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i need help about the point system

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i need help about the point system

Post Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:06 am

i am hoping to move to Canada within the next two or three yeas i have done the online assesments and i am 10 points short, if i have a job organised before i go i will have enough points, what i would like to know is if i cannot find a job before i go is it still worth applying or is ther no movement within their point system?
also, how do you get an employer to keep a job open for upto two years, this seems very srange an unlikely,if you have any advice i would be very greatfull,
one final question i have my aunt and uncle who live in Canada already,but they are my aunt and uncle by common law, does this mean i can count them as familly on my application forms?
if anyone has any other useful advise of any kind it would be great.

all help greatfully received


Re: i need help about the point system

Post Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:46 pm


Can you speak, read, and write BOTH English and French? If so you should have more than enough points to come to Canada. In addition, what level of formal education do you have? How about actual working experience in a specific type of employment? All of those are important to your application to come to Canada. We re looking for those who have advanced education, and or special skills in a recognised trade or profession, such as mechanics, engineers and construction trades, or computer scientists, or medical technologists.

The Aunt and Uncle by common law relation are not able to sponsor you.

On the employment question, you have it backwards.

First you have to go thru the applicantion process ,and get your Permanent Resident card in your hand, then you come to Canada and seek work. With the PR card in your hand, you can apply for, and accept any job that you are offered immediately. You will be treated as an equal in job interviews.

If possible, I strongly suggest that you come to Canada for a VISIT , as a tourist, first, to see how you like it here. Do as much research as you can about the country and the way we live here. There are lots of information websites about Canada. Here is one to look at for a start.

If I can be of more help to you, ask me here.

Jim Bunting. Toronto.


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Re: i need help about the point system

Post Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:41 am

Hello Amylou,

A warm welcome to Expat Focus. I hope you are able to find the support you are seeking.

Some additional advice would be:

- it usually takes between 18-36 months to complete the application process once it is submitted, so plan yourself around that timeframe. (Don't start too late if you have a target timeline in mind...)

- having a job offer confirmed before applying can be a huge benefit, but is not common...or even likely - unless your common-law family can help to arrange.

(Example: When people relocate to Canada through a business transfer from their current employer, a job offer is arranged and the processing time is greatly shortened.)

- identifying your marketable skills for Canada, and networking for the next year or so to explore potential friendships, business relationships and opportunities within the business community that you seek to become part of in Canada - is all great advice.

Do some exploring, and seek out valuable contacts within Canada and this can be the first step in arranging a job prior to applying. Also, networking at your current location, within business organizations, chambers of comerce, social clubs etc. is just as valuable.

Best of luck, and let me know if I can be of any assistance.



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