FSW v CEC

Old Dec 19th 2016, 11:32 pm
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Hi,

I'm about to embark on applying for PR. I'm currently working in Canada on an IEC which has roughly 15 months to run.

Assuming my working experience falls within NOC codes, I'll be eligible for CEC around June 2017. I am keen to get the ball rolling though and am considering applying under FSW, at least to begin with. I'm aware that I'd have 40 fewer points applying under FSW (as I wouldn't have 1 year of Canadian work experience yet) but I'd like to see whether I can get an ITA now rather than later (I figured that there's no harm sitting in the pool for a few months whilst waiting for my Candian work experience to reach 1 year). Are there any advantages to waiting until I qualify under CEC rather than applying now under FSW?
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You don't get to pick anyway, CIC will chose the program they want to you to apply under - so you might find that even after you're eligible for CEC they will put you under FSW.

What are you currently scoring? If it's close, then I'd just apply now personally, as you never know how the points will change going forward. They may go down, but then again.........!

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Only real advantage to CEC is that you do not need to show proof of funds only proof that you can support yourself, which if currently working in Canada would be proof of income from working.
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Originally Posted by Engineer_abroad
Only real advantage to CEC is that you do not need to show proof of funds only proof that you can support yourself, which if currently working in Canada would be proof of income from working.
Don't you get points for Canadian Experience anymore?
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Originally Posted by Shirtback
Don't you get points for Canadian Experience anymore?
For CEC it seems to be...
70 points with spouse or common law parter
80 points without spouse or common law partner
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Originally Posted by sharkus
For CEC it seems to be...
70 points with spouse or common law parter
80 points without spouse or common law partner
Thanks. So that is certainly a real advantage.
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Originally Posted by Shirtback
Thanks. So that is certainly a real advantage.
Sorry didn't explain it too well. I was just directly comparing CEC to FSW. If you have Canadian work experience you get the extra points regardless of whether invited under CEC or FSW. As pointed out by other posters you cannot actually choose which programme you are invited under
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In response to the earlier question - I think that I'm currently on 476 points. In June/July that should bump up to 516 with a year of work experience (albeit across two different NOC codes).

I'm hoping that 476 will be enough to receive an ITA - the way I look at it, I may as well wait in the pool whilst I'm waiting to hit 1 year of Canadian work experience.
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The program hierarchy for ITAs is CEC first if you qualify for both CEC & FSW. I can't remember since when but it was a few months ago that it changed.

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