Covering Letter and Resume part 2

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Subject: Covering Letter and Resume part 2
Hi Sharon,

Please see the posting from beach247 on this forum

http://www.immigration.ca/discussion/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27833&whichpage=3

He submitted his application in Buffalo under skilled worker category.

Regards

Rajiv

[27-09-2007,11:04]
[**.73.204.62]
Rajiv
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
well, sounds like he is a very lucky fellow. The combination of skills, work experience and education likely helped move a clean application to the fast track lane.

I can´t say how or why it happens - but obviously it does. Contrary to public opinion, I think CIC likes to get files off their desk.

Do I think the cover letter and resume made it happen? no. He did ALL the right things, with the right skills, with the right immigration officer. Most people are not that lucky.

[27-09-2007,12:51]
[***.121.220.199]
sharon
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
Just an update , I confirmed from beach247 and he did submit his resume along with application. he however not submitted covering letter

Regards

rajiv

[27-09-2007,15:07]
[**.73.204.62]
Rajiv
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
if all it took was a Resume to fast track an application... we would have all figured that out years ago and it would be plastered all over every immigration forum out there.


[27-09-2007,16:21]
[***.20.127.20]
Sharon
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
I agree with Sharon.

I checked that website too .. this guy is SO SO LUCKY, I still can´t believe it.

I don´t think that has anything to do with resume.

But I can think of a silly reason how it happen. Someone received his application and by mistake the CIC officer put it on the TOP of the pile rather than the bottom and there you go ....

What else could it be ?

Or perhaps some officer KNOWS him and tried to help him though I guess that is not permitted.

[27-09-2007,16:42]
[***.207.38.125]
CBV333
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
Sorry to intrude on you guys, but I see this resume discussion is still going on.

I don´t know about beach, but I believe including my resume helped me. I never had a single question or issue about my skills or work background. And I just put myself in the position of an overworked immigration officer, and a resume
might just satisfy any personal wavering or qualms about an applicant. The officer can also just toss it aside if it turns out to be meaningless to him.


[27-09-2007,18:47]
[**.47.168.204]
Richard
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
Richard, there would never be any reason NOT to include it - of course it is a nice way to capture all your information in one place. Can we be sure the resume is the reason this guy got his AIP so quick - not to the level of certainty we are discussing.

Anything we can do to assist and IO has got to be valueable.

[27-09-2007,21:18]
[***.121.220.199]
sharon
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
Sharon,

The reason many people avoid putting a covering letter could be because CIC already has a checklist doc in place , which is simple and staright forward

Regards

Rajiv

[27-09-2007,22:10]
[**.145.136.1]
Rajiv
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
There is no such thing as "covering" letter, unless you are trying to cover something!
[27-09-2007,23:28]
[**.111.66.145]
newbie
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
I agree that submitting a idiot proof or an application with cover letter or resume will not reduce the processing times of the application in absolutely positive way. This guy, he got his IA faster and a lot of other guys have been getting their IAs fast, within 3-6 months. The reason probably being decrease in number of applicants or increase in number of visas allotted to Buffalo or may be in this guy´s case plain luck. I remember reading in another forum, a guy from Russia got his PR in 2004 in 1 year, although processing times were well over 3 years. Sometimes things happens which have no explanation or we can just guess the reasons due to lack of information.
[28-09-2007,00:40]
[***.69.2.5]
Samm
(in reply to: Covering Letter and Resume part 2)
Cover letter and resume do not influence an officer´s decision. They are not needed.
Immigration officers look at what you put in the forms and the relevant supporting documents.
Most times they do not even read the Cover letters of Immigration Consultants and Lawyers, they just placed them at the back of the file.
Then, it all depends on the individual officers that is reviewing the file.
www.canadaimmigrationbpa.com

[28-09-2007,03:31]
[**.158.153.220]
Balwant