Response to Point #1:
Sometimes an applicant will change career focuses or career fields, thereby making his/her current occupation different from the listed "intended occupation". If that happens, under the current system, then an immigration officer can question how the person has been able to maintain his/her skills in the intended occupation, while working in a new field.
In such a case it would be best if the applicant could provide some kind of evidence of maintenance of skills. This can be accomplished in some cases by demonstrating professional memberships, additional studies, or in some cases volunteer work. Or sometimes the new field is related, in some way, to the previous career field, and thus allows for a maintenance of skills.
However, the current system will likely no longer be in effect on June 28, 2002, for most applicants. The new system is much more flexible in allowing for changes in career fields. And thus, such a change would likely no longer be an issue under the new system, in June.
Response to Point #2:
Under the current system, refusal by the CCPE will usually mean that the applicant can not list an engineering field as his/her intended occupation in Canada, and must thus list the intended occupation as being in a field that is categorized as "technologist" or "technician" rather than engineer. Such occupations must usually be approved by the CCTT (Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists.)
However, refusal by the CCPE may become less relevant under the new system of immigration, due to be implemented on June 28, 2002, depending upon the circumstances or nature of the application.
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