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Probably a relevant thread for me start posting with, though with a very basic question everyone goes through anyway when they start on immigration journey.

I am planning to decide between Canada and Australia and usually get perplexed and reach to the famous square-one spot all over. So I am here to seek some guidance on which way to move forward and start following number of other threads for the downstream activities (ielts/pte, acs, eca, eta, eoi etc).

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Myself: 32 Years (turning 33 in Jan 2018), B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2008 Pass out, with some computer subjects like - Computer Fundamentals, Computer Programming Lab, Computer Architecture & Org, Digital Electronics, Microprocessor lab? & Computer communication & networks), Work experience of approx 9 years in a MNC both in India and UK in area of Software Testing (various roles, Test Analyst, Sr. Test Analyst, Test Manager, Programme Test Manager, Project Manager)

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31 Years (turning 32 in Mar 2018), BE (Electronics & Communications Engineering, 2008 Pass out, with some computer subjects like - Computer Fundamentals, Computer Programming Labs, Data Structure Algorithms, Digital Electronics, Object Oriented Programming, Advanced Programming Lab, DE Lab, Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Operating System, Computer Networking Prog Lab), Work experience of approx 6 years in various MNC in India, USA and UK mainly in area of Software Development and to some extent in Software Testing (various roles, System Engineer, Software Engineer, & Test Analyst)

IELTS / PTE - Yet to attempt - will go for PTE if decided Australia over canada.
ECA - done for Canada
ACS - Planning (as we are still wondering whether Aus or Canada?)

Canada - Canada weather which will not be good for my wife at least as she has some health issues.

Aus - Job opportunities? my skills (Software Tester, ICT System Tester) no longer appear to be on 189 ANZSCO list, so should I make my wife a primary applicant as she can probably go for 189 with "Software Engineer" +ve with ACE? Or do I stand a chance for any State Nomination on my skill?

Please enlighten us
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Probably a relevant thread for me start posting with, though with a very basic question everyone goes through anyway when they start on immigration journey.

I am planning to decide between Canada and Australia and usually get perplexed and reach to the famous square-one spot all over. So I am here to seek some guidance on which way to move forward and start following number of other threads for the downstream activities (ielts/pte, acs, eca, eta, eoi etc).

Here is some info on my profile:
Myself: 32 Years (turning 33 in Jan 2018), B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2008 Pass out, with some computer subjects like - Computer Fundamentals, Computer Programming Lab, Computer Architecture & Org, Digital Electronics, Microprocessor lab? & Computer communication & networks), Work experience of approx 9 years in a MNC both in India and UK in area of Software Testing (various roles, Test Analyst, Sr. Test Analyst, Test Manager, Programme Test Manager, Project Manager)

Spouse:
31 Years (turning 32 in Mar 2018), BE (Electronics & Communications Engineering, 2008 Pass out, with some computer subjects like - Computer Fundamentals, Computer Programming Labs, Data Structure Algorithms, Digital Electronics, Object Oriented Programming, Advanced Programming Lab, DE Lab, Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Operating System, Computer Networking Prog Lab), Work experience of approx 6 years in various MNC in India, USA and UK mainly in area of Software Development and to some extent in Software Testing (various roles, System Engineer, Software Engineer, & Test Analyst)

IELTS / PTE - Yet to attempt - will go for PTE if decided Australia over canada.
ECA - done for Canada
ACS - Planning (as we are still wondering whether Aus or Canada?)

Canada - Canada weather which will not be good for my wife at least as she has some health issues.

Aus - Job opportunities? my skills (Software Tester, ICT System Tester) no longer appear to be on 189 ANZSCO list, so should I make my wife a primary applicant as she can probably go for 189 with "Software Engineer" +ve with ACE? Or do I stand a chance for any State Nomination on my skill?

Please enlighten us
You should prefer Australia because it has more options as compared to Canada. The only positive of Canada is its proximity to USA.

But if you would consider the quality of life for your wife and your children, Australia is a give-away choice either with Canada or with USA. And Australia gives you New Zealand free (although if you move to NZ, it becomes difficult to get citizenship from either Aus or NZ).

To start the process, you should both take PTE-A and then proceed to make your wife as the primary applicant because she'll get full 30 points for age till March 2019. If she gets 8 each in PTE-A, then she already has 50 points. Skills Assessment will easily give her 10-15 points (I do not know anything about ACS).

Then you have 5 points from State and/or 5 points from your skills assessment and PTE score as well.

However, keep in mind, and be prepared wherever you go - Canada or Australia - you have to be prepared to do odd jobs there (which I feel you will not be ashamed of because of the positive and egalitarian environment there).

And then on a permanent basis also, you might have to change your profession from testing, etc to something else.

I would advise you to engage a Registered MARA Agent. you can search for one using this link: https://www.mara.gov.au/search-the-r...ration-agents/
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To start the process, you should both take PTE-A and then proceed to make your wife as the primary applicant because she'll get full 30 points for age till March 2019. If she gets 8 each in PTE-A, then she already has 50 points. Skills Assessment will easily give her 10-15 points (I do not know anything about ACS).

Then you have 5 points from State and/or 5 points from your skills assessment and PTE score as well.

