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How to fill in the Canada Express Entry Profile when I am married but separated and my spouse is not coming with me?

I am completing my Express Entry profile. Under the "Creating your Profile" page, I have answered "Married" for Marital Status. Following this is the question: "Is your spouse/common-law partner ...
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NOC code for software developer - 2173 or 2174

I am going to apply for PR in Canada Express Entry visa. For that I need to choose an NOC code before applying. I have 6 years of experience in software development. I worked as a developer/programmer ...
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Is it possible to get 'permanently stuck' on a Work Permit status in Canada without ever attaining PR?

(International experience class does not apply to me) Unlike countries such as France or Sweden that have naturalisation after X years (5 or 6) of legal residence, I understand that staying for a ...
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Professional Apprenticeship as Work Experience for Express Entry

While filling up the work experience section of the express entry profile I came across this sentence, Do not enter any work related to or performed during an apprenticeship process. I know for ...
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We are applying for Canadian Express entry. How to I (the spouse) apply for jobs whilst waiting for PR?

We have signed up for Canadian Express Entry. My wife is the lead applicant as she has the most points. I am named as the spouse. We both have over 7.5 in each of our IELTS tests. We've done our ...
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How to read Unique Client Identifier (UCI) for Canadian Express Entry application?

I am applying on the Canadian Express Entry scheme. In the application form they asked me if I have ever applied for immigration, refugee or citizenship status of Canada before? I did apply for a ...
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Express Entry : Applying with dependents [closed]

I am planning to apply for Canadian PR via Express Entry under FSW. I am married and have a kid. Please can you suggest : Is it mandatory to include dependents (spouse and son) while applying? If it ...
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Can I apply for Canadian provincial nomination programs on my own with my express entry profile?

I have an express entry profile. Is it possible for me to apply for any of the PNPs without waiting to get an invite from them? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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How should a couple apply for Express Entry when both qualify?

I am an IT Professional with 12+ years of experience and hold an MBA degree from India and my wife is also an MBA degree holder and homemaker with no work experience. Currently, we are in the US on L1 ...
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Canada PGWP - Immigrate my spouse to Canada, What are my options?

BACKGROUND: I have a Post Graduate work permit valid up to 2018. I have a NOC class A 2175 job and I am planning to apply for permanent residence. My employer has already filed a pre-screen ...
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NOC code for Devops Engineer - 2173 or 2174

My designation is Senior Software Engineer, where my roles and responsibilities are as of a devops engineer -- build and release and cloud (AWS) Please help me chose the best NOC code for Canada PR. ...
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Anyone ever tried Canada Immigration Express?

I'm trying to migrate to Canada, and I was sent a link to a private agency called Canada Immigration Express, from a mate who got it from an ad, I registered and paid 20$. Finally they called me two ...
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Do I need a degree for the Express Entry Program in Canada

Is it feasible getting a permanent permit for Canada without a degree? Considering I would have a couple of years of experience and required field, and having the highest scores in IELTS? Thanks!
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Transferring money from mom's account for Express entry proof of funds

I have an express entry profile but at the moment I do not have 13000 CAD in my bank account to show as proof of funds. When I receive the invitation, would it be possible for me to transfer account ...
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Should I have ECA before submitting EOI in SINP?

I have lodged and submitted an EOI a week ago, and received an ITA the day after. The problem is, I hadn’t ECA and Professional Status(licensure) at the time I was submitting the EOI but I mistakenly ...
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Are remote jobs done for Canadian clients worth points for Express Entry?

As a software developer, I have often worked for Canadian clients and companies but remotely from my home country. I do have their payment proofs, contracts and reference letters. Will this be counted ...
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Are Express Entry and Internation Experience Canada pools compatible?

I'm a 31-yo european citizen. I would like to immigrate to Canada as soon as possible. I am thinking about Express Entry (Skilled Worker), but my score isn't high enough to be drawn any soon. I think ...
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Create EOI login in SINP with ECA status as "NO" and Express Entry profile as "NO"?

My query is, I've acquired my IELTS but the ECA (Education Credential Assesment) is not yet complete. Can I proceed to create an EOI profile in SINP with ECA status as "NO" and with Express Entry ...
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Applying for the BC PNP Tech Pilot Program While Working Remotely

I'm a student in BC, Canada, recently I got a job offer for a company for an IT position (DevOps Consultant), the company is located in both Ottawa and Toronto, but it doesn't have any offices in BC, ...
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Express entry profile doesn't ask for spouse information

I just created my express entry profile and in there I wasn't asked about my spouse's degree, IELTS results and working experience. It just asked if I'm married and then how much money I'd bring. ...
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Can a married couple file for Express Entry if one of us is temporarily not in Canada?

My husband and I are in Canada where he is on a work visa. I have joined him as a dependant. We are planning to file permanent residency by the end of December; my husband will be the primary ...
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Express entry for canada

My IELTS score is as under Listening : 8.5 Reading : 6.5 Speaking : 7.0 Writing : 7.0 Am i eligible for applying for the express entry program for immigration to canada
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I took Celpip General test in 2021. My scores are: Speaking 8, Reading 8, Listening 8, Writing 7. What is my overall CLB score?

I'm confused about CLB scores. As, neither IRCC nor Celpip official websites do not have any information regarding my question. I cannot understand either I have CLB 7 or CLB 8 ?
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If I have a job offer, still will I need to show proof of funds for express entry?

I have an express entry profile. If I get a job offer, would I still need to show proof of funds for express entry?
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How much does Canadian skilled worker immigration cost?

