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Format of settlement statement - NSNP

I am applying for Canada immigration under NOVA SCOTIA demand - express entry program. To seek a nomination from this province, I need to write the statement of intent in my application form. Do we ...
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Quebec skilled worker program 2015

I had been through the newsletter about QSWP program that is yet to launch in month of April, 2015. As per the selection factors given here, below is my score chart as single applicant, Education: ...
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Does switching from a J1 visa to TD status prevent you from entering the US for two years?

I am currently living in the US on a TN status while my financé is still living in Canada. We are both Canadian citizens. She is looking at taking an internship in the US that would grant her a J-1 ...
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Canadian pension plan savings withdrawal upon leaving [closed]

I found a post on this forum that talked about Canadian pension funds being "withdrawable" See answer here : What happens to my saved Canadian pension funds when my SIN expires? I've been in Canada ...
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Canada Federal Skill Worker work experience [closed]

I have applied for PR under Canada Skill Worker 2014 and received positive eligibility review. CIC have sent my application from Sydney in Canada to my local visa office. In my application for my work ...
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Is a Canadian IEC work permit limited by passport expiration date, and if so can it be extended later?

I am from Ireland. My application for a Canadian working holiday visa has been accepted (through the IEC programme, I have my Port of Entry letter, and when I arrive I should get a work permit). It is ...
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How common is life insurance with tech jobs in Canada?

I need to get an idea of how common it is for tech jobs in Canada to offer life insurance policies. I know from experience that, in the US, this is a really common thing, but I haven't been able to ...
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First draw results from Express Entry pool - Canada

I learnt that first draw of Express Entry pool(Canada) will happen in last week of Jan. Looks like Canada immigration process is not as strong/stable as New Zealand immigration process in terms of ...
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Process to apply for NSNP stream - Canada

Here is the two step process provided in this link to apply for "NOVA SCOTIA DEMAND: EXPRESS ENTRY". I would like to confirm, if I need to send applications at two different destinations at a time, ...
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Express Entry System- Canada [closed]

As per the conventional point system(CPS) given in this link, Does the principal applicant need to score 67 points as per below chart(as eligibility) before creating express entry profile? Because ...
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Nova Scotia Announces New Immigration Stream - Canada

I would like to avail the opportunity of this program as this does not require Job offer from Canada. As per this program, applicant is eligible to apply (with 67 points) for "Nova scotia province" ...
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Query on IELTS score for express entry visa Canada

I am a database administrator with 7+ years experience and final qualification is Masters of computer applications. This is my IELTS Score and am the primary applicant Speaking: 6.0 Listening: 7.0 ...
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Is ECA required for spouse education - Express Entry

ECA is done for principal applicant (that is me). Principal applicant would like to immigrate with family (spouse & daughter). Does it require to perform ECA (Education credential evaluation) ...
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How to file a tax income for a Canadian living in the UK on the YMS visa?

I am a Canadian citizen currently working in the UK using the YMS Tier-5 visa. Since it is the end of the fiscal year in less than a week, I need to start thinking about filling my tax income. It used ...
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Query on re-apply in Express Entry system

If an applicant is dropped in end of Jan 2015 Express Entry pool draw due to poor scoring, Can the applicant re-apply with a new express entry profile with better IELTS score in the same year?
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Query on “Certificate of qualification (trade occupations)” - Express Entry

In this link, I would like to understand the meaning of "Certificate of qualification (trade occupations)". For NOC code - 2713("Software Engineer"), What kind of certification is required despite ...
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Query on foreign work experience

As per new point system for Canada, Does foreign work experience does not add any value? As mentioned With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience in this link, Do we require 1 year ...
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Query on comprehensive ranking system - Express Entry

I have two IELTS score with two attempts. ability Listening Reading Writing Speaking IELTS Test 1 6.5 5.5 6.5 7.0 IELTS Test2 6.0 ...
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Canada: How to create Job seeker account in Job Bank?

As per the news letter received from CIC Canada, Below is the point mentioned: To complete your online Express Entry profile, you will need to create a Job Seeker Account with Job Bank so you can ...
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Query on point system of Express entry Canada

I got an IELTS score being Non-English as primary language: Listening-6.5 Reading-6.0 Writing-6.0 Speaking-6.0 My wife has an IELTS score: Listening-7.0 Reading-5.5 Writing-6.0 Speaking-6.0 How ...
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Would a native English speaker need to buy the study materials for an English proficiency test?

A certain application for permanent residency in Canada requires submission of the results from one of several English language proficiency tests, like this one. Are tests like this easy for native ...
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Australian Passport processing Time

I went into the consulate the other day to apply for the renewal of my Australian passport as I was born there and haven't renewed it in the past year. I had all the documents in order and the ...
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Minimum requirements to get visa and work permit in Canada

I am an Indian. Working as a Software Engineer(Java Developer). I wish to work in Canada. I haven't got any job opportunity in this country. If i supposed to get job in Canada. How can I get visa and ...
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Why can't my father bring us to Canada when he is already a Canadian citizen?

My father who is Pakistani has worked in the US for a few years, then moved to Canada and has been there for a long time. He has been a Canadian citizen for a few years now. But why can't he take us ...
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Can I visit US before H-1B start date but after petition is approved?

