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Old 02-15-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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I am trying to figure out the best way to immigrate to canada. I have aunts and cousins that live in Canada but I'm over 18 so they would not be acble to sponsor me. I thought about applying as a skilled worker but I have been advised that can take up to 5 years. If I go as a student there will be limitations on me in regards to working. I am a US green card holder. Does any one have advise that knows the system.I need a shortcut !
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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All the immigration options for moving to Canada can be found through Citizenship and Immigration Canada's web site: Welcome Page | Page d'accueil

There aren't any legal "shortcuts".
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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What's the hurry? What difference does it make if it takes 2 or 5 years? As long as you are living and working where you want.....you still have all the rights and benefits as all other Canadians (other than voting).
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Does any one have advise that knows the system.I need a shortcut !
The fastest way is to come in on a Temporary Work Permit. Work permits are good for 1 - 3 years and can be extended. Once you are here, you can apply for Permanent Residency as a skilled worker or provincial nominee.

To get a Temp Work Permit, a company must apply for and receive a favorable Labor Market Opinion. Once they have that, you can apply for the permit and gain entrance (you must prove you qualify for the job and are admissable).

Of course, I have over simplified the process for the sake of this post. Once you find a company that wants to hire you, they will be best served by retaining an experienced immigration attorney to assist with the process. The whole deal should take 6 - 12 weeks.
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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Look for jobs in Alberta as we are crying for people to work. The newspapers here are constantly running ads on seminars to show companies on how to hire immigrant labour. Depending on your education and skills they are also fast tracking many professions.
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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I live in THE USA not canada. I am a resident in the us. I want to move to CA
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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The fastest way is to come in on a Temporary Work Permit. Work permits are good for 1 - 3 years and can be extended. Once you are here, you can apply for Permanent Residency as a skilled worker or provincial nominee.

To get a Temp Work Permit, a company must apply for and receive a favorable Labor Market Opinion. Once they have that, you can apply for the permit and gain entrance (you must prove you qualify for the job and are admissable).

Of course, I have over simplified the process for the sake of this post. Once you find a company that wants to hire you, they will be best served by retaining an experienced immigration attorney to assist with the process. The whole deal should take 6 - 12 weeks.




do u think an apartment rental company would qualify ? I am a Leasing Consultant/Apartment Rental Agent
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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do u think an apartment rental company would qualify ? I am a Leasing Consultant/Apartment Rental Agent
I suspect getting a favorable LMO is Alberta is possible for just about any skilled position. The real trick is finding a company that will offer you a job and then go through the hassle and expense of getting a Labor Market Opinion months before you can even start.

Anything is possible but it would be an uphill fight.

Where do you want to live and why?
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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I suspect getting a favorable LMO is Alberta is possible for just about any skilled position. The real trick is finding a company that will offer you a job and then go through the hassle and expense of getting a Labor Market Opinion months before you can even start.

Anything is possible but it would be an uphill fight.

Where do you want to live and why?
Montreal for the European like style of living, stronger economy, I love the cold/snow, less expensive to live in QC compared to other parts of Canada. I need a change and a place to start over and I feel that's montreal
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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How's your French? Might be hard to have success as a unilingual rental agent in Montreal or other areas of Quebec.
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