I received my test invite on February 17; please update the spreadsheet.
App Received: Nov 28, 2019
In Process: Feb 18, 2020
Test Invite: Feb 17, 2021
Test Date: Feb 22, 2021
Thank you :)
I suggest you immediately stop talking to that "Canadian Visa Law firm" because they obviously don't have a clue what they're talking about.
We've already stated the CORRECT information in this thread, no need to write it out again.
No, your understanding is wrong.
Calculate your full time equivalent weeks. (26.25 hours / 30 hours) x 15 weeks = 13.125 FTE weeks
You have 40 weeks of full time experience from December 1 onwards. Add the two together. 40 + 13.125 = 53.125 weeks of experience. If that number is larger...
"Fired" generally refers to termination for cause. "Laid off" generally refers to termination without cause. I know I'm arguing semantics, but you were definitely not fired.
As for your original questions, applying using this experience shouldn't be a problem, but you would be the best judge...
As I understand it, for the second year of experience, it goes by the date you submit your eAPR. Now, I can't say if it's a huge problem that you miscalculated, that's up to the VO to determine, but my best guess is that you're fine.