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PR Application : Timing & Language Test

Old Apr 27th 2012, 10:51 pm
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Hi,

I'd really appreciate some insight

Myself and my wife decided some time ago that we definitely wanted to immigrate to Canada (Vancouver) After beginning the document gathering process at the beginning of this year after a visit to British Columbia, we are now almost in a position to apply.

My wife is a nurse and will be the principal applicant (FSW 1 - no job offer)as she has a nursing degree and more relevant experience in her field. I'm a Game Designer with 6 years experience but only have 2 years worth of university studies.

The one thing remaining to sort is the IELTS test which she is planning to take in May. Now questions......

1) Do I also need to take the IELTS test and provide results as her spouse or is it normally just the principal applicant?

2) Our best guess at the moment to improve our chances is sending our application by courier so that it arrives exactly on July 1st this year in order to get in the new queue - does this sound reasonable? Does the cap reset on this date?

If it all sounds like a longshot, please let me know! On paper it seems like we have a reasonable chance but it seems like timing is everything.

Thank you very much in advance.
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Old Apr 28th 2012, 12:15 am
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Hi, We are in the same situation! We want to send off our FSW1 application as soon as the new cap is reset and we understand that to be July 1st. My OH is the main applicant but I am assuming that I have to do the test too. I'll follow the thread for more information.
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Old Apr 28th 2012, 12:18 am
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In addition to the language test question, I am also really interested to find out how folks have managed to get their applications in at the earliest possible opportunity.
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Hi,

Someone more qualified than me will hopefully confirm, but I am fairly sure only the main applicant needs to take the IELTS. Had a quick look on CIC website and no mention of spouse/ dependant needing it.

In terms of getting your application in on 1st July - do not forget that yes, the cap will have been reset, but you won't know until then if the NOC you are applying under will still be 'on the list'. So you may either have to wait until 1st July when the new list is announced before you send your file, or gamble and send it a few days before in the hope the job you are applying under has made it again.
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Old Apr 28th 2012, 10:26 pm
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Thanks for that. I have checked various threads on this forum and they all seem to confirm what you say, that the spouse does not need the language test. The new NOC list will be important. In our case we will get the application and documents ready but wait to see if my OH's job is still on the list before sending them off.

Furthermore if the point system changes significantly we may not qualify so we will wait and see what happens there. Do you know if any changes in the awarding of points will be published on July 1st, or could it be earlier?
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Only the main applicant is required to take the IELTS. Don't forget to get the IELTS books (4, one for each part of the test) from your local library, they come with a CD. These are very useful and make sure you book the correct test. You do not need to do the academic test. The test you do is a part diluted one, good luck.fletch.
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Is IELTS required when you re applying under PNP?
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Default Re: PR Application : Timing & Language Test

Originally Posted by bela
Is IELTS required when you re applying under PNP?
Currently it depends on the stream and the province, although shortly it will be required for all applicants I believe.

HTH.
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