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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in Canada

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I need an employment letter for immigration but I'm a freelancer

I've been programming for more than 10 years, professionally for more than 5 years. I'm a computer scientist applying for immigration to Canada. An employment letter is required. For most of my life, ...
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Travel outside Canada while waiting for Post-Graduation Work Permit

I applied for a post-graduation work permit two months ago. Current processing times seem to be between four and five months, while my study permit expires at the end of this month. So there will be ...
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Extend stay in Canada after expiration of Working Holiday visa

I just got approved for the Working Holiday visa for Canada and unfortunately I can get a work permit that is only 6 months long as I have Italian citizenship (so unlucky, to think that it's the only ...
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Going to school for free while not being a permanent resident in Canada

I live in New Brunswick, Canada and I am not currently a permanent resident, so I have to pay 14,000 dollars for my school (currently in middle school). I was wondering if I could go to school for ...
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How long before I get my new Canada TRV (temporary resident visa)?

CIC has received my TRV application on June 20. My flight is scheduled on July 29, from Toronto to Beijing. I am a recent student at the University of Waterloo, and I have just extended my study ...
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How long should I wait for being invited after being accepted in the eligible pool for Canadian PR?

The Canadian Govt website says that an applicant will remain in the pool for 1 year. What happens after that? Do they inform the applicants about the "invitation to apply for PR" exactly after a year?
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Buy a new Volvo in Canada and import into US

I just moved to Canada from the U.S. I have Permanent Residency in Canada. I would like buy a new Volvo in Canada and return with it when I snowbird in the U.S. My research so far is that I will ...
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I was born in Canada to Chinese parents who have not settled abroad. I'm now 22 years old. Can I apply for a Chinese passport?

I was born in Canada to parents who are Chinese nationals and who have not settled abroad. Under Article 5 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China (quoted below), that means I am a ...
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Can my business partner, Canadian citizen of 17, move to the US under a work visa?

I'm an American citizen, and our business is based out of the United States. Is it possible for my partner to move to the US under a work visa if he is Canadian? He is 17, turning 18 in February. He ...
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Canadian citizens, married, considering emigrating to Spain to retire. Is there an EU registration or visa process?

Information from Canadian expat residents of Spain appreciated.
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What happens if I get my Canadian immigrant visa while I'm in the middle of a Master's degree in my home country?

All my family members including me, applied for immigration to Canada. I can't just sit and wait for the immigration visa, it might never come. We applied for the express visa. So I applied for a ...
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Canadian citizen applying for Green Card while in the US + side question

I am an American citizen. My girlfriend lives in Canada. I have been going over possibilities of trying to get her a green card legally, and one possibility has me a bit stuck. A Canadian citizen may ...
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NOC code for software developer - 2173 or 2174

I am going to apply for PR in Canada Express Entry visa. For that I need to choose an NOC code before applying. I have 6 years of experience in software development. I worked as a developer/programmer ...
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Apply for a Canadian visa while being in the US from another country

A friend of mine is attending a Master's program in the USA. He is also applying for internships and has been shown interest from a reputed institution in Canada. What is the process to apply for A ...
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Which is the best city in Canada for data science job opportunities? [closed]

Which city out of Toronto and Vancouver have better data science opportunities? Is there a different city with better data science opportunity other than the two above?
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Is it possible for me to reside in Canada and commute to the US daily?

I am a US green card holder and working in Detroit, US. My partner is a foreign student in Windsor, Canada. I am a citizen of Iran. Is it legal for me to reside in Canada and commute to US daily?
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Student Canadian visa application

I'm applying for a student visa and my father is paying for my expenses. He has all the money available but he usually doesn't keep his money in one bank. Now that I have to provide a bank statement ...
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What is the full process of exchanging a foreign driver's license in British Columbia?

When someone becomes a resident in British Columbia they are normally required to exchange their license. What is the full sequence of steps for doing so, in practice?
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WES Evaluation for Canada PR

Background: I wish to apply for PR in Canada. I have completed my bachelor's degree (4-year course) in Computer Science from Mumbai University (oldest and most reputed University in Mumbai) and ...
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May I delete my internships and short contract works from my CV to avoid the Employment Reference Letter for Canadian Work permit application?

I'm applying for a work visa for as a graduate student in Computer Science for a research project in Canada. They ask several documents two of them are difficult to get : Document: Employment ...
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What to fill in for letter from current employer when I am still a student applying for a research project in Canada?

I'm applying for a work visa for as a graduate student in Computer Science for a research project in Canada. They ask me several things and one which I can't provide : Document: Letter from ...
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Get permanent residency in Canada while working remotely for a non-Canadian company

I am considering moving to Canada (British Columbia to be specific if that matters) long-term with my family, but I can't figure out what the best way to get permanent residency for myself and my ...
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What question should I ask myself before chosing between two internships abroad? [closed]

I am French and I have to make a choice between two universities for an internship and I need advice. I can do a research internship as a visitor in Canada at the University of Toronto or at Royal ...
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I am on US F-1 visa OPT and I want to apply for Canada PR do I need to give IELTs again?

I am on F-1 visa OPT and this year my visa is going to get expire. Do I need to give IELTS again for Canada PR? And If I file for canada PR now how long it takes to complete process?
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Study Plan for Study Permit Canada

I have just received an email from CIC and they need me to provide them a study plan. I am not sure what kind of study plan they are looking for but here is what i got so far. Can someone kindly check ...
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Family name “nightmare” between Canada and France

I was born in Canada in the 80's and my parents gave me the family name Y X where Y stands for the family name of my mother and X stands for the family name of my father. Then in the early 90's we ...
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Maintain Canadian PR while living with husband (CDN citizen) in US?

