Work experience in Canada: the Young Professionals work permit

Chapter 4: What kind of jobs are eligible for the Young Professionals work permit?

Published: 11-12-2019

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What kind of jobs are eligible for the Young Professionals work permit?

The job you will do in Canada must be classified as a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code Skill Type Level 0, A or B and C. Use the Government of Canada’s website to Find your NOC.

Additional requirements apply for NOC C jobs, i.e. intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training—you must prove you have a relevant post-secondary diploma, certificate or degree in the field.

All candidates must prove that the job offer is relevant to their studies or work field. For instance, if you work as a system manager, you won’t be eligible for a Young Professionals work permit if you find a position as a baker.

Ultimately, it’s up to Government of Canada employees to assess your duties and work and decide if your job or work experience meets the “skilled” jobs criteria, i.e. NOC Skill Type 0, A or B.

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