Pathway to Canada – My Permanent Residence Timeline!

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Ah, finally! I’ve been waiting to post this for a very long time! Below is my timeline of my exciting journey – path to permanent residence in Canada!

Pre-Express Entry Stage
Date Activity
7-May-15 Booked for IELTS test
14-Jun-15 Payment made to WES
20-Jun-15 Requested Transcripts from University
1-Jul-15 Received transcripts from University
3-Jul-15 Documentation sent to WES
9-Jul-15 Documentation received by WES
21-Jul-15 WES completed evaluation & dispatched hard copy of the report
24-Jul-15 ECA Report (hard copy) received from WES
29-Aug-15 Sat for IELTS (L, R, W)
31-Aug-15 Speaking test
11-Sep-15 Preliminary Results received
15-Sep-15 Received TRF
25-Sep-15 First EE profile submitted
13-Oct-15 Second EE profile submitted
Pre-Nomination Stage
16-Oct-15 OINP PT NOI received
3-Nov-15 Application package sent to OINP
5-Nov-15 Application package received by OINP
XX-Feb-16 Received AOR from OINP
26-Feb-16 Booked PCC appointment
3-Mar-16 PCC received at PSK
1-Apr-16 Additional Document Request from OINP
2-Apr-16 Additional Documents submitted
4-Apr-16 Acknowledgement for additional document received
3-Sep-16 PCC expired
13-Oct-16 EE profile expired
13-Oct-16 New EE profile created and submitted details
17-Oct-16 Received nomination from OINP
ITA and Post-ITA Stage
18-Oct-16 Booked for PCC appointment
19-Oct-16 Received ITA
20-Oct-16 Went to PSK for PCC
24-Oct-16 Received Nomination certificate from OINP
27-Oct-16 Received PCC
28-Oct-16 Medical test
02-Nov-16 Submitted e-APR and received AOR
08-Nov-16 Medicals Passed/BG from NN –> NS
18-Nov-16 BG from NS –> NN
19-Nov-16 R10 Passed
29-Nov-16 A11.2 Passed
01-Dec-16 File Transfer
03-Mar-17 BG NN -> IP and PPR and submitted PP
XX-Mar-17 PP and COPR received
XX-June-17 Flying to YYZ

Congrats to those who have made it and all the very best to the ones still trying! Peace!

Abbreviations:

e-APR = Electronic application for Permanent Residence

BG = Background Check
NN = Not Needed
NS = Not started
IP=In Progress
PPR = Passport Request

COPR= Confirmation of Permanent Residence
YYZ = Airport code for Toronto Pearson International Airport

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161 thoughts on “Pathway to Canada – My Permanent Residence Timeline!

  1. Hi Brother Goodevening. Hope tou doing well.

    Brother do you own any agency for consulting. If yes please let me know. I am intrested and ready to pay the fees which you charge for guidance. I am currently in Singapore working as Aircraft technician in singapore Airlines from last 2 year plus. I sent my docs to wea and going to book the ielts schedule after that i dont know the EE procesure i went online already but some columns are still confusing so better i will take someone advice who is precise in these things.

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  2. Hi,
    Greetings of the day.
    Can I use two different IELTS TRF.?
    In my first test, i got good band in Listening & Reading.In my second test, I got good band in Writing & speaking.
    Thanks

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  3. Hi Raj,
    I found your blog really helpful and informative, I was wondering if you can explain the abbreviations used in above post:
    02-Nov-16 Submitted e-APR and received AOR
    08-Nov-16 Medicals Passed/BG from NN –> NS
    18-Nov-16 BG from NS –> NN
    19-Nov-16 R10 Passed
    29-Nov-16 A11.2 Passed
    01-Dec-16 File Transfer
    03-Mar-17 BG NN -> IP and PPR and submitted PP
    XX-Mar-17 PP and COPR received
    XX-June-17 Flying to YYZ

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    • e-APR = Electronic application for Permanent Residence

      BG = Background Check
      NN = Not Needed
      NS = Not started
      IP=In Progress
      PPR = Passport Request
      COPR= Confirmation of Permanent Residence
      YYZ = Airport code for Toronto Pearson International Airport

      R10 and A11.2 are certain sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Please look it up on Google.

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  4. Hi Raj
    I am post graduate, I am doing Education Credential assessment for my Bachelors and Master Degree. Do I need to do ECA for my secondary and high school as well.