I am from Hong Kong and married a Canadian citizen in May 2016. We have been living in Canada since June 2015, and I applied for PR in Canada in June 2016. I have not received it yet, but let's assume ...
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Why do I need to bring a second driver with me in case I don't pass the British Columbia, Canadian road test?

The page on converting your foreign license to a British Columbia one says: Step 2: With two years' of non-learner driving experience, you'll need to take the Class 5 road test. Note: Bring another ...
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Issue with Express Entry Canada?

My wife and I are planning to apply for the Canadian Express entry pool, and we qualify as well. The issue that we are facing is that we both have different nationalities. We want to apply together ...
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Extending H1B in Canada - weird delivery requirements

I'm trying to get my H1B visa stamped (not the first time, it's an extension) in Canada. I filled a DS-160 and I'm trying to schedule an appointment. But on the second step (delivery) I see some weird ...
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How can I emigrate to the US without a college degree?

I'm 19, I have Italian citizenship and working in Germany as a web developer. My dream has been to move to the US since I was 12. I won't say much about why it's like that because it would be a long ...
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Denied a Canadian study visa for insufficient funds - will this hurt my US F1 application?

I have tried to apply for a Canadian study visa and I was denied twice based on the fact that I have insufficient funds, though they said I'm free to reapply. Actually I have the amount they need in ...
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Adjusting to cold weather after immigration

I recently emigrated from a South Asian country to Canada. I moved to the Canadian city with possibly the mildest weather in the country (Victoria, BC) and yet I feel so damn cold it's almost ...
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How often can I repeat the road test in British Columbia?

Foreign drivers who want to convert their license to a Canadian one must pass the Class 5 road test before they're issued a Canadian driving license. But the linked page fails to mention how often one ...
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Transferring Prescriptions when moving to Canada?

I am a current US citizen and have an ongoing prescription for a government-controlled substance that I will continue to need for the rest of my life. My current doctor writes my prescription and I ...
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Can a revoked degree cause problems for permanent residence?

Suppose a person has been granted permanent residence in Canada. Further suppose residency was granted partly on the basis of the person's academic degree. Now suppose the degree is revoked by the ...
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What should I be aware of when renting an apartment in Vancouver as an expat?

I'm moving to Vancouver soon and would like to rent an apartment in the downtown area. Since I have no idea about how the Canadian rental system works, I'd like to prepare in advance so that I don't ...
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What's the biggest grocery delivery service in Vancouver?

I'm trying to check out how life works in Vancouver and it seems that there isn't a proper grocery delivery service that handles regular/non-organic food. Yelp lists a few stores but they all look ...
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Are any Service Canada offices in Vancouver open during the weekend/evenings?

I need to apply for a Canadian Social Security Number, for which I need to visit a Service Canada office in person. Unfortunately from what I can find on their website all of their offices are open 8:...
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How can I change from Canada temporary resident to dependent?

I am from India and I am working as a cook in Edmonton, Canada. I am planning to apply for Canadian permanent residence. When I calculate my points, I got only 306 total, which means I do not qualify....
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Is the 3 month limit on driving with your foreign license valid for each individual province or for Canada as a whole?

According to the ICBC website: Welcome to B.C.! After moving here, you have 90 days to switch over your valid licence to a B.C. driver’s licence. Does this limit apply to all of Canada or does it ...
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How does the medical system in British Columbia work for insured residents?

Assuming a person moves to work in British Columbia and is insured by the local single payer healthcare system, how are they supposed to access general practitioners and specialist doctors? Is there ...
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Are personal cheques still used in Canada?

When looking at bank account options in Canada I can see that many still offer free personal cheques. To me this is something out of the movies, since I've never written a cheque as a (young) European....
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Are there any banks in Canada that don't charge large fees for transactions in foreign currencies? [closed]

Looking at the offers from Canadian banks it seems that the choice is quite poor for people who travel a lot. Every bank seems to charge 2.5% on top of dubious exchange rates for every transaction in ...
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Can you use a rental car/car share to pass the road test for a Canadian driving license?

The page on converting your foreign license to a Canadian one says: Step 2: With two years' of non-learner driving experience, you'll need to take the Class 5 road test. Is it possible for me to ...
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Working and living in both the US and British Columbia (Canada)

I recently accepted a 2-year contract in Vancouver (British Columbia). However, I will be splitting my time between Canada and the US. I have a residence in PA, as well as a driver's license and ...
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How easy is it to find a manual car in North America?

I'm considering moving to the US or Canada and know that I will almost definitely have to buy a car to live there, but, for reasons I needn't expound, I feel extremely unsafe driving a car with an ...
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What is the process of paying import duty when receiving a package from the US in Canada?

I'll be visiting Canada soon and would like to order some used stuff from American sellers on eBay to my AirBnb. Shipping seems to be cheap but I'm a bit confused on how import taxes work at the post ...
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Open a Canadian bank account without being present in Canada?

What are the ways for a non-resident to open a Canadian bank account—preferably without fees—without being physically present in Canada? I know many (but not all) Canadian banks allow non-residents ...
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Why does birth-tourism tend to target the US more than it does Canada? [closed]

Birth-tourism is an act of travelling to another country to give birth there in order for your newborn child to become a citizen of that country. This is a consequence of something called "jus soli". ...