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In this link, I would like to understand the meaning of "Certificate of qualification (trade occupations)".

For NOC code - 2713("Software Engineer"), What kind of certification is required despite one has 3+ years of relavant industry experience with bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science & Engineering? Please clarify!!

  • as far as i know, the best certificate for software engineer roles globally is doing bachelor's or master's in CompScience Engineering – overexchange Dec 26 '14 at 19:51
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Here's a link for Canada's definition of trade occupations for 2014.

I'm not going to reproduce the entire list here, but extract some examples:

Chefs
Machinists
Plumbers
Mechanics
Fishermen/women
Manufacturing plant operators
etc. 

Trade occupations do not include any occupation where the normal path to a job include a post-secondary or other academic degree.

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    "certificate of evaluation" doesn't exist. Do you mean "..of qualification"? That only counts if your job classification is a "trade", not a "professional" (white collar) job and is in exchange for not having post-secondary education. That is, if you're white collar, you can get points for post-secondary education and experience. If you're "blue collar", you can get points for having certification or trade school education and experience. – mkennedy Dec 26 '14 at 21:03
  • sorry, yes "certificate of qualification" – overexchange Dec 27 '14 at 3:21

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