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Old Jun 16th 2008, 8:32 am
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Hi all;

this is my case. I have passed the assessment with 70 points and will apply later this year, as i understand filing from London, UK takes 38 months (about 3 years)

My question is that I will be the PRIMARY applicant and I intend to add my spouse on the form.

IF i am granted the visa, can I go there BEFORE him and then lets say he'll join me about a week later?

Does husband and wife MUST travel together?

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Old Jun 16th 2008, 8:55 am
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Hold your horses please and read sticky above about law changes. Then wait for changes to see how they will affect your case before making determination if you can apply or better not waste time. Your score at this point is irrelevant.

Or, start looking for job in Canada, get here with work permit and then apply for PR with arranged employment.
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Old Jun 16th 2008, 9:23 am
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Does husband and wife MUST travel together?

I'm not sure, but don't write like this on your IELTS paper.
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thanks! i will be submitting my application form this week! =)
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Why? Without knowing the rules? Do you really have nothing better to do with your hopes, money and time? Wait for rules.

Unless you have HRSDC approved job offer from Canada.
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oh i know the rules, i know that you shouldnt be wasting time waiting for new rules and laws to come in.

I have more than 67 points, i have all the required docs, and I have the money to pay for it. What more do you or Canada want?

Sorry but this is no waiting game for me especially it takes 4 years to process the forms.... no thanks

Better do it now before it'll be 10 years to process and before the points go up!

So, just go about your business and I'll do what I have to do
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You just can't tell some people can you?
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oh i know the rules,
You obviously don't know the rules - nobody knows them yet. The only thing we know is that all applications submitted on or after February 27, 2008 will be subject to new rules:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/departm.../irpa-more.asp

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Those who submitted an application before February 27, 2008—the day after the federal budget, of which these changes are a part—would continue to be processed under the current system. But the backlog would stop growing and finally start coming down.

Going forward, anyone would still be able to apply, but CIC would no longer be required to process all new applications submitted on or after February 27, 2008. Applications not processed in a given year could be held for future consideration or returned with a full refund to the applicant, who would be welcome to reapply at another time.


Do you still insist you know the rules?

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Originally Posted by bubbe2005
oh i know the rules, i know that you shouldnt be wasting time waiting for new rules and laws to come in.

I have more than 67 points, i have all the required docs, and I have the money to pay for it. What more do you or Canada want?

Sorry but this is no waiting game for me especially it takes 4 years to process the forms.... no thanks

Better do it now before it'll be 10 years to process and before the points go up!

So, just go about your business and I'll do what I have to do
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You obviously don't know the rules - nobody knows them yet. The only thing we know is that all applications submitted on or after February 27, 2008 will be subject to new rules:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/departm.../irpa-more.asp

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Those who submitted an application before February 27, 2008—the day after the federal budget, of which these changes are a part—would continue to be processed under the current system. But the backlog would stop growing and finally start coming down.

Going forward, anyone would still be able to apply, but CIC would no longer be required to process all new applications submitted on or after February 27, 2008. Applications not processed in a given year could be held for future consideration or returned with a full refund to the applicant, who would be welcome to reapply at another time.


Do you still insist you know the rules?
Andrew, seems they think they do, never mind onwards and upwards, sure you have plenty to keep yourself busy
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Hi Andrew, do you happen to have an idea as to the time-frame for these proposed changes becoming official?

It would seem to herald somewhat better news for those of us in the backlog, do you agree? A commitment to tackling the backlog can only be a good thing, surely.

Many thanks, Ben

P.S I should add that both my GF and I are attempting to get to Canada sooner and expedite our application, regardless of any changes.

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You obviously don't know the rules - nobody knows them yet. The only thing we know is that all applications submitted on or after February 27, 2008 will be subject to new rules:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/departm.../irpa-more.asp

Quote:

Those who submitted an application before February 27, 2008—the day after the federal budget, of which these changes are a part—would continue to be processed under the current system. But the backlog would stop growing and finally start coming down.

Going forward, anyone would still be able to apply, but CIC would no longer be required to process all new applications submitted on or after February 27, 2008. Applications not processed in a given year could be held for future consideration or returned with a full refund to the applicant, who would be welcome to reapply at another time.


Do you still insist you know the rules?
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Old Jun 18th 2008, 10:27 am
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Changes will not directly affect the backlog of applications submitted prior to Feb 27 2008. There is nothing in the amendment what will clear the backlog - it won't just grow anymore, that's it.

Some in the backlog who will be lucky enough to find their occupations on high demand list may unexpectedly have their applications processed faster than anticipated, while those unlucky who's occupations won't make the cut will be left to dry.

I will be surprised (I was in the past) if we'll have Instructions and high demand list very fast as CIC doesn't need to do anything in the hurry now - once law passed it will apply to all cases submitted on and after Feb 27 2008, regardless how long it will take now to create and implement all what Minister will have power to do.
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Listen to the people who know, that's how you learn.
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Originally Posted by Andrew Miller
Changes will not directly affect the backlog of applications submitted prior to Feb 27 2008. There is nothing in the amendment what will clear the backlog - it won't just grow anymore, that's it.

If it is not being added to then it will shrink by default over time will it not? At the same speed relative to where any inividual application now sits, granted. What will they do when the backlog is eventually cleared do you think?

Some in the backlog who will be lucky enough to find their occupations on high demand list may unexpectedly have their applications processed faster than anticipated, while those unlucky who's occupations won't make the cut will be left to dry.

This is interesting as most of those in high demand occupations would surely have had the sense to search out job opportunitites themselves by now? I wonder how much difference that will make.

I will be surprised (I was in the past) if we'll have Instructions and high demand list very fast as CIC doesn't need to do anything in the hurry now - once law passed it will apply to all cases submitted on and after Feb 27 2008, regardless how long it will take now to create and implement all what Minister will have power to do.
That sounds about right!! I feel sorry for those applying after Feb 08 as it seems unlikely they will ever have their cases processed, unless they find work or an alternative route in.
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