Excited to join this community.
I am living in the US for past 10 years.Came for masters and now working as construction engineer for 7 years. I am on H1B visa with approved I-140 and officially on the perpetual wait list for the mystical green card. My wife is on H1B as well. My family situation back in India and the insecurities of H1B visa has brought us to consider immigrating to Canada. A little background information about us
Age: Turning 34 in March 2018
Education: BE in Civil Engineering in India and MS in Civil Engineering in USA.
Work Experience: Continuous 7 years experience in the US- working full time as a Construction Engineer(Construction Cost Estimator on H1B papers)
Education: BBA in India and MBA in the US.
Work Exp.: Continuous 2.5 years working full time as a QA developer(Business Analyst on H1B papers).
FSW elgibility criteria and Come to Canada tool say that I am eligible to apply. I have been reading a bunch about the process of applying for Canadian PR. Lot of my questions have been answered by reading other threads on this site. I still do have a few questions and I appreciate anyone who could provide answers.
With increasing demand what is now considered as a high CRS score to be picked in the draw? Where do I go to check the current CRS threshold is at?
As I am turning 34 in this March I want to apply before March 2019 to avoid losing 5 more points on the CRS. So What timeline should I follow for applying though the federal skilled workers express entry prog?
Specifically, When to write IELTS,
When to get ECA done,
When to get the Police verification done?
When to get the medical exam?
Any specific documents that I should begin to procure ahead of time so that I am not held up after getting invitation to apply ?
Since I am the primary applicant, do I need to get my wife’s both bachelors and masters degrees ECA? I ask because getting her bachelor’s degree transcripts would be quite challenging.
WES asks for sealed and stamped transcripts from India. Is there any other organization that accepts scanned transcripts? May be a stupid question but I really want to know if there is one because it will save lot of time.
I have narrowed down to three following NOC’s that I can use for myself
-2234 Construction Estimators -Skill Level B
- 2131 Civil Engineers -Skill Level A
- 0711 Construction Managers - Skill Level 0
Is there a way to know what skill level can be the most beneficial on my application?
Does my wife’s NOC skill matters at all if I am the principal applicant?
What avenues are available that I can make use to gain a possible provincial nomination?
Than you in advance.