Canada Express Entry Program

Get the Canada PR

For the past couple of years many youngsters are trying their luck for Canada PR. Few of them have got success, few didn’t and few are still confused about it.

If you search over Google or YouTube, you will find it flooded with lots of information and person’s personal experiences. Since everyone’s situation and circumstances are not same, so sometimes it is not essential that their way will 100% work for others as well. So the better idea will be to find the common among all and apply logics before taking first step. Now the question is what is common and who is right to follow. In such situation, the best option is to hear right from that horse’s mouth.

  • Visit Canadian Official site www.canada.ca, navigate it in detail. It has everything for one who want to apply
  • Without fail navigate the immigration section https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada.html
  • Get ready the pre-requisite, such as passport
  • Understand the total cost involved to get the PR, such as
    1. IELTS exam fee
    2. WES Basic Education Credential Assessment (ECA)
    3. Transcripts Print, attestation & shipping to World Education Services (WES) from your university
    4. Submitting your e-APR application post-ITA
  • Plan about the total duration involved in the whole procedure
  • Most important, understanding of the “Comprehensive Ranking System”, which will be the Go NO Go decision making system

Once you have all these information and doubts cleared, you may think of applying it.

Remember the IELTS or language test can be the game changer for you because this is the only test, which can help you either achieve more points or lose the game. Take it seriously.

Here are few links which may help you in detail.

https://www.canada.ca

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/account.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/criteria-comprehensive-ranking-system/grid.html

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp

www.ielts.org/book-a-test/find-a-test-location/location-list/india/tv

https://www.wes.org/ca

Last month we had also organized almost eleven 45 minutes’ webinar sessions over this topic to guide and help those who are lacking behind. We are planning few more sessions over this topic only in case if you want to join.

 

Thanks.

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Your information is confidential and strictly for our records only

Now a day it is getting common to share all our critical information, such as our ids, passport number, account details, phone numbers, mail id, address, blood group etc. to various purposes to various authorities. However, we are still in an illusion that our information is secure and with us.

Let’s assume that all this information we are providing for various reasons to others, those who are committing, “these data is secure with them”, how come after few weeks or months we start receiving calls from various call centers to sell their products to us? BTW, believe this is very basic level of data theft.

 

Try by your own, search on Google “get personal information” and you’ll see your contacts, if you are using the Google products (Gmail, Android etc.) followed by various methods to get someone’s personal information.

 

In case of trying Bing, “get personal information”, the results will show the methods of getting the personal information of anyone. All these are very open and available, despite various notes and instructions to secure our data.

 

The hacking and greed of money are getting common day by day. We used to listen about photo leak, data leak and data theft etc. and move on. I know, the cybercrime cell is there to deal with it but they are not getting instruction directly by angels about the theft, in real it has to be reported and the victim has to make him/herself ready for the endless fight against this. Mental trauma, unnecessary time waste, changes of planned activities etc.

 

At the end, if the culprit gets caught, so what, will it pay the tension and mental harassment the victim has gone through “NO”, so instead of taking easy step, we have to identify a solid solution to get rid of identity theft. Till then think before believing and sharing anything or everything.

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You are IMPORTANT

Have we ever thought how important are we? May be while negotiating the salary we might have thought 10% about it or may be while spending money thinking a bit about it but as a whole do we really know our importance. I think 85% of us don’t. Let’s give it a thought.

 

Start with your morning, now a day many of use pick our phone and check the updates, messages, news etc. followed by our routine activities. Knowingly or unknowingly we are actually forced to do so, wondering how.

 

Let’s think again, whatever we are purchasing today, spending time over apps, TV / YouTube channels, travelling, eating, drinking are actually directly or indirectly forced over us to use. All these are happening via advertisements. Sometime our friend might be recommending something from his/her experience or sometime a model / actor recommending something to us. Sometime the product’s cost or service cost forces us to go with it whereas sometimes our comfort zone forces us to spend over it.

 

As per Forbes, females are shopping more than males do. I think that’s make more sense as they find themselves different than other. They find themselves unique. Being a male, I think male find themselves simple and like other. So sometimes they become an easy target of these influences.