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  5. Hi Raj!
    I have recently thought of applying for Canada and would require some help from your end.
    1. Do we have to go through a consultant or can we directly apply. What do you suggest would be the best way and how did you go for it.
    2. I’m into IT sales and so wanted to know the scope for Sales professionals in Canada.
    Kindly await your reply.
    Thanks,
    Shiju

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  6. Dear Mr.Raj,
    Greetings of the day.
    My CRS score is 357.I would like to get a valid job offer,so that i can get additional points.
    Could you please let me know some consultancies to get job offer.
    Thanks & Regards
    Suresh

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    • It’s not easy. What you should be getting is not just a job offer. You should be getting a job offer backed by a positive LMIA. Not many employers would be willing to do that for someone who is just beginning the process of getting their visa. Wiser options would be to get better IELTS scores or go for PNP.

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  7. So I’ve been reading your blog regarding Canadian EE Visa. First of all, congratulations for making it! 🙂 I’m curious though. If you don’t mind me asking, what is your current occupation and how did you get the provincial nomination? Thank you!

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  8. Hello Raj
    Thank you, for sharing your knowledge and experience.
    Would you be able to assist me with teh below query?
    I have submitted my transcripts to WES ( BE & ME), however they have put in my application in hold with the following reason
    Statement of Marks, Bachelor of Engineering, 2002
    Incomplete
    Reason: The document received only contains a partial record of study completed leading toward your final qualification. We are missing information for your program. We have a transcript that begins in semester 2.
    The challenge, is during my academic period we didnt had something like semester 1, rather it was a full year and the exams were conducted at the end of year and awarded as sem2
    So how can I respond back to WES and request them to proceed with the application.
    Thanks in advance.

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  9. Hi Raj.
    Your blog has been very helpful for me. I have got my ECA sooner following your blog.
    I have received my ITA now and working on collecting all the necessary documents. Do you have any guidelines for uploading the necessary documents? That would help me a lot.
    Thanks in Advance

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  10. Hi Raj,
    Firts off, thanks A LOT for this blog, it’s super helpful! 🙂
    I’m creating my Express Entry profile but I see there some requirements to do so; such as the english test en the WES certificate, and I have a lot of inquiries regarding that subject that you may know better:
    – Since you need to do the english test BEFORE you star, that means that YOU HAVE TO GO TO CANADA to do so BEFORE creating an EE Profile, am I right?
    – I studied Graphic Arts in the university for over 4 years, nevertheless, I had to emigrate before I graduated even though I finished all my courses. I can get a transcript from my University, not a problem, but what results do you think WES would give me (If they can do something with my ‘incompleted’ degree) if they take it?
    Thanks in advance

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    • Why do you have to go to Canada before you create your Express Entry profile? IELTS and ECA can be done from where you are. You should give the “Express Entry in a nutshell” post a read to understand the basics of the process.

      Graduation must have been complete. If it is an incomplete degree, unfortunately, you can’t claim points for this credential and hence are ineligible to apply for Express Entry (unless you have another post-secondary diploma, certificate or degree).

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  11. Hi Rajkamal, I have been reading your blog on Express entry and have read your posts in canadavisa.com forum…I’m in a very tricky situation which I hope you will be able to give me advice on…I have submitted my application to OINP and its in process..My IELTS will expire on dec 12 and I have re-written it on Dec 2,2017..The problem is my results will come only by 14 and by that time my EE profile will be ineligible..I saw from your blog that while your OINP process was going on,your EE profile also became ineligible..So did you create a new EE profile?how did you get OINP to lock in your nomination to your new EE profile?Can you please answer ?

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    • My EE profile became ineligible because it passed one year; not because of IELTS. So, I just recreated a new profile and sent them the profile number and other details. I got my nomination on my new profile.

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  12. Hi Raj, I am planning to apply for PR and My wife is BTech qualified. Does her qualification needs to be certified from WES ? please let me know

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  13. Hey thanks for this . This really makes things a bit clear. Could you also expand on some of the abbreviations? As someone who is new to the process, I couldn’t comprehend things like BG NN, PPR and stuff. Thanks in advance 🙂

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    • You can visit the Canadavisa immigration forum and you’ll know everything about it. For starters,

      PPR = Passport Request
      CRS = Comprehensive Ranking System/Score
      NA = Not Applicable
      IP = In Progress

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  14. Hi Raj,
    Would the timeline for express entry via Federal Skilled worker program be much quicker than OINP?
    Your timeline from application to receiving your green card took more than two years. I thought this was going to take around 6 months after an ITA (assuming you had all the documents ready). Am I missing anything here?
    -SJ

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  15. Hi Raj, I have distance education, no regular studies, is it still need to get my transcripts for the education, mark sheet and memo isn’t enough. I’m attempting IETS first time, base on that will continue or can I go parallel with other steps.

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  16. Hi Raj,
    Is it better to go via an immigration consultancy or applying on our own? Consultancies charge around 60000+GST. What is your opinion on this? And could you please throw a light on the finding IT related jobs in Canada? Thanks much in advance

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    • That, again, completely depends on you. I did have the time to do my research and understand every nuance of the process. You could do it by yourself if you have time to do your research. IT is a very broad field, what do you do in IT specifically? You can visit jobbank website and look at the demand for your NOC.