My H-1B start date is in Jan 2015. Can I travel to the US as a visitor (Canadian Citizen) in December, and then reenter the US in January on the H-1B?
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Business Loan in British Colombia

I have a work visa in Canada. What if, I buy a house on mortgage, will the bank give me loan for business on the papers of that house?
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Does a post-graduate certificate vs. a diploma make a difference when looking for a job in Canada?

I'm from South Korea, and thinking about getting into a college in Canada. I already have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. As I want to get a job in IT industry in Canada, I'd like to get a ...
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What to do in relation to pension funds when leaving Canada?

A Canadian friend of mine, who lived all his life in Canada, is about to permanently move to the European Union. What would happen with his Canadian pension if he decides to stay in Europe?
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What might happen if one continues driving with a foreign license beyond the grace period?

Most (all?) legislations require that people moving in from other legislations need to exchange their driving license if they wish to continue driving. Ontario is no exception. Suppose somebody is ...
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As a non-canadian resident can I get a mortgage loan in Canada?

I am willing to buy an apartment in Canada, where I'll be living for 5 years with a student visa (I am swiss). Can I get a mortgage loan in Canada although I am not Canadian neither a permanent ...
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How to get medicines in Canada?

While you can carry your Schedule F medication when returning from abroad you are not allowed to receive it in the mail (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/compli-conform/import-export/gui-0084_biu-uif-...
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What happens if I fail the G2 road test with 2+ years of foreign experience?

With 2+ years of foreign driving experience, new residents of Ontario with licenses ineligible for direct exchange (such as a license from The Netherlands), can skip the graduated licensing system and ...
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How long does a Work Permit last in Canada?

My girlfriend is from Sweden. She is coming to Canada with me and has a Work Permit already. Question 1: How long can she stay in Canada on a Work Permit? Question 2: Does she need any other type ...
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To Canada From Switzerland for a PhD: principal versus secondary residency?

I am currently living in Switzerland (I have a swiss Passeport) and am leaving to Vancouver, BC, Canada next September to start a PhD. I am asking for general advice to the question "Should I announce ...
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As a Canadian, what are the legal requirements for working in the US?

I am considering a semi-permanent job in NYC (1-2 years), which would require moving from Toronto, Canada. I am a Canadian citizen, have no criminal record, and as far as I know am eligible to work ...
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Visa for a PhD (and TA) in Canada for Swiss citizens

I am a Swiss student (Citizenship + Nationality + Place of Birth: Switzerland) and I just got accepted by a PhD program at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. There is tons of ...
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Employment insurance for temporary residents — what are the limitations?

I'm a temporary resident in Canada and I have a work permit corresponding to a 3-year project. I am employed at a university. Each year, employment insurance is deducted from my salary. I see that ...
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US visa appointment wait time inconsistency

I am trying to make an appointment for an American F1 visa interview in Vancouver, Canada. I am a Third Country National resident in the US with Australian citizenship. The wait time on this website ...
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The importance of a Bachelors Degree

I'm a Java Software developer, planning to move to Toronto from South America in the next few months. The problem is, I have not finished my Bachelors Degree in CS, but I have a few years of ...
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Are personal income taxes paid for income for a full year, even when moving from Sweden to Canada mid-year, for a Dutch citizen?

There are a number of questions related to taxes on this site, and Wikipedia has an article on tax residency. This question on varying tax dates seems to imply income might be counted for a full year....
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How can one check his Canadian tax return has been successfully filed after leaving Canada?

I lived in Canada last year. I did a NETFILE system through an online tax company, and it came up with an error. I tried again, and it still errored, but then returned me to the home page, where it ...
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Bound accounts in France and Canada

I am a resident in France and am considering moving back and forth to Canada in the next years. I currently have a bank account in France. I am looking for a bank that would offer an account in both ...
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In Ontario, how is “Licensed driving experience” defined for people moving from outside Canada?

According to The official [Ministry of Transportation] Driving Handbook, section on drivers from other countries for Ontario, rules for waiving of mandatory waiting periods depend whether an applicant ...
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Exactly how much highway driving experience do I need for the “Declaration of Highway Driving Experience”?

I have a Dutch driving license, and to get an Ontario, Canada license, I can go straight to the G2 road test. Among the requirements is that I need to complete and sign a “Declaration of Highway ...
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Am I legally able to do an internship in the US while just operating as a vacationing Canadian?

I received a job offer from a company in Austin, Texas for an internship for the summer. I'm really interested in going to the US and working for the summer, I feel like it'd be a great opportunity. ...
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How will my lifestyle/disposable income in Alberta compare to my current situation in Singapore?

I'm an expat living in Singapore from 8 yrs and now have a permanent job offer in a mid size firm at Calgary to do web development. They are willing to pay me upto CAD 60K/annum before taxes. When ...
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Living in the US on an F2 visa and working remotely for a Canadian company

I'm aware I can't work in the US on a F2 visa. However, would it be possible to be employed by a Canadian company to work remotely from the US?
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Is it possible to get the APEC Business Travel Card as a Canadian?

Is it possible to get the APEC Business Travel Card as a Canadian living in Asia?
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What Immigration status do I have in Canada when on International Internship Programme (VIE)

There is this VIE program, so-called International Internship Programme. The principle is to work abroad, and it applies to many European citizens. The work contract is a bit specific. I am ...
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Are there any elections I can take part in while a temporary resident in Canada?

Inside the EU, EU residents can vote in local and European-level (and possibly regional) elections for the EU country where they live. I'm a Dutch citizen living temporarily in Canada. Are there any ...