Questions around Mandatory and Optional Criteria Evidences

Hello everyone!

Please I need clarity on the following questions;

  1. Under the Mandatory Criteria I want to provide the evidence below
    You have evidence of speaking at high-profile digital technology sector events, or specialist events for your particular field in the digital technology sector, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence (including event size/attendance estimates where possible).

My question is: If I have spoken in 2 different events and have evidences for each, does providing 2 documents one for event A and another for event B (each not exceeding 3 pages of A4 paper) automatically mean I have 2 evidences out of the 10 to be submitted OR both documents will be seen as a single evidence since they both speak to the same evidence above?

  1. Also please I like to know where exactly in the Tech Nation Guide speaks to having only C-suites write LORs.
    What i see on the website is:
    Each person who writes a letter for you must:
    *Be a senior member of their organisation
    *Know your work

  2. Under Optional Criteria 3, and speaking to evidences for the technical applicants;
    *Employment contract with salary information including any bonus and equity options (although you will have to demonstrate how you have made a significant impact in the sector beyond your day-to-day activities);
    *Letter from an employer wherever applicable. This is in addition to the required letters of endorsement and should be written by another individual;

I don’t understand what they meant by the statement in brackets just after the employment contract and secondly what is expected in the letter from an employer.

I would really appreciate answers, comments and suggestions to these concerns.

Thank you all!

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Q1: If you combine the two speaking events into 3 pages, it serves as one evidence. You can also have them as two separate piece of evidence to fulfill one or more criteria, e.g MC and OC2.

Q2: It doesn’t mean LORs all have to be C-Suite. Some people here use Professors of computer science for LORs, for example. Rule of thumb: will they be considered exceptional talent if they applied for this visa? Are they acknowledged as experts in the digital technology field with track record and public profile showing leadership in the sector?

Q3: your letter should show your significant contribution to the digital technology sector to support your other evidence.

The way I understand it for OC3, a significant contribution should be something that goes beyond your typical job duties or daily activities, although it can still be related to your current occupation . For example, you might have worked on a project that had a particularly large impact on the business or made a significant advancement in your field. To provide evidence of this contribution, you should focus on your personal role in the project and the specific impact you made.