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  17. Hi Raj,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I am in the middle of this process and am wondering how to get College Transfer Certificate .

    Do u have any input on the steps and process involved.

    Kindly advice.

    Thanks,
    Artha

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  18. Hi Raj, kudos to you for doing a fantastic job here as well as on canadavia forum. I needed some clarity from you on the education section of the EE profile. I have my IELTS score as well as WES ECA assessment. My academic evaluation by WES is as follows;

    CANADIAN EQUIVALENCY SUMMARY
    Bachelor’s degree (three years) and bachelor’s degree (four years).

    Bachelor of Commerce (3 Years) from India – Canadian Equivalency: Bachelor’s degree (three years)
    Master of Business Economics (2 Years) from India – Canadian Equivalency: Bachelor’s degree (four years)

    Now, in the education history section of EE profile, how should I indicate both levels of education ? Also, can you suggest what should I choose as the field of study for my masters level as I could not trace any economics related option in the drop down menu.

    Also, should i start putting in the details with the masters level first and then bachelors ?

    Thanks in advance

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    • You have to choose 2 or more degrees. You have to mention both these degrees and the Canadian equivalency would be bachelor’s for both. You’ll get points for “2 or more degrees”.

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  19. Thanks Raj. Still not clear where to select the two or more degree option. The drop-down menu in Level of education has no such option. Am i to select ‘Bachelor degree OR three or more year program………’ in the list ?

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  20. Hi Raj, I am a B Tech (IT) of 2012 having 4+ years of IT experience. I have applied through Express Entry and received PR Visa in January this year. I am trying to get a Job in canada while continuing with my present employer in Bengaluru. My PR visa is valid till November, 2018. For the last one month I have been applying through various job sites for an IT
    Job in canada but so far no chance. I want a Job offer in canada before leaving my job in Bengaluru and flying to canada. Any tips please.

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    • That’s a hard one. You could try but not many people succeed. Employers might be looking for people who are already here and readily available for work. Having a Canadian number and address on the resume helps but you won’t have that unless you get here! I would recommend landing here and then applying! Good luck!

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  21. Hi , good to see your reply . seen your hard work and a lot of information you have posted . i have a simple query hope you can help it out . it is regarding WES . people with 2 master degree ( one in INDIA the second abroad ) and 1 bachelor . how well WES would gonna give the report , 3+3+2 . what would be the equivalency . Any how just want to congratulate for getting PR . keep posting new information so that it will help guys like us who can prepare well .

    Thank you .

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    • You get points for the highest degree only. If you have a degree that is equivalent to a Canadian Masters, you get points for that. But if all your degrees are evaluated to be being bachelors, you claim points for 2 or more degrees.

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  22. Hi , what would be WES report if you have B.com plus M.C.A . i have been checking everywhere , do you know have any idea of what sort of equivalency it would be , and one guy sagar how come his visa valid till next year , this is PR , so kinda exist for 5 years . how come for 1 year . Hope you can give your inputs .

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    • The reports are not standard. The evaluations differ. It is likely that your MCA would be treated as being equivalent to another bachelors. So you might be eligible to claim points for 2 or more degrees.

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      • Thanks man for the info . apart from m.c.a I did my M.sc in Europe . Honestly i have no idea how report gonna be . Like what you said if they treat as masters I will get 23 . Bachelors c’mon I loose 1 point . 22 . I did my M.c.a in madras university but the point is how they gonna see this . In your view will it be 23 or 22. Any guess ?

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      • I have no idea! You have to wait for your report. Also, the grading doesn’t work that way. When calculating the CRS, depending on other factors like IELTS and work experience – having a Masters gives you much more points than having bachelors or “2 or more degrees”.

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  23. Did you done processing by your self or through an agent . Because i don’t see my self any authenticated agent , though we do have who takes 2 lakhs . Or you went to through any consultants . Any minor mistake in the application will make the the entire application a lot .

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      • Great work . Awesome . I read one of the big info posted by you , you deserve big round of applause . Do you know any worthy consultantants in canada or in india who are more trust worthy . I know it’s is hard for you to know but if you come across a kind of guys I am ready to go through him.

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      • All you need to do is make sure that the consultant is regulated. Only PRs and citizens of Canada can act as authorized consultants. Just Google them up. Usually, the cost of pretty high – like 3000$ per application as far as I have known!

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  24. hi Raj , can you tell me , is it possible to find employer who can sponsor you . Most of the places i checked in , canadians first or PR , or if you want to find in government job websites they ask you valid visa . on the other hand canada welcomes but another side is it that tight enough to find an employer no matter what ever field you want to work . share your inputs .
    Thanks .

