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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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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?

What are the benefits of holding Canadian citizenship in terms of getting a work permit in US/Europe compared to other third world countries? Would Canadian citizen still have to go through H1b ...
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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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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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Does taking the special requirements IELTS damage a Canada immigration case?

I'm a non-native English speaker applying for immigration to Canada. I'm required to the take general IELTS test. It costs $210 in my country. I suffer from cerebral palsy, my writing speed is slow, ...
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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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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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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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Can I apply for a work permit while entering Canada, after submitting an application online?

I am a US citizen, going to Canada soon to work for one year (as a postdoc). I applied online for a work permit some time ago, but I haven't heard anything yet, and given the current processing times ...
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Implied Status in Canada

I am almost at the end of my 2-year International Experience Canada (IEC) work permit. I have applied for a change to Visitor Status so that I can stay in Canada a while longer. If my IEC work permit ...
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Can I work remotely in Canada on a student permit?

I'm planning to study at an accredited university in Canada for 3 years. Can I do remote work for US companies with just a student permit, or will I have to get a work visa? EDIT: Does working as a ...
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Eligibility requirement for “New Brunswick PNP”

This link provides detailed eligibility requirements for the various categories of the NBPNP. I have a question from below para: Candidates are assigned a score based on the information provided, ...
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Reverse incomplete car importation before car is registered and ownership is transferred

My brother (Canadian) wanted to give me his car so he drove to the US (I'm American) and went to the CBP to import the car to the US. The title was, and still is, in his name (I was not involved in ...
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Bringing diamond jewellery to Canada

I have a permanent residency in Canada. I want to bring 3 pieces of diamond jewelry with me when I move costing 3000, 7000 and 11000 Canadian dollar. How much duty will I have to pay?
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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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Professional Apprenticeship as Work Experience for Express Entry

While filling up the work experience section of the express entry profile I came across this sentence, Do not enter any work related to or performed during an apprenticeship process. I know for ...
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Can father send me the amount of proof of funds required for immigration?

I want to immigrate to Canada. My father is willing to give (not borrow but give) money required for it. Will it be ok to take money from him?
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Best of 2 IELTS Scores?

Just curious about the question: if one had two genral IELTS Scores which are still valid: first general IELTS: L8 S8 R6 W6 second general IELTS: L6 S6 R7.5 W7 like best will be: L8 S8 R7.5 W7? ...
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Does a student coming to Canada for less than 6 months with a travel allowance need a work visa or study permit?

Why I'm coming to Canada: I'm currently a fourth year undergraduate engineering student holding an Indian passport. I've been accepted for a 6-month thesis at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec. ...
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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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If my US-citizen spouse visits Canada with me, can I then sponsor her for permanent residency?

I am a dual US/Canada citizen living in the United States. My wife is a US citizen only. We have both occasionally talked about whether it would be possible for us to move to Canada at some point in ...
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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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We are applying for Canadian Express entry. How to I (the spouse) apply for jobs whilst waiting for PR?

We have signed up for Canadian Express Entry. My wife is the lead applicant as she has the most points. I am named as the spouse. We both have over 7.5 in each of our IELTS tests. We've done our ...
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What are the advantages you get for having a visa sponsor for immigration to Canada?

I'm from Iran and have a company sponsor a visa for me to work in Canada (Vancouver). Since Canada and Iran don't have diplomatic relations, the responsibility for applicants in Iran lies with their ...
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Can you work on the expiry date of a Canadian Work Permit?

If a Canadian work permit says "Valid until 17 MAR 2017" then when exactly does it expire? If you work nights, does it expire at midnight at the start or at the end of that date?
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Can a US expatriate who has not filed taxes in the US return to the US for a visit?

Here's the story... My family emigrated from the US to Canada when I was an infant and my older sister was about 4 years old. Nobody renounced US citizenship but we did become naturalized Canadian ...
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What happens paperwork wise when you are granted asylum in Canada? Is there a certificate?

Someone claims they were granted asylum in Canada and showed a document briefly. While it is easy to find Canadian citizenship certificates samples online (and I happen to have one too) I can't find ...
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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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Purchasing insulin in Canada [closed]

I will be spending the next four months in Toronto, Canada on an academic sabbatical, during which period I will have health coverage through my US employer. I have a work permit to do academic ...
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Express Entry : Applying with dependents [closed]

I am planning to apply for Canadian PR via Express Entry under FSW. I am married and have a kid. Please can you suggest : Is it mandatory to include dependents (spouse and son) while applying? If it ...
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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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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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New Zealand or Canada, which is the better destination? [closed]

From career aspect, I am a front-end web developer, received Permanent Residence status for both New Zealand and Saskatchewan (Canada). Currently a citizen of India. I cannot move out of Saskatchewan ...
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Working but not studying with a student visa in Canada

I have a 4-year-long Canadian student visa (issued in August 2014). I have both a French and a Swiss passport and I used my Swiss passport when I applied for my student visa. I love my life in Canada ...
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Can Canada-UK dual citizen get EHIC?

My daughter is a Canadian citizen/resident who also has a UK/EU passport. She's going to study in France for 4 months next January. Can she obtain a European Health Insurance Card and if so, how would ...
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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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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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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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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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Canadian's car in USA

I live in Boston MA with a TD visa. I don't want to buy a car in USA. Can I drive my Canadian car (car registered in Canada) here? How long can I drive it? How about car insurance? Any detailed ...
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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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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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My girlfriend is with me in Canada and couldn't register to the university in France

My girlfriend wanted to follow me to Canada, Québec for 4 months (from september to december), where I'm staying as an exchange student. She originally planned to subscribe to distance courses at her ...
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Immigration to Canada requirements

I know an adult Lebanese that wants to immigrate to Canada, and I just want to know what are the requirements for him to do so. Does he need a Visa? Does he have to pay for anything? What are the ...
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Do I need to have an ETA if I am getting work permit?

As I will be going to Canada to work, while I understand that I will need to go to the immigration checkpoint to get my permit, do I need to get an ETA beforehand?
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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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How can I get paid from a Canadian company without living in Canada?

I am a Canadian permanent resident and was working and living in Canada full time for a Canadian company. Recently I have moved back to my home country (India). However I need to keep working for my ...
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Can I apply for Canadian provincial nomination programs on my own with my express entry profile?

I have an express entry profile. Is it possible for me to apply for any of the PNPs without waiting to get an invite from them? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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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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US visa cancelled with prejudice, can I apply PR visa for Canada or Australia?

My B1/B2 visa has been cancelled recently (cancelled with prejudice), I want to apply for Australia or Canada PR. Can I apply? I was travelling with my two kids to visit my husband. My husband landed ...

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