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Re: Canada PR

Postby Wd40 » Mon, 22 Oct 2018 9:24 am

subashgk007 wrote:Yes, Canada and Australia is still more feasible compared to Singapore. My thoughts below

1) Uncertainty in SG for Indian IT professionals : Though i am earning 120k/annum, not confident enough to wait for SG PR and doesn't want Australia/Canada to close their doors against foreigners. Eg:

a. Recently my PR friend reached out to me for a job referral. He is here for past 8 years.
b. Another indian colleague, completed his masters in SG and working here for past 10 years for, earns around 144k/year and owns a condo in pasir ris, still denied SG PR for 3rd time
c. One guy from South India with his wife, both in to IT, earning 7.5k/month each, here in SG for last 6 years, application for SG PR denied for 4th time.
d. MY IELTS classmate, here in SG for 15 years, PR for last 6 years, prefers Canadaian citizenship over Singapore passport.

It's not an offense, just made the statement. SG has full rights to be selective, it's just matter of perception.

2) Australia hasn't closed their doors yet :
They just tightened the points criteria.

I would prefer Australia over canada because of the reasons which i think more important for me.

a) Travel time: From Singapore hardly it takes 4 hours to reach any of the Indian airports.

I am based out of kerala, coimbatore/kochi is the closest airport. Canada is really far to get a flight in case of any emergency. Really cannot wait 15-21 hours. 8-10 hours from Australia seems more feasible for me, even if i could reach SG as part of connection flight, i have daily flights twice as part of layover.

b) Canada climate sucks : In every aspect.

c) Points system is clear enough: CLB system of canada is tricky.

For both countries, IELTS play master role for both countries. I have managed to get overall 8 with 1 week of practice from youtube channels, Now i am attending my weekend classes in Ascend education near clarke quay to take it to 8 in all 4 individual modules.


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Thanks! I have started reading the expatforum/Australia to understand the PR process. For me the challenge is going to be getting my experience letters as I have worked in 8 companies in the last 16 years. Some companies have folded up, merged etc.

I have to do it within a year because once I turn 40, it will be impossible to get enough points based on my age.

Do you know if Electronics Engineering degree and IT work experience is going to cause a conflict?

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Re: Canada PR

Postby subashgk007 » Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:58 am

Shouldn't be a problem, I had my ACS assessment result out couple of weeks back.
Though i had my majors in computers, they deducted 4 years of work experience.

Ideally it should be 2(because first two years of experience is considered as on the job training), they add up another 2 years for deduction, if our work experience and the subjects studied in graduation/masters doesn't match at least 65%.

In your case, I don't think it's an issue since you have many years of experience.

And regarding work experience letters, it gave hard time. I have reached out to my employers in India to get experience certificate with duties performed along with work hours in ACS guidelines. Most of them provided except for two.

For those two companies, i had my manager and one ex-colleague prepare a statutory declaration and kind of oath infront of a notary officers. Will share the format via PM.

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Re: Canada PR

Postby subashgk007 » Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:17 pm

Wd40 wrote:
subashgk007 wrote:Yes, Canada and Australia is still more feasible compared to Singapore. My thoughts below

1) Uncertainty in SG for Indian IT professionals : Though i am earning 120k/annum, not confident enough to wait for SG PR and doesn't want Australia/Canada to close their doors against foreigners. Eg:

a. Recently my PR friend reached out to me for a job referral. He is here for past 8 years.
b. Another indian colleague, completed his masters in SG and working here for past 10 years for, earns around 144k/year and owns a condo in pasir ris, still denied SG PR for 3rd time
c. One guy from South India with his wife, both in to IT, earning 7.5k/month each, here in SG for last 6 years, application for SG PR denied for 4th time.
d. MY IELTS classmate, here in SG for 15 years, PR for last 6 years, prefers Canadaian citizenship over Singapore passport.

It's not an offense, just made the statement. SG has full rights to be selective, it's just matter of perception.

2) Australia hasn't closed their doors yet :
They just tightened the points criteria.

I would prefer Australia over canada because of the reasons which i think more important for me.

a) Travel time: From Singapore hardly it takes 4 hours to reach any of the Indian airports.

I am based out of kerala, coimbatore/kochi is the closest airport. Canada is really far to get a flight in case of any emergency. Really cannot wait 15-21 hours. 8-10 hours from Australia seems more feasible for me, even if i could reach SG as part of connection flight, i have daily flights twice as part of layover.

b) Canada climate sucks : In every aspect.

c) Points system is clear enough: CLB system of canada is tricky.

For both countries, IELTS play master role for both countries. I have managed to get overall 8 with 1 week of practice from youtube channels, Now i am attending my weekend classes in Ascend education near clarke quay to take it to 8 in all 4 individual modules.


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Thanks! I have started reading the expatforum/Australia to understand the PR process. For me the challenge is going to be getting my experience letters as I have worked in 8 companies in the last 16 years. Some companies have folded up, merged etc.

I have to do it within a year because once I turn 40, it will be impossible to get enough points based on my age.

Do you know if Electronics Engineering degree and IT work experience is going to cause a conflict?

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And ACS considers only past 10 years of experience for assessment. You really don't have to worry about detailed documentation for experiences before that. That's a relief for your circumstances.

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