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    Received CEC Invitation without Completing One year. Accept or Decline?

    This is not the best advice. It's at the discretion of the officer who is reviewing your application. If you do not meet the MEC at the time of ITA, decline it and get an ITA when you meet it. The only time you want to go ahead with it is when you know that you won't get an ITA in the upcoming...
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    Yes. Simple math would disprove his atrocious claims. While FSW candidates have to be hopeful, there is no good reason to mislead others with baseless calculations. The current data support the claim that candidates are joining the pool at a good rate despite the interruptions in the IELTS...
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    Personal history - slightly off

    Hi everyone, I just realized that one of my part-time employments disclosed in personal history (not work history) is slightly off by a month. I worked from Feb 2018 to the end of June 2018 but I mentioned the period as Feb 2018 to August 2018 as I did not have my record of employment at the...
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    Yes. Some people have lower CRS scores just because of their age. Higher CRS score just means they fit the criteria of IRCC better than someone with a lower score. While Express Entry is a competition, there is absolutely no reason to dislike or hate the idea of some lower-ranked candidates...
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    Don't pay any attention to them. It is because they are super judgy trolls who think people with lower CRS scores do not deserve to immigrate to Canada. What is ironic is some of them might have immigrated back in those days where it was not uncommon for the cut-off score to be below 450...
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    You are pretty spot on. Even if there's a huge backlog of high-scoring FSW candidates in the pool, the cut-off will eventually stabilize around 470-475. The first few draws might have a higher cut-off score, but it is realistic to expect it to drop back to the pre-COVID range.
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    Stop this. You either get too motivated and say 460s will get ITAs soon, or get depressed and create posts like this. I can see that you are stressed out. You probably hate the 470s like me, but take some time off to clear your head and re-think your strategy. Candidates with a CRS score less...
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    Ray of hope - 152nd Draw - CEC

    I second this. While I do not fall into any of these categories, I had a bachelor's degree before I did a two-year program in Canada. Having 2 or more degrees + CLB 10 + 1 year of Canadian work experience helped my case. I can't emphasize the importance of CLB 10 and degrees.
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    Just curious. Have you maxed out on IELTS or CELPIP already?
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    A PNP draw just happened.
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    If we have a general draw tomorrow, my prediction is 475-477.
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    I agree. Canada is brutal when it comes to age. Someone with two or more certificates, CLB 10, and a year of Canadian work experience gets very close to an outland candidate with 3+ years of foreign skilled experience, a master's degree, and a CLB 10. I made these comparisons assuming both the...
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    It's funny you mention that. I was talking to some H1B visa holders in the USA who could easily get an ITA in any FSW draw, but they told me they don't want to come to Canada due to the weather. This came from folks that were living in the northern states. In my opinion, temporary foreign...
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    Ray of hope - FSW - 1

    Lol, I second this. Some people are just not realistic. The cut-off for CEC draws dropped because they were CEC exclusive draws. When FSW draws resume, it will include all the streams and with the steady supply of candidates with 470+ points, I highly doubt it is going to drop to 460s anytime...
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    Ray of hope - 152nd Draw - CEC

    This is how you should be calculating your work experience if you are working less than 30 hrs a week. You take the number of hours you work every week and divide it by 30. Keep adding those values until you reach 52. That's when you qualify for Express Entry. You said 13 months, so I am...
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    Ray of hope - 152nd Draw - CEC

    If it's a CEC draw, it will likely drop. It's hard to say. It can go either way. If it's going to be a general draw, expect the cut-off to be around 475ish. I guess we will have to wait until this Wednesday to find it out.
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    COPR received - Next steps.

    No problem at all. I am happy to help. I think PRTDs are emailed if the VACs close to you are closed. I wish you good luck!
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    COPR received - Next steps.

    COPR documents have an expiry date. They usually expire one year from the date of your upfront medical exam. Again, I can't say if it's a COPR or not without looking at it. Local visa officers are doing this procedure differently, some are sending COPR to inland candidates and asking them to...
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    COPR received - Next steps.

    Yes, you need to have the photos stamped by the photographer and you have to write your UCI number when you send your photographs. You have to send these photos once you are in Canada.
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    COPR received - Next steps.

    If it states you are a permanent resident, you are a permanent resident. Inland applicants have been getting different versions of this document. It is hard for me to say if it's a COPR or some other document without seeing it. Anyways, this document is obviously meant to help you apply for a...