I am a telecommunications professional, accquired experience as a Technical Manager/Analyst in Satellite Communications, willing to apply under category of federal skilled workers
none of my relative/family member is out there in Canada but i want to be the initiator since every long journey starts with a single step, i want to take that step..
could anyone tell me that with reference to the experience mentioned above, which state would be preferable for me to land, during my company i ahd been in contact with Telesat (Ottawa, Ontario, CA) which is like one of the giants in satCOm ..
but one of my friends who met today with some Consultant by the name of Students Solution told me that the guy who dealt him there said that except Quebec, the rest of the states are not accepting immgration applications from Pakistan , and also we have to do much hurry since quebec is also about to wind up receiving applications..
This info has really put me in a situation of shock and i am so disturbed that what to do and what not to??
kindly anyone clear this confusion , any authentic/valuable information in this regard be highly appreciated ..
First you need to understand that Canada has not apparently stopped immigration from Pakistan ,but yes as the number of people getting visas from Pakistan are reduced due to many reasons such as few number of eligible professions,high number of applicants ,limited quota for ISD office etc etc.
Actually rules for CA immigration have been changed in the past few years and now yearly quota of 10,000 visas is issued for only 29 professions with 500 visas limited for every profession.This quota starts from 1st July and ends by 3oth june of next year.In order to be eligible for applying your NOC should be one of the 29 eligible NOC codes list.Important thing is that not your job title but only your job duties/responsibilities should be matching with the NOC code under which you want to apply .In order to find your matching NOC code please visit CIC website (www.cic.gc.ca
The quota for year 2011-12 has been reached and (may be) new NOC codes and quota will start from July 1st 2012 so wait atleast till July 1st.But as number of visas for every NOC code have been limited and lots of applicants are waiting to apply so quota for many NOC codes is reached usually in very short time. So in the mean time you do some research in that case at this forum ,especially read posts by QORAX .Another advice for you dont go to any concultant at all, its just a wastage of time and money .The process is very easy and simple and if you qualify you can do it very conveniently.I have read experiences of many applicants whose cases were either never filed or got rejected due to crooked consultants especially from Pakistan.
Please feel free to ask any question in this regard at this forum ,there are many many helpful and knowledgeable members at this forum ,who will be happy to assist you.
P.S. Another option is to apply through Arranged Employment Scheme ,which is exempted from quota ,in that case you need to have a full time job offer from a Canadian company (which is obviously hard to get but not impossible if you have any contact in Canada)