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    Do you qualify to come to the UK?

    I just tried the new points system for deciding if foreign workers are qualified to work here, and surprise surprise I failed!

    Lucky I was born here then!

    Try it and see how you get on -

    HSMP Calculator - UK Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) Calculator

    I made the cut for Canada though!

    Skilled workers and professionals: Self-assessment test

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    phew. I can stay
    Congratulations! You may be eligible for a HSMP visa.

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    It's interesting - playing with different settings, I found if you put anything less than a Degree it seems to fail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    I just tried the new points system for deciding if foreign workers are qualified to work here, and surprise surprise I failed!
    I always thought the introduction of Citizenship to the national curriculum was a bit wishy-washy - if it'd be me designing the course it'd have been a pass-or-fail exam, with the failures being given a penknife and a loaf of bread and put on a ferry to Greenland...

    I made the cut for Canada though!
    Me too! Yay for us! Let's ditch this joint - Vancouver, here we come!

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    Sorry, you are not eligible for a HSMP visa (you must score at least 75 points).
    Do I pack my bags or can I stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It's interesting - playing with different settings, I found if you put anything less than a Degree it seems to fail...
    It's a bit ageist as well. 32+ = 0 points At 32 I didn't think I was past it yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It's interesting - playing with different settings, I found if you put anything less than a Degree it seems to fail...
    Without a degree you are not getting in!

    You must score a total of at least 75 points for age, qualifications, experience and earnings known as attributes. The points available are:

    Age = 5 - 20
    Qualifications = 30 - 50
    Previous earnings = 5 - 45
    United Kingdom experience = 5

    The points awarded for qualifications

    The points awarded for qualifications are:

    Phd = 50
    Master's = 35
    Bachelor's = 30

    Unlike our Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) is not a separate category under the points-based system, so you cannot rely solely on an MBA qualification to meet the requirements of the highly skilled worker category.

    However, you may be able to use your MBA to score points as a master's qualification as detailed below.

    Points are only awarded for one qualification.

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    Hmmm UK =
    Canada =


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    Nope I'm not eligible.

    Ben

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    Passed for canada allthough that test is based on 2003 pass level.

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    Woohoo - I 'passed' on everything but age - looks like it's official that at 44 I'm too old now. I wouldn't want to work in the UK anyway....sh!t I forgot, I already do....



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    Wow, I fail the UK one by 15 points - the biggest factor was my age at 30. Glad I was born in the EU

    Did get the required points for Canada, well got a whole 3 extra point above the minimum and that with my wife also (not sure if having a wife/partner affects the score).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Woohoo - I 'passed' on everything but age - looks like it's official that at 44 I'm too old now. I wouldn't want to work in the UK anyway....sh!t I forgot, I already do....


    I guess its due to the fact that at 44 you have almost no chance of paying more into the system then you will take out once you retire.

    im glad they are starting to take it seriously, but why on earth is it so dependant on uni education? Passing uni doesnt prove anything these days, experiance and specialist qualifications are far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    I guess its due to the fact that at 44 you have almost no chance of paying more into the system then you will take out once you retire.

    im glad they are starting to take it seriously, but why on earth is it so dependant on uni education? Passing uni doesnt prove anything these days, experiance and specialist qualifications are far better.
    Taking what serisouly........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    Taking what serisouly........?
    Letting any tom, dick and harry in without looking at the long term effects. And dont tell me its good for the economy as even our foolish govt. have had to admit they were wrong.
    Last edited by j17sparky; 23rd November 2008 at 04:54 PM.

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