|Category||Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP, Non-Express Entry)|
|File Number Issued||2014-12-23|
|Processing time (Days):||242|
Many of our successful clients are from the IT industry. We have helped several Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NOC 2133) and Software Engineers (NOC 2173) immigrate to Canada under both the old Federal Skilled Worker Program (Non-Express Entry) and under Express Entry.
Client is from a world renowned IT company, involving in the manufacturing of iPhones and other Apple products.
Like many IT professionals, Client has excellent English skills and is very knowledgeable of the Canadian immigration system. However, there were still some issues that he could not resolve, which was why he retained us to provide professional help.
Difficulties in this Case:
How to Get the Maximum Points?
You can claim points under Adaptability if you have relatives in Canada. But what do you do if your birth certificate does not have your name on it? What do you do if your relatives changed their names?
Help! I Can’t Prove My Employment!
Mergers and acquisitions are very common in the IT industry. But how do you prove your past employment when your company had been merged, your previous supervisor had resigned, and your new company refused to provide you any reference letters?
How to Overcome the Application Cap?
Under the old system, you can only submit an application if you had experience in one of the eligible occupations. In addition, each occupation had a “cap”, i.e. a limited number of applications CIC would accept. Once the cap was full, CIC would return all other applications for that particular occupation.
Unfortunately, there was no way for anyone to predict when the cap would be reached. This resulted in a huge number of returned cases submitted after July 2014.
How We Successfully Overcame the Application Cap
Canadian immigration laws specified the instances where one cannot file multiple PR applications simultaneously. For example, Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) Section 10(5) states:
(5) No sponsorship application may be filed by a sponsor in respect of a person if the sponsor has filed another sponsorship application in respect of that same person and a final decision has not been made in respect of that other application.
However, not too many people know that the Federal Skilled Worker PR application is not affected by this restriction. This means one can submit several Federal Skilled Worker applications under different occupations simultaneously.
We analyzed Client’s past employment history carefully and arrived at the conclusion that it would be beneficial for the Client to submit TWO (2) different Federal Skilled Worker applications. This way, if the cap was full of one of them, he would still be accepted under another occupation.
Many of the Client’s friends and co-workers submitted their applications at around the same time. However, because the cap was already full, their applications got returned. Fortunately, our Client decided to follow our professional advice and he became the only person in this group to receive PR successfully.
How We Successfully Obtained the Maximum Points for Client
We drafted a detailed cover letter explaining how he was able to get the maximum points he was allowed to and submitted two 80-page packages to CIC. We were also able to prove his previous employment and ties with his relatives in Canada. At the end of the day, we were able to get him the maximum points he was allowed to get and proved how he deserved every single point.
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