 

Long story short, I strongly believe that everyone of us irrespective of gender are unique. If you still have doubt then check your retina, finger print and DNA, you’ll find yourself unique. And if we are unique then every individual are important and master of various skills.

 

Remember those who had discovered their importance are satisfied and successful. Now it’s time for us to recognize ourselves.

 

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Don’t under estimate an idea

Every one of us might have heard about the innovative ideas and some of us may have lots of innovative ideas, however hesitant to share it with the world. Sometime while seeing something new, we used to say “this is exactly what I was thinking or planning to do”.

What I think, we should at least share our ideas without thinking that people may laugh on us or this might be obsolete idea, no one like it, will not get royalty, should patent it first then share etc. I think, all the ideas are equal while those are in the form of an idea. Once it starts taking it shape, then we may think about its weight.

Today whatever so called technology we have, is all about the ideas only. In today’s world business are coming up with new ideas only to sell their product to develop new things.

Let’s take Virgin as an example: It had started their flight service and stared serving ice cream in the plan. Well serving ice cream was just an idea and many was laughing over it, but it had great impact and was the key of Virgin flight’s success story. Later they came up with an idea of commercial space tour, which looks almost impossible, still many investors had invested in this idea. Though the space ride will be for just 4 minutes, still it was a great idea and Virgin team is working on to convert this idea into reality.

On the other hand people had purchased more than 300 million acers of land on the moon via Lunar Land Company.

All these were just an idea and we can see the impact of these ideas.

Start now and share your ideas, it may change the world the way it is crawling now.

Cheers!!

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Empathy

 

During my tenure in public sector, I was trained over empathy. This is like sympathy but not exactly. Sympathy is a very common word and many time empathy as a synonyms is used instead of sympathy.

If we go by the definition, sympathy is feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune. Whereas empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, which is in other words putting ourselves in their shoes.

 

So why in call centers they focusing a lot over empathy? They are always calm and trying to convince us.

 

I strongly believe that call centers are focusing so much of empathy to make their representative to understand what exactly the person on the call is feeling while s/he is calling for support or help / assistance. Until and unless the representative will not understand the importance of caller’s time and criticality of issues, they will not be able to provide proper support. This may affect the brand value of the company in the market.

 

We can take an example of multinational company Ford, which is continuously taking about its upgraded support services for their vehicles. Similarly the online shopping site Flipkart, which now a well-known brand.

 

I think empathy is the key to success along with proving the right support. Sometimes having right knowledge, best support team may led to failure due to lack of empathy.

Think about it.

 

Cheers!!

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Nano-Management

Micro management is a bit common in today’s world. Most of the time, we don’t realize, when this micro-management turned into Nano-management. Let’s understand the Nano-management.


For me the Nano-management is, when the manager starts poking in our routine life such as what we eat, when to sleep, where to go, whom to sit, whom to follow, how every sentence of the presentation should look like, which movie to watch etc. too much of involvement in day to day life, be it on duty or off duty hours.
Sometimes it is good for the company, as the company will get the same trendy output what it was getting from the manager and now getting from us, however sometimes it is like killing someone’s personality and making him/her a toddler.

 

I don’t know what those managers have in their mind, while treating their subordinates like that, but I am sure, they want better output, quality results and on time delivery. They probably want zero tolerance in their project with superb quality of output.

 

On the other hand, what about those subordinates, who are working under the Nano-management web. I think if the duration is long, then they must be losing all their innovative capabilities and become more dependent over their managers along with hiding themselves in comfort zone, whereas if the duration is less, then these members will become a gem if they take this Nano-management properly and positively.

 

This Nano-management may help a team member to learn more from their manager’s experience along with grooming himself. This can become a booster for him / her for the new opportunity.

Now it’s up to us, how we release which type of management is with us and how we can leverage the benefits from it to groom our future.

Best of Luck!!

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Micromanagement

Many of us might have observed during our IT tenure that we were micro-managed by our manager. Obviously many of us doesn’t liked it, but was that by any means helpful in our career path?

I am not in favor of micro-management, however I do believe that sometimes it is necessary to be in place to achieve the right and on time results. Especially for the support projects.

Micromanagement does have some pros and cons, however I am not going to discuss all that. What I feel the biggest plus of micromanagement is to achieve what the management or the manager wants to achieve. Apple is one of the best example for it, where Steve had put everything on stake to achieve what he wanted to. As a result, world got Apple products, which are almost like Gem.

