Last Updated on April 17, 2015
The Minimum Requirements and Ministerial Instructions (MI)
Applicants determined to meet the Ministerial Instructions (MI) should automatically meet the minimum work experience requirement. This is in accordance with the provisions specified in R75 (2) (a). For meeting these provisions, the applicant would need to:
- Have accumulated at least one year of continuous full-time paid work experience or,
- Have acquired an equivalent amount of continuous paid part-time work experience
These applicants would need to have acquired this work experience in the occupation identified in their application for permanent residence as their primary occupation.
In addition, this occupation must be present in the following occupational categories specified in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011, such as:
- Skill Type 0 i.e. managerial occupations
- Skill Level A i.e. professional occupations or,
- Skill Level B i.e. technical occupations and skilled trades
Similarly, applicants determined to meet the Ministerial Instructions (MI) should automatically meet the minimum language proficiency requirement. This is in accordance with the provisions specified in R75 (2) (d). For meeting these provisions, the applicant would need to demonstrate that they meet the required level of language proficiency in all four language skill areas designated by the Minister. For this, they would need to submit the results of an English or French language test from a designated testing organisation at the time they submit their application to the Centralised Intake Office (CIO).
The Centralised Intake Office (CIO) will assess the application against the specified selection criteria if the applicant meets all the minimum requirements (refer to Appendix D). Similarly, the Centralised Intake Office (CIO) will not assess the application against selection criteria and refuse the application if the applicant does not meet all of the prescribed minimum requirements.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration