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Old 04-04-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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I have been looking into moving to Canada...it would be myself, my boyfriend, and my daughter. I have been looking at the website with criteria, and I don't exactly meet any of them. I am a student, but I want to live there permanently, not just while in school. If I have experience as a teacher's assistant in a classroom in the US, what is the likelihood of me actually getting a job offer from a Canadian school, and should I apply? Is applying for a Canadian job as an American citizen even allowed?
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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I have been looking at the website with criteria, and I don't exactly meet any of them.
There is no other magic way to come to live in Canada, except for that website's criteria.

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Is applying for a Canadian job as an American citizen even allowed?
No, you have to have a legal status in Canada first.

P.S.: did you join C-D 2.3 years ago just to post your first post today? Just curious.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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I have been looking into moving to Canada...it would be myself, my boyfriend, and my daughter. I have been looking at the website with criteria, and I don't exactly meet any of them. I am a student, but I want to live there permanently, not just while in school. If I have experience as a teacher's assistant in a classroom in the US, what is the likelihood of me actually getting a job offer from a Canadian school, and should I apply? Is applying for a Canadian job as an American citizen even allowed?
Well.. you are 'allowed' to apply.
Wether an employer will consider working on helping you with a work permit depends on a lot of things like is your job on the list of eligible ones on the website. And if they have enough qualified Canadian candidates they won't want the complications.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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If you come to Canada as a student (on a student visa), you can get a work visa afterwards and then apply for permanent residence. It's not automatic but there is a route, unlike U.S. student visas which have no route to permanent residence.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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tarp is correct, I have a friend from Russia who was going this route, but she fell in love with a Canadian man and got married so I can't really give you the details on how that worked out since the marriage made the point moot. Anyhow, you could go this route but I should point out that I know for a fact that there is indeed a shortage of teaching positions and many Canadians looking to fill them who can't get jobs. If you want to come, you may want to look at a field for which there is more demand.
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