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Is EP easier to get for older/experienced workers?

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Is EP easier to get for older/experienced workers?

Post by LaraS » Sun, 25 Apr 2021 1:25 am

Hi, hoping somebody can shed some light on this.

I tried the Self-Assessment Tool for myself with correct input in my situation, then I tried again making myself 10 years older and with 10 years more experience in the same job title. Result is surprising:
- 7 years of experience gives a min salary for EP of 7,200.
- 17 years of experience gives only 8,100 for min EP salary.

Just 900 more is sufficient for 10 years more of experience... Is that believable? Are experienced workers generally getting their EP approved without earning much more than younger ones? :-k

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Re: Is EP easier to get for older/experienced workers?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 25 Apr 2021 3:05 am

The SAT is not a guideline as to EP approval. It is just a tool to verify IF YOU CAN APPLY FOR AN EP. If you cannot pass that hurdle, you surely will not get an EP as they will not accept your application. But you have to pass the application test so you don't waste the ICA Officer's time with garbage submissions. It is nothing more than a garbage-sorter, to make the ICA job a wee bit easier. Those are nothing but the absolute minimums required to have your application even looked at.

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Re: Is EP easier to get for older/experienced workers?

Post by x9200 » Sun, 25 Apr 2021 6:29 am

LaraS wrote:
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 1:25 am
Hi, hoping somebody can shed some light on this.

I tried the Self-Assessment Tool for myself with correct input in my situation, then I tried again making myself 10 years older and with 10 years more experience in the same job title. Result is surprising:
- 7 years of experience gives a min salary for EP of 7,200.
- 17 years of experience gives only 8,100 for min EP salary.

Just 900 more is sufficient for 10 years more of experience... Is that believable? Are experienced workers generally getting their EP approved without earning much more than younger ones? :-k
Actually is not that surprising. If you are inexperienced you earn low. Once you get the experience your salary can hike substantially in a short time. But what happens later are often incremental changes so for many cases the hike of 1k over 10y is nothing unusual.

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