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I'm Australian and I'm 21 years old and I'm looking for some information about moving to Canada.
I'm planning on moving to Edmonton to live with my boyfriend who is a Canadian citizen, as we are planing on getting married eventually. I've seen some things about it being near impossible to move to Canada these days but I know that Canada has some sort of set-up with Australia so maybe it's different for us?
Anyway, I'm not planing on looking for work as I run a small business from home and am also supported by my boyfriend so employment isn't an issue. I'm mainly concerned about how long I'll be able to stay there without a permanent residency and about if I'll be able to obtain permanent residency without getting married first.
I've tried looking at the Canadian immigration websites and they just confuse me and my boyfriend. There is also no Canadian consulate in the state I'm in.
I'm also interesting in moving solutions that are low on cost. I'm not planing on moving any furniture or books but I have a lot of clothes and plush toys (I collect them) as well as kitchen supplies that I can't leave here.
Any information is greatly appreciated!
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I am an immigrant to Canada...I am also proudly a Canadian citizen and have lived and worked in five provinces and one territory...so have seen a fair share of Canada during my life so far.... I presently am involved in humanitarian work in Central America. I also disseminate information (free of charge) for people wishing to move to Canada. What bothers me here, is the poiintless bickering, the misuse of (incorrect) information and the resort to accusations. While yes this is a free forum, we also should respect each others opinions without name calling or baised remarks.
I am finishing my MLS degree in a few months and want to work abroad in Canada for a few years or maybe forever. I'm hoping the proviso for librarians in NAFTA will help speed the process along, if I can land a job offer. I'm open to any city or town, even in the North Country.
So here are my incredibly asinine questions:
Do all apts require references? If so, from whom??
How does one get a driver's license? Can I get one without knowing how to parallel park?
How does one move funds from the US to Canada? I don't have much, but I'm not sure BoA does business in Canada.
Not to sound like a miserly a-hole here, but will I be paying taxes on the same money in two countries? How expensive is tax help in Canada?
Is getting immigration help worth it? I'm a decent researcher, but I don't want to accidentally get deported.
Does anyone know a good way to find/get a library job in Canada? I'm looking at the job boards and see some really fantastic sounding positions, including a couple that...wow...sound like so much fun. I just wish I knew if libraries in Canada really hire Americans...
Thanks for any answers,
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"The job market is starting to get better in Canada."
In the tarsands maybe, in the rest of Canada that's a piece of fiction writing.
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My niece had to wait four years for a proper job, coming from UK with BS degree. Most employers ask if you have Canadian experience, just to fob you off. Lots of jobs are advertised by agencies, but these jobs do not exist. They need to make their books look good, so employers will believe they are a good and busy agent.
Right now, the job market is just starting to get better. To move to Canada, you will need a job offer before you get through Immigration.
Good Evening/Morning all,
I am SERIOUSLY considering emigration to Canada and would like any advice/ tips on the process and what I can do to up my chances please.
I am a 30 year old married father of two young children (3 and 6 months) who works offshore for Schlumberger (huge international oil and gas company) and before that served 12 years in the Royal Air Force/Army as a Mechanical/Hydraulic Aircraft Engineering Technician. My better half is an auxiliary nurse (5 years experience but not the degree) and so I suppose what I am asking A) whether these jobs are in demand for ex pats in Canada and B) what the best way of going about looking for the right job necessary for securing a permanent citizenship (I realise it will take many years to get this).
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Well Jdl848, First bit of advise is don't lie, not saying that you would, don't about anything. I think the oilfield in Alberta and around B.C. would be a good start to look for jobs. Given your employment background I think that would be a plus.
You might want to wave any government assistance if you can afford to do that. I know a Mexican Family from Michoacan that came to St. Catharines Ontario, during the drug wars there. They told immigration they were not needing financial assistance and that they had money to open a restaurant, which they did. They are apparently doing well. They had no problem getting their Work visa then citizenship because of the way they entered the country.
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Where would suit my lifestyle in Canada?
I am a single woman in my mid 30's with a dog looking to move to Canada next year.
I have looked at tons of places but how do you decide when you are judging on crime rates and house prices..?!
So, what I'd love is just some ideas on where would be good to look at. I might even do an 8 week recon before I make the 'big' move.
I love good scenery, great outdoor activities and obviously dog friendly open spaces would be great.
I like great coffee and a good meal and cocktail but don't want a manic city centre.
Lots of boxes to tick but I don't expect to tick them all.
I work for myself so employment isn't an issue but would like to be around similar age people rather than 20 year olds.
Any advice about how to go about deciding where to look would be amazing!!
I have looked at Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton and they do look like lovely areas. I am thinking basically of just getting out there and spending a year exploring to see what fits. They will all be on the list. :)
There are many suburban areas in Canada that fit your lifestyle such as Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton. The prices are not as expensive as in BC (yet) and they are all within 45 minutes of Toronto as well as Niagara Falls and The U.S. border. Lots of great open spaces, and if you want an adventure you can drive up north to Muskoka and have all the fresh air you can breath :)
The eastern (Ottawa) and western (Windsor) regions tend to be quite a bit colder than areas around Toronto so that's an added plus, and there's always something to d, though for 6 months of the year, unless you love snow, you'll be doing them indoors.
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