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    • It’s hard to find an employer when you don’t have a visa/PR. Think about it. Why would an employer go through all the pain oh applying for a visa for someone who is in another country, get an LMIA approved from the government and then wait for that person to come to Canada to work while they can simply hire people like PRs/people with a work visa who are already in Canada? That’s a tough nut to crack. Getting better IELTS scores or going through a PNP are better options.

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  25. Hi Raj, I am going to appear for IELTS on 24th, if I get a CLB 9 my CRS goes upto 469. But getting a CLB 9 is the real challenge. Any suggestions or tips that you can give for the exam?

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    • Well, I just practised for it from the material that IDP had sent me after registration. I did some mock tests on the weekends only for about 2 months. For speaking, try to speak in front of the mirror or you can do it with the help of your friend.

      Remember – practice is the key. You keep doing practice tests and you’ll get better! You can also use resources available online.

      Good luck!

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    • <pHi ,
      CLB 9 in deed a bigger and biggest challenge for everyone in general , because it requires tedious amount of work and one need to dedicate themselves , like immersion in to this because couple of mistakes in listening is gonna be one heck of process , well through partner clb 8 would be enough if not 4 + month of rigorous amount of preparation required . daily 4 to 7 hours of study collection of material everywhere and going to institute , practice practice practice a lot of questions . Listening is one part they made life one heck . 37-38 out of 40 is really one big thing . i would say total involvement and leave everything and study study , if i would do the same because that’s how one can get clb 9 or the other solution is learn french . download the apps start right basics . yes for sure it one hell but those 4 points is a golden egg for every one . All the best .
      **********
      Kish don’t get this the wrong way but I do see that a lot can be improved in your writing. Its not very bad but it could be much better! That will help you get good scores in writing. Below is how I would deliver a similar message –
      **********
      CLB 9 is indeed a big deal. It is a real challenge for everyone in general because it requires tedious practice and one needs to put in a lot of time and effort to get that score. This is because something as simple as making a couple of mistakes in listening is going to be catastrophic. The difference between CLB-8 and CLB-9 is approximately 35 points. In my opinion, 4 months of rigorous preparation is required to achieve the score. Preparing everyday for at least an hour and going to a language institute, if required, can help with the scores. Listening is the part that gives me a really hard time. Scoring 38/40 is really tough in my opinion. I would say put in your best efforts and go for it; I’d do the same. That kind of work, in my opinion, is a prerequisite to get a CLB-9 in IELTS. We could also learn French but that gives us just 4 points (you have to write and pass TEF).
      **********
      Hope that helps! Good luck! If you need any help, please let me know!

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      • Well, everything we do is a challenge. If we need points, we have to work towards it. I’m not saying its easy, it is doable though! I had to practice in the weekends for 2 months and I got through the first time. Learning French doesn’t give you points just like that! You have to write and pass TEF for you to get points! Well, learning a new language and becoming fluent enough in it in a short time to pass the test for just 4 points sounds silly to me! English is a language we’ve been using and if we can’t perform in that, how do you expect to learn a new language and pass a test in that? Not practical. What is practical though is working on your English skills and getting a good IELTS score! My 2¢.

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  26. you are absolutely right . Those inputs which you have given worth a ton , yes until and unless some one points one can’t improve . That is a valid point i will work for it , I would at least give my self a 6 points in IELTS but that’s not sufficient . For a guy like me i need to struggle in and out probably 7 hours a day if i want to see my self in 67 points bench mark , given age factor . yes french language that is one heck of thing . And i am seeing my self how hard it is to learn a new language and get immersed . Though 4 points is what we think , but isn’t that easy . you gotta be out there and put one thing in your mind that there is no looking back . For me this is only one option left , no one if it does takes 1 year or so from today but some where or the other those 4 points would land me in 67 zone . I need to improve a lot of my writing skills i totally agree with you , well hopefully i can do a lot of better in the coming days . Thanks once again for the suggestion .

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    • I’m glad you understood.
      Also, getting 67 is just for the eligibility. Almost everyone passes that – that is not the issue here. The issue is with the CRS. Your CRS decides if you get an ITA or not. Please go through the “Express Entry in a nutshell” post to understand more about the process.

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  27. Hello Raj, am an IT professional with total 14 Year exp , Became Manager 3 years back . Would they consider only 3 years if I am applying for the code which matches my current profile. How they assess work experience ? Any Advice will be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Sachin

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    • You get maximum points for 3 years of foreign work experience. Anything over that is redundant. You need to provide reference letter with all information including your roles and responsibilities that matches the NOC you select.