I want to know the total cost of immigration for a skilled worker to Canada.
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Is a lawyer/immigration agent required to fill a Express Entry application?

Is a lawyer or immigration agent required to fill a Express Entry application? Can I apply by myself? Is there any difference in scoring or evaluation between an application self-submitted and one ...
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How long will it take for the secondary (accompanying person) to get the Express Entry PR Canada?

My husband and I got our ITA for Express Entry Canada and we were unmarried when we applied for this. And we got married a month before we got the ITA. Now, should we decline my ITA and accept & ...
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Applying for Parent Super visa before landing in Canada with a PR

I have received a job offer in Canada and am already in express entry pool. I need to take my mother with me as she is widowed and old. Is it possible to apply for her super visa along with my ...
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Can I just upload High School certificate of my spouse for express entry?

I have recently got express entry ITA for permanent resident. I'm currently at the document upload step. While uploading Education (diplomas/degrees) document for my spouse, I found they asked to ...
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Canadian permanent residence under experience class

My IELTS scores are: reading 5.5 speaking 6.0 listening 5.5 writing 4.0 I also have 2 years of Canadian experience. My job is at NOC B level. Why was my application rejected?
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Australia migration for Msc physics

I am looking for migration to Australia. I have done Msc in physics and have 9 years of experience as a software engineer. So could anybody tell me how many year will be deducted from experience for ...
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Canada Express Entry - Date you first became qualified to practice in this occupation

I am applying for Express Entry in Canada as a Software Engineer (NOC 2173). In the website it says that this occupation usually requires a university degree. I am ok with that, I got my degree, but I ...
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How long does it take for the PR process to complete with a job offer and express entry profile?

I have received a job offer and I have an express entry profile already created. My employer will be getting me a temporary work permit for 2 years initially. I was planning to add this job offer to ...
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With a 2 year work permit for Canada, can I apply for a long stay visa for my mother?

I am from Sri Lanka and I have received a 2 year work permit for Canada. Is it possible to get a long stay of visa of some kind for my dependent mother as well? The state is British Columbia.
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How to answer how long you have been at your current job?

I am working on my online application for permanent residency in Canada from the US via Express Entry, and I'm being asked how long I have been at my current job. The form only has a pulldown menu to ...
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Is Canadian PR decided solely on "ticking the stated boxes" (including getting the "67 points")?

Is Canadian permanent residence decided solely on whether the government official can "tick all the boxes" that are publicly stated? (In US English, "put a check mark in all the boxes"). http://www....
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Is it possible to leave LMIA job for a better offer upon getting express entry (Canada) visa

If I get an offer from JobBank in Express Entry profile and because of that job I get invitation, do I have to join that same job offer upon migrating or can I still get a better offer and work ...
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Sibling's Canada PR Card for express entry validity and proofs

I and my wife are applying for Canada PR and it seems we can get extra 15 points if we show that our sibling has got PR. My wife's sibling got PR via express entry and she landed in Canada for ...
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Canada PR with Job offer

Hi all fortunately I got an invite to apply for PR all thanks to additional points I was able to secure post job offer. I have applied for PR and hopefully within few months I will be able to move. ...
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Canada Express Entry Profile: Bank balance in your account

I am married but don't want to bring my wife along with me to Canada. Until I have fully functional set up there e.g. a Job, a Home, Schools identified for kids, etc. So how should I go ahead with ...
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Issue with Express Entry Canada?

My wife and I are planning to apply for the Canadian Express entry pool, and we qualify as well. The issue that we are facing is that we both have different nationalities. We want to apply together ...
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ECA for Bachelor degree

I have done Bachelor of Technology course (4 years) from India. Do I need to have ECA for Bachelor degree only or should I have it for my 10+2 i.e. higher secondary as well? More specifically, should ...
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What’s the right NOC code for this position?

I’m having a hard time deciding between either NOC53100 or NOC64320 for my position. I have attached the job description specified in the offer letter, but it sounds a bit generic. This will be my ...
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Points in Express Entry would automatically be deducted if person ages while waiting in the pool?

applied 6 months back to Express Entry. But since waiting in the pool and the fact Canada IRCC had halted Express Entry due to pandemic, my age got higher. Now once the Express entry pool open, will ...
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Will profile for Express Entry frozen after the ITA?

So apparently one can change the profile for express entry Canada as per their website. Now, If I want to update my experience years, when is the latest I can change it? If I receive ITA will I still ...
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Canada Express Entry: Authorised to work?

I am applying for Express Entry to Canada, therefore I am also looking for a job there to increase my points and sustain myself when I move there. Many job applications ask "Are you legally ...
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NOC Code for Solution Engineer/Cloud Engineer 2173 or 2174?

I am not sure whether my current duties match Canada's NOC code 2173 or 2174. 2173: Software engineers and designers Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain ...
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Roles and responsibilities for a Java Backend developer [duplicate]

My company has given me an experience letter and below are the roles and responsibilities listed in it. Please guide me in choosing 2173 vs 2174 as NOC code. There's still some room for changes so ...
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Canada NOC code for Backend /Java developer

I have seen this link - NOC 2173 vs 2174 but still having some doubts. I am a java developer and my day to day work involve writing code, testing it, modifying existing code as per requirements. I ...
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Can filling an employer abuse claim affect my chances of citizenship?

I arrived in Canada on a closed(employer-specific) work permit and was terminated. This happened amid the coronavirus pandemic. My employer quickly terminated me after bringing me here on a global ...
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