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Old 08-20-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Greetings everyone!! first of all I would like to apologize should I be posting in the incorrect section, but i have a few questions i want to ask and i thought you guys might be able to help me out with a few things

First of all, I'd like to state that I'm a student from Lebanon,(it's right above Israel) and also I'm Polish

I am thinking about Traveling to Live & Study in Canada since it's standards of Life and Education are noticeably High, and I am thinking about starting a new life there

I have just finished High-School here and am thinking about starting University there, but i have a few questions i would like to ask first, one of all:

Is it possible for me to apply for a Permanent Residency Card? since I plan on living there for a term of 3-5 years at first and it would make things much easier for me there, and also i would like to ask, what would be the approximate time to get this Card, given that i pass all the requirements? i mean what are we talking about, weeks, or months?

I'm going to visit the Canadian embassy here on Monday of-course, but i thought that asking other people is also good. Any Information or help will be greatly Appreciated

Best Regards,
Raficoo.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Getting this Card get can be a pretty long process: Definitely months (more than 6 months) and probably longer than a year.

It would be much easier to get once you in Canada as a student on student permit.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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It would be better to get the student visa first and then apply for the resident permit when you are Canada.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Thank you for the replies guess my planning is gonna take longer then I expected, But i still some questions to ask if i may....

As I've previously said, i would like to study & Live in Canada, but it seems I have to enter with a Student Visa first, but should I do, how long as a student studying would i have to live there until i can apply for the Permanent Residence? I've heard that mentioning you have family members there(who are Canadian; which i have) can ease the waiting time(correct me if I'm wrong)

Also what is strange, that I've contacted one of my friends who immigrated there after we finished High-School(he's actually Canadian, who finished High School here) and he told me that he didn't have to do the "Freshman Year" there since there is no such thing in Canada, can this be true?

also after some talking, i was thinking(if all went well) to study in the University of Ottawa, but as i see, the Prices of Majors for "International Students" is more than Double Price of that for "Citizens" or "Permanent Residents" or "Exempted International Students" (which I'm going to presume it's for all Unis there) does anyone know any idea of how to get "Exempt" from this?

eh, sorry I'm asking too many questions, guess i need to do more research then
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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I think, you've to be in Canada on a student / working permit for a year, before you can apply for the PR in the Canadian experience class. At least, this is what I hear from international students here, in Vancouver. And yes, tuition fees for international students are higher than for Canadians / Permanent residents.

You should definitely do some research on the Canadian immigration site. The site is easy to navigate, and you will definitely find a lot of information there.
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