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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by linuslynx: 2:38pm On Oct 01, 2017
This raises questions to if rate applied at AOR are locked or fluctuates untill you've gotten PPR. The exchange rate even as close as two months ago on oanda was in the range NGN280/1CAD. For 3M it means your conversion rate was N243/1CAD to equal the minimum amount for single applicant which is CAD12,300. Probably at the time of your submission the rate you used was wrong or something else I can't explain happend. I'd let others weigh in on this.

revlane:
I received copy of my GCMS yesterday and on it the case analyst said in bold letters that according to the GTB exchange rate at the time of my application, I do not meet the minimum required funds for single applicant. Hence under Eligibility, it shows Review Required.
I fixed 3M which at that time was about 12,700cad using Oanda which I uploaded.
My question is did I miss something, or the funds I fixed should have been more than that?
Is it now advisable to use bank rate?
AOR May 25
MP July 5
NA2 July 5
Application at Ottawa
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by cochtrane: 2:40pm On Oct 01, 2017
revlane:
I received copy of my GCMS yesterday and on it the case analyst said in bold letters that according to the GTB exchange rate at the time of my application, I do not meet the minimum required funds for single applicant. Hence under Eligibility, it shows Review Required.
I fixed 3M which at that time was about 12,700cad using Oanda which I uploaded.
My question is did I miss something, or the funds I fixed should have been more than that?
Is it now advisable to use bank rate?
AOR May 25
MP July 5
NA2 July 5
Application at Ottawa

Many forget that in areas like this your application is at the near full discretion of the visa officer. He could have just gone on google and determined using the current exchange rate that your POF was not enough. He couldn't have had the time to dig out what the exchange rate was at the time you placed your application. This is why you want to consider two options:

1. Render your POF in Canadian dollars in a domicilliary account and remove the influence exchange rate fluctuations
2. Ensure your naira when converted to dollars is way above the requirement such that exchange rate fluctuations will have no influence in the foreseeable future.

Clearly, you should have fixed more than that and not held your application by a thread.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Ykjgirls: 2:50pm On Oct 01, 2017
Gooday All,which province can i apply to that does not requires wes ...still awaiting my evaluation
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Dunni1113: 3:04pm On Oct 01, 2017
Ljay17:
Any PNP applicants with updates?

Holler!!!!



I noticed that we have few applicants going though the pnp route, so we have to source for a lot of info ourselves... However, Manitoba did a draw on 26th of September with a lil over 380 applicants.. still waiting for saskatchewan to be opened and Ontario to start issuing NOI hopefully this month or next. So let's all be watchful and hopeful. May God help us all...

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by yokus(f): 3:10pm On Oct 01, 2017
Thanks bro
cochtrane:

I don't think so. A parent can't be a dependant. The latter option is better: get your PR and then process a visa to visit.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by revlane: 3:13pm On Oct 01, 2017
linuslynx:
This raises questions to if rate applied at AOR are locked or fluctuates untill you've gotten PPR. The exchange rate even as close as two months ago on oanda was in the range NGN280/1CAD. For 3M it means your conversion rate was N243/1CAD to equal the minimum amount for single applicant which is CAD12,300. Probably at the time of your submission the rate you used was wrong or something else I can't explain happend. I'd let others weigh in on this.


Thanks boss. I added a screenshot of Oanda.com showing about 3M =12,700cad. So it wasn't a matter of wrong calculation.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by codeworks(m): 3:14pm On Oct 01, 2017
Dunni1113:




I noticed that we have few applicants going though the pnp route, so we have to source for a lot of info ourselves... However, Manitoba did a draw on 26th of September with a lil over 380 applicants.. still waiting for saskatchewan to be opened and Ontario to start issuing NOI hopefully this month or next. So let's all be watchful and hopeful. May God help us all...

Pls send me link on Mantitoba PNP
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by revlane: 3:16pm On Oct 01, 2017
cochtrane:


Many forget that in areas like this your application is at the near full discretion of the visa officer. He could have just gone on google and determined using the current exchange rate that your POF was not enough. He couldn't have had the time to dig out what the exchange rate was at the time you placed your application. This is why you want to consider two options:

1. Render your POF in Canadian dollars in a domicilliary account and remove the influence exchange rate fluctuations
2. Ensure your naira when converted to dollars is way above the requirement such that exchange rate fluctuations will have no influence in the foreseeable future.

