A potential Canadian immigrant recently contacted me as she was completing Abrams & Krochak’s on line questionnaire. She was concerned that the job title she had in her country of citizenship may not correspond with the duties someone is expected to have performed for that occupation in Canada. Her concern, while ultimately unwarranted in her particular case, is a valid one. Just because a person is called an “engineer” for example, in his/her country, does not mean that he/she is performing the duties expected of an “engineer” in Canada in the eyes of Canadian Immigration authorities. A good resource to check the duties associated with particular job titles can be found at Human Resources and Social Development Canada on their National Occupational Classification page.

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