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Old Sep 28th 2017, 3:23 pm   #1
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Me and my husband want to move to Canada. We have 2 toddler boys. We applied through the express entry route and after my 34th birthday my points dropped slightly and i am now at 354 CRS Points. I applied as the main applicant as i have the higher educational credentials. I am a civil servant servant in the UK and my husband is my accompanying spouse who is a security systems engineer and 31 years old. Is there anything we can do to boost our CRS points quickly (within 6 months or so). I have been in the pool since last December and will reapply this year again but i would appreciate advice on any other way we could move to Canada.
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I don't think you could get your points up enough to be in with a chance of getting an ITA, as that is quite low, even if you had a job offer you'd still be below the previous minimum FSW score.

So maybe look at moving out on a TWP and then trying to apply once you've worked in Canada for a year and have some Canadian experience (as well as the job offer)?
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Do you have top scores for your language tests, these can earn you a lot and increase your score? - This is achievable within 6 months.

Also a degree will help a lot if you don't already have one, if you don't have one it's not likely that you can get one within 6 months.
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Unless you have a good level of French (and could pass the French language test) I think Christmas is on the money in that you may need to find a way to come as TWP and then transition to PR via CEC.
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Thank you for all your responses. I do have a degree and my IELTS Score was 8. How can i apply for a temporary work permit? Do i need a job offer from an employer, even for temp work? Many thanks in advance.

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Thank you for all your responses. I do have a degree and my IELTS Score was 8. How can i apply for a temporary work permit? Do i need a job offer from an employer, even for temp work? Many thanks in advance.

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Yes, you need a job offer and a LMIA - this is something the employer needs to apply for, to prove that they have advertised the job across Canada and been unable to find a Canadian wiling, or able, to do the job. The LMIA costs the employer $1000 and can take around 3 months, but you cannot get a 'normal' work permit without this.

Are you both from the UK? You or your husband aren't Irish by any chance?
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Yes, you need a job offer and a LMIA - this is something the employer needs to apply for, to prove that they have advertised the job across Canada and been unable to find a Canadian wiling, or able, to do the job. The LMIA costs the employer $1000 and can take around 3 months, but you cannot get a 'normal' work permit without this.

Are you both from the UK? You or your husband aren't Irish by any chance?
Or do either of you work for a UK company with a presence in Canada?
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Or do either of you work for a UK company with a presence in Canada?
I had the same thought, but see the first post, unfortunately the OP is a civil servant and her OH is a security systems engineer - assuming the later is what I think it is (somebody that installs/maintains security systems i.e. burglar alarms etc), then neither will be eligible for an ICT TWP unfortunately.
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I had the same thought, but see the first post, unfortunately the OP is a civil servant and her OH is a security systems engineer - assuming the later is what I think it is (somebody that installs/maintains security systems i.e. burglar alarms etc), then neither will be eligible for an ICT TWP unfortunately.
Could be an IT Security Systems Engineer, perhaps.

https://www.herjavecgroup.com/securi...tems-engineer/
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Are you both from the UK? You or your husband aren't Irish by any chance?
Sorry to hijack the thread a little, but I'm in a similar position and my husband is eligible for an Irish passport...does this make a difference?
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Sorry to hijack the thread a little, but I'm in a similar position and my husband is eligible for an Irish passport...does this make a difference?
Being eligible for an Irish passport means that he could apply for the IEC working holiday visa which is valid for 2 years as the cut off age is 35 for Irish citizens on the IEC. The IEC is another route to potentially getting PR status under Canadian Experience Class as they would hopefully have the 12 months of work in Canada.
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