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Express Entry/Work Permit
01-31-2017, 11:21 PM
Post: #1
Express Entry/Work Permit
Hello, I would really appreciate if some one could help me.

I have the possibility to open a business with a Canadian partner. I believe I can have a work permit through this business(of course after it is open and running) and then after a certain period of time, apply for a PR. The business will be in Montreal and I don't speak french yet.

Another option is apply directly for a PR through the Express Entry. I am not sure if either myself or my wife could get more than 450 points. We have a very good english knowledge , I have a business degree, she has a engineer degree and is finishing another degree in International Business.

I already spoke with three lawyers on the phone and they didn't let me talk much, just listened half of the story and each one gave me a different solution, expensive i should say. But not convincing.

Thank you!
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02-07-2017, 11:41 AM
Post: #2
RE: Express Entry/Work Permit
Hi There,

Thank you for creating this thread.

I’ve created a profile which was "eligible". I have a positive LMAI and now i'm in Canada since 3 weeks(only) and when i tried updating my profile it instantaneously says i'm in eligible however i'm not sure where i'm going wrong. Would appreciate some advise/guidance.

Immigration program (FSW, CEC, FST): FSW
LMIA-approved job offer (Yes / No): Yes

Language test taken (for IELTS, indicate whether general or academic):IELTS (don't know french)
Date of language test results: 4th Aug 2016
Score Listening: 8.0
Score Reading: 7.5
Score Writing: 6.5
Score Speaking: 8.5

Proof of funds (C$): $30000 - $35000
# of family members (you + spouse + kids): wife

Your highest degree: Masters in science
Canada or foreign? foreign
Do you have an ECA for this? yes

The longest period of continuous foreign work experience in one NOC in the last 10 years:
3 years & 6 months as VFX Production Manager from March 2012 - Sept 2015.
Number of hours per week: 40
NOC Code: 0512
i'm in canada for the last 3 weeks & working for a visual effects company as a producer (Since Jan 2016, I've been employed as a freelance producer my NOC code is 5131)

Sum of Canadian work experience in the last 3 years: less than one year
Number of hours per week: 40
NOC Code(s): 5131

What is your FSW score (for FSW applicants only): I'm not sure of the points as there isn't a clear indication of exactly how much one makes unless i've missed this.


Really appreciate all the advise & thanks in advance.
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02-08-2017, 12:15 AM
Post: #3
RE: Express Entry/Work Permit
Hello,

I am not an expert, I will just express my personal opinion and I may suggest you talk to a lawyer to better understand your options.

I presume you have a work permit, correct? One option is to you apply for the Express Entry(CEC) after one year on the job.

Another option is to apply now (FSW);How old are you? How is your wife regarding education and language skills? Maybe you can get a good score.
Try this website for an assessment: canadavisa.com

Hope somebody else could help us with other opinions!

Cheers
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