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Ray of Hope - 158th Draw

junro

Star Member
Jul 1, 2020
64
23
It feels great to achieve this milestone!
It has been very tiring and exhausting to see in the last few weeks:
-Missing the first All program draw by getting the needed CRS, but not missing it by the date cut off
-Seeing back CEC/PNP
-Not getting an NOI from Ontario because their cutoff was 463-477 missing it because of the 478 I have
Now very happy, and looking forward for the next steps in this long journey!
Congratulations bud!! Perfect timing!
 
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SwP

Member
Apr 7, 2020
13
1
Hi,
I got my nomination just 2.5 hours before the draw. I accepted the nomination and updated my account one and a half hour (on the conservative side) prior to the draw. The CRS was updated in my account and above the cut off of 476. Am i eligible for the draw? I am super concerned because of the timeline!
Any clue guys?
 

RyVenn

Member
Mar 4, 2020
17
4
28
South Africa
Category........
FSW
NOC Code......
0111
App. Filed.......
04-03-2020
Hang in there guys!
I missed the last normal draw in march by 5 days with the tie breaking rule.
Since then I've had to venture other streams, finally getting a PNP and having to pay the lump sum after waiting another 5 months - it was so discouraging, until today :).
You'll get your ITA, just be patient.
 
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Tusher

Full Member
Jun 2, 2019
25
26
I hope they alternate the draw between CEC and FSW.
That will be a bit unfair for FSW applicants if the comparison is done apple to apple which is not always the case. It is complicated to lean towards one side because CEC applicants are already getting additional points for having Canadian education/experience and any further favorable actions will seem unfair to other applicants. On the other hand, all the FSW applicants are pretty much somewhere decent in their career at home, if they do not receive ITA they will just continue doing whatever they have been doing but CEC applicants not being able to secure ITA means they have to leave the country at some point or crack through different VISAs to remain in the country. So it is complicated for all considering different contexts. Being an FSW candidate I hope it remains all program draws though because it is ALL INCLUSIVE.
 

Igethope

Star Member
Sep 17, 2019
196
178
Only few people entered.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of July 19, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 383
501-600 183
451-500 21,661
491-500 148
481-490 347
471-480 4,720
461-470 7,919
451-460 8,527
401-450 40,775
441-450 7,935
431-440 8,737
421-430 7,560
411-420 7,763
401-410 8,780
351-400 49,973
301-350 25,942
0-300 3,335
Total 142,252
 

biancaoa

Full Member
Jul 21, 2020
22
18
That will be a bit unfair for FSW applicants if the comparison is done apple to apple which is not always the case. It is complicated to lean towards one side because CEC applicants are already getting additional points for having Canadian education/experience and any further favorable actions will seem unfair to other applicants. On the other hand, all the FSW applicants are pretty much somewhere decent in their career at home, if they do not receive ITA they will just continue doing whatever they have been doing but CEC applicants not being able to secure ITA means they have to leave the country at some point or crack through different VISAs to remain in the country. So it is complicated for all considering different contexts. Being an FSW candidate I hope it remains all program draws though because it is ALL INCLUSIVE.
I got your point, but I am here , without my family, my job as a Physio, and I spent a lot of money to be here. I think if they alternate at least this year will be good.
 
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BlindGoku

Hero Member
Jul 9, 2020
261
258
That will be a bit unfair for FSW applicants if the comparison is done apple to apple which is not always the case. It is complicated to lean towards one side because CEC applicants are already getting additional points for having Canadian education/experience and any further favorable actions will seem unfair to other applicants. On the other hand, all the FSW applicants are pretty much somewhere decent in their career at home, if they do not receive ITA they will just continue doing whatever they have been doing but CEC applicants not being able to secure ITA means they have to leave the country at some point or crack through different VISAs to remain in the country. So it is complicated for all considering different contexts. Being an FSW candidate I hope it remains all program draws though because it is ALL INCLUSIVE.
I would agree with you in a normal situation, but in a middle of a pandemic, having alternating draws is a huge step forward.
Some other countries with similar policies have bascially stopped immigration until further notices (ie. Australia and New Zealand)
Few months ago we didn't see FSW been included in draws at all! It was a very rough 4-5 months of uncertainty, don't take it for granted bro!
 

Hotscotch

Member
Aug 5, 2020
10
0
My application didn't get picked up. Can someone please help me understand why ? I have a score of 476 and my application was submitted on June 1, 2020. The cutoff date is July 27, 2020. Please advice what should I do ?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
67,204
9,692
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
My application didn't get picked up. Can someone please help me understand why ? I have a score of 476 and my application was submitted on June 1, 2020. The cutoff date is July 27, 2020. Please advice what should I do ?
Wait 24 hours.
 

Tusher

Full Member
Jun 2, 2019
25
26
I would agree with you in a normal situation, but in a middle of a pandemic, having alternating draws is a huge step forward.
Some other countries with similar policies have bascially stopped immigration until further notices (ie. Australia and New Zealand)
Few months ago we didn't see FSW been included in draws at all! It was a very rough 4-5 months of uncertainty, don't take it for granted bro!
This pandemic situation is going to be a new normal as per the expert's speculation. So from that point of view, the faster you adapt to change and find alternatives way to get closure becoming business as usual the more ahead of others you will be. It is not about taking things granted, it is as the famous quote goes: ''It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives, but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself - Darwin''

Therefore, I believe IRCC is not doing any favor to FSW applicants, they are doing it for themselves.
 

biancaoa

Full Member
Jul 21, 2020
22
18
This pandemic situation is going to be a new normal as per the expert's speculation. So from that point of view, the faster you adapt to change and find alternatives way to get closure becoming business as usual the more ahead of others you will be. It is not about taking things granted, it is as the famous quote goes: ''It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives, but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself - Darwin''

Therefore, I believe IRCC is not doing any favor to FSW applicants, they are doing it for themselves.
Anyone deserves it! I don’t know whyCEC and FSW are enemies. I hope everyone gets your ITA! It is difficult for everyone to survive. People who are waiting outside and inside of Canada. My point is : I am struggling with CELPIP score because of my age, but I also have spent a lot of money without my family to be here; in other words, everyone is good enough for Canada.
 
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