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    Statement of Need for J1 Visa Denied!

    My wife and I couples matched into a competitive specialty in the US and now we're being told the quota of 'Statements of Need' for that specialty have been reached for the year - fyi they gave out FIVE of them!

    Has anybody else encountered this? This is so mind blowing that not only could we not get residency in Canada despite scoring in the 99.5th percentile on the MCCEE exam, now they are preventing us from training in the US because according to them, they wont need us in 5-6 years when we finish.

    I am desperate for help/advice from anybody who has gone through this or know somebody who has.

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    Update: We got our SoN, but this is going to happen again next year for sure and that's not right. More Canadians studying abroad need to know that a quota will be released two months after they've already applied to the US, and they have no control over the numbers. Worst of all, most of the quotas affect specialties that are highly competitive adding insult to injury. Beyond anything in their control, they may be shut out before the Match even happens. There needs to be change to the policy but I'm doubtful anybody cares enough to get it done.
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    Yes

    I'd email every single province that sponsors a J-1 and see if they would sponsor you. Im not sure what qualifies as province of residence nowadays ie for ontario it was drivers license but you may find a province that hasn't filled it's quote to get them to sponsor.


    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaPaul View Post
    My wife and I couples matched into a competitive specialty in the US and now we're being told the quota of 'Statements of Need' for that specialty have been reached for the year - fyi they gave out FIVE of them!

    Has anybody else encountered this? This is so mind blowing that not only could we not get residency in Canada despite scoring in the 99.5th percentile on the MCCEE exam, now they are preventing us from training in the US because according to them, they wont need us in 5-6 years when we finish.

    I am desperate for help/advice from anybody who has gone through this or know somebody who has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaPaul View Post
    Update: We got our SoN, but this is going to happen again next year for sure and that's not right. More Canadians studying abroad need to know that a quota will be released two months after they've already applied to the US, and they have no control over the numbers. Worst of all, most of the quotas affect specialties that are highly competitive adding insult to injury. Beyond anything in their control, they may be shut out before the Match even happens. There needs to be change to the policy but I'm doubtful anybody cares enough to get it done.

    Hey there - Canadian doing residency in the US and hoping to do fellowship in the US as well - same issue. I'm going to somehow need a SoN for my specialty, and I'm terrified of running into this problem... there are only 2 in my field this year. How did you manage to get your Statement?

    If I do match into fellowship here (in May), I'll be needing to get my hands on a SoN before I can get my J1 extended. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaPaul View Post
    Update: We got our SoN, but this is going to happen again next year for sure and that's not right. More Canadians studying abroad need to know that a quota will be released two months after they've already applied to the US, and they have no control over the numbers. Worst of all, most of the quotas affect specialties that are highly competitive adding insult to injury. Beyond anything in their control, they may be shut out before the Match even happens. There needs to be change to the policy but I'm doubtful anybody cares enough to get it done.
    My fiance is in the same situation, he finally received a residency position after 3 years of dreadful rejections. How did you get your SoN? We have been struggling, but had no luck getting it. I would really appreciate your help!!

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    Generally you need to apply early. have you applied and been rejected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Subal View Post
    My fiance is in the same situation, he finally received a residency position after 3 years of dreadful rejections. How did you get your SoN? We have been struggling, but had no luck getting it. I would really appreciate your help!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by don1 View Post
    Generally you need to apply early. have you applied and been rejected?
    Yes, we are aware of that fact, he applied within 15 minutes - the quota was apparently filled in 12 minutes. The person who originally started this thread mentioned that him and his wife ended up getting a SoN that same year. I'm curious to know how and what steps we can take to get it?

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    Wow. Applied within 15 mins and got a rejection. That is very unfortunate. Were you able to figure something out?


    Quote Originally Posted by Subal View Post
    Yes, we are aware of that fact, he applied within 15 minutes - the quota was apparently filled in 12 minutes. The person who originally started this thread mentioned that him and his wife ended up getting a SoN that same year. I'm curious to know how and what steps we can take to get it?
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