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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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Is it safe to enter the consulate/embassy of the country I escaped from as a refugee?

Is it safe for me to enter the consulate/embassy of my country? Note that I'm a "criminal" in my own country. In general, no. Canada cannot protect you from your country of origin while ...
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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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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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Is it safe to enter the consulate/embassy of the country I escaped from as a refugee?

Depends on the country in question, and possibly also on the crime. If the country is prepared to abide by norms of civilized conduct, it should be safe. Cases like the Kashoggi murder were shocking ...
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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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What is the issue with Canadian tax regime?

According to him, he would have to pay more taxes, and as a result, his net income would decrease. Your cousin's accountant husband has an incomplete understanding of Canada's taxation rules. When ...
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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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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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How to get a work permit for Canada?

You haven't specified what sort of job you'll be looking for, which makes it hard to give any more than generic advice. As with many countries, eligibility for work permits is strongly dependent on ...
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Is it mandatory that I carry my work permit every time I re-enter Canada?

YES A work permit is not a visa. It is the legal authorization for you to stay in Canada. However, according to the Government of Canada, you need an eTA or a visa, along with your work permit to ...
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Denied a Canadian study visa for insufficient funds - will this hurt my US F1 application?

You may be misunderstanding what the financial requirements are all about. The Canadians do not only want to see if you have enough money in your hands to pay for a year of tuition and living ...
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Buy a new Volvo in Canada and import into US

I’m a retired California attorney. While I practiced, I represented several private vehicle importers. While my knowledge isn’t current, the little research I did to prepare this answer shows the ...
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Can I board a flight to Canada without a passport?

All immigration details aside, the Government of Canada imposes heavy fines on airlines that deliver people without appropriate documentation. This means that no airline in the world will let you ...
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Getting the Canadian citizenship for my 3 years old child

The Canadian government webpage on this is quite clear. Your child, born outside Canada after April 17, 2009, is a Canadian citizen because you were born in Canada. If I either ask them again what ...
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If banned for life from entering USA for misrepresentation can we apply Canada PR through Express entry

The US and Canada share immigration data under the Five Eyes arrangements. You can assume that the Canadians will know about the lifetime ban. You're also asked on any visa application form if you've ...
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Applying for a Canadian work-visa, at what stage do I get a UCI? Is this a scam?

Immigration agents are extremely rarely necessary Still, if you feel the need and you are talking to one that you have not picked from a government website then they are scammers Everyone can fill ...
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Exchange my Australian P2 driver license in Ontario Canada?

The official site of the province states : When you can’t exchange You cannot exchange: a learner’s permit or novice-class driver’s licence from another province, state or country What was sent in ...
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