SWC Application - help!

Old Mar 26th 2003, 4:36 am
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Andy Meakin
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Default SWC Application - help!

Hi everyone

I'm hoping that some of you may be able to help me out with some
advice. I appreciate that my questions could probably only really be
answered by immigration officials but you never know so here goes...

My girlfriend and I are applying for PR under the Skilled Worker Class
but it's looking like we might be short of a few points.

This is probably a stupid question.......as the principal applicant I
have 77 points. Does my common-law partner of 9 years also have to
meet the 75 point requirement to apply as a family member to go with
me?

We've looked at the section for 'Adaptability' and in particular the
'Relatives in Canada' element. Depending on how you interpret CIC's
use of grammar and its definitions for family members it looks like
Nikki may well gain 5 points for having a cousin who is a PR living in
Whistler. Is this correct or are we clutching at straws in thinking
that cousins count?

The real sticking point for us is the ability to prove proficiency in
French.

I've studied the CIC documents and the application "strongly
recommends" that we take a language test to prove proficiency or
provide supporting documentation. Do you think this is necessary,
particularly as we are planning to move to Vancouver? If we pointed
to this fact in a supporting note do you think it would make a
difference? I'm ok as I have an 'A' grade at GCSE French and also
completed the first year of the 'A' level course but my girlfriend
can't speak a word!

If only we'd applied before June 2002!

Hope you can help. Thanks.

Andy & Nikki
 
Old Mar 26th 2003, 4:42 am
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Andrew Miller
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Default Re: SWC Application - help!

Only principal applicant must reach or exceed pass mark of 75 points.

Cousin won't give any points for relatives in Canada.

You must prove your proficiency in French only if you want points for it.

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"Andy Meakin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi everyone
    > I'm hoping that some of you may be able to help me out with some
    > advice. I appreciate that my questions could probably only really be
    > answered by immigration officials but you never know so here goes...
    > My girlfriend and I are applying for PR under the Skilled Worker Class
    > but it's looking like we might be short of a few points.
    > This is probably a stupid question.......as the principal applicant I
    > have 77 points. Does my common-law partner of 9 years also have to
    > meet the 75 point requirement to apply as a family member to go with
    > me?
    > We've looked at the section for 'Adaptability' and in particular the
    > 'Relatives in Canada' element. Depending on how you interpret CIC's
    > use of grammar and its definitions for family members it looks like
    > Nikki may well gain 5 points for having a cousin who is a PR living in
    > Whistler. Is this correct or are we clutching at straws in thinking
    > that cousins count?
    > The real sticking point for us is the ability to prove proficiency in
    > French.
    > I've studied the CIC documents and the application "strongly
    > recommends" that we take a language test to prove proficiency or
    > provide supporting documentation. Do you think this is necessary,
    > particularly as we are planning to move to Vancouver? If we pointed
    > to this fact in a supporting note do you think it would make a
    > difference? I'm ok as I have an 'A' grade at GCSE French and also
    > completed the first year of the 'A' level course but my girlfriend
    > can't speak a word!
    > If only we'd applied before June 2002!
    > Hope you can help. Thanks.
    > Andy & Nikki
 

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