Change of skills

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amongink
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Change of skills

Post by amongink » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:39 am

Hello,

I'm considering applying for PR to Canada and I have the following questions:

1. I have slightly less than 5years of experience in different sub-fields of the Information technology field. Would this count as the necessary 4 years of experience required or does the total experience have to be in the same field/sub-field?

2. After applying for PR and being granted, is one obligated to work in the same field or is it possible to change fields of employment? For example, if I have qualifications in both the IT and Accountancy field, but my work experience is based on the IT field, is it then possible to change to the Accountancy field?

3. How long after getting the PR do i qualify for local university fees?

Thanks in advance,
Amongin

amongink
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Post by amongink » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:42 am

Can anyone please help me with answers to my questions?

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Post by nitman » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:14 pm

If you are claiming points based on an IT field NOC, then you should show work experience in IT. If you can show full-time of four years or more in IT, then you should be good.

After you get your PR, you can work in any field, depending you get the job. Heck, you can work at McDonalds or Tim Hortons if you like. You can go back to school and acquire new sets of skills. In brief, Canada is your new home, you can do pretty much as you wish, just like your old country, well kinda. Hope you get the idea. :lol:
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amongink
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Post by amongink » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:49 am

Hey, thanks for replying

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