Questions of an Inquisitive mind

Old Jan 18th 2003, 3:20 am
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Jimmy
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I am not a US citizen who has been living in US the last 6-7 years
fully in status. I have just applied for Canadian permanent residency.
I have a little under 2 years left on my H1B visa(21 months to be
precise) and was wondering as to when I might get the PR if at all I
get it? My application got delayed by the lawyer because of the new
regulations. In all of your sincere wisdom, please let me know as to
what you think of my questions below:

1. I almost got my masters in US for which I could have gotten an
extra 5 points. Will it be considered at all by the immigration
officials? I did send in my transcripts for MS. Also, I do have good
reference letters from my previous and current employers.

2. I have just 75 points with my french language ability. I did send
in a transcript of my french class. Should I follow up with another
french class? And can I add additional documentation down the road?

3. What are the chances of getting PR thru by OCT 04 if I have sent
application to Buffalo in JAN 03? I believe applications slowed down
significantly in the last few months due to more stricter regulations.
I heard that AORs from Buffalo are speeding up now (it was 6 mon)

4. I did show my settlement funds around $16K Canadian? Is that good
enough for now? What are the chances of an interview waiver as my rest
of the documentation is thorough and complete?

5. Since I am in IT business, I was wondering the chances of getting a
job in IT by the end of 2004 in Southern parts of Canada? And can I
look for a job in next year Canada from New York? or do I have to be a
local to look for a job?

I know that the last one is more a clairvoyant question but just
wanted to get the pulse of the people regarding the economy turning
around in a year or two.
 
Old Jan 18th 2003, 4:40 am
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Andrew Miller
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1. "Almost" doesn't count, so if you don't have Master's degree then
transcripts for MS study are irrelevant.

2. Transcripts and certificates from French courses are also irrelevant -
you must pass TEF test with good score on at least level 3 in order to get 2
points for basic proficiency in French.

3. It depends from your nationality, countries you resided in and if
interview will be required. Process may take anywhere from 14 months to over
3 years.

4. It depends how many dependants you have - if you are single then it is
slightly more than required minimum. As for interview waiver - nobody can
tell you what your chances are, only an experienced professional assessing
your entire package may make some predictions. "Thorough and complete" is a
rather vague term - what may seem "thorough and complete" for you may not be
even close to being such.

5. Nobody can tell you that, not even Miss Clio...

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    > I am not a US citizen who has been living in US the last 6-7 years
    > fully in status. I have just applied for Canadian permanent residency.
    > I have a little under 2 years left on my H1B visa(21 months to be
    > precise) and was wondering as to when I might get the PR if at all I
    > get it? My application got delayed by the lawyer because of the new
    > regulations. In all of your sincere wisdom, please let me know as to
    > what you think of my questions below:
    > 1. I almost got my masters in US for which I could have gotten an
    > extra 5 points. Will it be considered at all by the immigration
    > officials? I did send in my transcripts for MS. Also, I do have good
    > reference letters from my previous and current employers.
    > 2. I have just 75 points with my french language ability. I did send
    > in a transcript of my french class. Should I follow up with another
    > french class? And can I add additional documentation down the road?
    > 3. What are the chances of getting PR thru by OCT 04 if I have sent
    > application to Buffalo in JAN 03? I believe applications slowed down
    > significantly in the last few months due to more stricter regulations.
    > I heard that AORs from Buffalo are speeding up now (it was 6 mon)
    > 4. I did show my settlement funds around $16K Canadian? Is that good
    > enough for now? What are the chances of an interview waiver as my rest
    > of the documentation is thorough and complete?
    > 5. Since I am in IT business, I was wondering the chances of getting a
    > job in IT by the end of 2004 in Southern parts of Canada? And can I
    > look for a job in next year Canada from New York? or do I have to be a
    > local to look for a job?
    > I know that the last one is more a clairvoyant question but just
    > wanted to get the pulse of the people regarding the economy turning
    > around in a year or two.
 

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