I just completed my family medicine residency from US in June 2011 and now doing my Fellowship in Family Medicine due to be completed in June 2012.
Last week I got my Job Offer letter to practice family medicine in Toronto, Ontario.
Now I have following questions?
1- Should I apply for a Permanent Residence or Temporary Work Permit?
2- If I file for Permanent Residence, what is the lead time that I will be able to receive my work authorization, prior to my staring date in July 2012?
3- My spouse is working in IT in US and he will be accompanying me. What option is suitable for me that allows my Spouse to work freely without any restrictions?
4- I know that I have to take IELTS, however does my spouse also needs to take IELTS and Labor Market Opinion Survey?
Awaiting for your speedy reply.
*Apply for Perm. residence under Federal skilled worker category, as soon as possible.
*Under the fast track system you and your spouse are likely to get permanent visas in less than a year. Unless there are some issues with your application. Well In time for you to start in July 12.
*You have to take IELTS and not your spouse.
*There is a cap of 500 for each occupation but you will be cap exempt since you have an offer of arranged employment.