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Old 04-23-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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Hello.

My question is this:

As an USA Permanent Resident (Green Card) what is the process to immigrate to Canada? How do I obtain a Work Permit? As an US Resident, do I have to go from the start, like any other person not on the continent? Does green Card help in this situation?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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This site should answer all of your questions!

Home - Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Canada

Your status as an American permanent resident doesn't really matter, Canada doesn't give any special preference for immigration to anyone from any country. The exception is Mexican and American citizens with special qualifications that permit them to come work on a NAFTA visa, but only certain professions qualify.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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Hello.

My question is this:

As an USA Permanent Resident (Green Card) what is the process to immigrate to Canada? How do I obtain a Work Permit? As an US Resident, do I have to go from the start, like any other person not on the continent? Does green Card help in this situation?

Thanks in advance!
You've to go through the process like everybody else. Here is all the info you need:

Home - Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Canada

Please note that somewhere in May, the new procedure (and new rules) for immigration as a skilled worker starts.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Just so you know, you'll lose your green card if you move to Canada.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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Hi mikeyyc.

Yes I do understand that I will have to lose the Green Card.

Do you know how long does in take in time to finish the proscess?
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Not sure. I came the other way. I fled the frozen tundra for the balmy climate of the Texas Gulf coast.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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You have to go from the whole process but as US resident, you will get it easily.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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thanks rogergreene!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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You have to go from the whole process but as US resident, you will get it easily.
Somehow, I fail to see how having US green card makes getting Canadian PR so much more easier than for anybody else.

The last time I looked, there were no special provisions in the Canadian Immigration programs for US residents.
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