I am looking for assistance for filing PR application to Canada. I am not looking for USA..its for Canada. I am

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Customer: Hi..I am looking for assistance for filing PR application to Canada
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: I am not looking for USA..its for Canada
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: no
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Customer: I am currently in USA..just finished my PhD..about to join a job in august under OPT...Originally Indian citizen
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Hello - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to assist you today. I am a Canadian lawyer who can answer immigration law questions.

I am reviewing your question and will reply shortly.

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Can you give me more details about yourself - your age, job experience, occupation and knowledge of French and English and the details about the job you will be starting in August ?

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Sure..I just graduates from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA..with PhD in Biology..I also have MS degree from the same. I have been working as a TA during my graduate years and also have 1 year of practical working experience, as a faculty at Bryant & Stratton college and Marquette University. I also have research publications based on my research in Microbial Ecology in Wetlands. I am ping as a full time faculty at MArquette this August at the same time will be working with my PhD advisor with my research publications (This designation not decided yet). My DOB is 03.19.1984.
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I have US degrees and have been in this country for more than 8 years..so I am very much proficient in English...Also took GRE and TOEFL while coming to USA. Although those scores are not valid anymore.
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before coming to USA, I finished my bachelors and another masters in INDia from the University of Calcutta
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I know bits and pieces of French...currently trying to learn
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that’s my background in summary
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Is it better?
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Sure..I just graduates from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA..with PhD in Biology..I also have MS degree from the same. I have been working as a TA during my graduate years and also have 1 year of practical working experience, as a faculty at Bryant & Stratton college and Marquette University. I also have research publications based on my research in Microbial Ecology in Wetlands. I am going to join as a full time faculty at MArquette this August at the same time will be working with my PhD advisor with my research publications (This designation not decided yet). My DOB is 03.19.1984.
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have US degrees and have been in this country for more than 8 years..so I am very much proficient in English...Also took GRE and TOEFL while coming to USA. Although those scores are not valid anymore.
before coming to USA, I finished my bachelors and another masters in India from the University of Calcutta
I know bits and pieces of French...currently trying to learn
Customer
That's my background in summary..
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hello !!!
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I am reviewing your response and will reply shortly . Your patience is appreciated because it takes time to compose long answers.

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sure
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JJL11, Expert

In that case, I would suggest that you are qualified to apply under Canada's Federal Skilled Worker program. Under this program, there is a point system calculation where you need to score a minimum of 67 out of 100 points. You will score highly in the education, occupation and age categories and will get high but not maximum marks for language because you can only get maximum marks if you are fluent in English and French.

The Federal Skilled Worker is managed by the Express Entry system which is basically a database of applicants which Canada Immigration uses when they are inviting suitable candidates whose qualifications meet job demands to apply for permanent resident. To create an Express Entry profile, you need to compile a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) which is similar to the point system .

Each province also has it's own Provincial Nominee Program whereby they announce job demand in different sectors at certain times of the year. Some of these PNP streams are managed by the Express Entry, some are not.

Here is a link to the Canada Immigration website on the Federal Skilled Worker program for your reference. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/federal-skilled-workers.html

I would suggest that because there are many different PNP streams, if you want to find the quickest way to immigrate to Canada, that you contact an experienced immigration lawyer because they will know what PNP streams are most suitable for you and how to help you get PR in the fastest way.

You can consult Lexpert, which is a website which has the name of leading lawyers in different areas of law. Here is the link for the Immigration law section https://www.lexpert.ca/directory/practice-areas/ranking/immigration-law-g1/

Please keep in mind that names shown are usually partners of the firm. You can ask for a junior in the same firm who will charge less. I would suggest you contact a lawyer practicing in the province you are interested in residing in because they will have in depth knowledge about the PNP for that province.

Hope this answers your question.

Customer
Thank you..but is IELTS necessary?Although I can take it anytime..but the test centres are closed now..
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JJL11, Expert

You are welcome.

IELTS is necessary. Hopefully, the test centres will be reopening soon .

Customer
Just one more question...regarding transcripts...getting my previous transcripts from India could be difficult from India..Although I have the Indian Transcripts from my graduate school application days..in a sealed envelope from the university..will they work now? they were delivered to me at 2010 for admission in USA.
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I am hoping to start the process soon and contact a lawyer..as you said
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JJL11, Expert

In my opinion, the transcripts you have should be fine as long as they were issued in a sealed document.

Yes, I would suggest contacting a lawyer soon so that you know all the supporting documentation you need to get because it takes time to assemble everything.

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thanks..I think that answers all my question for now
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It would be appreciated if you would take a moment to submit a rating for my service today because that is how I get credit for helping you.

A good rating would be great if you were fully satisfied !

Thanks

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sure..how to do that?
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ok got it
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