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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it mandatory that I carry my work permit every time I re-enter Canada?

I have an ETA-eligible passport and have recently obtained a work permit. Unlike most other visas it's an A4 document that is quite inconvenient to take with you on trips, since that's one more thing ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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". ...
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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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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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Can you re-enter as a visitor with time left on a working visa?

Can you re-enter as a visitor with time left on a working visa? Does anyone have experience of this? To give my own example, I'm planning to do this soon, with a working holiday visa that expires in ...
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Is Canadian PR decided solely on “ticking the stated boxes” (including getting the “67 points”)?

Is Canadian permanent residence decided solely on whether the government official can "tick all the boxes" that are publicly stated? (In US English, "put a check mark in all the boxes"). http://www....
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Self-employment solution moving from Canada to Austria

I am going to be moving from Canada to Austria next spring. I hold both an EU citizenship and a Canadian citizenship. I currently operate as a sole proprietor in Canada. One of my clients wants to ...
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Criminal record check

I had been convicted and got a letter from New Zealand immigration to leave the country. So after 9 months I'm applying for a student visa in Canada. Can someone tell me please if Canada immigration ...
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How to read Unique Client Identifier (UCI) for Canadian Express Entry application?

I am applying on the Canadian Express Entry scheme. In the application form they asked me if I have ever applied for immigration, refugee or citizenship status of Canada before? I did apply for a ...
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Can I travel to Canada as a tourist with an Australian UN Convention Travel Document for refugees?

Can I travel to Canada as a tourist with an Australian UN Convention Travel Document for refugees? I have an Australian Travel document or convention travel document for refugees and i want to visit ...
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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Parents are Canadian PR holders migrated from India to Canada. Planning for next baby in Canada. Does new born baby get Canadian citizenship, on the day of birth?
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How does age and employment affect study visa decision?

If someone is unemployed and 40yo, can he get a student visa in Canada? How does the situation compare, ff he has a, Masters offer PhD offer I am refused twice. To me, possible reason could be I ...
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Canadian study permit refusal

I am a citizen of country 'P'(in South Asia), applied from the country 'Q'(in EU) where I was studying. Previous refusal (2017) disclosed and noted. PA (34), married with one minor child intend ...
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What is the average cost to migrate from India to either Australia, Canada or New Zealand? [closed]

I'm analyzing my options as the best country to move to with my family. Immigration is always a big deal and finances are an important aspect of this process. I'd like to inquire what is the cost to ...
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Do I need a Canadian transit visa when I have a visitor visa? [closed]

I am a citizen of India and currently have a Canadian visitor visa that expires in 2018. I currently live in the US. My flight plan at the end of this year from US to India involves a layover in ...
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Can I get a 2-year Canada student visa for a 1-year program?

I am a Nigerian and gained admission into Cambrian College to study pre- health sciences. The course length is 1 year. What is the maximum length of time of a visa issued for a study course like ...
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Immigrating to Canada without a Degree and with EUR [closed]

I today live in Germany, but I am strongly considering to move to Canada. I know there are other question regarding the degree, but my situation is a bit different. I am a Software Developer. 7 ...
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Are engine block heaters common in Ottawa?

I know it can get very cold in Ottawa in the winter. Are automobile engine block heaters common/necessary? If I move a car from the US, would it need to be retrofitted?
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Work Permit Visa for Canada

I want to work in Canada on a work permit visa. Is there any work permit visa in Canada like USA H1B?
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Will I be able to get CSQ after the completion of the diploma?

I'm currently working as software developer in a company based in Europe and have MSc degree in an engineering discipline. I plan to take programmer analyst mobile and web application development ...
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How should a couple apply for Express Entry when both qualify?

I am an IT Professional with 12+ years of experience and hold an MBA degree from India and my wife is also an MBA degree holder and homemaker with no work experience. Currently, we are in the US on L1 ...
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Will it ruin my chances to be PR in Canada if I marry my foreign boyfriend?

I am an international student and graduating next year June and I was wondering if marrying my boyfriend (who will be on a tourist visa) in Canada after my graduation will affect my chance to be ...
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Got Canadian student visa without medical done!

I got a Canadian student visa but no medical done yet. I got my passport with visa stamp. Is this okay? Am I going to have any problem later when I arrive in Canada? I got my admission for Fall 2017 ...
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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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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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What happens if you drive in British Columbia on a foreign license for more than 3 months?

I'm planning a move to Canada and apparently you have to give up your old license in order to get a local one. This would be extremely inconvenient as I would then have issues with driving back in ...
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What are the requirements for applying for Canadian Permanent Residency?

I'm reading up about Canadian Permanent Residency and it's a bit confusing. There seems to be an "Express Entry" program, where you can apply after 1 year of work experience. But what about other ...