Clearly, you should have fixed more than that and not held your application by a thread.

Both suggestions are perfect to enable one sleep with two eye closed if there is anything like that when it comes to CIC.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by adesbaba: 3:19pm On Oct 01, 2017
cochtrane....thanks alot..I feel motivated...I pray it will oo...yes d bankin job will be exactly a year and one week wen I resign...but op it wont affect me as it is a teller contract staff job
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by XX01(f): 3:20pm On Oct 01, 2017
Newmum0615:
Good morning my people.

Send them a DM on twitter quoting your reference number and your issue. Don't tweet at them as they hardly respond to tweets. @WESCanada

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by hiscules: 3:22pm On Oct 01, 2017
adesbaba:
cochtrane....thanks alot..I feel motivated...I pray it will oo...yes d bankin job will be exactly a year and one week wen I resign...but op it wont affect me as it is a teller contract staff job
as far as CIC is concerned, your job status (permanent or contra t ) don't matter. You just need to show that you were paid while working.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Dunni1113: 3:29pm On Oct 01, 2017
codeworks:


Pls send me link on Mantitoba PNP



https://www.google.com.ng/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.canadavisa.com/manitoba-provincial-nominee-program.html&ved=0ahUKEwj82dyr0M_WAhVIblAKHatyB38QFghcMAQ&usg=AOvVaw1_-nmmN6_WH8jGpU7Sy0PE

Immigrate to Manitoba | Manitoba Immigration and Economic Opportunities

U can start from these two, then it will lead u further to lots of links
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by XX01(f): 3:34pm On Oct 01, 2017
MaSisi:


It was an Agent that did it for me so I'm not sure of the information he supplied

Modified
Just called him now he said it's 24k canadian dollars. So I feel that's where the prob is. Cos I have a family of 6

Try and rewrite your IELTS for better scores of at least 8777. That 6 in your result will impact significantly on your scores. The goal is not just to enter the pool but to get high enough scores to be issued an invitation to apply. You can also get your spouse to write as well to boost your points.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by folamingo: 3:35pm On Oct 01, 2017
Shu! You should be thanking God, the application was not cancelled/rejected. If I were you, I would have calculated using black market rate by now, gotten the shortfall in my account, printed another statement and raised a CSE with the new POF details.

In my opinion, how can rates be locked in My advice to people use Black market rate (this gives a buffer from official rate)...you know the naira is subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. Abi eventually when you get PPR and travel, is not the current black market dollar/PTA rate you will use for conversion? Even sometimes they ask for POF at the point of entry...

My 2 cents...we are learning.

revlane:
I received copy of my GCMS yesterday and on it the case analyst said in bold letters that according to the GTB exchange rate at the time of my application, I do not meet the minimum required funds for single applicant. Hence under Eligibility, it shows Review Required.
I fixed 3M which at that time was about 12,700cad using Oanda which I uploaded.
My question is did I miss something, or the funds I fixed should have been more than that?
Is it now advisable to use bank rate?
AOR May 25
MP July 5
NA2 July 5
Application at Ottawa

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Cyrilade01: 3:37pm On Oct 01, 2017
good day to everyone and happy independence
I need you all to put me through, am a registered nurse here in Nigeria with my bnsc and a kid,though me and my patner is nt legally married .
I want to know if I can include him in my profile besides, he is not going now cos he's currently running a program which will end by 2019,after which he will come to join us.
Now my question is should I include him now, or he should file for his own separately,and as a nurse am i going to use same process like others or there is a way to do my certificate verification.
thanks
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Petrelli112: 3:37pm On Oct 01, 2017
hiscules:
as far as CIC is concerned, your job status (permanent or contra t ) don't matter. You just need to show that you were paid while working.
How do you show this please?
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Wiskolo: 3:53pm On Oct 01, 2017
Today being a Sunday and the 1st day of the month, Let me use the opportunity to drop my testimony, (Although it is coming late)

My Canadian PPR journey started around April last year(WES), I was tackling it bit by bit due to cash restrictions. I had some challenges along the line which includes:
Error on my IELTS results, that was corrected when I was about to submit my profile.
I also went the Provincial Nomination Route, and I had to pay an agent at a point.
I created and deleted profiles,
Changed international passport after profile submission.

