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Thread: Limit of Statement of Need in Specialty - any Canadians?

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    Limit of Statement of Need in Specialty - any Canadians?

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    Hey fellow Canadians,

    Did any of you or your friends have trouble getting the statement of need from Health Canada because they have exceeded the number that can be issued for a certain specialty? What should we do in this case? Any help is appreciated!

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    Yup, my wife and I are in the same boat.

    I guess you can try applying for H1 Visa if possible, or if you have a 2nd citizenship than apply as a citizen of that country for J1.

    You can also try to get an exemption from your province. Mine is Ontario. Tried calling them all day today without any luck. Here's the contact list: Statements of Need for Postgraduate Medical Training in the United States (2014)

    Please let me know if you have any luck.
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    you can try applying for H1 Visa if possible
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    Has anyone heard from Health Canada about SoN for 2016? I sent my documents in on Friday, but so far, radio silence

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    same here. although i applied on friday but it was after couple of hours. i hope i am not too late

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaPaul View Post
    Yup, my wife and I are in the same boat.

    I guess you can try applying for H1 Visa if possible, or if you have a 2nd citizenship than apply as a citizen of that country for J1.

    You can also try to get an exemption from your province. Mine is Ontario. Tried calling them all day today without any luck. Here's the contact list: Statements of Need for Postgraduate Medical Training in the United States (2014)

    Please let me know if you have any luck.
    I was wondering, I do have a second citizenship however I did not reside in my birth country in over 20 years.
    Would that qualify me for a J1 visa from that country ?

    I believe you are required to have 2 years residency in that country before you can apply for a J1. I hope I'm wrong ....
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    Residing in the country for two years before getting the SON may be a requirement of that particular country but I know people with dual citizenship who got their SON from countries where they have never lived. Most likely you are thinking of the two year home country return of service after you're finished with your training in the US on the J1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaPaul View Post
    Residing in the country for two years before getting the SON may be a requirement of that particular country but I know people with dual citizenship who got their SON from countries where they have never lived. Most likely you are thinking of the two year home country return of service after you're finished with your training in the US on the J1?
    Thanks ! You have answered my question.
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    Man, having that second (or third) citizenship can be absolutely golden.
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