Last Updated On 11 March 2023, 9:49 AM EST (Toronto Time)
Job experience letter is an essential part of your permanent residency application for Canada. Whether you apply through Express Entry, PNP or come on a work permit, you will need an employer reference letter to evidence your previous work experience.
Moreover, there are certain Canadian immigration specifications that your letter needs to match if you want to claim points for your work experience in the Express Entry system.
In this article, you will learn about the details your reference letter should include, along with common mistakes and alternatives to reference letters.
Details to include in a job reference letter
For IRCC to verify your employment history, your employer reference letter should include the following information.
Company information, including company name and address
Printed on the company’s official letterhead
Your Full name
All positions held while employed
Supervisor name, position and contact details
Main duties of all positions
Duration and dates of each held position
The number of hours worked each week
Dates you worked at the company
Common mistakes on job reference letters
One of the most common mistakes is when your reference letters do not include your main duties. While evaluating your application, IRCC uses your NOC’s description and duties you assess your application.
Therefore, to ensure that you get points for your experience, check if your reference letter includes your main duties, which align with your NOC’s description and main duties.
Shivika Adhwaryu is a content writer for Immigration News Canada. She brings the latest, well-researched, and verifiable content to help newcomers, students, and Canadians navigate life easily in Canada.
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