Here it comes...a long awaited update in FSW which is now rephrased as FSWC....http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2012/2012-08-18/html/reg2-eng.html
If I assess my profile than it would be as follows;
Age - previously awarded 10 points ..now 12
English Language - previously I gained 12 points
(R5, W6.5, L6, S7.. cumulative 6 band) ...may be it will now change to 20 points..(seniors please help me to calculate) Also if some ine can put some light on CLB/NCLC 7 abilities and minimum requirements per ability
Work experience - previously 21 points now as per new rule 15 points
Education - B. Pharm (4 years) previously awarded 20 points ...as per new rule it might change to 22 points based on credential assessment report
Spouse language ability - 5 points (would have to get her registered for the closest exam date
Arranged employment - Nopes
My NOC is Industrial pharmacist (3131)..Being optimistic the new calculation gives me 74 points
weeewwwww dont know what actual will be...
However following few things need to be clarified and I would request all seniors, experienced fellow to please give their best feedback on this new update, (please note all below statements are just my own queries and devoid of any official reference);
NOC list is not updated, whether CIC will no longer give it any importance or it will pop up when the quota re-opens i.e. Jan 2013?
Credential assessment is a bit tricky...Is it categorized based on nature of occupation or in other words an individuals work experience?
For e.g Case No. 1: If a B.Pharm candidate is working as a community pharmacist/hospital pharmacist he/she might not have to get their credentials evaluated as they are working in a regulated occupation (where a professional body has been designated by CIC to conduct such assessments like PEBC etc.).
Case No. 2: If a B.Pharm is working in a pharmaceutical company as Industrial pharmacist, he/she must have to get the credentials assessed themselves before sending the application (as the occupation doesnt require licensing to practice pharmacy.
As we move on i am sure lot of people will come up with their reservations and interpetations as well.
Please keep this discussion alive to better harness ourselves for yet another opportunity to be a successfully applicant coming year.