I am on a contract that lasts exactly 12 months from my start date (Sep 11th 2017) to my end date (Sep 11th 2018). That gives me exactly 52 weeks to be eligible for the Canadian experience class but I am getting mixed information about whether paid vacation time counts toward that duration. I have 2 questions: I've taken about 12 days of paid vacation in the time I have been employed in Canada. Does that still count? I've also taken business trips to other countries like the USA and India during this period. Does that also still count? Thanks so much for your help, fingers crossed this all goes smoothly.