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Re: PR approval probability 2020

Post by singaporeflyer » Sat, 14 Nov 2020 11:40 am

GoldenAir wrote:
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 12:04 am
sohappysg wrote:
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:09 pm
Hi all. Would like to ask a question what does it mean that someone's PR application will flow under "Others"? Is it the one where European Caucasian are being defined and how does impact the application?

Also the other question is:
If I learn Chinese does it matter to aplication?
Others mean your race is not Chinese or Malay I believe. Everyone else is under Others, making that category extremely competitive due to much lower chance of success in terms of quota.

Learning Chinese may demo your commitment to integrate, so why not? (you may need to show a certificate of some sort to prove level of proficiency though). Having said that, do things for the right reason, not just for an application. Thats when it works best. Just like volunteering - it has been overused to the point it’s no longer helpful in applications. However, if you have a consistent track record of volunteering for, say >5 yrs it’s still worth mentioning.
Others is those who are not under Chinese, Malay, Indian.

Learning Chinese may not add points immediately. There are many others factors that will be considered.

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Re: PR approval probability 2020

Post by sohappysg » Sat, 14 Nov 2020 1:53 pm

Thanks for the answers😉
I started Chinese long before thinking of PR application so should only help, not harm😉

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Re: PR approval probability 2020

Post by GoldenAir » Sat, 14 Nov 2020 3:20 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 11:40 am
GoldenAir wrote:
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 12:04 am
sohappysg wrote:
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:09 pm
Hi all. Would like to ask a question what does it mean that someone's PR application will flow under "Others"? Is it the one where European Caucasian are being defined and how does impact the application?

Also the other question is:
If I learn Chinese does it matter to aplication?
Others mean your race is not Chinese or Malay I believe. Everyone else is under Others, making that category extremely competitive due to much lower chance of success in terms of quota.

Learning Chinese may demo your commitment to integrate, so why not? (you may need to show a certificate of some sort to prove level of proficiency though). Having said that, do things for the right reason, not just for an application. Thats when it works best. Just like volunteering - it has been overused to the point it’s no longer helpful in applications. However, if you have a consistent track record of volunteering for, say >5 yrs it’s still worth mentioning.
Others is those who are not under Chinese, Malay, Indian.

Learning Chinese may not add points immediately. There are many others factors that will be considered.
We always talk about “there are many factors”, then why cant this be one of those factors? None of us knows for sure, but learning one of the main languages to a certain level of proficiency is beneficial anyway, whether for the application or just integrating into life here in general. Same as volunteering, ICA can surely differentiate between people who have been doing for a long time and people who signed up just before the application submission...It doesnt mean we should ignore/not mention volunteering altogether. Just present your authentic self and see if it ticks any boxes. :D

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Re: PR approval probability 2020

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Nov 2020 5:08 pm

First check to see if there are applicable boxes you can :-k tick.

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