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  28. Hi Raj!
    Thanks for sharing such a valuable guidance to the needy one like us.
    I am also planning for Canada PR.
    As you mentioned both the IELTS and WES have to be done parallel. I want my ECA assessed from WES and also wanted to apply for IELTS. Can you please let me know the procedure for WES assessment. what kind of documents needed to be submitted. I have more than 11 years of experience in electrical field ( Electrical Engineer) ; which province is best suited for this sector.?
    Is there any chance to grab the job from India before landing there as i am planning to go there with family and will be pathetic for me during initial stage for survival if job offer wont be in my hand.
    Do i need to go through express entry only or in parallel i need to apply in PNP too. If so then please send me the details of PNP application.
    Express entry to be applied before enrolling for IELTS or WES or all the details have to be filled in parallel.

    Thanks in advance.

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  29. Hi Raj, hope you are well. Can you please offer me some advice on the following:
    Got an ITA and applied for PCC – India through VFS at Consulate General India Edinburgh as I currently live in Scotland, UK. I have an Indian passport which has a Bangalore address where I was living while working there and it was a rented flat. Obviously, I no longer live there and my family lives in New Delhi. So while submitting PCC application, I have entered my permanent address as my family’s address in Delhi.
    My understanding is for Indian living abroad, PCC applications through their local embassy/consulate would be forwarded to the concerned passport-issuing authority (PIA) in India. In my case, I believe that would be Bangalore. So, will this be a concern ? I mean I do not know how they check records (in case of PCC for Indians abroad) but do the police visit the address and check ? I am not even sure who is living there now and whether the people I knew in the building are still living or have moved on. Basically, if the address on your passport is not your permanent address, will it be an issue ?

    Secondly, while submitting PCC application, lady at VFS counter said there is no defined timeline for getting PCC – may take any number of months – 1, 2, 4, 6 etc. As the ITA for PR is valid for 90 days and assuming PCC does not come, I believe there is a way to seek extension. What is generally the period of extension, if given ? and if i demonstrate that I have actually applied for PCC and still waiting (through receipts and acknowledgement) will they actually give me an extension ?

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    • Well, I went to PSK and they told me if the address on passport is not the same as my current residential address, then they’d issue the PCC after physical police verification (police come to your residence to make sure that’s where you live). I agreed.
      However, for people living abroad, I don’t think there will be police verification because you obviously don’t live in the address on the passport nor do you live in any other address in the country. So I don’t think that’s how it works. As long as you don’t have a case on file, you should be good to go AFAIK.
      While that’s a very irresponsible response from VFS, yes, you can seek an extension. How you do that is, submit the application with all the other documentation and in the place of PCC, upload a LOE to explain your situation and submit a receipt to show that you’ve applied for PCC well in advance. Submit the application close to the 90 day mark if you don’t get your PCC. They, in this case, will generally start processing your application and then send you a request to upload your PCC at a later point in time. I’ve seen this work for US PCC s but technically, it should work for other PCC s as well.

      Caution: This is a little bit risky but that’s the best shot you got for buying you time for PCC.

      Good luck and all the very best!

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  30. Hi Raj…thanks for the very informative details.
    I have recently filed for my OINP (on 5th april 2018 with all dox and fees)
    How much time in your experience will it take before they get back to me for further updates…thanks

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    • I have no idea about the timelines now! I believe you can track the status of your application online now (back in the day, it was a paper-based process and the processing times were astronomical).

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  31. Hi Raj,
    You are doing a good job Raj, giving ur time & knowledge. Much Appreciated!! let me give a brief intro about me. I went to one country to do my masters and tried my maximum to get work permit. But nothing worked and came back to India. After my marriage, tried another country again and went there on student visa again. Tried several ways to get PR and unfortunately couldn’t and finally end up in India. now we are thinking to file Canada Immigration. I know it sounds funny but me and my husband don’t want to give up. If you could help us out in our small battle by giving some guidance, it would be really grateful. If you can send your email ID to lizsama2012@gmail.com we would discuss more. Please help!! Thank you in advance, Liz

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    • Good that you have not decided to give up. Hopefully, you will be successful in getting it this time – I can definitely provide some guidance. Please post your queries here and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability.

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      • Hi Raj, Thank you for your reply. We are still confused about who should be the primary applicant as my husband is nearing 40 next year and I am 34 years old. Also, a couple of months ago, he took PTE and got 75 score and the IELTS test is on the way. He is an MBA in Finance, got more than 8 years of work experience. In my case, I am B Pharm and Masters, my Ielts score was 6.5 and I worked only for 3 years as a Pharmacist. Which profile you would recommend is the best to be filed.

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      • Hi Raj, For the ECA, do we need to send the recent issued Transcript to WES. Because I have already collected my Transcript from my University on 2013. Can we send the same for evaluation to WES after getting attested by the university. Do WES require Original or photocopy Transcript.

