Too old for papers!!

Old Jan 13th 2008, 12:23 am
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My husband (46) has had a Window Restoration Company for over 20 yrs. He has all the paperwork with regard to statements/tax etc. But years ago when he did his joinery apprenticeship you did not get papers as such. The company he worked for has long since packed in and as far as we are aware the owner died a number of years ago. Is there anyway he would be able to enter as a skilled worker with evidence of his company records?
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Old Jan 13th 2008, 1:07 am
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Here in Canada when you file your annual taxation report , they ask for your " type of employment ", such as mechanic, truck driver, or the like.

Do his past UK tax reports have such an information line ? If so, use that as proof of his past work history as a joiner. Secondly, does he belong to any trade associations, or builder's representative councils ? Has he advertised as a joiner in the local newspapers, or hand biils or posters. How about the telephone directory, is he listed in the business section ?

My point is this.....If he has been in business, for someone else, or for himself, the there has to be some past record of it, yes ? Think about it.

On a second point.......After age 49, applicants to come to Canada start to LOOSE points, based on their current age. We are looking for younger persons, who will be able to work and contribute to our economy for decades, before they reach retirement age. This is a fact that you can't avoid, it is a standard rule for all applicants, from any nation.

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Old Jan 13th 2008, 1:46 am
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Here in Canada when you file your annual taxation report , they ask for your " type of employment ", such as mechanic, truck driver, or the like.

Do his past UK tax reports have such an information line ? If so, use that as proof of his past work history as a joiner. Secondly, does he belong to any trade associations, or builder's representative councils ? Has he advertised as a joiner in the local newspapers, or hand biils or posters. How about the telephone directory, is he listed in the business section ?

My point is this.....If he has been in business, for someone else, or for himself, the there has to be some past record of it, yes ? Think about it.

On a second point.......After age 49, applicants to come to Canada start to LOOSE points, based on their current age. We are looking for younger persons, who will be able to work and contribute to our economy for decades, before they reach retirement age. This is a fact that you can't avoid, it is a standard rule for all applicants, from any nation.
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We lodged our PR (Skilled Worker) application when Mr Y-C-D was 49 as it was now or never for us due to us having borderline points (67). However at the age of 50 he flew over to NS and was interviewed and offered a job on the spot so its not all doom and gloom. Five months later we were here on a 3-year WP and 9 months later were Canadian PRs.

Many people on BE moved when in their 40s (and older). People who are applying to emigrate under PR (SW) or Provincial Nominee have many years of education and work experience so don't be put off by age when your skills are in demand. In fact, rather than close to retirement and 'on the way out' Mr Y-C-D has been fundamental in training up the younger technicians on 'new technology' that he has been using for years whilst working in the UK oil and gas industry.

Also, looking further down the line, it's our children (and their children) who will spend their lives contributing to the Canadian economy for decades to come (presuming they continue to live here as adults of course).

On a final note, perhaps it's where we lived, but age didn't seem to matter when applying for jobs back in Aberdeen - it's the skills and experience they wanted. A good tradesman can get a job anywhere. Good luck
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Thanks so much for your guidance. My head is buzzing now with thoughts. This really is a great site.
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