Canada immigration authorities prioritize skilled workers with good work experience. To become eligible for maximum Canadian economic immigration schemes, work experience is an important aspect of any applicant’s profile.
In the Canadian occupation system, multiple streams define whether the work experience by the applicant is skilled or not.
‘Skilled’ – meaning classified as NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.
So how can an applicant prove that his/her work experience is eligible to be counted?
Let’s decode it step by step.
What Is A Reference Letter?
Initially, the applicant needs to locate the National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes related to each of his/ her former job roles.
After carrying out the relevant NOC codes, the applicant has to submit documents ensuring the selected codes are valid. This document is named the Reference letter.
For each former job role, the applicant has to submit separate
A reference for Canadian immigration is distinct from the types of reference letters the applicant might use while applying for jobs in Canada.
Rather it works as a recommendation for employment, it’s a verified document that assures the work experience and the amount of time the applicant claims is valid and qualified for the chosen NOC code.
It enables the visa officer to evaluate how much work experience applicants have, and their skill levels.
As work experience is highly prioritized it’s obvious it’s an important part of most economic immigration programs. Its quality impacts your application hugely.
Its missing details or claims must be genuine to convince the visa officer.
What Should A Reference Letter Include?
The format can vary due to the different types of industry. The formatted reference letter and how well it’s assembled can make a huge difference in the success of your application.
The reference letter must be a formal letter issued by the company
The identical format will also help in a better and clearer understanding of your letter.
- Must be written on company letterhead
- Signed by the accountable officer/supervisor along with their names and job title printed under the signature.
- Contact information of the company.
- An attached business card of the person signing (if any).
Without these detailed requirements, it will be tough to convince visa officers that the employer issuing the reference letter is genuine.
Along with that, the reference letter must also include the following:
- Official job title
- Employment date
- Salary (per week)
- Average hours per week salary
- A comprehensive list of your employment responsibilities.
The detailed list of your employment duties is the most important part of your reference letter.
It must mention the daily tasks and responsibilities. It must be detailed content with accurate information.
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