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Old 08-20-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Everywhere
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ahahhahahahhaha,i see what you're saying but without a permanent resident visa or work visa can i get a job?

You can get a job in a contruction industry, there is a huge demand. I know a lot of Portugeese came to work here in Toronto. If you would have no problem to find contruction jobs here
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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Would being of French Canadian descent/ancestry make a difference as to whether one would be given consideration for emigration to Canada? My grandfather moved to the USA from Montreal a hundred years ago.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Evan -

No the large New England French Canadian diaspora is not given any preference in immigration.

If your father or mother were Canadian that would help - otherwise your best bets are:

- get a job in Canada willing to sponsor you
- go to school in Canada and complete a degree here (which will entitle you to an open work permit which would allow you to get your foot in the door)
- marry a Canadian
- apply as a skilled worker from the US and wait for your application to be processed
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Would being of French Canadian descent/ancestry make a difference as to whether one would be given consideration for emigration to Canada? My grandfather moved to the USA from Montreal a hundred years ago.
Citizenship-wise, yes.. but you'll have to go through the same immigration process as everyone else.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Citizenship-wise, yes.. but you'll have to go through the same immigration process as everyone else.
I think this would apply only if Canadian citizenship has been maintained successively through the generations spent in the U.S. (grandfather Canadian citizen, father Canadian citizen, etc.).
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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Seems only #3 would be a real option for me at this point. Know of any Canadian women looking for a husband? LOL
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:57 AM
 
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Kobe, you started this post more than 2 months ago,
have you requested and received the required immigration papers?
have you filled them out and sent them back ?
If you have then by now you should be getting a response from our Canadian government telling you if you qualify or at least what you need to do to qualify..
Theres no easy shortcut to doing this legally,fill out the papers and get in line
I see our friend Kobe hasnt posted since June so he's probably lost interest in Canada.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:19 PM
 
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Kobe, you started this post more than 2 months ago,
have you requested and received the required immigration papers?
have you filled them out and sent them back ?
If you have then by now you should be getting a response from our Canadian government telling you if you qualify or at least what you need to do to qualify..
Theres no easy shortcut to doing this legally,fill out the papers and get in line
I see our friend Kobe hasnt posted since June so he's probably lost interest in Canada.

Ummmmm........no.


Kobe was naughty boy and acquired "Not a Member" status ....... under a variety of names and guises.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the update
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Toronto > Montreal > Kiev
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Toronto may be a little more expensive, but there are more jobs there and, in general, jobs pay more, so and the end, you may be better off in Toronto than some other less expensive places. It's like people often complain about how expensive NYC is, forgetting that NYC offers better pay and great career opportunties. What I'm saying is that in many cases a more expensive place can actually offer a better lifestyle and even be more affordable due to higher salaries and job opportunities. Do you think even a cheap place will be affordable if you don't have a job?
Not always, I moved to Montreal 1 year ago from Toronto after 5 months without a job. Here I got a job quickly in my field, and it paid the same as Toronto

I beg to differ on the lifestyle comment. Montreal's lifestyle is miles and miles ahead of Toronto. I never had as much fun in Toronto as I had in Montreal. Not to mention cost of living in montreal is half of what toronto is, so I don,t have to worry about penny pinching like I did in Toronto.

Overall.. I think Toronto offers squat
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