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Internship full time on implied status for pgwp

Renadxb

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Am on implied status for pgwp ,does a full time paid internship count as work experience after applying for pgwp towards work experience for CEC
 

Vessela

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Jan 17, 2019
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It will not count for CEC; after you receive the PGWP, then it will start counting your work experience in Canada.
 

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It will not count for CEC; after you receive the PGWP, then it will start counting your work experience in Canada.
Incorrect. Work experience counts from the date you apply for the PGWP.
 

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Am on implied status for pgwp ,does a full time paid internship count as work experience after applying for pgwp towards work experience for CEC
Yes, as long as it is in a skilled occupation (NOC O, A, or B).
 

Mshimpi

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Feb 7, 2018
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It will not count for CEC; after you receive the PGWP, then it will start counting your work experience in Canada.
Please don’t give wrong information.
If don’t know better not to reply.
I am not being rude just asking.
Thank you.
 

Vessela

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Jan 17, 2019
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Please don’t give wrong information.
If don’t know better not to reply.
I am not being rude just asking.
Thank you.
I am pretty sure that if it is internship, even a payed one, it cannot count for CEC. It could, probably, as for work experience in general FSW, and for sure for the resume it will be counted as Canadian experience, but for immigration under CEC you should prove that you have a valid work permit, and the work cannot be part of your studies, therefore I still think it cannot count under CEC. May the more knowledgeable correct me.
 

Mshimpi

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Feb 7, 2018
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Toronto, ON
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6211
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
02-07-2020
AOR Received.
02-07-2020
I am pretty sure that if it is internship, even a payed one, it cannot count for CEC. It could, probably, as for work experience in general FSW, and for sure for the resume it will be counted as Canadian experience, but for immigration under CEC you should prove that you have a valid work permit, and the work cannot be part of your studies, therefore I still think it cannot count under CEC. May the more knowledgeable correct me.
Please check this website:-
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/economic-classes/experience/qualifying-work-experience.html
And look for this note.
Note: Work experience acquired while under implied status will be considered as eligible work experience under the CEC, provided the applicant continued to work in Canada under the same conditions as their original work permit until a decision was made on their application for a work permit extension.
 

Vessela

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Jan 17, 2019
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Please check this website:-
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/economic-classes/experience/qualifying-work-experience.html
And look for this note.
Note: Work experience acquired while under implied status will be considered as eligible work experience under the CEC, provided the applicant continued to work in Canada under the same conditions as their original work permit until a decision was made on their application for a work permit extension.
I hope you're right, although, it depends on the VO and some luck when making an argument.
look also at:
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/does-work-experience-gained-while-waiting-for-pgwp-count-for-cec.387011/page-3
all 3 pages show the evolution of opinions and still no definitive answer. I am not sure, only hope for the best decision for us all.