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by BritInTokyo » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:36 am

Hello forum!
I've searched and read some past posts but can't quite find the answers to my questions, so:

1) Can I apply for the IEC while applying for a Family Class Sponsorship at the same time?
(The FC Sponsorship can take up to 12 months to be decided, I thought applying for IEC would up my chances of being able to get there a little earlier and start living. It's tough being away from your SO for months.

2) Let's say the 2018 Pools open on Oct 17th; Would I apply just before that date, or on the date?
(I know the date isn't announced yet, just for example purposes)


Thanks in advance. :)
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by GemmaOTT » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:22 pm

Late answers but I hope they will still help!

Yes, you can apply for permanent residency while on IEC. I did this!

You can apply as soon as the pools for your country opens. So if it opens on October 17th, you will be able to submit a profile on that date. Invites may not go out for a while though - last year, most pools opened in October but the first round of invites wasn't until December.
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by BritInTokyo » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:32 pm

Thanks for the reply,
actually it's the other way round though.
I've already applied for PR but I was wondering if I can apply for IEC while waiting.
(I'm outside of Canada)
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by GemmaOTT » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:47 am

Yes, you can do this too!
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