Kenny: " As long as they have two years work experience..." Nowhere does Kenney say anything about only offering this program to people who have completed their apprenticeship in two years. I don't think you were paying close attention to what you were replying to.
No **** Sherlock. What part of "two years experience in a trade" befuddles people?
That reads strangely to me. Very few (none that I'm aware of) Journeymen acheive
that status in a minimum of two years.
I think you're reading it wrong. I think they're calling a skilled trades person a journeyman, and that they must have had their journeyman for at least two working years to be qualified under this program. None of my friends or relatives had their red seal in two years or less, that's for sure.
Applicants to the proposed program would be required to meet four minimum requirements:Like I said, Petros wasn't reading very carefully. Maybe we should be talking about the language proficiency requirement instead of two years of work experience.
1. A qualifying offer of employment from up to two employers in Canada of at least one year duration14 or a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial Apprenticeship Authority;
2. Language proficiency, as evidenced by a test from a designated language testing organization that demonstrates the applicant’s abilities in the requisite skill areas meet the threshold set by the Minister in all four language abilities (speaking, reading, writing, oral comprehension);
3. Twenty-four months of work experience (after qualification/certification in the country where the work was performed, where applicable) in the same skilled trade in the last five years; and
4.Qualifications that satisfy employment requirements as described by the NOC, except for certification and licensing requirements, which are difficult to obtain outside Canada.