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Old Feb 7th 2013, 3:01 pm
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Hi Guys, Im curently on my second year of my IEC visa. I now have a 12 months experience working in a Skill level job, and meet all the other requirements for the Canadian Experience Class route. However my current IEC visa runs out in January next year and I see that the processing times for the Canadiana Experience Class were 13 months on the cic website. So if I apply now in Feb it would be March if I go by the average processing times before I get my PR. Leaving me a gap from January-March where I couldnt work. Is there a LMO Exemption I can get while my application is going through, or any other way I can carry on working between that period of time. I'v been told that I cant apply to the IEC as there is a 2 time maximum which Iam on.

I have a full time job I'm in now which I want to carry on working in throught the January-March period. The same applies to my wife, but I will be the main applicant on the application.


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Old Feb 7th 2013, 3:19 pm
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Have you considered PNP as an alternative to CEC? Depending on the Province you are in, the requirements for length of time working is normally far less than a year and you would be able to obtain a TWP once PNP approval has been given - no LMO required. What about FSW2?

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Old Feb 7th 2013, 3:21 pm
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I have done some searching and seen that there is a similar question asked already. But its still a bit loosy as nobody really knows about the exemption and carrying on working part yet.
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Old Feb 7th 2013, 3:23 pm
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I can go on the PNP route, but the preocessing times are high arnt they? and I dont know if I want to be tied down to work for the same guys for 2 years. As I was told they would need to give me a letter of ongoing employment and I have to stay with them until the PR is completed. So 2 years.
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It depends on the Province you are applying to.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra.../apply-who.asp
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Sorry should have said Alberta. So its one month for the ANIP and then whatever the CIC is. Im sure I saw 18 or 24 months on the CIC site.

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Provincial Nominees PR applications sent to Ottawa are being processed in 13 months in the moment according to the CIC website. Same processing time as the CEC.
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If you go the PNP route you'll get a closed TWP to cover the time until PR is achieved. Once that is done you're free to work for anyone.
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