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Subject: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC
  Hi There...
I have been working in a library as a circulation Assistant (NOC: 5211) but my work has been on part-time basis... 24 hrs/wk. Now I have been doing this since 1999 and during summers have been working full-time at the library.
Do I qualify in the work experience category. I need to know this because if my part time work is counted then I may be able to qualify for immigration and then I can get help of some lawyer...
Please inform me... I was working part time at a Canadian University. I am right now in Canada studying at a university.

[06-01-2004,14:36]
Harshal Soni
Me too (in reply to: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC)
How Long have you been in Canada?
I have was in similar situation, at George Brown College.


[07-01-2004,10:02]
Marina Doris
Part-time Job (in reply to: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC)
I have been studying here for 5 yrs. and working part time for 32 months and full time for 8 months... the only case is that the series of part time and full time work has been alternating...

I did 8 months of part time and then 4 months of full time and again 8 months of part time and so on...

[07-01-2004,13:06]
Harshal Soni
One year of full-time, continuous employment (in reply to: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC)
Hi Group.

Section 75(2) of the IRPA regs states that " A foreign national is a skilled worker if
(a) within the 10 years preceding the date of their application for a permanent resident visa, they have at least one year of continuous full-time employment
experience...or the equivalent in part-time employment, in one or more (designated) occupations...

What, exactly, is meant by the word "continuous" in this context? Usually, we can look towards the respective processing manual for further clarification of policy and regulations. However, in Chapter 6 of the Overseas Processing Manual, it simply states that the applicant must have at least one year of full-time, paid work experience, and does not elaborate on the term "continuous".

Recently, the CIC web site has addressed this issue of continuity, stating that "periods of part-time employment experience dispersed throughout the preceding ten years cannot be added up to meet the one-year employment experience requirement."

However, that would lead us to believe that the Ph.D. graduate, who is contracted by a university to lecture from June to September year after year, would never qualify; which is highly unlikely.

Consequently, the definition of "full-time, continuous employment (or equivalent)" remains partially unknown; atleast until case-law is determined.

However, assuming that Mr. Soni´s experiences are without interruption, I think it would be safe to assume that his combination of part-time and full-time employment in a Designated Occupation would satisfy this minimum requirement for immigration selection.

Sincerely,
Dennis Caul
e-canada
www.e-ca.ca

[08-01-2004,19:08]
Dennis Caul
(in reply to: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC)
Wow, this is really detailed explanation.
I appriciate it.
Thank you Dennis

[09-01-2004,01:33]
Marina Doris
Thanks a lot... (in reply to: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC)
Thats a lot Dennis... It helps from what you have said... I have to get in touch with you regarding this matter.

Appreciate it a lot.
- Harshal -

[10-01-2004,06:00]
Harshal Soni
Part time experience (in reply to: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC)
I have the same case that I have been working part time continuously in the library for four years. In summers I used to have full time internships along with the part time library jobs. DO any one know how should I count those.
[15-01-2004,01:13]
Zaeem
University Teaching Assistanships (in reply to: Points for Part-time work if listed in the NOC)
Dear Immigration Forum,

I have been a Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas for 4 years now. Contracts are made on a 4-month basis here, and I have been working for 9-11 months per year. Regardless, because it was not a ´continuous contract´ my lawyers have told me I should wait till I gain the "right" kind of work experience.

My question therefore is: have there been any changes (e.g., case-law) on being able to use T.A-ships towards the point system since the last messages were posted (Jan. 04)?

I would also appreciate any advice (from other applicants) on whether my application stands a chance if this is the ONLY deterrant from my having more than enough points (over 75, if my work experience as a TA is considered valid).

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

helen

[18-11-2004,00:57]
Helen Burns
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