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Meeting MEC at e-APR instead of ITA

Chichu456

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May 5, 2016
138
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CEC
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Edmonton
NOC Code......
1212
AOR Received.
02-12-1991
Med's Done....
18-12-2019
LANDED..........
18-09-2016
  • If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is equal to or higher than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application will not be refused under section A11.2, as long as the applicant’s supporting documentation corroborates their claims and they continue to meet the MEC for Express Entry, including the requirements of the program to which they were invited to apply.
  • If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is lower than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application should be refused under section A11.2 for not having maintained the qualifications that would justify the ITA.
As per this rules i am filling my e- APR this week. I have completed 52 weeks in B - NOC job in Canada and have got the ITA on 13, Nov 2019 under CEC. While i received my ITA i have completed only 50 weeks of Canadian experience. Still i am hopeful to file the e-APR this time since i have completed 52 weeks as of now.

After all the suggestions and critics i am planning to submit the e-APR supporting the following statements.

"If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is equal to or higher than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application will not be refused under section A11.2, as long as the applicant’s supporting documentation corroborates their claims and they continue to meet the MEC for Express Entry, including the requirements of the program to which they were invited to apply."

"
Under section A11.2, an officer may not issue a visa to an applicant who did not or does not meet the Express Entry minimum entry criteria (MEC) or did not or does not possess the qualifications for which they received their CRS score at the time when

  • the invitation to apply (ITA) was issued; or
  • the e-APR was received by IRCC."
Hoping anyone who had been in this similar situation would comment.

Thanks Harry
 

Chichu456

Star Member
May 5, 2016
138
2
Canada
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
1212
AOR Received.
02-12-1991
Med's Done....
18-12-2019
LANDED..........
18-09-2016
  • If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is equal to or higher than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application will not be refused under section A11.2, as long as the applicant’s supporting documentation corroborates their claims and they continue to meet the MEC for Express Entry, including the requirements of the program to which they were invited to apply.
  • If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is lower than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application should be refused under section A11.2 for not having maintained the qualifications that would justify the ITA.
As per this rules i am filling my e- APR this week. I have completed 52 weeks in B - NOC job in Canada and have got the ITA on 13, Nov 2019 under CEC. While i received my ITA i have completed only 50 weeks of Canadian experience. Still i am hopeful to file the e-APR this time since i have completed 52 weeks as of now.

After all the suggestions and critics i am planning to submit the e-APR supporting the following statements.

"If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is equal to or higher than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application will not be refused under section A11.2, as long as the applicant’s supporting documentation corroborates their claims and they continue to meet the MEC for Express Entry, including the requirements of the program to which they were invited to apply."

"
Under section A11.2, an officer may not issue a visa to an applicant who did not or does not meet the Express Entry minimum entry criteria (MEC) or did not or does not possess the qualifications for which they received their CRS score at the time when

  • the invitation to apply (ITA) was issued; or
  • the e-APR was received by IRCC."
Hoping anyone who had been in this similar situation would comment.

Thanks Harry


anyone have any suggestions??
 

indianstudent96

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This looks like a grey area to me. It could go either ways, but I would like to think that qualifications at the time of e-APR trump the qualifications and score at the time of ITA. For example, if someone got 475 during ITA and they end up having only 445 due to inaccurate information (age is an exception), it only makes sense to refuse the application. While on the other hand an applicant makes a profile with correct information (mind you, it's the system that takes it in months, not you misrepresenting) and end up getting an ITA for the correct information, but submit e-APR after gaining a year of experience, it shouldn't be a big deal. Then again, it's my opinion and I could be wrong. What did you end up doing?
 