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      • Raj, I already got my transcript on 2013 with the seal mentioning the date. Wat i am confused is about i cannot go to the university and ask for a new one again as it has been already issued in the past year 2013. Pls let me know if it is enough to get true copy certified by the registrar and send it to wes with the seal and stamp. Also to mention the first time i got the transcript in 2013 took 3 months to get it. Thanks

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      • You aren’t going to send the original degree document or mark sheets. Any reasonable University will issue as many transcripts as the University wants. I’ve never ever heard of a University that has a policy of issuing transcripts just once. Just curious, what’s the name of the University that issued your degree?

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  32. Hello Raj! Thats a lot of efforts you exerted just to be in Canada. My friend is an immigrant and he used a help from EGRRC for his application. He is now migrated with his family.

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  33. Hi Raj,

    Why can’t you write an article on explaining your experience post landing in Canada like getting a temporary accommodation immediately after landing and how to get a place to live later, and how to search and find a job there. What Candian employer is expecting from an applicant?

    It would be great if you write an article on the above-requested topics.

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    • Nothing happens fast. You have to go through the process, get your documents ready, take the language test and apply. Go through the “Express Entry in a nutshell” post to understand how the process works. Having a sibling in Canada does increase your score a little but it doesn’t make it “fast”.

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  34. Hi Raj,
    Great blog and many thanks for the time and effort you put in helping us.
    Grateful if you can tell if you underwent an interwiew to get your PR and if so, can you give us some tips.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Best regards,
    Akaash

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  35. Hello Raj,
    Planning to go to anna univ to get my transcripts, read ur blog but u didnt mention how we will get the originals and transcripts from univ? will they courier both? How the charges for the made? should we take a dd for that? pls can u help

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      • Hi raj
        We wanna apply for Canada p.r .. But my wife had done bachelor in business administration and then she did master in commerce..is it a negative sign that she Did bachelor’s in bba and masters in m. Come. .. Will wes certify ?

        Regars
        Paras

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  36. Thanks, how clearly you show the proces sin a date and in a particular manner which clearly gave the simle and best knowledge anybody can understand with process what they supose to do if they want a immigration.

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  37. Hi Raj,
    While I was surfing for PR related info I stopped here. I just wanted to say Hats-off for your patience and quick response. Its really helpful.

    I am in Canada under student work permit. Hopefully get back to you for help while applying for PR.
    Thanks gain for the great service.

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  38. Hey Raj, hope you are doing well. So, my PCC’s got sorted and I wanted to check whether I am supposed to get the medicals done before submitting the ITA application online or is it to be done at a later stage ? How did you go about it ?
    Thanks

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    • Everything should be done before submission as far as Express Entry is concerned. The e-APR should contain all the necessary documents including medicals before it can be submitted.

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  39. Hi Raj, can you please help me with the below three questions?
    1. PNP – Presume the OINP is for Ontario. Do we need to apply it separately or it is included in EE profile, when we select the Ontario province.
    2. Proof of funds – Is it enough if we attach our bank statement with the required funds in our account or do we need to deposit the funds in Canadian banks. Because one of my friend who went to do His Master’s had to deposit the amount as a proof of fund.
    3. I got WES validated for my Bachelor’s degree. Now I am planning to apply WES for Master’s as I completed it recently. Can i use the same WES reference or do I need to apply for a fresh WES reference. Thanks much for your time and patience to reply my query. Though I read in other forums about these points, I want to reaffirm my findings and hence asking you. Thanks much again in advance.

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  40. Hi Raj,

    Thanks for doing such a wonderful job here! Bless you!

    I am looking for some advice on my situation. I and my wife applied for PR in Dec’17 and have been asked by Canadian embassy to submit our passports on 30th Apr.

    During this time, we have also come to know that we are expecting, and the date of delivery would be in Sep’18.

    Due to personal reasons, we would prefer the child to be born in India. So, we are planning to go to Canada, start the PR process, come back to India and ask one of our friends to mail us our PR cards.

    My query is whether it would be easier for me to go alone right now (considering that my wife is 5 months pregnant) and add both wife and child later as dependents, or should I take my wife along right now and then add only the child as dependent later on.

    I don’t know how easy or difficult it would be to add my wife later on as a dependent. I also don’t know whether there might be any repercussion in case my wife gets a COPR and then does not go for a PR.

    Please guide!

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    • Congrats!
      I would strongly recommend that both of you activate your PR status by landing in Canada! In case your wife does not land and her visa/COPR expires, she either has to apply from scratch or you have to sponsor her as a dependent – these are time consuming and cumbersome processes that can be avoided. You can land and maybe stay for a week, get SIN and head back. After the child is born, you have to sponsor the child as a dependent.
      Good luck!

