Timing...?

Old Oct 20th 2002, 2:29 pm
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Abw
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Default Timing...?

Based on Mr. Miller's Observation:
Should I apply for CDN PR ASAP or should I wait another year or two to
avoid back logs and to gain more points (going back for my master
degree)...?
I am a greencard holder in the states and I got laid off from IT
sector.
I haven't been able to find a job anywhere in the US eversince.

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Why? Several reasons - but most important is that there are 5 to 7+
times more
applicants than Canada can take in each year.

As for programmers - note that IT bubble is gone, so what was few
years ago
isn't anymore, anywhere in the world. In addition Canada is now
swamped by IT
professionals who in late 90's were granted H1 visas in US and now
when they
are laid off, thus have no chance for Green Card and all of them
applied for
Canadian PR. Buffalo was processing about 20,000 applications a year
under
normal circumstances - now they have more than 200,000 just from H1
visa
holders.

Canada's population is 10 times smaller than US one, thus economy and
job
market is also 10 times smaller. So, if American employers are laying
off IT
professionals by hundreds of thousands Canadian ones are doing the
same but by
tens of thousands. Now imagine - Canadian employers laid off 15,000 to
25,000
IT professionals as economy cannot sustain them and at the same time
200,000+
laid off H1 visa holders in US are applying for Canadian PR status
hoping to
stay in North America. And who will give them job
Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
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Old Oct 20th 2002, 2:45 pm
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Andrew Miller
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Default Re: Timing...?

If you want to apply for Canadian PR because you are hoping to get a job here
then don't do it - if you can't find a job in US then you most likely won't
find it in Canada in your field either.

But if your reasons are other than related to your current unemployment then
apply as soon as you qualify - rules may be completely different a year or two
from now...

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Andrew Miller
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Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
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...
    > Based on Mr. Miller's Observation:
    > Should I apply for CDN PR ASAP or should I wait another year or two to
    > avoid back logs and to gain more points (going back for my master
    > degree)...?
    > I am a greencard holder in the states and I got laid off from IT
    > sector.
    > I haven't been able to find a job anywhere in the US eversince.
************************************************** *****************************
    > Why? Several reasons - but most important is that there are 5 to 7+
    > times more
    > applicants than Canada can take in each year.
    > As for programmers - note that IT bubble is gone, so what was few
    > years ago
    > isn't anymore, anywhere in the world. In addition Canada is now
    > swamped by IT
    > professionals who in late 90's were granted H1 visas in US and now
    > when they
    > are laid off, thus have no chance for Green Card and all of them
    > applied for
    > Canadian PR. Buffalo was processing about 20,000 applications a year
    > under
    > normal circumstances - now they have more than 200,000 just from H1
    > visa
    > holders.
    > Canada's population is 10 times smaller than US one, thus economy and
    > job
    > market is also 10 times smaller. So, if American employers are laying
    > off IT
    > professionals by hundreds of thousands Canadian ones are doing the
    > same but by
    > tens of thousands. Now imagine - Canadian employers laid off 15,000 to
    > 25,000
    > IT professionals as economy cannot sustain them and at the same time
    > 200,000+
    > laid off H1 visa holders in US are applying for Canadian PR status
    > hoping to
    > stay in North America. And who will give them job
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
 

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