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Old Jul 6th 2009, 2:40 am
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Hi !!

First post here and new to the forum

Let me tell you that I have read and read the info on here and in the WIKI

but I just wanted to clarify something that is confusing me a little... (doesnt take much )

If the time for a skilled worker PR visa is no longer 3-5years but 6-12 months??????

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Old Jul 6th 2009, 3:03 am
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Hi !!

First post here and new to the forum

Let me tell you that I have read and read the info on here and in the WIKI

but I just wanted to clarify something that is confusing me a little... (doesnt take much )

If the time for a skilled worker PR visa is no longer 3-5years but 6-12 months??????

Fank ewe

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Hi and welcome to the forum,

Yes, you're quite correct - the processing time is now 6-12 months. Until last year it was 3-5 years but then the SW visa process changed completely and so now there are far less applications and consequently less of a backlog.

Feel free to edit the Wiki, or let me know which page you were looking at and I will do it.

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Old Jul 6th 2009, 3:17 am
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Thanks Christmasoompa !!

3 years was perfect for us as we have only been contemplating the move for a few months now. So we thought that 3 years would give us time to pay some stuff off, save us money, finish uni, let the kids finish primary school etc....etc....etc....

Now the time line is 6-12 months I am confused (told you it didn't take much !!!)

I would go tomorrow if I could but unfortunantly circumstances don't allow this (neither does the immigration process )

so really what we have to do now is decide whether we apply now, try and change our perfect 3 years into 2 and land then come back to the uk for a while.
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leave it to apply for a while.

Just worried that if we leave for now, then the LIST or the timeline will change again.

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Thanks Christmasoompa !!

3 years was perfect for us as we have only been contemplating the move for a few months now. So we thought that 3 years would give us time to pay some stuff off, save us money, finish uni, let the kids finish primary school etc....etc....etc....

Now the time line is 6-12 months I am confused (told you it didn't take much !!!)

I would go tomorrow if I could but unfortunantly circumstances don't allow this (neither does the immigration process )

so really what we have to do now is decide whether we apply now, try and change our perfect 3 years into 2 and land then come back to the uk for a while.
or
leave it to apply for a while.

Just worried that if we leave for now, then the LIST or the timeline will change again.

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Don't forget that you only have to land within a year of medicals, and after landing you can then you can spend a further 3 years out of Canada before you absolutely have to move back to maintain PR status.

So you can easily drag it out to 3 years before you have to move? Might be worth thinking about anyway.

Good luck deciding!

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We are in a slightly different position - applied as skilled worker we meet the new criteria and can go tomorrow!!! We have been waiting 16 weeks for the first approval from Nova Scotia which we were told should be 4-6 weeks!!!! we are certainly hoping the next step does take 6-12 months!!!!
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Why is the processing time being shorter a problem? If you aren't ready now, leave it until you are...

Originally Posted by the blairs
Thanks Christmasoompa !!

3 years was perfect for us as we have only been contemplating the move for a few months now. So we thought that 3 years would give us time to pay some stuff off, save us money, finish uni, let the kids finish primary school etc....etc....etc....

Now the time line is 6-12 months I am confused (told you it didn't take much !!!)

I would go tomorrow if I could but unfortunantly circumstances don't allow this (neither does the immigration process )

so really what we have to do now is decide whether we apply now, try and change our perfect 3 years into 2 and land then come back to the uk for a while.
or
leave it to apply for a while.

Just worried that if we leave for now, then the LIST or the timeline will change again.

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We are in a slightly different position - applied as skilled worker we meet the new criteria and can go tomorrow!!! We have been waiting 16 weeks for the first approval from Nova Scotia which we were told should be 4-6 weeks!!!! we are certainly hoping the next step does take 6-12 months!!!!
Lucky you. We've been waiting almost 2 years. It will be at least 3 until we get a result.
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Originally Posted by the blairs
Hi !!

First post here and new to the forum

Let me tell you that I have read and read the info on here and in the WIKI

but I just wanted to clarify something that is confusing me a little... (doesnt take much )

If the time for a skilled worker PR visa is no longer 3-5years but 6-12 months??????

Fank ewe

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Hi there,

6-12 months processing time for post February 2008 applications seems to becoming a reality now.

Ironically, people who applied just before February 2008 are still waiting to be processed in a lot of cases.

As Christmasoompa said, you can apply and drag it out (as long as you land within 12 months of your medicals).

Good luck,

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Default Re: Question about skilled worker timelines

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Why is the processing time being shorter a problem? If you aren't ready now, leave it until you are...
Yes that is the obvious answer. However, I am slightly apprehensive should the LIST change during that time or should the processing time increase.

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Good luck,

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Thanks Sarah !

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Originally Posted by samjr400
We are in a slightly different position - applied as skilled worker we meet the new criteria and can go tomorrow!!! We have been waiting 16 weeks for the first approval from Nova Scotia which we were told should be 4-6 weeks!!!! we are certainly hoping the next step does take 6-12 months!!!!
If the Canadian High Commission quote 6 to 12 months. Then I would assume 12 months at best and you will be less dissapointed.

Dealing with Canadian Civil Service is slow, slow and slow!
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Yes it certainly does!!! I will feel happier when we get past first base and get the forms into London.
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Lucky you. We've been waiting almost 2 years. It will be at least 3 until we get a result.
Is that from London?? It still cant get my head around the post 2008 thing do you meet the criteria under the new rules?
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Lucky you. We've been waiting almost 2 years. It will be at least 3 until we get a result.
Us too, but hopefully it won't be much longer before we get our 90 day letters!
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Default Re: Question about skilled worker timelines

Originally Posted by christmasoompa
Hi and welcome to the forum,

Yes, you're quite correct - the processing time is now 6-12 months. Until last year it was 3-5 years but then the SW visa process changed completely and so now there are far less applications and consequently less of a backlog.

Feel free to edit the Wiki, or let me know which page you were looking at and I will do it.

Hi

I am on a TWP in Calgary and if what you said about SW visa process is taking less time ..would it be worth it for me to apply directly as SW instead of going through Alberta PNP?

Your advice is greatly appreciated.

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I applied for permanent residency in November 2008 and have not yet received an AOR. Is this normal?

To be honest I was expecting that my application would be refused because of the new regulations. However, I have not heard anything. I am now in a position where I have been offered a permanent job. As I still have an application in progress, which does not include this, I am wondering if anyone has any advice on what I do next.

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