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Old Nov 23rd 2016, 11:39 am
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We had to provide all of those for PR. I had mine but hubby had to contact all the exam boards for copies. Don't think we needed them for TWP but that was a while ago.
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Old Nov 24th 2016, 5:05 am
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We had to provide all of those for PR. I had mine but hubby had to contact all the exam boards for copies. Don't think we needed them for TWP but that was a while ago.
Great. Thanks . I was unsure whether they would still hold them from so long ago so will get him to contact them.

With secondary school diplomas (for what they were worth in my case) do you need to get them as well - do they want to check them? Im just thinking for the extreme lack of points whether it is worth the hassle of trying to get copies !
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I really don't understand this. I'm scoring 69 on this (so over the 67 required) http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-factors.asp

But my score is too low on the come to canada test, so am I eligible for EE ?!!

The first score is assuming top language scores and includes job offer with LMIA so still have to wait for the latter to come through .

Can someone put me out of my misery again!! Thanks as always !
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Originally Posted by Victoria34
I really don't understand this. I'm scoring 69 on this (so over the 67 required) Six selection factors – Federal skilled workers

But my score is too low on the come to canada test, so am I eligible for EE ?!!

The first score is assuming top language scores and includes job offer with LMIA so still have to wait for the latter to come through .

Can someone put me out of my misery again!! Thanks as always !
How are you doing on points on the CRS score? Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool - Skilled immigrants (Express Entry)

In all honesty, I think you are tying yourself up in knots. This is what I would do, in your position. First and foremost, get the LMIA - then come to Canada and get a TWP at the port of entry. Once you've had a year or so experience (and the age change has gone through) then apply for PR - perhaps through the BC PNP Skills route and not through EE (as I think your lack of qualifications will hinder you for that). https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-t...ls-Immigration


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Old Nov 24th 2016, 8:37 pm
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How are you doing on points on the CRS score? Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool - Skilled immigrants (Express Entry)

In all honesty, I think you are tying yourself up in knots. This is what I would do, in your position. First and foremost, get the LMIA - then come to Canada and get a TWP at the port of entry. Once you've had a year or so experience (and the age change has gone through) then apply for PR - perhaps through the BC PNP Skills route and not through EE (as I think your lack of qualifications will hinder you for that). https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-t...ls-Immigration

Thanks Siouxie. Yes, knots is an understatement ! I am just weighing up all options as if my eldest son (who is 19 in Jan), doesn't get on the IEC, then I was still hoping there may be a very small chance we could get a PR application locked in before Jan, but I know I am pretty much living in cloud cuckoo land.

I think I will start to relax once I know what's happening with that.

My CRS is in the low 300's so that's a no go.

At least it looks like the age is going to go up so that is something superb. It really isn't a nice feeling trying to plan ahead but with uncertainty that there may well be a possible problem with one of your kids getting out there.
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You can only control so much.
IMHO the age will go up to 22 when that happens is anybody guess but my guess would be sometime in 2017.
As for a route to PR status then look at that once you get to Canada as things could change again and you have more options once in Canada.
Your son will be 19 in January does he know what he wants to do?
A lot of things can happen between now and when and if you submit a PR application.
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You can only control so much.
IMHO the age will go up to 22 when that happens is anybody guess but my guess would be sometime in 2017.
As for a route to PR status then look at that once you get to Canada as things could change again and you have more options once in Canada.
Your son will be 19 in January does he know what he wants to do?
A lot of things can happen between now and when and if you submit a PR application.
Thanks for the advice FL. My son is currently in his first year here studying a computer degree. He does want to study when he is there but was more inclined to get over there first and then look at the universities to restart next year. So we thought an IEC would be a good opportunity for him to get a feel for the new life and then hopefully opt in to obtaining a study permit unless of course he can get on our PR app next year.

We didn't want to commit to paying $1000s on a college course at this stage in case he didn't like it out there.

