I am 100% sure that the all the years you spent in school are counted. Otherwise I would not make the cut and CIO would have returned my app.file (I received my PER 2 days ago). I have also 19 years in total and got a Masters (without elementary/primary school I would have only 11 y, because they call elementary first 8 years).
Please see form 5669
No one on this planet can have a Masters degree and have 17 years of school and not counting the first 7 or 8 years of school.
I could never comprehend the fact that Vangelis21 did not realise that Elementary schooling is mandatory to get a High school/ Bachelor's/Master's degree.
@ Alex- Thanks a ton for for giving him such a crystal clear
answer. Learnt a lesson last night.
@ Sanity and Nashe - Where were you guys.....phew!! I did have a long night. Thanks a lot for pitching in with your comments...much appreciated.
@ Wilson - Your efforts appreciated too.....I don't think you could have been more clear in your response.
@ Siddharth - It takes all kinds to make this World....Canada is all about integrating into a Multicultural society ....and probably this Forum is the 1st best place to hone our skills at that.
+1 to all of you.....I did have a splendid roller coaster night answering questions by Vangelis on 3 different threads.
Have a good day!!