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Applying for work permit and permanent residency at the same time

krstn29

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Mar 29, 2019
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Hi. I am applying for a work permit through an agency. I already have a positive LMIA and a job offer. Would it be okay to apply for a permanent residency through express entry while my work permit is still in process?
 

scylla

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Jun 8, 2010
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Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Yes - you can apply for Express Entry now.

Be careful when dealing with agencies. Most are scams.
 

krstn29

Star Member
Mar 29, 2019
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My future employer was the one who got the assistance of the agency, same agency who helped him process the LMIA.
Should the details in my work permit exactly be the same as that in my express entry? In my work permit, under the question 'how many funds in canadian dollar do I have', I answered 2500cad since the agency said that available funds is not really a requirement for a work permit but it will be used only as a bonus point. In my express entry app, I need to have at least 19400CAD to be eligible for PR app since I have two children.
 

krstn29

Star Member
Mar 29, 2019
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Also, I'm planning to retake my IELTS hopefully to have a higher score so that I can gain higher or additional point in my express entry. Do I have to update the IELTS score in my work permit application too?
 

krstn29

Star Member
Mar 29, 2019
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Hi, is you PR app already approved? Did they reconsidered your biometrics?
My pr app is still on process. According to an agent I talked to, since I am already in Canada, I don't have to submit another biometric, although I am still not sure about it. Will order gcms note for me to know the real status of my application.
 

xander1015

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Sep 13, 2019
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My pr app is still on process. According to an agent I talked to, since I am already in Canada, I don't have to submit another biometric, although I am still not sure about it. Will order gcms note for me to know the real status of my application.
I just got a reply from IRCC and it says biometrics is required for me and my dependent. Permanent residence applicants must submit biometrics in each application regardless of possible previous biometrics on file.
 

krstn29

Star Member
Mar 29, 2019
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I just got a reply from IRCC and it says biometrics is required for me and my dependent. Permanent residence applicants must submit biometrics in each application regardless of possible previous biometrics on file.
Are you already inside Canada?
 

danilorniepes

Full Member
Dec 20, 2017
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hi @krstn29 , It might be a late question as I am not sure if you will reply again or not. Does the NOC code in your work permit and NOC code is your PR is the same?

I have the same case as yours, my employer get an agency to process my work permit but at the same time I would like also to apply for my PR application, can you give any advice?
 

krstn29

Star Member
Mar 29, 2019
94
4
hi @krstn29 , It might be a late question as I am not sure if you will reply again or not. Does the NOC code in your work permit and NOC code is your PR is the same?

I have the same case as yours, my employer get an agency to process my work permit but at the same time I would like also to apply for my PR application, can you give any advice?
Yes, they are the same. All the data declared in your work permit should match the data in your pr app since you'll be using one UCI or unique client identifier.