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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Immigration Corner | Tell me about these changes:
Dear Ms Powell,
I saw online that professionals can sponsor themselves to become citizens of Canada. I tried a few years ago, but I didn't get through. A friend said that there have been changes to the system, and since I am a manager at a bank and my husband is a mechanic, we stand a good chance. My sister is also interested, and she works at a hotel as a chef. Can you please tell me what the changes are and how we can qualify?
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Alan is a 45 years old, PhD from UWI, No children, 10 years work experience outside of Canada, CAD$50,000 savings, no PNP, No job offer. IELT maximum scores. TEF score 300 in each band. Brothers in Canada.
Alan could get approximately 350 points. Although he has the highest possible points in Languages and Education, he would not receive points for his age. He should still apply under express entry and also apply for a Provincial Nomination from a Province or Territory and also try to get a job offer via the job bank portal to increase his chances of receiving an invitation to apply.
Alan also has a girlfriend, Janice, 28 year old, ( dating less than 1 year and not living together), She has a Masters, 3 years work experience, maximum IELTS scores, maximum French scores, No job offer, No PNP.
If Alan and Janice gets married their combined points would be approximately 516 and they both stand a good chance of receiving an ITA and permanent residence of Canada within 6 months.
Lisa is single, 26 years old, Master Degree, scored the maximum on her IELTS, No French test, has 3 years’ post graduation work experience, no letter of nomination from a province, has CAD$12,500.00 in savings. No children.
Lisa could get a CRS of approximately 481 and could get an invitation to apply for permanent residence within 6 months.
Andrea is a single 35 years old with a PhD from University of London, Master and Bachelor degrees from UWI, maximum scores on her CELPIP, No job offer, No PNP, No children, 2 years work experience. Investments of US$12,000.00.
Andrea could get a CRS of approximately 466 and receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence within 6 months. She should also apply for PNP to increase her chances of getting an additional 600 points.
Marcus is 32, Single, One year post secondary certification, 1 year work experience in Canada as a chef, 6 years work experience in Jamaica, has a relative in Canada, IELTS scores are 7 for reading, speaking, writing, 7.5 for listening, for French Exam he got basic score- Reading 125, Speaking 190, Listening 150, Writing 200, one child, Saving CAD$15,000.
Marcus would get approximately 416 for his CRS. If he repeats the English examination and get a minimum of 8 in each band, his score would jump to approximately 448. If he also repeated the French examination and scored a minimum of 230 in each band he could get a CRS of 454 and could get an invitation to apply for permanent residence within 6 months. He will need to have full legal custody of his child or have a written consent from his child’s mother.
Andrew is 24 years old, Bachelor Degree, 3 years work experience, IELTS scores 8.5 in each band, French Exam: 120 in each band, CAD$13,000 in savings, no children, No PNP, No job offer.
He would get an approximate score of 441. He would be admitted into the express entry pool. However, his chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence would greatly improve if he does a one year masters degree or re-sit the French, TEF examination and get a minimum of 300 points in each band. That would result in his score improving to 452.