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Subject: federal skilled worker
  hi

just got a couple of questions with regards to applying for immigration as a skilled worker from the UK....

I have been working in a job that qualifies as a skilled job for over a year now but what sort of proof is needed for this? also - before 2 yrs ago, i was a bit unsettled, jumping from job to job, will this affect my application? if i do not disclose the full extent of my job skipping, will they find out!?

other q - i had a meeting with an immigration officer in downtown vancouver last week, he said he´d handle my app for $5000 and get me in within 2 months, is this too good to be true?

Thanks for any help

[23-01-2008,01:37]
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Nixica
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
If the immigration consultant can guarantee you a PR in 2 months, I would offer to pay $10,000 but ONLY when you have the PR in hand. Heck I would even give him that money if he takes twice as long. When you hear claims like that I suggest you run as fast as you can in the opposite direction.

For the prove of the job you would need to submit a letter from your employer that should indicate your start and end dates, status (full time or part time) and your job description. Job description should be as close to matching the description on the NOC list as possible.

Why would you want to not disclose the full extend of your employment history? I don’t know your particular situation so cant comment. But I wont recommend that you willfully hide anything in the application. If they do find out, they might reject the application because they will think your character is less than honest.

Ray

[23-01-2008,04:52]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
its not that i want to hide something, its just for a period of about 12-18 months i skipped jobs quite a lot and i dont know whether that will be taken into account or not. sorry whats the PR about?
[23-01-2008,12:11]
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Nixica
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
PR = Permanent Residency
[23-01-2008,16:11]
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Ray Masa
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
Fill all the details in and on the last line write see attached to include every single employer ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER.

Regarding your quote. "i had a meeting with an immigration officer in downtown vancouver last week, he said he?d handle my app for $5000 and get me in within 2 months, is this too good to be true?"

Now you R asking a question that anyone with the slightest brain should know to run from. First why would an In-Land Immigration Officer who is not assigned to your Visa Post be able to control who gets assigned your file?

Ray Masa seems to have something against Immigration Consultants or am I just taking this too personal. Nixica said he met an IMMIGRATION OFFICER!

Visa Officers are assigned abroad and watched like hawks. Now TWO MONTHS on a work permit YES if you have the required knowledge and experience with a LMO in your hand.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[23-01-2008,16:33]
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Roy
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
yaa if you open the yellow pages and find immigration there is a whole load of people there.

this guy i spoke to provided me with details of the contract etc and also mentioned i wouldn´t be paying him if immigration refused my application. it does seem legitimate but you think it isn´t?

god i wish this was england ... "do you have a pulse? excellent! come in!"

[23-01-2008,16:49]
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Nixica
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
ok my bad that guy is an immigration consultant not officer!
[23-01-2008,16:52]
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Nixica
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
“Ray Masa seems to have something against Immigration Consultants or am I just taking this too personal. Nixica said he met an IMMIGRATION OFFICER!”

Yes Roy, you are taking this too personal. Well kind of. I certainly don’t have anything against you, don’t know you, so cant have anything personal against you. Seen your posts here and agree with your advice, and appreciate them. You have actually answered my question previously in here and I appreciated your answer. One of the reasons I like your answers is because you always back them up by giving links to official sites for verification.

Having said that, I do have something against immigration consultants, at least the ones I have met (and all of them outside of Canada). Mostly in Asia and some in the UK. And I can categorically tell you that almost all of them don’t have a clue. They read a few things and set up shop. They prey on people struggling to make their life better and see easy money. They give bad advice and mostly advice that is difficult to rectify when application is denied. At times they even take the money but never file an application. Mostly they make the applicant do all the work, don’t even have the courtesy to look it over for mistakes and file as is. In my opinion these consultants are slightly better than human traffickers who risk people’s life, even sell them into slavery.

CIC of course has no jurisdiction over them as they are outside Canada. Perhaps your advice is educated and experienced because a) CIC has jurisdiction over you and you want to make sure you don’t do anything against the regulations b) you are genuinely a nice person and care enough to help them (while making a decent living) c) You are a professional and do a professional job. That unfortunately is not the case for most immigrant consultants outside Canada. I have met at least two dozen and they all have given me bad advice (I know because I had done my research already).

As for Nixica’s original post, I admit I had missed that he had written “immigration officer” and assumed he meant “immigration consultant”. I am sure you are not suggesting that my pointing out that any immigration consultant that promises a PR on an SW application in two months for $5,000 can be genuine? If you do believe that a consultant can get someone a SW PR in 2 months, I am willing to pay $10,000 for that, because after more than 2 years of waiting, that’s money well spent.

Now that you have pointed out that the original post said “immigration officer”, I would suggest that Nixica runs even faster away from this person. This certainly would classify asking for bribery by a government official, and I am sure there are stiff penalties for any government official caught taking bribery.

Again, I hold nothing against you, but yes I do tend to look at immigration consultants with suspicion. You are an exception to the profession (at least in the global terms). The old joke about 98% of lawyers giving rest of the profession a bad reputation applies to immigration consultant profession as well. The good news is, you are among the 2%.

Not to take this post in a different direction, but there is something I have wanted to say for a few weeks. There is a lot of (unnecessary) negative energy in this forum. And perhaps your defensiveness comes from that (which I can understand). There is one person who every now and then posts a negative message and gets everyone’s nose hair in an uproar. May I suggest that those posts are not answered? Person who post those messages does so because he/she loves the attention it generates. If ignored, eventually that person will leave and go to another forum to piss someone else off. Just a suggestion.

Ray

[23-01-2008,20:12]
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Ray Masa
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
anyone that promises permanent residency in 2 months is flat out lying. If you are looking for someone to hook you up to a job- the employer has already paid for the recruiter to find them employees so why would the employee pay again??? and if you don´t fit in the right NOC codes etc. no amount of money will solve that problem. $5,000 for a work permit???? wow, I am in the wrong business.
[23-01-2008,20:17]
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sharon
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
i didnt say PR in two months ... i said get me in within that scale ... i.e if i can find the job then 2 months is the approx timescale from application to working. PR obviously takes a LOT longer.

this as complicated as i expected and im sure its only going to get worse from here!

[23-01-2008,20:23]
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Nixica
(in reply to: federal skilled worker)
Ah sorry Nixica, I misunderstood you. I assumed you were talking about SW PR as you stated in the first paragraph that the questions were about you applying for immigration as a skilled worker from the UK.

I don?t think it is necessarily complicated, unless you have an overly complicated case. But it does require you to understand the process and time scales very well.

Ray

[24-01-2008,04:41]
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Ray Masa