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Old 07-21-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
I'm looking for advice regarding work permit. I'm Croatian citizen and I've recently came to Canada as a tourist. I've now changed my plans and I would like to stay here longer and work. Looking on immigration site, the rules are not that simple. For e.g. you can apply for work permit if you have a job offer from Canadian employee, (how can I get one if no one wants to employ me without work permit?)
Any advice is welcome!!!
Thank you
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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I'm no immigration expert but coming to Canada as a tourist and then deciding to stay and work indefinitely i think you'll discover its a whole lot more complex than that.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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I'm no immigration expert but coming to Canada as a tourist and then deciding to stay and work indefinitely i think you'll discover its a whole lot more complex than that.

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Yeah I can see that, but believe me it's not easy either way
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:51 AM
 
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Yeah I can see that, but believe me it's not easy either way
I guess you got 2 options
1 Do it legally a path that could take a long time much paperwork and no guarantee of success at the end or
2 do it illegally and spend the rest of your life looking over your shoulder at the potential prospect of deportation.
I'd start with a trip to the nearest Canadian embassy/consulate and let them know you really like Canada and wish to stay,if nothing else they'll give you the correct info on what you need to do to accomplish your goals..
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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My friend wants to study Masters in Canada. Which exam would he have to give to expat in canada?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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My friend wants to study Masters in Canada. Which exam would he have to give to expat in canada?
Depends on the program and the university. For a Masters degree in the Sciences, a GRE is sometimes recommended. For an MBA, a GMAT is almost always required. But there is no official Canadian exam for Masters.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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returning to Canada I have read the document Information about moving back to Canada but am just looking for clarification.

Back story: My husband is Canadian, Im American, we have 3 kids (1 born there 2 born in the US) and have been married 20 years. We moved to the States more than 15 years ago due to family issues. We are wanting to return to Canada and from what Ive read its basically just a declaration at this point, is that how you interpret it? All of our kids should be dual citizens correct? (I know not in the US but thats how Canada sees them)
I have a SIN number and worked when we lived in Canada previously.



From what I understand its just "returning to Canada" Does anyone see anything that Im missing? We obviously went through all of the immigration stuff 20 years ago when we first married and I moved there.

thanks for your help!
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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returning to Canada I have read the document Information about moving back to Canada but am just looking for clarification.

Back story: My husband is Canadian, Im American, we have 3 kids (1 born there 2 born in the US) and have been married 20 years. We moved to the States more than 15 years ago due to family issues. We are wanting to return to Canada and from what Ive read its basically just a declaration at this point, is that how you interpret it? All of our kids should be dual citizens correct? (I know not in the US but thats how Canada sees them)
I have a SIN number and worked when we lived in Canada previously.



From what I understand its just "returning to Canada" Does anyone see anything that Im missing? We obviously went through all of the immigration stuff 20 years ago when we first married and I moved there.

thanks for your help!
My relatives in US/Canada went through something similar. If you were ever a Canadian Citizen, you can "walk" into Canada. Just need a valid passport (takes 1-2 weeks).

What "immigration stuff" did you go through? Did YOU take up Canadian citizenship? If yes, just apply/ re-apply for the Canadian passport. If you were a Canadian Resident - you might have to reinstate your status. You wouldn't have lost your Canadian Resident status because you were living with your Canadian husband. But you still need to re-apply for a Canadian Resident document (it's a card I think).

Your kids born in the US are still Canadian citizens since their dad is Canadian. Do they have a citizenship document?

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof-how.asp

In short ..... yes, you can all walk into Canada. (1) Obtain proof of Canadian citizenship, and (2) apply for a Canadian passport.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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Just a caution...

You say that you're American. Does that mean you never became a Canadian citizen? Your Landed Immigrant/PR status will have expired by now.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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I have my really old "Landed immigrant" status from when I was little and moved to Canada, my parents never turned that in when we moved back to the States. In addition to that I have a ministers permit from when we lived there after we married. Like I said I have my SIN number but I probably do need to see about getting it renewed. I have lived back and forth between the two counties my whole life. But not a Canadian Citizen yet.

my youngest kids need their Canadian citizen born abroad (or the Canadian equivalent of the US doc) but yes, that is on my list as well.
thanks for the input!
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