Many thanks Ankit,

ACS is authorized agency assessing ICT skills which will I will be going through.

I wonder if anyone has come across getting their skills assessed as Software Engineer despites coming from a Software Tester background and still got Positive result. Asking this as If I plan my wife to be a primary applicant, her skill will be assessed as Software Engineer, though to get extra 5 points of Partner's skill, I think I need to be assessed as Software Engineer too?

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Many thanks Ankit,

ACS is authorized agency assessing ICT skills which will I will be going through.

I wonder if anyone has come across getting their skills assessed as Software Engineer despites coming from a Software Tester background and still got Positive result. Asking this as If I plan my wife to be a primary applicant, her skill will be assessed as Software Engineer, though to get extra 5 points of Partner's skill, I think I need to be assessed as Software Engineer too?
You're welcome to discuss ACS, etc - but please do it on the main forum.

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You're welcome to discuss ACS, etc - but please do it on the main forum.

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Sure, seems I have jumped the gun here, just getting used to this part of the world


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Please don't post Visa processing questions here.

See my previous post in this thread.

If you are not sure where to post, look at the permanent sticky post at the top of each main forum page: http://www.expatforum.com/expats/pla...-den-more.html

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I know this question have been answered many times

But I would like to ask it from the aspects of TAXES and BENEFITS (child care , medical .... etc ) which country is better ?? especially for engineers

If there is any body have compared these values and can share it with us

Most don't ask or are concerned with the following question as well, someone please give us your actual life experiences on the below between OZs and Kanucks.

Q. Where does it feel like it is a police state? (meaning too many rules and regulations in everyday life e.g. speed and red light cameras, how strict are the cops with speed limits, security guards everywhere including grocery stores, etc.)

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You should prefer Australia because it has more options as compared to Canada. The only positive of Canada is its proximity to USA.

But if you would consider the quality of life for your wife and your children, Australia is a give-away choice either with Canada or with USA. And Australia gives you New Zealand free (although if you move to NZ, it becomes difficult to get citizenship from either Aus or NZ).

To start the process, you should both take PTE-A and then proceed to make your wife as the primary applicant because she'll get full 30 points for age till March 2019. If she gets 8 each in PTE-A, then she already has 50 points. Skills Assessment will easily give her 10-15 points (I do not know anything about ACS).

Then you have 5 points from State and/or 5 points from your skills assessment and PTE score as well.

However, keep in mind, and be prepared wherever you go - Canada or Australia - you have to be prepared to do odd jobs there (which I feel you will not be ashamed of because of the positive and egalitarian environment there).

And then on a permanent basis also, you might have to change your profession from testing, etc to something else.

I would advise you to engage a Registered MARA Agent. you can search for one using this link: https://www.mara.gov.au/search-the-r...ration-agents/
"The only positive of Canada is its proximity to USA "- In my opinion, that is a not a big advantage for Canadians (except for tourism activities). Even if you get a TN visa (after becoming a Canadian citizen) and work in US, you can't apply for a green card when you have TN visa. This is same as the E-3 visa to US for Aussie citizens.

I was in Canada till March this year, and now i have permanently moved to Australia and living here for last 3 months. I could have applied for Canadian PR thru Express Entry system but I decided not to pursue it. After living in both USA and Canada, I find Australia is way better in terms of weather (even though the summers are very hot and you need sunscreen when you go out). At least I dont need to dig out my car after a 30 inch snow storm here in Australia

Regarding health care, I see there are some differences between Canada and Australia. and based on my experience, Car insurance , mobile connection etc is cheaper in Oz when compared to Canada
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Apr 2015 - PTE-A (65+ for all)
Apr 2015 - EOI - 65 points
Apr 2015 - Invite
Apr 2015 - Application Lodged
Apr 2015 - PCC (India)
Apr 2015 - Medicals
Apr 2015 - Docs Upload
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Jun 2015 - Delay E-mail
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Most don't ask or are concerned with the following question as well, someone please give us your actual life experiences on the below between OZs and Kanucks.

Q. Where does it feel like it is a police state? (meaning too many rules and regulations in everyday life e.g. speed and red light cameras, how strict are the cops with speed limits, security guards everywhere including grocery stores, etc.)
I find Australia is more strict in traffic rules and regulations - for e.g, in NSW 3 demerit points & huge fines (around $ 400 ) for red light camera tickets. But in Canada, i didnt find it this strict. in USA, once i got a red light camera ticket, and i just paid $ 50 fine ( 5 years back), but no demerit points on my license. I dont know if this is changed now or not.

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Mar 2015 - ACS Applied
Mar 2015 - ACS Result +ve
Apr 2015 - PTE-A (65+ for all)
Apr 2015 - EOI - 65 points
Apr 2015 - Invite
Apr 2015 - Application Lodged
Apr 2015 - PCC (India)
Apr 2015 - Medicals
Apr 2015 - Docs Upload
Jun 2015 - CO Assigned
Jun 2015 - Delay E-mail
July 2015 - Visa Grant
Feb 2016 - First Entry (Melbourne for 1 Day )
May 2017 - Permanent Move to Sydney
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