Last Updated on April 28, 2015
Foreign nationals will not be able to satisfy the majority of licensing and certification requirements for certain occupations in Canada from outside of Canada. To deal with these formalities, visa officers would need to ensure that they do not penalise applicants for not meeting Canadian licensing or certification requirements.
However, officers would need to be satisfied that the applicant is able to perform and is likely to accept and carry out the employment offered to the applicant. They would also need to be satisfied that the applicant is capable of qualifying for licensing or certification once in Canada (with reasonable probability). For this, officers would need to consider various aspects of the applicant such as:
- The applicant’s education and training
- The applicant’s background and,
- The applicant’s prior work experience
Reviewing these factors would enable the officers to determine whether the applicant meets this requirement or not. Situations could arise where the officers have concerns about the applicant’s ability or likelihood of accepting and carrying out the employment. In this scenario, they would need to communicate their concerns to the applicant. Thereafter, they would need to provide the applicant with the opportunity to respond to these concerns.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration