Thank you Vik for creating this platform for us to discuss and share our knowledge.
I am currently working in the Bay area as a Solutions Architect and started considering seriously about Canadian PR a couple of weeks ago.
During my research, I felt equally excited and confused.
I shall try to explain why I said this, but before that, my brief background:
Education: Masters from the USA
Work Exp: Appx 10 years
Canada Exp: 0
IELTS: Yet to take
I went through the CRS calculator plugging my details and my score looks like somewhere between ~410- 420, which does not look like a good score at all.
But, apart from achieving a great IELTS score, it seems I don’t have any other leverage to improve my score!
That’s where my confusion is, please help/suggest me:
- If someone does not have any Canadian experience, then it seems like he/she will struggle to score more than ~430/450. Am I missing something?
- FSWC cut-off scores are pretty high (~440 or above)
- The distribution of scores in 2017, looks like a lot of people received ITA at a score less than 400 (in the range 350-400)
How all these things are possible to happen a the same time?
And finally, what would be your suggestion for me?
Should I apply with a 410-420 score? What are my possibilities to improve the score?