It's tricky at that age! If he doesn't get an IEC then I'm guessing our only option will be to paying for uni in BC. I don't think my new boss to be will hang on until they increase the age as we obviously can't bring him out on our TWP after he turns 19 in Jan.
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Originally Posted by Victoria34
It's tricky at that age! If he doesn't get an IEC then I'm guessing our only option will be to paying for uni in BC.
You may want to check out the schools though, some courses fill up fast and have a wait list. One of mine has been successful getting in, her boyfriends course has a 2 year wait list.
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You may want to check out the schools though, some courses fill up fast and have a wait list. One of mine has been successful getting in, her boyfriends course has a 2 year wait list.
Oh gosh, really!! Right, better start making some calls !! Thanks Aviator, that never crossed my mind!!
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Oh gosh, really!! Right, better start making some calls !! Thanks Aviator, that never crossed my mind!!
They will require a high school transcript to apply.
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I have to agree with Siouxe's last post. Go with the LMIA. My Daughter came over on an IEC in 2012, we came over in 2013 after I secured a Job and the employer secured an Express IMIA for me, I then applied for PNP once we arrived in Canada then PR once the nomination came through. We had very tight time frames with PR because of the age of dependent for my daughter (it was 22 back then). You can not cover every eventuality you have to be prepared to take a leap of faith, take one step at a time.

It is a very nerve racking experience and you will need nerves of steel, the whole process will take time and patience, (we were very lucky we came over on TWP in March 2013 got PNP within 4 months of arriving and then PR in June 2014)

hope you hang on in there and your Canadian dream comes to fruition
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I have to agree with Siouxe's last post. Go with the LMIA. My Daughter came over on an IEC in 2012, we came over in 2013 after I secured a Job and the employer secured an Express IMIA for me, I then applied for PNP once we arrived in Canada then PR once the nomination came through. We had very tight time frames with PR because of the age of dependent for my daughter (it was 22 back then). You can not cover every eventuality you have to be prepared to take a leap of faith, take one step at a time.

It is a very nerve racking experience and you will need nerves of steel, the whole process will take time and patience, (we were very lucky we came over on TWP in March 2013 got PNP within 4 months of arriving and then PR in June 2014)

hope you hang on in there and your Canadian dream comes to fruition
Thanks Ookie! I'm just praying my eldest gets into an IEC. That's what is keeping me awake most nights! Once (if) that comes into place then I can really start to look forward but in the meantime I'm still planning everything out! The speed this has all happened is surreal so in the event it continues this way, preparation is everything (and no, I was never a girl guide!!!). Let's see what next week brings !!!
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I understand your anxiousness about your son and hope things do work out for you all. But looking ahead, remember too that your children are getting more and more independent of you as they grow up. We moved over with a 16yo daughter and 12yo son - now there is a chance she may move back to the UK, at least temporarily, so we will have to come to terms with our children being in different countries. It's something we always thought may happen, so we have to be open minded about it, as we moved them in the first place!
But having said that, it's still a shock when it does actually happen and seems to have happened so quickly, in our minds, probably not theirs. Of course there's a big difference between your 18yo son and my 22yo daughter, but you start to realize that your family will disperse in time, possibly around the globe, and your support will be needed in a different way.
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Old Nov 25th 2016, 8:55 pm
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I understand your anxiousness about your son and hope things do work out for you all. But looking ahead, remember too that your children are getting more and more independent of you as they grow up. We moved over with a 16yo daughter and 12yo son - now there is a chance she may move back to the UK, at least temporarily, so we will have to come to terms with our children being in different countries. It's something we always thought may happen, so we have to be open minded about it, as we moved them in the first place!
But having said that, it's still a shock when it does actually happen and seems to have happened so quickly, in our minds, probably not theirs. Of course there's a big difference between your 18yo son and my 22yo daughter, but you start to realize that your family will disperse in time, possibly around the globe, and your support will be needed in a different way.
I know and thanks twitcher . I think my main problem is the thought of having to come to terms with a separation in the family in such a short space of time. Two weeks ago, we hadn't even made a decision, let alone starting to make enquiries on moving abroad. So it would be an almighty shock if he wasn't able to come out and to be honest, not one I want to think about at the moment!

He may get the IEC or alternatively the study permit and really not like being away from his friends here but I would love to be able to give him a choice . We are in a pretty rural area (think Emmerdale!) but in Kent and I know there is more to life for him than village life. OK, so we are still pretty close to London but he is realising that the expense as a student to socialise in town is pretty horrific and not something that can be done on a regular basis. The most important factor for him however is that he finishes his degree, whether it here or there so he has better opportunities in life and not just in the UK. I just hope it all works out for him
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I fully understand and the timescales are quite unreal - we only had a short time to decide but had been leading up to it for a while, so it wasn't as out of the blue as your experience, also our children were younger, so the implications weren't as drastic. I was only trying to reassure you as a mother.
I don't know the ages of your other children, but one thing we did find unexpected, mostly in a good way, was that there are few British teenagers around. Lots of British adults but most people move at a younger age, so their children are, and sound, Canadian which ours never have! They both ended up doing a lot of 'emceeing' at school concerts because of their accents.
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