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  41. Hi Raj..as i can see, you had received additional Document Request from OINP on 1-Apr-16.. can u pls tell what exactly was the requirement as i too have submitted all my documents to oinp.

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    • Copies of all your pay slips for the twelve months in 2015.

      ·        Copies of the bank statements to show your payroll deposits for the above period.

      ·         Proof of Savings with last six months bank statements and letters from the banks providing the names of the financial institutes, names of the accounts  holders, types of accounts, currency and  balances.

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  42. Hello Raj,
    Thanks for your blog! Was really helpful to know the time frame taken .
    Can you please confirm your profile as I want to make sure if i am eligible for PR process or not.
    Below is my profile
    Age – 22 Years
    Education – 4 years – Bachelors in Engineering in the field of Information Technology
    Work exp – 1 year (After graduation, planning to reach Canada by January 2019 and by that time, it would become 1.5 Years)
    Work exp – 1 Year ( During Final Year of Engineering – Was paid and more than 40 Hours per week)
    IELTS – Overall 8 Bands
    Blood Relatives – A real aunt who is a Canadian PR, and 2 First cousins who are Canadian Citizens
    I am looking for Canada PR process details.
    My profile is as above. Please check and evaluate my profile and confirm if i am eligible to apply for Canada Express Entry program. Also, what additional things are needed to upgrade my profile to make chances of PR higher and stronger in my case.
    This is really important as i am looking forward to join January 2019 intake for a post Graduation program in Canada.
    Waiting for your prompt response.
    Thanks

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    • Hello Karan,

      As much as I would love to evaluate the profile, I (unfortunately) don’t have the time to do so.

      A good scenario would be being less than 30 years of age, having at least 3 years of work experience with a bachelors (Masters is even better) and score CLB-9 in IELTS general (8777 LRWS).

      Please read through the “Express Entry in a nutshell” post to get an idea of what the process is like. Once you read your post you should be able to calculate your CRS and also check if you are eligible. Good luck.

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  43. Hi Raj,
    Would it possible to get your email ID? I have a few specific questions about the application and I do not want to share here in the public forum.
    It would be great if you could help.
    Thanks

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  44. Hi Raj,

    I am 29, married. i have couple of questions. Please try to answer when you get time.

    1. Can i apply for express entry as single?
    2. i have developer exp from 2011 to till date. I did M-tech in Bits Pilani in work integrated learning program. So if I have my education as M-tech in express entry will it overlap my experience?
    i have exp in diff companies

    2011 to 2014
    2014 to 2017
    2017 to 2018

    My Mtech is from

    2016 to 2018.

    Please suggest.
    Thanks in advance.

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    • You can’t apply as “single”. However, you can apply as “married” and Mark your spouse as a “non-accompanying dependant” and you’ll be awarded points similar to a single applicant. In that case, your spouse would not be able to come to Canada with you. Once you get your PR, you have to go through the spousal sponsorship process in order to get your spouse to Canada.

      2) It is okay if it overlaps. As long as you can demonstrate full-time (or equivalent part time), paid work experience in an occupation under NOC 0,A or B, you should be good to go.

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  45. Hi Raj, i have been reading different forum discussions and a lot say that in the EE profile and e-APR, you only need to declare work experience you are claiming points for under “Work History”, and that other work experience, which you have not claimed points for, may be listed under “Personal History”. Can you please confirm if this correct? Will this not be considered misrepresentation?

    Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!

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    • I wouldn’t recommend if it would be considered misrepresentation. And yeah, that is correct because work history and education history section are just for the sake of claiming points. Whatever job/degree is not giving you points has no place in those sections.

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  46. Hi Raj,

    Was it easy for you to look for a job? Me and Husband applied for PR and we’re done with most documentations. We’re based from Dubai, am a bit skeptical on finding a job. God bless!

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  47. I really appreciated your help for other, God bless u bro. my question is that , my CRS points is low (below 400) as compare to latest draws going on.. so PNP is the last and only option from me to get Canada PR I supposed. As I did go through your guidance, first I need to create a profile in Express Entry Pool ( with ECA & IELTS). My exact query is that after create profile how I will get noticed/picked by any provinces for PNP nomination as there are many provinces. I meant to say how I will choose any provinces in my express entry profile to get PNP nomination, is there any options to select provinces in Express Entry profile Creation as I have not still created my profile for Pool. Or should I do I take care any important things to get early nomination in any Provisions during in Express Entry Pool. Please guide me bro. Thanking you

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  48. Dear Raj,
    You are awesome! I cannot describe my gratitude to you in words for the time and effort you have taken to put these details up. May God bless you!

