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Q & A: Education and Training Requirements

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Q. My work duties and responsibilities fits the category of a financial manager under the NOC. However, I have no post secondary education but years of experience in this position. Will this adversely impact my application for permanent residence to Canada?

Answer: The National Occupational Classification states specific education and training requirements for each defined occupation. Failure to demonstrate and education consistent with these requirements can be grounds for refusal, possibly at the stage of paper screening without a selection interview.

If arranged employment, including a validated job offer, can be demonstrated, then it may remain possible to qualify.

The only other solution would be to seek the positive discretion of an immigration official, a risky effort at best. Additional details on this can be found at the following URL:

http://canadavisa.com/documents/selint.html

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