Here is my background:
- Have a Computer Science (STEM) undergraduate degree from a US university
- Have been working for the last 15 months at a large US tech company
- Am Indian, don’t see a path forward in the US given the Green Card backlog
- Currently on an H-1B visa that runs out in June 2020, don’t want to renew
- My current CRS score is 416 due to lack of experience
Given this situation, I have a few options for moving to Canada:
- Keep working until I have 3 years of experience and bump my CRS score up to 441
- Get an internal transfer to Canada from my current employer
- Get another offer from a Canadian company
- Any other options I should look into?
What would be the best path forward for someone like me? Thanks!
The most CRS score increases will happen due to following (in no particular order):
- Good IELTS score
- A Masters degree (preferably in Canada, or even in the US, as long as you can get Canadian-equivalency ECA for that).
- Canadian job offer, either transfer or new offer from Canada (probably the best).
If you just finished your bachelors and are below, say, 28 years of age I would highly recommend either trying for a job offer, or getting a masters degree, preferably in Canada.
Thanks for the quick reply!
I think I’ll max out on IELTS when I do take it, unfortunately increasing 2 and 3 will take some time but I’ll keep that in mind.
With only bachelors and highest possible IELTS score, a 25 year old single person with 2 years of work experience outside Canada gets 416 points on CRS calculator. Not nearly enough to crack the cutoff. A Canadian Masters is going to give you the ability to kick start your PR process, and you can also work side by side while getting Masters. Or you can find a job/transfer to Canada and apply under Canadian experience class/PNP.