Im currently in US and plan to apply for Canada EE sometime in 2020 or 2021, because cant count on getting US green card anytime soon, and want to give myself some backup plan.
When looking at the CRS point system, Ive noticed age and YOE both contribute. And FYI, Im 28.5 now, and have 2 YOE of SWE.
But it seems 2 YOE and 3+ YOE fall into two different buckets when it comes to point calculation. But when I hit 3 YOE I’ll be 29.5 (turning 30 causes age point deduction depends on how fast EE processes).
So my question is, shoud I apply EE now with 2 YOE, or should I wait til I hit 3 YOE? Which is better and will give me better advatange in the point calculation?
Another question is, can I apply when I have 2 years and 10 months YOE and claim it as 3 YOE?
Then realized that it's not actually a backup or like US green card.
You have to physically stay in Canada for 2 years at any given time within last 5 years to maintain it.
US green card is so easy to maintain, you just visit US once in 6 months.
So, if you take it as backup and not move within 3 years to Canada, your PR status will be revoked. I would not even consider it backup unless you really wanna move.
Also, you are in FB. If things go south in US or you really wanna move, you can ask FB to move you to Canada office and you get easy 200 points for having job offer (this will be more than the points you loose for age!)