Author Topic: Does past work help or hurt?  (Read 91 times)

September 26, 2017, 05:08:20 PM

janian432

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Does past work help or hurt?
« on: September 26, 2017, 05:08:20 PM »
I lived in Canada for 4 years and was legally working but didn't apply to actually stay. I came back to the UK about a year and a half ago when my permit expired and I wish to go back but my employer will not continue to work with me. They had to downsize and I was let go.

Can a past work history help me in any way to become a citizen faster or easier? It all seems to be so complicated!

Reply #1September 27, 2017, 06:50:45 PM

Vancouverguy

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Re: Does past work help or hurt?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 06:50:45 PM »
In terms of finding another employer, yes it will help but in terms of actually becoming a citizen - it will not make much of a difference unfortunately.   

Reply #2November 06, 2017, 03:48:30 PM

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Re: Does past work help or hurt?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 03:48:30 PM »
If you have skilled experience in Canada, it absolutely helps!  Depending on your NOC, you may qualify for PR under CEC.  Work experience within the last five years counts. 

If it is NOT skilled (NOC A, B or O), then it is not useful.  You may qualify as a federal skilled worker based on education and work experience in the UK.  We'd have to review that work and determine whether or not you would qualify.

Good luck!
Andrea Bastin
Bastin and Willetts Canada Immigration Services
andrea@bastinandwilletts.com