In many such scenarios where team members are getting micromanaged by the manager, losing their own innovative thoughts, growth and confidence. On the other hand many of them are learning lots from their manager and keep a note of what they like, what is right as per them and what is not. Those who survives this period successfully and mug-up the lesson learnt are actually becoming the real gem in the industry.

In-short those who are afraid of being micro-managed, don’t be. Everything must come with some lesson. Grab it, learn it and move on.

 

Thanks.

 

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How to stop a crow from shitting on your brand new car?

Do you have a solution to save your car from crow’s shit? At least I don’t. You may think what am I up to today but believe me this is one of the most irritating thing.

Let’s talk about the practical scenario, you have prepared everything for your QBR or MBR, all the SLA reports, Incident’s RCAs are intact, the sprints are on time, however there was some shift timing minor issues, which has nothing to do with the QBR or MBR.

Now your QBR or MBR started, everything goes well, all the responsible stakeholder were going with the flow until this guy spoke up about the shift timing issues. All the discussion has started circling around this topic only and you were asked as an action item to prepare the RCA for this issue, which was nothing to do with this meet at all.

As a smart Project Manager or Program Manager you might have tried to smoothen the flow, however some clients are hard to turn. So now how will you save your car from crow’s shit? Remember this crow’s gift is less in quantity but it spoils all the charm of your beautiful car.

There could possibly two ways of doing it,

  • Explain everything upfront
  • Do not avoid a single piece of information, be it minor or major, while presenting yourself in front of the world

If you have any other, options, kindly do share.

 

Thanks.

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Can a good driver will also be a successful Project Manager or vice versa?

I don’t know how this thought crawled in my mind, but honestly I think a good project manager will definitely be a good driver.

You may agree with this, that a driver has to be very conscious while driving specially in two cases

  • While s/he is driving the busiest area and
  • While s/he is driving at a very high speed

Let’s think again. While someone among us plans a road trip, s/he start calculating everything, for example: time to start, time to finish, traffic status, road blocks, bottle neck, when to start, cost of the trip, point to take break, passengers who are riding with, backup plan, lesson learnt from others experiences etc.

In project management, a project manager is also calculating everything, time, budget, resources, back logs, sprints, RACI, Project manual, Lesson learnt, PMO documents etc. A mature PM calculate and think almost about everything and anything, similarly a good driver plans and thinks about everything, which can make his/her ride easier and on time completion without any delays.

I recall, one of my onsite client PM was once saying that he used to put 2 extra car tyres while his wife goes to her in laws so that if any tyre gets sliced, it can be replaced right away. Likewise a smart PM always strengthen the knowledge sharing and lesson learnt process to avoid and gap.

The only thing I am not sure if a driver becomes a project manager or not. Eventually s/he is a project manager though if s/he has to meet the criteria of being a Good Driver.

 

Keep thinking and let me know your thoughts.

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Bids Adieu to Yahoo Messenger

Recently Yahoo has decided to give rest to world’s oldest and one of the most popular messenger service on July 17th. Yes you learnt it right, it is Yahoo Messenger only.

I haven’t used it for a while, however after knowing this, I feel sad as this was the first messenger I have used for almost 10 years. It used to have lots of great features. The video calls were working even over the 128 kbps or dial-up network back in Y2K.

 

Today there are so many competitors of Yahoo messenger, struggling to achieve the same respect and popularity as Yahoo messenger had. I believe it will take them ages to get up to that level, where the YM was. I think the biggest credit goes to whatsapp, which is close to the YM level. It is not providing all those features, which YM does, still it has somewhere similar thought process behind it.

What do we learn from YM shut down, have you ever thought about it?

 

For me, it is the “continuous improvement” phenomena, which was somewhere broken during the YM transformation journey. I think one should always think about the improvement prospective of anything and everything, that’s the key. It all together a different argument whether improvement is in the right direction or not. There is also a solution though and that is audit, customer satisfaction survey and suggestions from the users, however I’ll not go in those details for now.

 

I wish best of luck to Yahoo for the YM replacement “Squirrel”, but getting up to YM level will be a challenge.

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