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Old 06-22-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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and are theese classes free?

how long you think i could learn basic french?just to get by
Yes, they are free. It consists of three courses of 11 weeks each. 30 hours per week roughly.

Here is the info:
Immigration-Québec - Intensive full-time course

After this, you should be pretty good in French. Since you already speak Portgueuse (same language family) this would likely help you learn faster.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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movingwiththewind,actually what you're saying makes sense,but i am not a college graduate,i dont wanna move in to make fortune or raise a family,i just wanna live,be happy,have a job,anykind is good,i'm not picky

ps:i just wanna say i'm sorry about my writing,i don't know if it's my keyboard or some site bug,but sometimes i have noticed it makes my writing ilegible,lol,my english is bad as it is
I am not sure you will be able to immigrate here without a post secondary education of any sort. I mean we have people who are doctors in their home country and come here and end up making 12-14 bucks and hour as a pharmacy tech.

not to discourage you but people with a bachelor's degree engineering or some one with a PHD in medical science will have a better chance at getting immigration status.

most of the immigrants here in canada are either really rich to begin with or very well educated and are highly motivated to be successful here.

anyways not to discourage you but I wish you luck and hope it works out for you.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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lol,i would say like a distant cousin,i took franch in "high school",hearing i can catch something here and there but nothing special,now spanish yes,i can speak,it's very similar to portuguese

you say it's 30 hours a week?for 3 moths??????ins't that kinda intensive??? i mean people work 40 hours a week,how i am supose to work?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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lol,i would say like a distant cousin,i took franch in "high school",hearing i can catch something here and there but nothing special,now spanish yes,i can speak,it's very similar to portuguese

you say it's 30 hours a week?for 3 moths??????ins't that kinda intensive??? i mean people work 40 hours a week,how i am supose to work?
I think they will help you out financially if you are studying full time. Other than that, there are also part-time options. You will see them if you search around a bit on the site I gave you.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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you say it's 30 hours a week?for 3 moths??????ins't that kinda intensive??? i mean people work 40 hours a week,how i am supose to work?
Forget work. Language classes should be your first priority when you arrive. Nothing else is more important than this in the earliest stage of your residency in Canada. This is your best investment. Everything else will be build on your ability to communicate effectively. I know, you probably will want to work right away, but the biggest mistake many newly arrived immigrants do, is to accept the first job available instead of investing in language and fiurther education. As much as you feel you need money right away, never forget what your first priorities should be. You will see.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Forget work. Language classes should be your first priority when you arrive. Nothing else is more important than this in the earliest stage of your residency in Canada.
I think that immediacy to learn French would only apply if you were moving to Quebec as the rest of Canada is mostly all English.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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i discover something out,in my early commnents i was pretty desperate and trying to bend the rulles,but i ask my mom and she also emigrated to portugal back in the day,and she told me that i can aply for residance ride away,after 3 or 5 years then become a canada citizen, wanted to become instantly but i think there's no need or rush......

now tell this is possible right guys???and girls too xd
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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i discover something out,in my early commnents i was pretty desperate and trying to bend the rulles,but i ask my mom and she also emigrated to portugal back in the day,and she told me that i can aply for residance ride away,after 3 or 5 years then become a canada citizen, wanted to become instantly but i think there's no need or rush......

now tell this is possible right guys???and girls too xd
you can apply to become a citizen but that does not mean they will grant you citizenship.

also to work here you will need to be issued a working visa or you will not be able to find a job or if you do under the table work and get caught without a working visa you will be deported and never allowed back into canada.

If you do get a temp working visa I would save up alot of money and have a job lined up also making arrangments to have a place to stay before you get here is good also. I would plan on having 3-4 months worth of rent, food and other livng expenses in case you don't land a job right away.

The provinces and territories of Canada all have health insurance programs for their residents. In some cases, there is a waiting period before it is possible for a new immigrant to that area to get official health coverage, so those who plan to settle in those areas should arrange for private health insurance coverage through a reputable insurance company for that waiting period. A list of provinces and territories is below, with information about the waiting period in each one and where to apply for official health coverage.

You will find below a list of insurers that can provide private medical insurance, for a fee, until your provincial health insurance comes into effect.
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca....aspx?lang=eng

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Old 06-23-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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I think that immediacy to learn French would only apply if you were moving to Quebec as the rest of Canada is mostly all English.
I agree. I was not talking about French in particular. I was talking about language classes, in general.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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i discover something out,in my early commnents i was pretty desperate and trying to bend the rulles,but i ask my mom and she also emigrated to portugal back in the day,and she told me that i can aply for residance ride away,after 3 or 5 years then become a canada citizen, wanted to become instantly but i think there's no need or rush......

now tell this is possible right guys???and girls too xd
Unless your Mom is Canadian i think its going to be a little more complicated than just applying for residency which may or may not be granted..Once you have gone through the process of becoming a landed immigrant and have been accepted as a legal landed immigrant i believe you can apply for Canadian citizenship after 5 years of residence in Canada.
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