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Ray of Hope - 139th Draw

jrossi

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Jan 13, 2020
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Seems like an over-reaction if they did. Slowing down intake, or stopping it all together, would end up burdening the system if they intend to reach the targets that they just confirmed this week. There's, also, probably, still a high number of candidates in 450-470 range to pull from. Plus, outright suspending EE would end up costing people already in the pool points due to increasing age, expiring language results or ECA, as well as those people in Canada who need an ITA to apply so they can remain and keep working via implied status.
Yes, I do agree with you. It's way more probable that none of this actually happens... either IELTS cancelled in Canada or IRCC stopping issuing ITAs. I was just imagining what a "worst case scenario" would be.
 

rajapanesar

Champion Member
Jan 31, 2019
1,597
532
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Punjab, India
Category........
FSW
NOC Code......
1241
App. Filed.......
19/09/2019
Yes, I do agree with you. It's way more probable that none of this actually happens... either IELTS cancelled in Canada or IRCC stopping issuing ITAs. I was just imagining what a "worst case scenario" would be.
Worst case scenario will be more than half of the world's population dying due to the pandemic.
 
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ingoingoingo

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Jan 25, 2020
146
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Alberta
Category........
AINP
NOC Code......
3111 (CRS 1058)
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
31-01-2020
Nomination.....
11-03-2020
AOR Received.
07-02-2020
IELTS Request
30-11-2019
Med's Done....
07-02-2020
Worst case scenario will be more than half of the world's population dying due to the pandemic.
That exceeds all the reasonable worst case scenarios being used by epidemiologists in modelling. The case fatality rate has been nowhere near 50% in any region. This isn’t like Thanos in Marvel universe! But take it seriously, follow general precautions (hand washing, respiratory etiquette and cleaning) and any further measures as advised by local public health agency.

It may affect people flying in to Canada. But visas and expiry dates will very likely be automatically extended during peak of COVID (as other countries have done). It makes zero sense to suspend EE. It’s a computerized system!
 
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rajapanesar

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Jan 31, 2019
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FSW
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App. Filed.......
19/09/2019
That exceeds all the reasonable worst case scenarios being used by epidemiologists in modelling. The case fatality rate has been nowhere near 50% in any region. This isn’t like Thanos in Marvel universe! But take it seriously, follow general precautions (hand washing, respiratory etiquette and cleaning) and any further measures as advised by local public health agency.

It may affect people flying in to Canada. But visas and expiry dates will very likely be automatically extended during peak of COVID (as other countries have done). It makes zero sense to suspend EE. It’s a computerized system!
Agreed. Thanos's snap would have been immediate, and yes, IRCC have already said something like what you quote here, about visa extensions and other things.

On a different note, have you guys played a game called plague.inc?
Eerily similar to what we see on the pandemic world map.
 

Jazzpanag

Star Member
Jul 7, 2019
69
6
NOC Code......
1241
IELTS Request
L-8,R-8,S-7.5,W-7.5
Hey Buddy,
I have a question. I believe you have an MBA and got MBA equivalency for that. If yes, from where did you get the MBA degree and did you opt CES to get the ECA done?
I studied MBA from Anna Univ (2 Years Distance Education) and my certificate reads MBA - Technology Management. I have sent mine to CES with a hope that they will give Masters Equivalency.
Do you think I will get the Masters


Equivalency from CES if you have idea on this
I have also sent for ces,can you share your no.
 

Lazybug

Star Member
May 1, 2019
146
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On the topic of the pandemic, WES has issued a notice that the evaluations might take longer.

I am not sure if the draws would be affected in the future.
 

Immibug

Newbie
Mar 15, 2020
6
1
Cancellation of ielts at some places plus delay from wes should bring cutoff down a lil atleast for 1 or 2 draws. What say?
 

jrossi

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Jan 13, 2020
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As a matter of fact, from the top 10 biggest providers of immigrants, 5 have IELTS restrictions in place.

TOTAL restrictions:
China
Saudi Arabia

PARCIAL restrictions:
USA (6 locations)
UK (1 location)
United Arab Emirates (2 locations, but probably the biggest ones)

I do think all of these will result in less than a 3% impact in the overall pool, based on the distribution of percentages of each of these countries. To be quite honest, the only way for us to see a major impact would be if both USA and India stopped applying IELTS tests across the entire country.
 
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Akrial

Full Member
Jan 26, 2020
40
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Let's not base our hope on the spread of Covid-19. We should pray that the world comes out of this trauma as soon as possible.
This virus will bring a severe economic recession and would affect negatively even if we are able to land a PR.
 

Wrath

Hero Member
Nov 3, 2019
230
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Toronto
Category........
CEC
Let's not base our hope on the spread of Covid-19. We should pray that the world comes out of this trauma as soon as possible.
This virus will bring a severe economic recession and would affect negatively even if we are able to land a PR.
Very well said sir.
 

Mandeep1989

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Oct 23, 2017
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Based on IELTS restrictions, it doesn't seem to be the case, since the only major country that had IELTS sessions cancelled was China, and they count for only about 2% of the outland applicants, so... almost irrelevant. As a matter of fact, I think it can actually INCREASE the score.
If I haven't done IELTS yet, I would probably jump ahead and schedule my text ASAP, in the fear of this pandemia getting worst and worst.

My biggest fear is, if indeed IELTS starts to get cancelled in major EE countries, such as Philippines, India, USA and Canada, then... maybe IRCC will consider stopping issuing ITAs as a way to be fair with the new candidates trying to enter the pool.
This won’t happen unless IRCC shuts down . IRCC is not there to favour any country , regardless of whatever happens der . If ielts gets cancelled in INDIA, then there I’ll be a huge drop in CRS.
 

ya222

Star Member
Feb 20, 2020
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Is it possible that they make CEC applicant eligible only for the round or they cancel or delay the draw for this week. Just asking !! dont be upset