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Applying for a Canadian work-visa, at what stage do I get a UCI? Is this a scam?

You are being scammed. Nothing about this adds up. You definitely do not need to send money in order to prove you have it. Bank statements do the job much better. Sending them money proves nothing. ...
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Can I board a flight to Canada without a passport?

I'm sorry, but this is not a good plan. At a minimum you'll be stopped at these three issues: The purpose of the passport/travel document is to identify the individual; a visa is another country's ...
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Do I need to transfer my foreign driving license if I don't plan to own a car in Ontario, Canada?

If you're visiting for more than 3 months and plan to rent a car once in a while, you have to have an International Driver's Permit to go along with your Dutch license: If you will be visiting from ...
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Freelancing in Canada without work permit

Canada (like most countries) doesn't generally allow "working in Canada" for visitors (tourists). In other words, you're not allowed to work in the local job market, whether temporary or permanent. ...
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Am I legally able to do an internship in the US while just operating as a vacationing Canadian?

Short answer: Absolutely not legal. Entering the US as a visitor means that you are not permitted to take up employment of any kind. This includes being a contractor. And this also applies to ...
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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?

The Canada Revenue Agency has a specific page for newcomers. In short: You become a tax resident of Canada on the day you arrive and intend to settle For the part of the tax year that you were NOT a ...
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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Canada's Citizenship Act says 3 (1) Subject to this Act, a person is a citizen if (a) the person was born in Canada after February 14, 1977; So yes, the child will be a Canadian citizen from the ...
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Query on IELTS score for express entry visa Canada

Unfortunately, you do not meet the minimum language ability for English. You must have Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 or higher. For IELTS, in the Writing category, that corresponds to a score of ...
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Query on Application Declaration - What do they mean by "Initials"?

You must write down the first letters of your names. If your name is “John Doe”, you would write “JD” above the line next to each statement. As @mkennedy wrote in a comment: “It's a way to try to ...
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Adjusting to cold weather after immigration

Your body will naturally acclimatize to your local climate over time, but, ultimately, some people are just more sensitive to temperature variation than others (somehow, I personally can't function ...
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What is required to claim Canadian citizenship?

You probably are a Canadian citizen, in which case, yes. The page on citizenship rules suggests that you have been a Canadian citizen from birth because your father is a Canadian citizen born in ...
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The importance of a Bachelors Degree

In my experience, I have found that the international opportunities available to me have been greatly enhanced by having a Bachelors degree. None of the international moves I have made would have been ...
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Are there any elections I can take part in while a temporary resident in Canada?

So while it differs a bit by province for foreigners historically, basically: In the federal elections and referendums: You may vote in this federal election if you: are a Canadian citizen will ...
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To Canada From Switzerland for a PhD: principal versus secondary residency?

it's different over here :-). Taxation: If you live longer than 183 days in Canada you'll pay your taxes here. You can find the details at the website of the Canada Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc....
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Canadian bank claims that a joint account requires two W-9 forms

I am really not an expert and barely understand this, but I think you need to give them the two W9's. The reason for this is that the Canadian bank uses the information in a slightly different way ...
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Is it financially advantageous to transfer my Canadian earnings to Europe monthly, on in a big lump at the end of my stay?

There are three clear benefits of waiting. First, generally exchange rates improve as the size of the transaction increases. Second, once you pay the exchange fee, you lose all future earning on that ...
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How will my lifestyle/disposable income in Alberta compare to my current situation in Singapore?

Generally excellent source for such information is Glassdoor. They provide information on salaries and reviews of companies. It's especially useful for US based companies, but provides some info for ...
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Why can't my father bring us to Canada when he is already a Canadian citizen?

Basically in order for your father to bring your mother or you to Canada he will need to go through the procedure of Family Based Sponsorship. The procedure is well documented and well known. The ...
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Minimum requirements to get visa and work permit in Canada

Starting in 2015 (in a week from this post's original date), the Government of Canada will start a new process for candidates to immigration in Canada (the main way to be allowed to work in Canada), ...
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My dad was born to Canadian diplomats in Ghana. How does this affect his citizenship status?

So what you really want to know is, are you a Canadian citizen. If you were born after April 17, 2009: You are a Canadian citizen. The original Bill C-37 that took effect in 2009 which limits ...
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Can Canada-UK dual citizen get EHIC?

To get a European Health Insurance Card, you need to be covered by a statutory health care/health insurance system in one of the participating countries. In the UK, it basically means being a resident....
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Does a brother counts as close family for immigration to Canada?

A sibling does not count. Here's the list: These family members can come with you: your spouse or common-law partner, your dependent child, your spouse or common-law partner’s ...
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Emigrating to Canada with IELTS

There is no visa program for Canada that allows people to immigrate based solely on their English ability. However, an IELTS score (or an equivalent French assessment test) may be required. From Do ...
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How do I buy and import a car from Canada to the US?

I tried this, failed, pissed off a border guard, and wasted a not insignificant amount of money cleaning up the mess, so I recommend you act very carefully to make sure all the relevant pieces are in ...
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What is the process of paying import duty when receiving a package from the US in Canada?

You won't typically pay duty on these packages, but you will pay taxes (federal and provincial - rate can vary from about 5% to 13% depending on what province you're in), plus a brokerage fee from the ...
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NOC code for software developer - 2173 or 2174

There are both closely related. However 2174 also says Computer programmers and interactive media developers . I would say if that doesn't apply to you, you should go ahead with 2173 which is Software ...
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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?

Not really. The process is mostly the same. A Canadian citizen would still need an H-1B or L-1 petition filed by the employer and approved by USCIS, just like someone from any other country, including ...
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Anyone ever tried Canada Immigration Express?

The company you found has this footer The CanadaImmigrationExpress.com website is owned and operated by the EU Company, Global Worldwide Online Marketing Limited, Registration Number 10816710, Lynton ...
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Bound accounts in France and Canada

Although HSBC operate in both countries, they are getting out of retail banking in Canada, and have quite a small presence in France (mainly the old CCF branches in the Paris area). I'm not aware of ...
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How will my lifestyle/disposable income in Alberta compare to my current situation in Singapore?

I live in Calgary and in the IT industry, 23 years old, finished my degree in computer science in May 2013. Between me and my friends, working in Calgary with a software engineering/computer science ...
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