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Ray of Hope - 145th Draw - CEC

Islander216

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Can you blame them? The way the U.S treats legal immigrants. They're always saying just do things the right way, and you'll be welcomed. Well that doesn't seem like the case.

The majority of them would already be PRs in Canada.

But yes, prepare to compete. These guys are highly educated, have very good work experience, and good language skills.
 

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Can you blame them? The way the U.S treats legal immigrants. They're always saying just do things the right way, and you'll be welcomed. Well that doesn't seem like the case.

The majority of them would already be PRs in Canada.

But yes, prepare to compete. These guys are highly educated, have very good work experience, and good language skills.
I did my undergrad in the US so trust me I know. After a while, you think why the **** am I trying to hard when it's clear I'm not wanted here. And yes I agree they are all competitive and will probably pull the score closer to 481
 

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Hi Guys,

This is probably a dumb question but I am gonna ask anyway. Our CRS score is 481 and we are in US on H1B visa. I came across a post in this thread which says if FSW gets their chance in the next draw CRS score selection would be between 467 to 469. Is it reasonable that we expect an ITA or we wont because our score is a bit higher. Any feedback is greatly appreciated
You will get ITA whenever the general draws resume. Score prediction means that would be the lowest, anything above the cut off point would get ITA. Hopefully, the next draw would be a general one.
 

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PREDICTION FOR NEXT DRAW: 29 APRIL, 2020

CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS

ITA’s: 3,500-3700
CRS: 449 – 451

PROVINCE NOMINEE PROGRAM
ITA’s: 200 – 300
CRS: 600 & above


OR

FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER
ITA’s: 3900

CRS: 467 – 469
467 makes a lot of sense considering the score distribution from the last ROI. Or 468 max. The only way it's going to be higher is if high-scoring candidates of over a thousand enter the pool between the last draw and the next one. I think the next draw would be a general draw too. It will tell on the low-scoring CEC candidates. FSW candidates would almost certainly take all the spots because they seem to be the only one with high-scoring candidates at the moment. Whenever the general draws resume, I expect CRS to nosedive a little pending when IELTS start to release results again.
 

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Its not going to happen. I remember back in 2017 when people were saying that the score will go below 400 and look what end up happening.
Then i should not expect ITA right and loose all hopes because 451(CEC) is very low and chances are very less for another CEC draw right.
 

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Its not going to happen. I remember back in 2017 when people were saying that the score will go below 400 and look what end up happening.
If it's a CEC only draw, why not? I doubt the pool has refilled to an extent where the cut-off score will rise, especially with the issues related to the pandemic.

Another 3.7k draw i think will lead to a drop, how big a drop that we can't know.

Also, people should realize with the lockdowns, assessing authorities have suspended ECAs, IELTS exams have been suspended, this will lead to the pool not refilling as quickly as it usually does.

So it actually bodes well for the people already in the pool.

Then i should not expect ITA right and loose all hopes because 451(CEC) is very low and chances are very less for another CEC draw right.
No, on the contrary, what i said is there are likely to be more CEC draws this year, and this will lead to them drawing from further down the pool. Who would have predicted a cut-off score of 455? Why not 451? Especially if the next draw is CEC.

IRCC has not committed, by any means, to do only CEC draws this year.
My bad, i phrased that clumsily, what i meant was IRCC have committed to having CEC exclusive draws this year, so there is every chance that there will be others to follow.

I didn't mean there will be only CEC draws this year.

So it actually bodes well for the people already in the pool.
 
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You will get ITA whenever the general draws resume. Score prediction means that would be the lowest, anything above the cut off point would get ITA. Hopefully, the next draw would be a general one.
Thank you for the information. For some reason I was thinking 467 to 469 would be the threshold
 

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Well, I guess those greedy US companies (Facebook, Microsoft, Google etc.) would have to hire US citizens and pay them decently. Yes, it means lower earnings for the mega-rich managers, but hey, life is tough right.
You know that if Americans could actually do those jobs, they're hire them right? Why would they go out of their way to hire foreigners unless their skills are considered specialty, racking up thousands in extra costs and petitions.
 

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You know that if Americans could actually do those jobs, they're hire them right? Why would they go out of their way to hire foreigners unless their skills are considered specialty, racking up thousands in extra costs and petitions.
Its just a pretext. Make super-complicated job requirements to complain you can't easily find the right person to do the job. Every graduate can do those job with proper initial training. The same pretext they used before when not allowing people to work from home, cause it will be a disaster for the company and productivity. Well guess what, they sent almost everyone working at home now.
 

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Its just a pretext. Make super-complicated job requirements to complain you can't easily find the right person to do the job. Every graduate can do those job with proper initial training. The same pretext they used before when not allowing people to work from home, cause it will be a disaster for the company and productivity. Well guess what, they sent almost everyone working at home now.
Not sure where you are getting your information but If everyone could do it they wouldnt be paying 200K/year to do these jobs. Its simple economics.
 

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C'mon now, you know what a bureaucratic hassle it is to employ someone on a H1B visa? You think American companies jump through all of those hoops, just to employ people on made up job descriptions, so they don't have to employ Americans? They are a lot of requirements for them to qualify for an H1B visa, they need have a specialty occupation, have a degree, requisite experience, minimum salary, etc.

H1B visa holders' average salary in 2019 was almost USD 90k.

I don't know where you're getting this notion that they're being brought so that they can be paid less than Americans.
 
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