However to God's glory It all turned into a testimony. I have danced with the passport today and at times I still find it hard to believe that I have it.

My sincere gratitude goes to Zandora for creating this thread and for giving insights at the nick of time. Also my shout out goes to 40ManLappy You are a legend! For those about to start and those en-route, may you share your testimonies shortly! Amen.
ITA = 31st May
AOR=4th July.
MEDP= 26th July.
IP1 = Don't know when it switched
NA2 = Don't know when it switched
IP2 = Don't know when it switched
PPR = 26th August.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by perks: 3:58pm On Oct 01, 2017
Wiskolo:

ITA = 31st May
AOR=4th July.
MEDP= 26th July.
IP1 = Don't know when it switched
NA2 = Don't know when it switched
IP2 = Don't know when it switched
PPR = 26th August.

Congrats
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by einsteino(m): 4:04pm On Oct 01, 2017
Wiskolo:
Today being a Sunday and the 1st day of the month, Let me use the opportunity to drop my testimony, (Although it is coming late)

My Canadian PPR journey started around April last year(WES), I was tackling it bit by bit due to cash restrictions. I had some challenges along the line which includes:
Error on my IELTS results, that was corrected when I was about to submit my profile.
I also went the Provincial Nomination Route, and I had to pay an agent at a point.
I created and deleted profiles,
Changed international passport after profile submission.

However to God's glory It all turned into a testimony. I have danced with the passport today and at times I still find it hard to believe that I have it.

My sincere gratitude goes to Zandora for creating this thread and for giving insights at the nick of time. Also my shout out goes to 40ManLappy You are a legend! For those about to start and those en-route, may you share your testimonies shortly! Amen.
ITA = 31st May
AOR=4th July.
MEDP= 26th July.
IP1 = Don't know when it switched
NA2 = Don't know when it switched
IP2 = Don't know when it switched
PPR = 26th August.

congrats
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by ysmd: 4:10pm On Oct 01, 2017
folamingo:
Shu! You should be thanking God, the application was not cancelled/rejected. If I were you, I would have calculated using black market rate by now, gotten the shortfall in my account, printed another statement and raised a CSE with the new POF details.

In my opinion, how can rates be locked in My advice to people use Black market rate (this gives a buffer from official rate)...you know the naira is subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. Abi eventually when you get PPR and travel, is not the current black market dollar/PTA rate you will use for conversion? Even sometimes they ask for POF at the point of entry...

My 2 cents...we are learning.


@Folamingo. This is an eye opener. Pls wat the black market rate as at today.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Nobody: 4:17pm On Oct 01, 2017
Cyrilade01:
good day to everyone and happy independence
I need you all to put me through, am a registered nurse here in Nigeria with my bnsc and a kid,though me and my patner is nt legally married .
I want to know if I can include him in my profile besides, he is not going now cos he's currently running a program which will end by 2019,after which he will come to join us.
Now my question is should I include him now, or he should file for his own separately,and as a nurse am i going to use same process like others or there is a way to do my certificate verification.
thanks
I believe WES Evaluates ur BNSC and it gonna be at par with Canadian's.
Have u checked ur CRS when he is not accompanying?
Try to do registry wedding with him.
Have u done the English test?
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by revlane: 4:43pm On Oct 01, 2017
Thanks for the input. I raised the issue here so many people can learn from it. Sometimes they minute on your application and just leave it like that for months not touching it. You won't know what is going on. My advice is to take note of all these info here before submitting any application and when you notice their isn't movement for a long while (Not London V.O) try to order GCMS to at least see your application status. I have been asked to pay RPRF sha so I guess am lucky.

folamingo:
Shu! You should be thanking God, the application was not cancelled/rejected. If I were you, I would have calculated using black market rate by now, gotten the shortfall in my account, printed another statement and raised a CSE with the new POF details.