    If all goes well on my end, I hope to meet you in Canada soon. 🙂

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  49. Hi Raj
    Thanks for your time and effort in sharing your knowledge and experience
    I have a question about how we get notified when a PnP status becomes open on first come basis?
    Very recently we saw nominations were made open for a very brief period of time, so in these instances how best we can make ourselves aware and be ready?
    Any insights would be helpful

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    • Well, you just have to keep looking at their webpage. Which PNP are you talking about? SINP? SINP, for instance, opens and people submit their applications. Within 5 minutes, the quota is drained.

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  50. 1. I have two Masters from the US and a Bachelor from India. Is it sufficient to send WES of one of the Masters or do we get more points if I submit both by Masters and Bachelors?
    2. My husband who is not the primary applicant has a Masters from the US and a Bachelors from India, do I need to send WES for both or Masters is sufficient?
    3. Do we need to submit IELTS scores from IELTS directly or can we send a copy when IELTS sends a hard copy and then we mail it to IRCC during EE creation?
    4. From your posts, why does EE keep expiring? Is there a reason that it keeps getting deactivated?
    5. Can we do PCC now for home country (India) if we do not plan to visit it or do we wait till we receive ITA? Same question for present country of residence (USA).

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  51. Thanks for the timeline Sir. Would highly appreciate if you could help by telling whether you sent the secondary school certificate also for the WES evaluation or only the University degrees? Regards

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  52. Hi Raj,
    I landed on your blog from your elaborate post on Canadavisa site. I had earlier submitted Visa application and got rejected for being incomplete. I had submitted only offer letter, reference letter and fixed deposits other than rest of the documents. Do I need to submit bank statements and pay slips?

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    • Which stream did you apply under? This is not a ‘rejected’ application. It is a ‘returned’ application which means no file was created on the system for you and there’s no UCI generated.

      Google ‘CIC EE checklist’ and you’ll know exactly what you have to submit for your e-APR.

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  53. Hi Raj,
    1. Do you have an idea, if the immigration officer in charge of one’s application, will take into consideration, the applicant’s JOB ANNUAL INCOME (i.e. from the letter gotten from employer); when making a decision to ascertain whether your proof of funds is ‘genuine’?
    2. What is the criteria for determining the eligibility of proof of funds, because someone I got his application rejected, based on the above mentioned.
    Thanks

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    • Doesn’t usually happen but I’d say the probability is non-zero.

      2. We don’t know the complete operating procedures but large recent transfers are a big flag. If you borrowed the money from someone, it is better to submit a gift deed (notarized).

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  54. Hi Raj. Superb blog ! very helpful. I am in process of filling up my WES and have one doubt. What should be fill in the “Name of the Institution”. I have studied in Vasavi College of Engineering and my University is “Osmania University”. can you kindly suggest on this.

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  55. Hi Raj! Very informative blog. I have a question. Can you tell me if it is necessary to notarise the reference letter from a senior colleague and does it need to include information about annual salary? Or the payslips and recent compensation letter with bank statements will prove that the person is getting paid? Thank you.

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  56. hi raj wanted to ask you on a query , am applying for WES but they r declining the documents saying it should be send from the university manditory but the university of mumbai or the college seal it and hand it over to us to courrier but they r declining it for that reason , my question to you is if i have a grad degree which is accepted and mba degree from the college which is on hold should i go ahead and
    -remove the mba degree knowing this will impact the score?
    – when in canada do they ask for WES while applying for the job or they just see the education qualification as on marksheets?
    Do let me know thanks buddy 🙂

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    • If you don’t have a completed MBA degree, WES isn’t going to evaluate it anyways. So, I would recommend that you abstain from adding that to your WES order.

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  57. Hi Mr.Raj,
    Anna university sent my documents to WES Canada. My name is given as Priya Devi M in my academic certificates. After marriage, I changed my surname to “Priya Devi Ramesh” and updated the same in the passport. But while creating WES account, I used the name in academics “Priya Devi M.” Just now, I came to know from some facebook groups that I should give my passport name, and WES will add a discrepancy that “name doesn’t match.” For this, I should provide an LOE in EE profile.
    Now please tell shall I get my report under “Priya Devi M” or ask for a refund and create a new WES application with passport name i,e, “Priya Devi Ramesh” and get the report.
    Kindly help me with this.
    I have one more doubt; In my old passport instead of a single letter “M” as a surname, they wrote MOHAS DASS(father’s name) so as per my old passport, my name is “Priya Devi Mohan Dass.” Passport authority of India will not accept the single letter as a surname, so my father’s full name was given. But, now after marriage, I have updated my passport with my husband’s name.
    My question is:
    Should I upload my old passport while creating EE profile
    Should I mention “Priya Devi Mohan Dass” in LOE, i.e., why instead of “Priya Devi M” I have “Priya Devi Mohan Dass.”
    Should I give “Priya Devi Mohan Dass” also in my same person affidavit along with “Priya Devi M” “Priya Devi Ramesh.”

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