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Ray of hope - FSW - 1

RoverMover

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Two things are confirmed now:
1. That maintenance window is nothing to do with the draws
2. IRCC is highly unpredictable Lol
 

Majid Nawaz

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If I get ITA in upcoming draws (e.g. on 15 September 2020) with secondary applicant Ielts to be expired on September 29, 2020,
1- Would I be able to update it with new Ielts score after receiving having the ITA ? or
2-I would just have 14 days to submit my application ?

Kindly update me on that, don't want to risk anything.
 

izzyhu1106

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Jul 29, 2020
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Waiting with 466 CRS score since long. Losing hopes with the unpredictable FSW draws :(
Don't lose hope man. Things are getting better now. It's hard to get a good ielts score, a master's degree and more than three years work experience while being under 30 years old. I don't believe the number of folks above 471 will remain high as long as the regular draws happen bi-weekly as before. Even as they did the all program draw monthly, the score still went down a little (478-476). If they do this alternate pattern onwards, sooner or later they will run out of CEC folks because if I'm correct ielts are not normal yet. I logged on IELTs canada to check the tests available and it is still shut down. During the pandemic, it's certainly harder for folks to get the things needed to be in the pool.
 
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InternationalMallu

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Don't lose hope man. Things are getting better now. It's hard to get a good ielts score, a master's degree and more than three years work experience while being under 30 years old. I don't believe the number of folks above 471 will remain high as long as the regular draws happen bi-weekly as before. Even as they did the all program draw monthly, the score still went down a little (478-476). If they do this alternate pattern onwards, sooner or later they will run out of CEC folks because if I'm correct ielts are not normal yet. I logged on IELTs canada to check the tests available and it is still shut down. During the pandemic, it's certainly harder for folks to get the things needed to be in the pool.
With all due respect if the best candidates for FSW, ie those above 470 are prevented from entering the pool for various reasons what is the reason for restarting FSW draws. I am sure the score will stay above 470 for the rest of the year.

People have already immigrated to Canada to do their Masters to gain as high of a CRS score as possible to beat the express entry system. This is the new normal for immigration. With B.C. no longer providing support for food service supervisors, etc I don’t think that it will be viable with those with just a diploma or an undergrad to immigrate to Canada anymore. It’s a highly risky venture.
 

ns317

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Great news with the FST. Hopefully this is their way of getting it done without blocking an all programs week.

Although only 250 were invited. Typically an FST draw invites 500. So there might be one more, hopefully again attached to an all programs draw.
 

RoverMover

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Great news with the FST. Hopefully this is their way of getting it done without blocking an all programs week.

Although only 250 were invited. Typically an FST draw invites 500. So there might be one more, hopefully again attached to an all programs draw.
I don't think so. If they want to resume all program draws completely, they would have continued doing after July 8 draw. Instead we saw PNP/CEC draw on July 22 and 23. Moving forward IRCC most likely would alternate the draws.
 

aj534160

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I don't think so. If they want to resume all program draws completely, they would have continued doing after July 8 draw. Instead we saw PNP/CEC draw on July 22 and 23. Moving forward IRCC most likely would alternate the draws.
We have to wait another 11 days to see what's up next
I have a strong feeling that it is gonna be FSW draws from now onwards.
By the way, we should really appreciate IRCC for still moving on with draws consistently (although it has business motive) unlike AUS or NZ, wheer they have stopped all the visas and are not likely to resume anything until 2021 Jan
 
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Sharanm7

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I don't think so. If they want to resume all program draws completely, they would have continued doing after July 8 draw. Instead we saw PNP/CEC draw on July 22 and 23. Moving forward IRCC most likely would alternate the draws.
Again we cannot predict IRCC. 2020 has been a year for IRCC to crash all the regular patterns they followed since a long time. I'm just hoping for the worst just not to be disappointed. My worst hopes include IRCC continuing this new pattern of FSW and PNP/CEC alternate drawing, and one more FST in October, increase in CRS again from 476 to 477 in the next draw due to the long gap and with increased PNP nominations right before an FSW draw date. Let's see whether IRCC crashes this prediction of mine being unpredictable for anyone :)
 
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dkincanada

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Don't lose hope man. Things are getting better now. It's hard to get a good ielts score, a master's degree and more than three years work experience while being under 30 years old. I don't believe the number of folks above 471 will remain high as long as the regular draws happen bi-weekly as before. Even as they did the all program draw monthly, the score still went down a little (478-476). If they do this alternate pattern onwards, sooner or later they will run out of CEC folks because if I'm correct ielts are not normal yet. I logged on IELTs canada to check the tests available and it is still shut down. During the pandemic, it's certainly harder for folks to get the things needed to be in the pool.
No dates are available for IELtS canada because Ielts has been running their tests since June 2020. All the dates are pre-booked. I booked in March 2020 and attempted in July 2020. Similarly people have pre-booked till December and some even next year. Hence, no dates are available. But more and more centres are opening more dates will be available from September. Bcz all schools and colleges are going to open.
 

ns317

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I don't think so. If they want to resume all program draws completely, they would have continued doing after July 8 draw. Instead we saw PNP/CEC draw on July 22 and 23. Moving forward IRCC most likely would alternate the draws.
I wasn't saying they are going to do all programs every fortnight. We don't really know, but I'm inclined to think they will stick to the rotation between CEC/PNP and All Programs.

The benefit of having an FST attached to All Programs is that it doesn't REPLACE an All Programs draw as it used to do in 2019. Hopefully we won't have worst-case scenarios like this:
Aug 19: CEC/PNP
Sep 2: FST
Sep 16: All Programs
 
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armaanwadhwa

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Emirates is resuming Airbus A380 flights to Toronto from August 16. I think they would have insider news as to how borders are going to open and what the plan is going forward after consulting with the government and concerned authorities.

Its great news in my opinion!! Lets hope for the best.
 

ita_drgen

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How bad is it if we edit the Personal History and the Education of the dependant after ITA?
It does not concern the CRS score or the documents checklist (like, no trips abroad or anything like that) but we are not quite sure that we have filled out the dates correctly the first time and we might need to make some changes. It is well-known that officers see all changes.

thanks for the feedback!
 

Timbuktu_14

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How bad is it if we edit the Personal History and the Education of the dependant after ITA?
It does not concern the CRS score or the documents checklist (like, no trips abroad or anything like that) but we are not quite sure that we have filled out the dates correctly the first time and we might need to make some changes. It is well-known that officers see all changes.

thanks for the feedback!
If it is just dates and nothing else, you will be fine. Just apply the changes and attach and LOE explaining why you made the change. Provided it doesn't impact your score, you will be fine.