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Do skilled temporary foreign workers need a certain education level to apply for permanent residence?

No. You don’t need a certain level of education to apply to stay permanently in Canada. But, you can get Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if you have high school education or higher.

To get points for education outside Canada, you must have an Education Credential Assessment.

You can now also earn additional CRS points for study in Canada above high school:

  • 15 points for a one- or two-year diploma or certificate
  • 30 points for a degree, diploma or certificate of three years or longer, or a Master’s, professional or doctoral degree of at least one year.

Completing an Express Entry profile is the first step to immigrate to Canada permanently as a skilled worker. In it, you can give details about your education.

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