FAQ

  1. Why should I get this assessment?
  2. Do I receive credit for my work experience as a tradesperson in my country of residence?
  3. When I pass my Inter-provincial exam is it valid throughout Canada?
  4. Which trades are eligible for a Trade Assessment?
  5. I have experience in the Tourism Sector. Do I qualify for an Assessment?
  6. Which trades are eligible for evaluation?
  7. What documents should I submit for Assessment?
  8. What evidence do I need to submit along with my application?
  9. I am unable to supply the Required Information. What should I do?
  10. What should I do if I am Self-Employed?
  11. How much does it cost?
  12. Can other people seek information from Immskills on my behalf?
  13. I have my application for Permanent Residence for Canada in process. Can I submit my assessment report to the visa office to support my application?
  14. Can I submit this letter to support my application for Federal Foreign Worker Program?
  15. I have misplaced my assessment report. How do I obtain another copy of my report?
  16. Certified True Copies?
  17. Who can certify my Documents?
  18. Where should I send my Application?

1. Why should I get this assessment?

This assessment will determine whether your skills, experience and/or education are relevant to Canadian industry standards for your trade.

2. Do I receive credit for my work experience as a tradesperson in my country of residence?

If you are a foreign national who have work experience in your previous employment, Advanced standing may be awarded for previous work experience. The Assessment process will determine credit hours that will be awarded to you against Canadian requirements. If you meet or exceed “On the Job Training Hours” established by the SATCC you will be eligible to take the Interprovincial Journeyperson written examination upon your arrival in Canada in Saskatchewan.

3. When I pass my Inter-provincial exam is it valid throughout Canada?

Apprenticeship opens doors to other opportunities too. You can move anywhere in the province and, through the national “Red Seal” certification program, anywhere in the country! Some journeypersons start their own business. Some work in the trade or become teachers, trade instructors. Trade certification obtained in Saskatchewan is recognized in every province in Canada.

4. Which trades are eligible for a Trade Assessment?

We have listed on our web-site under tab “Trades” on-the-job training hours a detailed list of all occupations that are eligible for assessment. We encourage that you review the requirement of trade that best suite your occupation before applying.

Any person who has previous work experience in their home country is eligible to apply for the Verification of On the Job Experience (VOJE) process.

5. I have experience in the Tourism Sector. Do I qualify for an Assessment?

Yes. Currently there are only three tourism trades that are eligible for assessment. Those occupations eligible for assessment include:

  • Food and Beverage Person
  • Cooks
  • Guest Services Representatives

6. Which trades are eligible for evaluation?

You should choose to apply for evaluation in a trade you have considerable work experience in and a trade recognized by SATCC.

7. What documents should I submit for Assessment?

You must complete the application form with correct information and submit it along with the Verification of On Job experience application in order to receive an assessment. The application forms are available under the specified trade areas on the immskills.com website. Please remember to sign the application form. All documents submitted as part of the assessment process MUST be translated in English as well as be notarized.

8. What evidence do I need to submit along with my application?

The following documents are required along with the application form and Verification of On Job Experience:

  • Two copies of government issued identification.
  • Two recent passport photos of yourself that are no more than six months old.
  • If you have attended any training, skills recognition, apprenticeship or traineeship, and have obtained documents such as certificates or diplomas please provide a copy.
  • Proof of any industrial or occupational licensing or registration if required for your occupation. (Please provide photocopy). Do not submit originals.
  • Detailed proof of relevant employment such as statements from your employer detailing your occupation, exact employment periods and a full description of the nature and content of your work along with the machines, tools and equipment you used.

9. I am unable to supply the Required Information. What should I do?

Where past training providers and/or employers no longer exist, or you are unable to approach your current employer for a statement of service, you may submit a personal statement on a properly signed and witnessed Statutory Declaration detailing:

  • You must provide the reason/s you are submitting a Statutory Declaration, and exact details of your training and/or employment
  • Attach your statutory Declaration to the ” Verification of On Job Experience” and list exact details of your current and previous employment.

10. What should I do if I am Self-Employed?

You must provide a properly signed and witnessed Statutory Declaration detailing:

  • exact dates of self-employment.
  • the occupation and the nature and content of the tasks you performed.
  • number of staff employed and their occupations.
  • your workshop setup and tools and equipment used.

You must provide a properly signed and witnessed Statutory Declaration detailing:

  • your accountant or legal representative certifying the name and nature of your business, exact dates of self-employment and the occupation.
  • three suppliers confirming the nature of your business, dates of trading periods and details of material and/or equipment purchased/supplied over a 12-month period.
  • three clients confirming full details and dates of the work carried out over a 12-month period. Plus evidence of any trade licensing or registration and/or any other documentation that supports the existence and purpose of your business.

We recognise work hours of individuals towards assessment provided they are able to provide sufficient evidence to support their claim of being self-employed. The following steps must be followed when submitting your application as a “Self Employed” person for assessment.

11. How much does it cost?

The cost for application and assessment is CAD $680.00. The fee of  CAD$680.00 includes fee that is paid to the SATCC for the processing of your application.

If you have been asked to pay more than the above fee of $680.00 please contact us at fraud@immskills.com . We accept Bank Draft made payable to IMMSKILLS. DO NOT SEND CASH or PERSONAL / BUSINESS CHEQUE.

12. Can other people seek information from Immskills on my behalf?

You must provide written consent including details of individual who will have access on your behalf. This third party consent must be submitted along with your initial application.

13. I have my application for Permanent Residence for Canada in process. Can I submit my assessment report to the visa office to support my application?

You are encouraged to submit a copy of your assessment report as part of you application to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

14. Can I submit this letter to support my application for Federal Foreign Worker Program?

You may forward a copy of the approval letter that you receive after your assessment to the visa-processing centre to assist in the determination of your eligibility.

15. I have misplaced my assessment report. How do I obtain another copy of my report?

You can obtain a copy of your assessment within 24 months of your application for assessment. This service will be provided at a cost of CAD $50. If you want your report to be couriered you will be required to pay for this service, this fee will depend on your country of residence.

16. Certified True Copies?

To have a photocopy of a document certified, an authorized person must compare the original document to the photocopy and must print the following on the photocopy:

  • “I certify that this is a true copy of the original document”,
  • The name of the original document,
  • The date of the certification,
  • His or her name,
  • His or her official position or title, and
  • His or her signature.

17. Who can certify my Documents?

Based on Canadian government guideline only persons from following groups are deemed acceptable to certify documents:

  • A judge
  • A magistrate
  • A notary public
  • An officer of a court of justice
  • A commissioner authorized to administer oaths in the country in which the person is living
  • A doctor
  • An Accountant (Certified)
  • A Consulate or Embassy Official.

18. Where should I send my Application?

Please send your complete application to our office address below :

CITREC

Suite 500-666 Burrard Street

Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3P6
CANADA.

 

Our Privacy Statement

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

IMMSKILLS is a private entity and not a Government Agency. We offer this evaluation service to foreign nationals for both voluntary and compulsory trades on a fee-for-service basis. Despite being an private entity, IMMSKILLS is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. This Privacy Statement explains the current information management practices on our websites.

We are committed to protecting your privacy whether you are browsing for information or conducting business with IMMSKILLS or any of our affiliated partners through electronic channels. When you visit our websites, we will not collect your personal information unless you choose to use and receive online products and services that require it. The information collected herein will be used for the purpose of conducting a review of the information you are submitting to IMMSKILLS. We will not conduct an evaluation until you submit to us all the required documents with necessary fee. This information will also be shared with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. Information on altered or falsified documents, or threats will be shared with government, law enforcement and professional authorities.