In my opinion, how can rates be locked in My advice to people use Black market rate (this gives a buffer from official rate)...you know the naira is subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. Abi eventually when you get PPR and travel, is not the current black market dollar/PTA rate you will use for conversion? Even sometimes they ask for POF at the point of entry...

My 2 cents...we are learning.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by saouri: 4:46pm On Oct 01, 2017
Happy Sunday people!

Please tell me, federal skilled worker or express entry...
Which is better?
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by saouri: 4:49pm On Oct 01, 2017
Please did you apply for federal skilled workers or express entry? What was your score?
revlane:
Thanks for the input. I raised the issue here so many people can learn from it. Sometimes they minute on your application and just leave it like that for months not touching it. You won't know what is going on. My advice is to take note of all these info here before submitting any application and when you notice their isn't movement for a long while (Not London V.O) try to order GCMS to at least see your application status. I have been asked to pay RPRF sha so I guess am lucky.

Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by revlane: 4:54pm On Oct 01, 2017
saouri:
Please did you apply for federal skilled workers or express entry? What was your score?

Federal Skilled workers is a program under Express Entry.
Yes I applied for FSW.
My score was 435 and got ITA March 1st
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Chinlov: 4:55pm On Oct 01, 2017
Pls can you throw more light on the part where you had to pay an agent for the provincial Nomination cos I'm interested pls you can DM me.

Thanks

Wiskolo:
Today being a Sunday and the 1st day of the month, Let me use the opportunity to drop my testimony, (Although it is coming late)

My Canadian PPR journey started around April last year(WES), I was tackling it bit by bit due to cash restrictions. I had some challenges along the line which includes:
Error on my IELTS results, that was corrected when I was about to submit my profile.
I also went the Provincial Nomination Route, and I had to pay an agent at a point.
I created and deleted profiles,
Changed international passport after profile submission.

However to God's glory It all turned into a testimony. I have danced with the passport today and at times I still find it hard to believe that I have it.

My sincere gratitude goes to Zandora for creating this thread and for giving insights at the nick of time. Also my shout out goes to 40ManLappy You are a legend! For those about to start and those en-route, may you share your testimonies shortly! Amen.
ITA = 31st May
AOR=4th July.
MEDP= 26th July.
IP1 = Don't know when it switched
NA2 = Don't know when it switched
IP2 = Don't know when it switched
PPR = 26th August.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by ray78: 4:56pm On Oct 01, 2017
Were you asked have to submit a new bank statement?How will they expect one to make up the money without borrowing(which they dont expect)
revlane:
Thanks for the input. I raised the issue here so many people can learn from it. Sometimes they minute on your application and just leave it like that for months not touching it. You won't know what is going on. My advice is to take note of all these info here before submitting any application and when you notice their isn't movement for a long while (Not London V.O) try to order GCMS to at least see your application status. I have been asked to pay RPRF sha so I guess am lucky.

Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by hiscules: 5:02pm On Oct 01, 2017
Hello House,

when completing the profile, can i just select "NO" for the spouse work history part?

If i select "YES" will i need to provide spouse work reference letters?

Thanks

cc:40manlappy, mummyjaygirls, cochtrane, merrymum
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by hiscules: 5:04pm On Oct 01, 2017
Petrelli112:
How do you show this please?
your salary account is the best way to show this

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by cochtrane: 5:06pm On Oct 01, 2017
Petrelli112:
How do you show this please?
You show this on your job reference letter or by attaching payslips to your application.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by cochtrane: 5:06pm On Oct 01, 2017
saouri:
Happy Sunday people!

Please tell me, federal skilled worker or express entry...
Which is better?
You apply for the Federal Skilled worker programme under express entry.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by cochtrane: 5:08pm On Oct 01, 2017
Cyrilade01:
good day to everyone and happy independence
I need you all to put me through, am a registered nurse here in Nigeria with my bnsc and a kid,though me and my patner is nt legally married .
I want to know if I can include him in my profile besides, he is not going now cos he's currently running a program which will end by 2019,after which he will come to join us.
Now my question is should I include him now, or he should file for his own separately,and as a nurse am i going to use same process like others or there is a way to do my certificate verification.
thanks

If you can prove that he is a common-law partner, then you can still submit an application with him included. Better to file everything together.

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