I am working in one of the Tech company in California. My current student work permit (F1- OPT) will end in Feb 2019, my employer is planning to apply for Canada Work Visa.
I got an IELTS score of 8.0 and currently waiting on my ECA (Expecting it to arrive by mid next week). I would get an estimated CRS score of 478 with my qualifications.
Since my US work permit would end in Feb 1,2019 (7 Months approx.), I am not sure if my PR process would complete within next 7 months, so I am planning to apply PR with express entry in parallel to employer sponsored work Visa.
– Can I apply employer sponsored work visa and PR in parallel ?
– Did anyone face this unique situation ? which option did you choose ?
– Should I tell my employer about this situation ? Or just ask them to go ahead with Canada work visa ?
Any suggestions are welcome.
P.S : I want to stay with my current employer atleast for next few years