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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in Canada

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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 ...
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Can I change an IEC visa to an employer sponsored visa?

I was thinking about moving to Canada for a while under the IEC (working holiday) visa. I'm a software engineer by trade and would look for work in that industry. If I fall in love with the work / ...
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Canada immigration round of invitations

Canada used to have at least 2 rounds of invitations every month. except for June this year, till today there is no invitation. Anyone know when is the next round of invitations, or why its been ...
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Emigrate to Canada

Can someone without a college degree but with a high-school diploma, some years of specialized work experience (as computer programmer) and a job offer from a reputable IT company, have problems while ...
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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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How do I buy and import a car from Canada to the US?

I'm a US citizen and I live in Ontario, Canada with a student visa. My car from the US was totaled. Insurance has written me a check and since I have no transportation (for instance, to go to MI to ...
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Canadian “inland” spousal sponsorship and conditions of stay with a study permit

I have Canadian citizenship and my wife is a Chinese citizen on a study permit, studying in a college. I am looking to apply for inland sponsorship for her. At the same time, because of our financial ...
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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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Student Visa - Refugee

Im Indian and I had a "refugee status" in Brazil for 1 month.Now im in India.There is no marks in my passport other than Indian & Brazil immigration stamp.Will it be a problem if i apply for a ...
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I've completed Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from India, can I apply for MBA in Canada?

I've​ heard that, Canada Government will reject these kind of files, if already masters is completed and applying for another masters. But that's MBA-IT and now I want to be in Management side in my ...
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How to work on the cited reasons for the refusal of visa?

My visa application for a study permit has been refused yesterday. They are citing the reason that I won't leave Canada after my stay because of my current employment situation. My plan and ...
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What's the Canada family immigration sibling rule now?

The wording changed on Find out if you’re eligible to sponsor relatives perhaps in 2015 or so (I checked in the Internet Archive) and I do not comprehend the new one at all. First of all, I checked ...
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Permanent residency application with adverse travel history

I am a Sri Lankan and I intend to apply for a skilled immigrant permanent resident visa in either Canada or Australia. For these countries, most of my skills are adequate to apply, but my recent ...
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How do I correct an error on my submitted IMM 5710E form for my Canadian Post Graduate Work Permit Application?

I would like some urgent advice. I recently submitted my PGWP application (on the 8th of May) to IRCC, I applied online. I am yet to hear back from them. However, I realized that I have made an error ...
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History of Employment when applying for Canadian study permit

In the "Employment" section of the Application for a Study Permit Outside of Canada (IMM 1294), the following question is asked and it's mandatory to fill out the duration, current activity/occupation,...
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Travel to Canada for vacation using PR when Residency Obligation not met

I'm working in USA on work visa and have a Canadian PR (Mar 2013 - Mar 2018). But I have never been to Canada since I got our PR and have not met the Residency Obligation (RO) which is to stay in ...
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Can I 'cancel' my study permit and still return to Canada in the future?

I'm hoping this is the appropriate place to ask; I've recently moved to Canada, and I want to move back home to the States for personal, mental health reasons. My study permit is valid for two years (...
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Repeal of conditional PR in Canada

Some of you might have heard about the removal of the two year conditional permanent resident status for spousal visas in Canada. Here is a news article about the same. My question is if this is ...
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How much amount of money should I show to confirm graduate student visa for Canada?

I have got acceptance for a 2-year research program. Tuition fee is C$12692/year. Living expense is C$6000/year. Supervisor will give me C$5000 for the first year but that depends on my performance in ...
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Canadian Work Permit process transfer from US to India

I am currently in USA, my employer has applied for a Canadian work permit which is expected to come in June-17. My legal allowed stay in USA is going to be end in June and, in case I dont get Canadian ...

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