Reference Letters

Old Mar 5th 2008, 7:03 pm
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We're trying to compile all of the documents for PR which is a bit of a nightmare! With regards to the reference letters from previous employers - how strict are they? We have many letters from previous employers from several different countries but they might not have the exact info that CIC requires...can we still use them? How many should we use? It would be practically impossible to contact these people to get another letter, especially when many of them probably don't work there anymore! Anyone have experience with this?
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Old Mar 5th 2008, 8:55 pm
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Just get as much as you can. It's most important that you get this information from recent employers who you are claiming points for (under work experience). If you can't get anything out of them, just document your efforts to do so and provide some information about the company so that CIC can make their own enquiries.
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Originally Posted by bazzz
Just get as much as you can. It's most important that you get this information from recent employers who you are claiming points for (under work experience). If you can't get anything out of them, just document your efforts to do so and provide some information about the company so that CIC can make their own enquiries.
Ok. The letter that he has from his current employer states the following:
Bob has recently submitted an applicationi for PR in Canada. We fully encourage his endeavours and it is our intention to have Bob remain in our employment as long as he receives a valid work permit.

Do you think this would suffice as a letter to help fast-track the application? Or should he ask for another one specifically stating that if he gets the PR, he will have a permanent job there. What do you think?
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Ok. The letter that he has from his current employer states the following:
Bob has recently submitted an applicationi for PR in Canada. We fully encourage his endeavours and it is our intention to have Bob remain in our employment as long as he receives a valid work permit.

Do you think this would suffice as a letter to help fast-track the application? Or should he ask for another one specifically stating that if he gets the PR, he will have a permanent job there. What do you think?
If the employer doesn't mind, I'd try and get them to state *exactly* what they want to read, i.e. that they will make his employment permanent ("indeterminate") if he gets a PR visa. They don't need to say anything about work permits.
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