I am a 40 yr old in the Bay Area, with close to 15 years of experience and currently working in one of the top product companies in a management role. I have a fairly decent overall comp and great future growth opportunities in US but since I came to US on H1B fairly recently from India, I have little chance landing getting a GC anytime soon - priority date is 2017.
My employer has presence in Canada and are offering Intra Company Transfer option to me (with a big pay cut though). I am OK taking the pay cut option for more stability in life but the challenge is that to get an ITA I will have to first spend an year in Canada to accumulate enough points - 50 points for 1 year experience and 50 points for job offer and even then my CRS score will be around 476, which is where the current cutoffs are trending today. My assumption is that with the recent update of French language speakers getting extra points (good for them, and they should definitely get the benefit), the cut-offs are likely to go higher in future.
I am worried that if I take the ICT option, giving up the professional growth and higher salary here, I may still land in a sorry situation after an year where I am not meeting the ITA cut-offs - a neither here nor there situation.
I understand that this is a personal decision and every individual’s situation is different but I still want to ask the experts in the forum if they have any advice for me.
Thank you very much in advance!