Mexico (re: Jim's reply)

Old Oct 21st 2002, 5:23 am
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Thanks for the information, Jim, really, a lot.

If I tell the story, could you tell me what are my chances to get a waiver? And to get it all all?

1. Education. So far, 20 years of full-time education: 10 years secondary and high school + first degree of 5 years, Honours+ PhD equivalent from Russia (3.5 years), and + it's my second year MBA in Canada now.

2. Language.

English
14 years of formal training in English (10 in secondary and high school) + 4 at the university + I'm in Canada doing my MBA in English

French (a formal problem)
Never had formal training before, but was here and just learned myself. Then got an internal placement test at the university (wouldn't be recognized) that showed that I'm at a very good intermediate level. I know several other languages, so not a big deal. Right now attending a course for university employees at Intermediate level and I have a letter confirming that I really go there. Next semester I'll be enrolled (hopefully) in French course at Intermediate level II. I'll not have any exams however. I can try to get a letter that next semester I'll be attending this course as well + I have my placement test results (but it's just soemthing sent to me by email). I know I have to make a very good case of it to be evaluated againts Standards Lingustiques Canadiens.

3. Work experience.

I have 2+ years. I have a recommendation from my company - they just signed whatever I needed to put there, I was a valuable employee, so why not :-) but that's it. I was Marketing Manager that is OK with NOC. I can submit my referee's business card as it is required, plus my own business cards that I have plenty left. BUT! there is no contract - it just doesn't exist since I was hired full-time and on indeterminate time basis and this is NOT a standard practice in Russia to sign contracts with such employees. A contract in Russia assumes that the work is limited to a certain period of time, and it's againts the law to sign contracts if you employ someone and offer permanent job. What to do with that? I can get a formal paper that would contain my dates of work, job description, and duties. Would that work? Will they call my boss and bug him about that?

4. Age. the only one perfect - 27:-)

5. Arranged employment. Will have a letter that states that as soon as I'm issued a perm. visa I'll get employed in permanent basis. No points, I know.... but will that help? I can try to get a tepmorary work permit validated now, but I finish my degree only in June, so no use.

5. Adaptability. I'll have 1.5 years full-time study, and I have a paper that I'm enrolled as full time now and will graduate in June (admitted to the program August 2001). I'll have two ACADEMIC years, is that OK? Besides, if they later look at my transcripts, it'll say that next semester I'll be part-time....

In the end, I have do doubts that I can become economically established here, but it looks like formally I may not have enough points. Sounds wierd.
Waiting for a reply.... thanks a lot for all answers.
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Old Oct 21st 2002, 11:33 am
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Hola,

Me gustaria preguntarte si es dicifil conseguir una beca o
financiamiento para estudiar maestria o doctorado en canada?.

Ojala me puedas informar
Saludos
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Old Oct 21st 2002, 12:12 pm
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No habla Espanol, Amigo, perdone:-)

Originally posted by Fco:
Hola,

Me gustaria preguntarte si es dicifil conseguir una beca o
financiamiento para estudiar maestria o doctorado en canada?.

Ojala me puedas informar
Saludos
fco
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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 12:30 am
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annajri wrote in message news:...
    > Thanks for the information, Jim, really, a lot.
    > If I tell the story, could you tell me what are my chances to get a
    > waiver? And to get it all all?
    > 1. Education. So far, 20 years of full-time education: 10 years
    > secondary and high school + first degree of 5 years, Honours+ PhD
    > equivalent from Russia (3.5 years), and + it's my second year MBA in
    > Canada now.
    > 2. Language.
    > English
    > 14 years of formal training in English (10 in secondary and high school)
    > + 4 at the university + I'm in Canada doing my MBA in English
    > French (a formal problem)
    > Never had formal training before, but was here and just learned myself.
    > Then got an internal placement test at the university (wouldn't be
    > recognized) that showed that I'm at a very good intermediate level. I
    > know several other languages, so not a big deal. Right now attending a
    > course for university employees at Intermediate level and I have a
    > letter confirming that I really go there. Next semester I'll be enrolled
    > (hopefully) in French course at Intermediate level II. I'll not have any
    > exams however. I can try to get a letter that next semester I'll be
    > attending this course as well + I have my placement test results (but
    > it's just soemthing sent to me by email). I know I have to make a very
    > good case of it to be evaluated againts Standards Lingustiques
    > Canadiens.
    > 3. Work experience.
    > I have 2+ years. I have a recommendation from my company - they just
    > signed whatever I needed to put there, I was a valuable employee, so why
    > not :-) but that's it. I was Marketing Manager that is OK with NOC. I
    > can submit my referee's business card as it is required, plus my own
    > business cards that I have plenty left. BUT! there is no contract - it
    > just doesn't exist since I was hired full-time and on indeterminate time
    > basis and this is NOT a standard practice in Russia to sign contracts
    > with such employees. A contract in Russia assumes that the work is
    > limited to a certain period of time, and it's againts the law to sign
    > contracts if you employ someone and offer permanent job. What to do with
    > that? I can get a formal paper that would contain my dates of work, job
    > description, and duties. Would that work? Will they call my boss and bug
    > him about that?
    > 4. Age. the only one perfect - 27:-)
    > 5. Arranged employment. Will have a letter that states that as soon
    > as I'm issued a perm. visa I'll get employed in permanent basis.
    > No points, I know.... but will that help? I can try to get a
    > tepmorary work permit validated now, but I finish my degree only
    > in June, so no use.
    > 5. Adaptability. I'll have 1.5 years full-time study, and I have a paper
    > that I'm enrolled as full time now and will graduate in June
    > (admitted to the program August 2001). I'll have two ACADEMIC years,
    > is that OK? Besides, if they later look at my transcripts, it'll say
    > that next semester I'll be part-time....
    > In the end, I have do doubts that I can become economically
    > established here, but it looks like formally I may not have enough
    > points. Sounds wierd.
    > Waiting for a reply.... thanks a lot for all answers.
    > --


You ask far too many questions in this posting to expect a considered
response. Seek professional help as you have a complex case which will
require some planning and preparation. My immediate reaction would be
to not apply at this time.


Jim Metcalfe
 

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