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Skilled Worker Visa! Is 70 points enough??

Old Jan 1st 2012, 11:29 pm
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Hi guys,

I'm aware there are plenty of similar posts, but the responses seem to focus on the individual involved and so lack the information I require.

I'm 23 and currently studying MSc Marketing Communications in the U.K, graduating September 2012. Upon graduating I'm looking to move to Vancouver or Toronto and begin working within the marketing field.

After taking the 'Canadian Skilled Worker Visa Test' I scored 70. As a result (to the best of my knowledge) I qualify as a skilled migrant. However, I have seen cases in other forums of qualifying applicants being rejected (mainly due to a lack of jobs in their specialism).

I'm asking for advice in how I should go about getting a job in Vancouver or Toronto and obtaining a working visa.

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Read this link
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.asp
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Ok, thanks for the link. However, I'm looking to move for a minimum of 3-5 years. Is this considered 'Working temporarily in Canada'? 'Temporally' indicates a shorter period of time to me. What do you think?

Also, I would only qualify for the temporary working visa if I'm offered work. Is there an option for me to move first and find a job second?

'To apply for a work permit from outside Canada, you must submit the following documents:

a job offer from a Canadian employer
a completed application, that shows that you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and
written confirmation from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) that the employer can hire a foreign worker to fill the job. This confirmation is called a positive labour market opinion.
In most cases, it is up to your employer to get that written confirmation. Information on the labour market opinion is found under Information for Canadian employers on the right-hand side of this page.
In some cases, you do not need a labour market opinion. (See Jobs that require a work permit but no labour market opinion.)'

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Originally Posted by t99066
Hi guys,

I'm aware there are plenty of similar posts, but the responses seem to focus on the individual involved and so lack the information I require.

I'm 23 and currently studying MSc Marketing Communications in the U.K, graduating September 2012. Upon graduating I'm looking to move to Vancouver or Toronto and begin working within the marketing field.

After taking the 'Canadian Skilled Worker Visa Test' I scored 70. As a result (to the best of my knowledge) I qualify as a skilled migrant. However, I have seen cases in other forums of qualifying applicants being rejected (mainly due to a lack of jobs in their specialism).

I'm asking for advice in how I should go about getting a job in Vancouver or Toronto and obtaining a working visa.

Regards,

M
You may want to read this

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/THE_LIST-Canada

and this

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Category:Canada

The answers are in there
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You can always try this link its not a Tom Clancy type read but it should answer any other questions you may have
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resourc...w/fw01-eng.pdf
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why don't you do via the WHV or IEC? you get an open WP for a year, if you find the right employer and things are working out well, you can apply then as TFW to prolong the stay? That way you don't need to find the employer before moving
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Guys,

Former Lancastrian, thanks for document. It should be of some use further down the line and help to give me a further understanding of the system.

manitobain, are WHVs limited to 6 months with each employer? I know they are with Australian ones. The IEC looks interesting! How long does the IEC visa last and does it have implications for the type of work I'm seeking? Will it force me into some sort of 'program' or 'internship'?? There's little information canadainternational.gc.ca website.

Whats the easiest, most flexible option??

It seems taking one of these options and upon employment applying for the TFW is the best option.

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HI

Originally Posted by t99066
Guys,

Former Lancastrian, thanks for document. It should be of some use further down the line and help to give me a further understanding of the system.

manitobain, are WHVs limited to 6 months with each employer? I know they are with Australian ones. The IEC looks interesting! How long does the IEC visa last and does it have implications for the type of work I'm seeking? Will it force me into some sort of 'program' or 'internship'?? There's little information canadainternational.gc.ca website.

Whats the easiest, most flexible option??

It seems taking one of these options and upon employment applying for the TFW is the best option.

Regards,

M

1. Australia and Canada 2 different countries, there 6 months for WHV, Canada 1 year open work permit, can work for anyone.
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WHV as PMM said already, are not limited to one employer... you can work whereever whenever in Canada for one year.

In MB you can through working at least 6 months with the same employer and him/her offering you continous FT work, you can then apply for the employer direct PNP...which opens you the door to PR, be aware though...every province has a different approach to PNP, so you have to do your research there, it that is a route you are looking at. Not an obligation though, just an option.

You are not bound to an organisation...again, thats only an option.

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