivalent in part-time work experience) in one or more National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A or B occupations, within the 36 months prior to the date of the application receipt.
In addition, the applicant would need to have:
- Performed the actions described in the lead statement for the occupations as specified in the occupational description of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) during that period of employment – the authorities have specified this in R87.1 (2) (c)
- Performed a considerable number of the main duties (including all the essential duties) of the occupations as specified in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) during that period of employment – the authorities have specified this in R87.1 (2) (c)
It is worth noting that the authorities would not include any period of employment during which the applicant engaged in full-time study for calculating the period of qualifying work experience. This would typically include situations where the applicant has acquired work experience via:
- Coop work permits
- Off-campus work permits while being a full-time student and,
- On-campus work permits
This is in accordance with the provisions specified in R87.1 (3) (a). Officers would also need to verify the work permit information in the Global Case Management System (GCMS).
Source: Citizenship and Immigration