Chichu456

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May 5, 2016
138
2
Canada
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
1212
AOR Received.
02-12-1991
Med's Done....
18-12-2019
LANDED..........
18-09-2016
This looks like a grey area to me. It could go either ways, but I would like to think that qualifications at the time of e-APR trump the qualifications and score at the time of ITA. For example, if someone got 475 during ITA and they end up having only 445 due to inaccurate information (age is an exception), it only makes sense to refuse the application. While on the other hand an applicant makes a profile with correct information (mind you, it's the system that takes it in months, not you misrepresenting) and end up getting an ITA for the correct information, but submit e-APR after gaining a year of experience, it shouldn't be a big deal. Then again, it's my opinion and I could be wrong. What did you end up doing?
Still in progress. Application under CEC Edmonton VO
 
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indianstudent96

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Still in progress. Application under CEC Edmonton VO
Looks good to me. You can also order GCMS notes to see if you went pass section 11.2 in the preliminary evaluation. If it shows as 'met,' you should not have any problems with it. Do you mind if I ask you how long it has been since your e-APR?
 

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This looks like a grey area to me. It could go either ways, but I would like to think that qualifications at the time of e-APR trump the qualifications and score at the time of ITA.
It´s actually the other way around. You must meet the MEC at the ITA (as well as at the eAPR). For the CRS points, it will be enough to meet those at the time of the eAPR.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/express-entry/assessing-electronic-application-on-section-a11-2.html

"Applicants must meet the MEC to be accepted into the Express Entry pool and must also meet the MEC when they are issued an ITA and when they submit their e-APR." Doesn´t look grey to me.

As for the CRS Score:
"If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is equal to or higher than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application will not be refused under section A11.2, as long as the applicant’s supporting documentation corroborates their claims and they continue to meet the MEC for Express Entry, including the requirements of the program to which they were invited to apply. "
 

Chichu456

Star Member
May 5, 2016
138
2
Canada
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
1212
AOR Received.
02-12-1991
Med's Done....
18-12-2019
LANDED..........
18-09-2016
Looks good to me. You can also order GCMS notes to see if you went pass section 11.2 in the preliminary evaluation. If it shows as 'met,' you should not have any problems with it. Do you mind if I ask you how long it has been since your e-APR?
E- Apr was Dec 2, 2019
 

Chichu456

Star Member
May 5, 2016
138
2
Canada
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
1212
AOR Received.
02-12-1991
Med's Done....
18-12-2019
LANDED..........
18-09-2016
It´s actually the other way around. You must meet the MEC at the ITA (as well as at the eAPR). For the CRS points, it will be enough to meet those at the time of the eAPR.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/express-entry/assessing-electronic-application-on-section-a11-2.html

"Applicants must meet the MEC to be accepted into the Express Entry pool and must also meet the MEC when they are issued an ITA and when they submit their e-APR." Doesn´t look grey to me.

As for the CRS Score:
"If the applicant’s CRS score at the time of the e-APR is equal to or higher than the lowest-ranked score in the round of invitations, the application will not be refused under section A11.2, as long as the applicant’s supporting documentation corroborates their claims and they continue to meet the MEC for Express Entry, including the requirements of the program to which they were invited to apply. "
So seems to be safe i suppose!!
 

indianstudent96

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So seems to be safe i suppose!!
Just out of curiosity, did you have any work experience in your home country prior to getting the ITA? I understand that you got your ITA before completing a year of Canadian work experience.
 

Chichu456

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May 5, 2016
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Canada
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
1212
AOR Received.
02-12-1991
Med's Done....
18-12-2019
LANDED..........
18-09-2016
Just out of curiosity, did you have any work experience in your home country prior to getting the ITA? I understand that you got your ITA before completing a year of Canadian work experience.
Yes I have 1.5years in NOC B from Back home as well.
 

indianstudent96

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Yes I have 1.5years in NOC B from Back home as well.
If it was continuous and within last 10 years, you might have qualified for FSW. Did you claim points for it? If you didn't meet MEC for CEC, but met MEC for FSW, they might still consider your application.
 

Chichu456

Star Member
May 5, 2016
138
2
Canada
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
1212
AOR Received.
02-12-1991
Med's Done....
18-12-2019
LANDED..........
18-09-2016
If it was continuous and within last 10 years, you might have qualified for FSW. Did you claim points for it? If you didn't meet MEC for CEC, but met MEC for FSW, they might still consider your application.
It was continuous but in my profile it was showing as I only met the CEC idk why tho!