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Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

Old Nov 25th 2009, 2:16 pm
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My situation:
  • Currently in Canada on BUNAC WP (so an LMO was not previously applied for)
  • Working in a job that is on the BC PNP - IT Work

I asked today if they will provide me with the paperwork for the BC PNP. After a little while they came back with the answer that another person in the company had essentially "found that the BC PNP took twice as long as the FSW route". And on that basis they prefer I do the FSW route!

Now initially I was a bit shaken as all my research showed the PNP was the faster route, however, they are essentially saying they want me to go the longer way. I'm also concerned that if I question this or push too hard, it won't happen at all by either method.

I have a few questions:
  1. Should I go down the FSW Route anyway? Will the time between application and PR granted be much longer? I know the PNP takes about 8ish months from application to PR, but how long for FSW?
  2. Will an LMO now be required? If my BUNAC Visa runs out, can a TWP be acquired reasonably easily?
  3. Depending on the answer to that, should I try and make the case for a review of the decision?

Please feel free to post questions... I kind of need my mind putting to rest
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

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Originally Posted by hpka
My situation:
  • Currently in Canada on BUNAC WP (so an LMO was not previously applied for)
  • Working in a job that is on the BC PNP - IT Work

I asked today if they will provide me with the paperwork for the BC PNP. After a little while they came back with the answer that another person in the company had essentially "found that the BC PNP took twice as long as the FSW route". And on that basis they prefer I do the FSW route!

Now initially I was a bit shaken as all my research showed the PNP was the faster route, however, they are essentially saying they want me to go the longer way. I'm also concerned that if I question this or push too hard, it won't happen at all by either method.

I have a few questions:
  1. Should I go down the FSW Route anyway? Will the time between application and PR granted be much longer? I know the PNP takes about 8ish months from application to PR, but how long for FSW?
  2. Will an LMO now be required? If my BUNAC Visa runs out, can a TWP be acquired reasonably easily?
  3. Depending on the answer to that, should I try and make the case for a review of the decision?

Please feel free to post questions... I kind of need my mind putting to rest
1. To apply for FSW1 you have to have had 1 years experience in an occupation on the list of 38, the only IT one is 0213 which is a management position.
2. For FSW 2/3 you would have had to have worked in Canada for a year or studied or have arranged employment.
3. For PNP 6-10 months in Buffalo plus the processing time for the PNP.
4. FSW1/2/3 2-3 months at Sydney, and if qualified 6-12 months at the processing office.
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Old Nov 25th 2009, 5:28 pm
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

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1. To apply for FSW1 you have to have had 1 years experience in an occupation on the list of 38, the only IT one is 0213 which is a management position.
2. For FSW 2/3 you would have had to have worked in Canada for a year or studied or have arranged employment.
3. For PNP 6-10 months in Buffalo plus the processing time for the PNP.
4. FSW1/2/3 2-3 months at Sydney, and if qualified 6-12 months at the processing office.
Thanks for the reply.

Am I right in thinking I can do FSW2/3 if my employer gets an LMO which is favorable? (source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...employment.asp)

And also, if I read your post, am I right to expect the whole thing to take about 3 extra months on average? edit: assuming BC PNP is about a month

Edit: A further question, can I get a Temporary Work Permit to cover any short fall in my visa?

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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

Originally Posted by hpka
Thanks for the reply.

Am I right in thinking I can do FSW2/3 if my employer gets an LMO which is favorable? (source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...employment.asp)

And also, if I read your post, am I right to expect the whole thing to take about 3 extra months on average? edit: assuming BC PNP is about a month

Edit: A further question, can I get a Temporary Work Permit to cover any short fall in my visa?
Hi,

You can do FSW2 if your employer gets you an AEO...if you think your BUNAC permit is going to run out before your PR comes through you'll have to get them to apply for an LMO for you to get another work permit.

If you go the LMO/work permit route you can use this plus an offer of employment letter from your company to then apply for PR (FSW2) and you won't need the AEO
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

So essentially, the best route really would be (if not PNP):
1. Get LMO
2. Use LMO to get TWP
3. Use the same LMO to then get PR while on the TWP?
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

Originally Posted by hpka
So essentially, the best route really would be (if not PNP):
1. Get LMO
2. Use LMO to get TWP
3. Use the same LMO to then get PR while on the TWP?
Yep seems that way to me
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

Originally Posted by hpka
So essentially, the best route really would be (if not PNP):
1. Get LMO
2. Use LMO to get TWP
3. Use the same LMO to then get PR while on the TWP?

Can I ask. If you use LMO to get PR while on TWP, which FSW is that?
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Old Nov 26th 2009, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by Miss Clinque
Can I ask. If you use LMO to get PR while on TWP, which FSW is that?
It's FSW 2 (Arranged Employment) but you have to get a supporting offer letter of permanent full time employment from your employer to go with the LMO.
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

Thanks, your all being really helpful as always

Ok last question... should I be too upset that I'm not doing PNP? I know it sounds silly...
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

Originally Posted by lucieg
It's FSW 2 (Arranged Employment) but you have to get a supporting offer letter of permanent full time employment from your employer to go with the LMO.
Thanks for your reply. My husband works for a company that he now owns a large share in, and I wasnt sure which FSW we would have applied under. The comapany are using a lawyer who seems very good, but never seems to answer my queastions as he deals with my OH most of the time.

Thanks again

Jacqui
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Default Re: Work would prefer I used the FSW Route - rather than PNP

Originally Posted by hpka
Thanks, your all being really helpful as always

Ok last question... should I be too upset that I'm not doing PNP? I know it sounds silly...
) No you shouldnt be upset! It really doesnt matter which way you go - at the end you get your PR - that's what is really most important!

All the best!
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