Canada Express Entry PR

Dec 7, 2019 28 Comments

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?

2 YOE
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  • Credit Karma Coca 🐨
    I assume you know this but I thought the same to have Canada PR as backup.
    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!)
    Dec 7, 2019 8
    • New
      IndUSCan

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      IndUSCanmore
      It’s not just a job offer letter. It needs to have a positive LMIA assessment (similar to LCA) but it’s not something Canadian employers tend to do so easily. Don’t take job offer for granted.

      (I’m not sure how infra company transfers work, probably that’s a little different)
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Credit Karma Coca 🐨
      ICT don't need LMIA but FB can do LMIA if needed.
      Also, even if you don't get PR, once you are in Canada on ICT, you get Canada work experience.
      For 1 year Canada work experience you will get 40 points more. All in all, if you really wanna move FB immigration will make sure to get you PR.
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Amazon
    piped boy

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    Yo-yo Chen
    piped boymore
    Apply. Case 1: EE gives preference to age I’ve experience (the points calculator won’t tell you that) but getting PR is much smoother.

    Case 2: you prolong your time in the US as you have three years once you get your PR to decide on whether to move to Canada.

    Salary will be reduced by 40% but very less likely you will get killed by a gun. Also, peace of mind and I have found people generally very welcoming and sweet. Jobs are not that much in Canada compared to US but if you get in a stable job which is descent paying then you are set for life.
    Dec 7, 2019 6
    • Amazon
      piped boy

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      Yo-yo Chen
      piped boymore
      So here’s my experience OP: Canada cares very much for young age (below30) candidates for EE (due low healthcare costs). Waiting for one year will give you higher points but that can change if more candidates apply (points allocation won’t matter if cut off goes up!) So until the cut off is in 470s and you can 8777 in IELTS you will always qualify with one year experience because of your age. If IELTS score is an issue (which I doubt for someone in FB) then gaining one experience matters OR you want to buy more time in the US by delaying your move. But given all the circumstances and with Trump coming to power again the Canada EE score is only going to go up and your age WILL matter
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Amazon wylde
      NPR isn't breaking that down by demographics. The gun crime in the US is mostly poor black and hispanic folks shooting each other.

      If you're middle class and white in the US you experience very little crime of any kind.

      NPR is also rolling suicide into gun deaths using this contorted phrase, "gun violence deaths", since focusing on homicide doesn't work out for their narrative. In countries with fewer guns people use other means to commit suicide--more hangings, jumpers, overdoses.

      Focus on gun crime excluding suicide and break it down by income and race and you will find that the US is comparable to other rich Western countries.
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Did you read the report that come out yesterday? Canada job growth has fallen to a 10 year minimum
    Dec 7, 2019 2
    • Aspect AvKW75
      Still a better option than going back to india for op
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Vrbo VAAv52
      What about Ireland? Why Ireland specifically
      Dec 21, 2019
  • New
    IndUSCan

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    IndUSCanmore
    Got these two done no matter when you plan to apply:
    - ECA (credential assessment, valid for 5 yrs)
    - IELTS / CELPIP (valid for 2 years)

    Next create an express entry profile and fill it up and keep it ready.

    Just getting to this point is easily 2-6 months for most applicants.

    Once you are ready to submit, then decide what you want to do. Don’t expect scores to go lower or stay the same. A lot of international students in Canada are graduating (number bumped after Trump 2016). They have a higher score because of Canada degree and with 1 year work exp, they get even more higher scores.

    On Cic website You can calculate and see which scenario gives you higher score.

    In either case it doesn’t hurt setting up for express entry asap.

    Once you get PR(after landing in Canada), you have less than 3 years time to move. (Because you har to stay at least 730 days in a 5 year duration after first landing)

    Don’t procrastinate because you want to calculate and get the right scores. Just create your application and submit. If after having more exp your score increases, that’s even better. In any case you don’t have the luxury to think about applying when you want. Suddenly you’ll find that you should have started the process earlier and then you’ll regret.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn mobydic
    I find it surprising how easily people consider moving to another country leaving behind all friends and family and all other attachments.
    Dec 7, 2019 2
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      IndUSCan

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      IndUSCanmore
      For people who moved to US from India, this is like doing it all over again. Not easy. But it’s a matter of self respect and living without shackles 🙂
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Amazon
      piped boy

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      piped boymore
      Absolutely, couldn’t agree more
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Cerner / Eng Zenobia
    You can wait and apply next year, but not sure how high the CRS score would be. I applied when I was 32 years old and had 7+ years of exp. During then the cut off was 450-460 and I got the ITA.

    If you have work exp in any other country, that would count as well.
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Apply sooner. Backup = if thrown out of the US then go to Canada. If that is the scenario don't apply because it maybe a waste of money. If Backup= if I get PR I will move to Canada then please apply.
    Dec 7, 2019 2
    • Facebook TLIM
      OP
      Why would it be waste of money in case 1? I thought for non resident (stay out of Canada for more than half of year) you don’t need to pay Canadian tax even if you’re Canadian PR.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng roosterooo
      Waste of money because you need to live in Canada for 2 out of 5 years to maintain PR status. It's not awarded for life.
      Dec 7, 2019
  • LinkedIn nightcrtr
    Case 1 is backup. Case 2 is making Canada the preferred choice.
    Dec 7, 2019 0

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