I cannot find this information in the official website saying “all evidence, publication list must be within 5 years”.
Try searching for “5” or “5 years” with the TN guide loaded in your browser.
I went to do a PhD from 2016 to 2022, and my main contribution to the digital tec is from 2010 to 2016.
So the main contribution from 2010 to 2016 does not count?
the documents, contributions and evidences must be within 5 years. If they are older, they will still inquire consistency of your work etc.
to avoid rejection ,its better to focus on your 5 years contribution.
Can you explain more that is the meaning of “If they are older, they will still inquire consistency of your work etc.”?
anything older than 5 years wont be considered. if you browse the forum and check some of the rejected applications you will see examples that were rejected for providing older contribution with no consistency. so for example if you contributed publishing academy articles 5 years ago and you are no longer doing this , then they disqualify it.
in short, focus on your works within the past five years only.