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Please help me calculate my work experience

The work experience gained as a full-time student outside Canada counts towards the score used to rank your profile

The above text is from: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=394&top=29

I am giving IELTS end of August, by the time i am done with application etc. it’ll be mid September so say the profile starts counting work experience until then. I’m trying to determine what my CRS score will be so I can manage expectations. Work experience (the difference between 2 years and 3 years is making all the difference between a near guaranteed ITA and shaky prospect)

Hi everyone,

I’ll get straight to it, here’s what I have:

Been working on STEM OPT in the U.S. since April 2018 ( counting till September it’ll be 2 years and 5 months)

WHILE DOING M.A. in the U.S., graduated end of 2017 (it was a three semester course)

  • 2 month summer internship (unpaid full time at the UN - claimed a credit)
  • 4 month fall internship (during my final semester - paid part time, claimed a credit)

WHILE DOING Bachelor’s in India (4 year university)

  • 4 month final semester internship (during my final semester - paid full time, claimed credits)
  • 1 month summer internship (paid full time - did NOT claim credit)

Do any of these above internships count?

Hi,

If I remember correctly, work exp should be paid and it should be in the same field as the NOC.

Here are some links wrt internships for work exp.

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=394&top=29

Thank you for replying. I saw that tweet but it said “work experience requirement
And since I already meet the “requirement” of one year continuous experience I was wondering if I could use the internship days to add to the total work experience.

I think you can.Thats what the website says. Paid , continuous work exp ( even interships)

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