what about points? if u have 67 without 2.5 yrs exp, I think u should go for it. but if 2.5 yrs. is mandatory to get 67 points, then u have to wait. CIO wants the full application package. nothing can be added later if not asked by CIO/ VO.
Thank you for sharing, here are the points that I have calculated
Education: Master's or PhD and at least 17 years of full time study = 25 points
English/French: English only = 16 points
Work Experience: 1 year = 15 points
Age: 21-49 = 10 points
Arranged employment: none = 0 points
Adaptability: A Spouse with a master's degree or PhD and at least 17 years of full-time studies = 5 points
Relatives in Canada (spouse) = 5 points
Total with just 1 year of experience = 76 points
With 2 years of work experience = 76 + 2 = 78 points
So yes, I agree with you, I should just go ahead and apply with just 1 year of experience. However, what bothers me a lot is the fact that on the new check list, IMM5621 (09-2011), it states that "if your application lacks any of the documents listed in this checklist, it will be returned to you..."
I will still list my first job as a pharmacist and will provide as much evidence as possible that I was hired to work as a pharmacist and I have requested HR to give me the job description of a pharmacist. She said she can do it but can only mail out documents within the US so I will have to wait for my friend to send the documents to me and I am just so afraid that I will not make it to the cap by then. So I am just debating whether I should just send it with my own job description for the first job?