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Reference Letter From Ex-Colleague

hshringi

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And for the company where I already have the reference letter, do I need to include anything else with that application or just the reference letter will suffice?

I have a total of 4 companies that I am including in my application.

1) I have a reference letter
2) Got the ex-colleague reference letter (but from a colleague who has already left the company)
3) An ex-colleague agreed to get me one (left organization already)
4) An ex-colleague agreed to get me one (left organization already)

I'm still working my way through the 3 companies where I have ex-colleague references to upgrade to HR/Manager reference or at least an ex-colleague who's still with the respective companies. But I wanna make sure I'm prepared for the worst case scenario and have reference letters from ex-colleagues that have left as a bare minimum
 

Asivad Anac

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hshringi said:
And for the company where I already have the reference letter, do I need to include anything else with that application or just the reference letter will suffice? I have a total of 4 companies that I am including in my application
LoE is required only when you're trying to explain something which isn't self evident or straightforward. A self-complete reference letter wouldn't need to be supported by an LoE. If the reference letter has all information required by IRCC, one wouldn't be required to submit any supporting documentation for that employment. It doesn't hurt to provide supporting documentation but strictly unnecessary.
 

hshringi

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Well the reference letter is as complete as it could be. I asked the company to follow this format:

Reference Letter Template:

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Date: _____________

To Whom it May Concern

This is to certify that Mr. ____________ (Name) was employed with __________ (Company Name) in ___________ (Location, Country) between _________ (Start Date) and __________ (End Date)

Details of his employment are given below:
• Designation:
• Date of Joining:
• Employee ID:
• Type of Employment (Full time/permanent/part-time):
• Hours of Work/Week:
• Department:
• Reporting Manager:
• Annual Salary:

Duties and responsibilities handled by ___________ (Name) are as follows:






If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

For (Company Name)


<Signature of the Referee> <Company Seal>
<Name & Designation of the Referee>
<Contact No. and Email of the Referee>

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Thankfully they agreed! Is there anything in this letter that's missing or will it suffice?

I only got this format from one of the other threads here
 
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Asivad Anac

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hshringi said:
Well the reference letter is as complete as it could be. I asked the company to follow this format:

Reference Letter Template:

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Date: _____________

To Whom it May Concern

This is to certify that Mr. ____________ (Name) was employed with __________ (Company Name) in ___________ (Location, Country) between _________ (Start Date) and __________ (End Date)

Details of his employment are given below:
• Designation:
• Date of Joining:
• Employee ID:
• Type of Employment (Full time/permanent/part-time):
• Hours of Work/Week:
• Department:
• Reporting Manager:
• Annual Salary:

Duties and responsibilities handled by ___________ (Name) are as follows:






If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

For (Company Name)


<Signature of the Referee> <Company Seal>
<Name & Designation of the Referee>
<Contact No. and Email of the Referee>

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thankfully they agreed! Is there anything in this letter that's missing or will it suffice?

I only got this format from one of the other threads here
This would suffice.
 

hshringi

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I intend to get the same for my other 2 companies as well

That will have to do until I can get it from HR/current ex-colleagues

Thanks for your time mate!
 

Udayesh

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hshringi said:
I intend to get the same for my other 2 companies as well

That will have to do until I can get it from HR/current ex-colleagues

Thanks for your time mate!
Hi mate,

Number of working hours per week is also required, i see that your NOC is 'corporate sales manager' (same as mine), since mine was a field based job, getting working hours endorsed in reference letter was difficult.
 

hshringi

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Udayesh said:
Hi mate,

Number of working hours per week is also required, i see that your NOC is 'corporate sales manager' (same as mine), since mine was a field based job, getting working hours endorsed in reference letter was difficult.
Hi mate,

Yeah its been a nightmare getting "any" kind of reference letter whatsoever

Thankfully one of my companies agreed while the other 3, I'm getting references from ex-colleagues (and yes I ensured 40 hours per week was inserted in them)

Btw your IELTS result is IDENTICAL to mine...this is getting a bit creepy now haha
 

Udayesh

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hshringi said:
Hi mate,

Yeah its been a nightmare getting "any" kind of reference letter whatsoever

Thankfully one of my companies agreed while the other 3, I'm getting references from ex-colleagues (and yes I ensured 40 hours per week was inserted in them)

Btw your IELTS result is IDENTICAL to mine...this is getting a bit creepy now haha
Creepy indeed !
got one ref letter in company letter head without number of working hours, got another one from an old colleague in white paper. Hope everything goes well !
 

hshringi

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But your documents have already been processed right? Or are you still in the process of verification?

Good luck either way!
 

Udayesh

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hshringi said:
But your documents have already been processed right? Or are you still in the process of verification?

Good luck either way!
No AOR as of now, they are yet to be processed for even completeness. Currently November applicants docs are in process.
 

payal.madan

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No AOR as of now, they are yet to be processed for even completeness. Currently November applicants docs are in process.
Hey, was the reference letter signed by an ex-colleague any good?? Did you manage to get the PR with these documents?
I am facing a similar problem, my HR has refused to help me with the ref letter... managers are not responding.. I only have my colleagues who are willing to help me out with this document
 

Udayesh

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Jul 12, 2015
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Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
15.12.2016
AOR Received.
12.01.2017
Hey, was the reference letter signed by an ex-colleague any good?? Did you manage to get the PR with these documents?
I am facing a similar problem, my HR has refused to help me with the ref letter... managers are not responding.. I only have my colleagues who are willing to help me out with this document
Hi, Yes it went on all good. In fact i received PR in April and moved to Toronto last month. IRCC does accept ref letters from colleagues. They do understand that few companies does not provide reference letters as per IRCC format
 

singh_b

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Hi, Yes it went on all good. In fact i received PR in April and moved to Toronto last month. IRCC does accept ref letters from colleagues. They do understand that few companies does not provide reference letters as per IRCC format
Hey,
Congrats on your Pr, did they call your colleague?, My concern is that my senior colleague will be on vacation for next 3 weeks & getting worried about it, even though he can still access his email (that he give in ref letter)

Regards
 

Udayesh

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Jul 12, 2015
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Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
0601
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
15.12.2016
AOR Received.
12.01.2017
Hey,
Congrats on your Pr, did they call your colleague?, My concern is that my senior colleague will be on vacation for next 3 weeks & getting worried about it, even though he can still access his email (that he give in ref letter)

Regards
Hi, Sorry for the late reply.
No one called my ex colleague for verification.
 

sam@22668

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Sep 27, 2017
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ly need a scanned copy of their business card, right? Surely I'm not gonna get my hands on
Hi, Yes it went on all good. In fact i received PR in April and moved to Toronto last month. IRCC does accept ref letters from colleagues. They do understand that few companies does not provide reference letters as per IRCC format
Hi Udayesh,

Congratulations on your PR.

I need help with a reference letter from colleague. Do you have a format which you have used to apply for PR and does the colleague needs to be with the same company when he provided me with the letter? and how do we do the notarization?

Sorry for the trouble bro ur help will definitely appreciated.

Thanks
Sam