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Skilled work is any work that requires special skills, training, qualifications and experience in a certain field or trade. More specifically, Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”) has categorized skilled labour for immigration purposes to standardize and classify the various kinds of available skilled work. High-skilled work in Canada has been classified into the following three (3) National Occupational Classification (“NOC”) categories:

  • Skill Type 0, which includes management jobs;
  • Skill Type A, which includes professional jobs that usually require a degree; and
  • Skill Type B, which includes technical jobs and skilled trades that usually require a diploma or apprenticeship.

Determining whether the foreign worker will be performing skilled work in Canada and accurately situating him or her within the appropriate NOC is imperative to the success of the work permit application.

If you require assistance preparing a work permit application, particularly in relation to the mandate to be performed in Canada and the appropriate classification coding, please contact Toronto employment and immigration lawyers, Sultan Lawyers, at (416) 214-5111 or via email to mlahert@sultanlawyers.com.

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