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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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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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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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As a US citizen, can I work remotely for a US company while living in Canada?

A work permit, include possible CUSMA/NAFTA facilitation, is usually only possible if you have a Canadian employer or you are self-employed in Canada. If your principal purpose is to temporarily visit ...
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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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Does switching from a J1 visa to TD status prevent you from entering the US for two years?

The 2-year requirement in INA 212(e) only applies to immigrant visas and H and L nonimmigrant visas. It does not apply to TN and TD. The Foreign Affairs Manual explicitly confirms this for TN/TD in 9 ...
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Which Canadian provinces will do a direct swap with a Republic of Ireland driving licence?

I have found references for 3 Canadian provinces. Ontario seems to be the most clear. From Government of Ontario website: You can exchange an out-of-province licence for an Ontario licence, if you ...
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Open a Canadian bank account without being present in Canada?

RBC allows creating a "Non-Resident account for immigration purposes", as far as I know at no-cost, and they don't require you to apply in person in Canada. However the process is not simple and there ...
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Can I work remotely in Canada on a student permit?

This is not meant to address tax implications, solely the implications of working in Canada while under another type of permit. Working remotely for a company located outside of Canada, where the ...
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Working but not studying with a student visa in Canada

Can I freely drop my studies and stay in Canada to work until the end of my student visa? No. Does it appear like I am lying to the government? It doesn't appear. You are. Can I get into ...
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New Zealand or Canada, which is the better destination?

Look at the Employment by major industry group, seasonally adjusted, by province. The main industries I know so far over there are agriculture and fishing. Since you are in IT, if you were to go in SK,...
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How can I stay, as a Canadian, in the US for 3 years?

No, you cannot study unless you enter the US in F-1 or M-1 status. As a Canadian, you do not require a visa, but your entry to the US is still classified according to the same system, and you must ...
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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Canada has unrestricted Jus Soli, and thus any child born in Canada is automatcally a citizen by birth. This is irrespective the parent's immigration status or nationalities.
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Which is the nearest town to saskatoon(SK) for economic living?

Saskatoon is fairly small town (pop. 220K), with no other towns of size anywhere nearby. I don't think you will be able to get a meaningfully lower rent by driving even 150 km. Also, please bear in ...
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