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Old Oct 5th 2021, 6:21 pm
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Hi everyone,

I don't see how I can work in Canada. I am a permanent resident in UK, originally from Lithuania, my partner is Canadian and at the moment she is pregnant in Canada. We are not married, but been together for over 3 years.
I Am looking to move to Canada, however I have came across an obstacle of my NVQ not being able to assess to Canadian standards of education. Therefore, unable to apply for EE. I have NVQ LV 6 in construction Contracts Management and I also have LV 3 in Trowel occupations (bricklayer- NOC class B starts with 72) both of these are irrelevant to WES it seems.
Am I not going to be able to be with my partner because of this? I'm in a bit of pickle and don't know what to do.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old Oct 5th 2021, 7:38 pm
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https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/i...ntry=lt&cat=wh

If you haven't had an IEC Working Holiday and are between 18-35 I suggest you look into this and quickly. There are very few spots. Check your eligibility.
Other than that, you can be sponsored for Permanent residence by your partner if/when you have lived together for at least a year continuously as common law partners as you are not married.

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Originally Posted by Snowy560 View Post
https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/i...ntry=lt&cat=wh

If you haven't had an IEC Working Holiday and are between 18-35 I suggest you look into this and quickly. There are very few spots. Check your eligibility.
Other than that, you can be sponsored for Permanent residence by your partner if/when you have lived together for at least a year continuously as common law partners as you are not married.
1, To access IEC this year, you require a job offer in Canada for entry.
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You don't necessarily need a job offer for Working Holiday any longer:

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/selections.asp

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/eligibility.asp



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Default Re: Do I have any chance of working in Canada?

Originally Posted by PMM View Post
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1, To access IEC this year, you require a job offer in Canada for entry.
Or to be fully vaccinated.

OP, why do you say you don't qualify for EE? What is your actual job, are you a bricklayer?

Is marriage an option maybe?
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Or to be fully vaccinated.

OP, why do you say you don't qualify for EE? What is your actual job, are you a bricklayer?

Is marriage an option maybe?
The situation is this, We have been in long distance for 3 years, she would come to UK or I would go to Canada for 3-4 times a year. So couple months per year we would see each other. To Apply for EE I need more points, my NVQs mean nothing to WES because they see it as ", occupational" and not academic diploma, I work as project manager here in UK and I'm qualified to be both a bricklayer and construction operations manager, only thing is it's qualified only in UK it seems. I really don't know what to do. Unless my NVQ gets accredited for as professional in Canada EE doesn't seem possible.

We can't prove us living together for a year since it's long distance, and marriege is definitely and option, but does that give me the right to work? If she sponsors me?

IEC is completely a stroke of luck and considering that a baby is underway I will apply for it but luck is definitely not on my side.

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If you are her spouse, she sponsors you & the application is approved you become a PR and can work in Canada. But if you are intending to continue to spend large chunks of time in the UK without her you'll find it difficult to comply with the Canadian residency Obligation for PRs.

Now get yourself in that IEC pool to start with!
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The definition of common law changes when you have a child. I wonder whether the same thing applies as far as IRCC is concerned?
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No it doesn't change with reference to IRCC
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1, To access IEC this year, you require a job offer in Canada for entry.
The job offer requirement has been removed for fully vaccinated applicants.
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Hi everyone,

I don't see how I can work in Canada. I am a permanent resident in UK, originally from Lithuania, my partner is Canadian and at the moment she is pregnant in Canada. We are not married, but been together for over 3 years.
I Am looking to move to Canada, however I have came across an obstacle of my NVQ not being able to assess to Canadian standards of education. Therefore, unable to apply for EE. I have NVQ LV 6 in construction Contracts Management and I also have LV 3 in Trowel occupations (bricklayer- NOC class B starts with 72) both of these are irrelevant to WES it seems.
Am I not going to be able to be with my partner because of this? I'm in a bit of pickle and don't know what to do.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Hello and welcome to BE

Which Province do you need to go to? You may come under Skilled Trades - for Express Entry (which has a lower points requirement) https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...ed-trades.html - as a bricklayer (provided you can show proof of around 9,000 hours of work) you could challenge the Provincial Certificate of Qualification - 'Trade Equivalency based on Experience - see here under 'requirements' tab with links to each Provincial licensing body - bricklayer is a regulated profession: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/marketrepo...25.jobsearch76 Your NVQ qualifications might be recognised by some of the ECA companies.. if you put in a search on BE, there have been a few who have been successful.

The quickest way to Permanent Residency may be to get married and she sponsors as her spouse - but it's not easy to come as a visitor to Canada, marry and then apply from inland (though if you could apply 'inland', you could also apply for a work permit) - so do apply for an IEC place ASAP in the interim... once you are here temporarily you can get married and then apply for spousal sponsorship quite legitimately.

Perhaps read over our wiki on spousal sponsorship.. it has lots of useful info..
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Spous...sorship-Canada
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Spous...lication_Forms

Keeping everything crossed for you!

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