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Old 01-16-2017, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Originally Posted by saturno_v View Post
There are but not compared to the US.

Many Canadian professionals, especially IT/CS professionals, would give an arm and a leg to get a US Green Card.

You have literally nothing to gain, as a higher skill individual, moving to Canada. Higher cost of living (especially housing), lower wages, worse weather, less career opportunities. Look elsewhere in the good ol' USA.

If you want to experience a more radical lifestyle and cultural change, try Europe....or at least Australia.
Not everything in life is points on a piece of paper or what you would prefer as an individual. There are intangibles and lifestyle/value system that some may prefer regarding Canada over other countries. Even if a higher skilled individual can make more money in the U.S doesn't mean they can't make more than enough to enjoy their life here. Skilled Professional wages in Canada are still more than enough to live pretty large depending on industry/company you work for. You only need to make a certain amount to be happy - anything beyond that is to spend on crap ya prolly don't need.

There are also ways to mitigate higher housing costs in Canada's larger cities including renting which there is absolutely nothing wrong with. I think i'd shoot myself if I had to live in zzzeattle for example - a little too sedate for my liking. Which leads me to another point, people don't always move to a country just because of a country..

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Old 01-16-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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As I stated before in my other post I wanted to attend a university in Canada and study engineering and hopefully gain employment. The only skills I have at the moment is a couple of years of self taught coding/programming and planning on getting some it certifications. Also I was looking at the rehabilitation article of the immigration website. I was wondering do I have to wait 5 years or can get a pardon in the mean time?
I think you'll be ok, if you're applying for a student visa, and have been accepted to a Canadian university, OP. First, you have to have an acceptance letter, then you can apply for a student visa. Sounds like a plan.
 
Old 01-16-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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I think you'll be ok, if you're applying for a student visa, and have been accepted to a Canadian university, OP. First, you have to have an acceptance letter, then you can apply for a student visa. Sounds like a plan.
Can I eventually become a permanent resident? Do I still have to do rehabilitation if I do want to immigrate to Canada?
 
Old 01-16-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Can I eventually become a permanent resident? Do I still have to do rehabilitation if I do want to immigrate to Canada?
If I was you, instead of asking strangers on an internet forum I'd be enlisting the advice of an immigration lawyer.

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Old 01-16-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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You cannot just move to Canada and become a citizen/resident just because you want to.
You have been provided links with good information, start there.
Then contact Canadian immigration and ask them your questions, it is their department and their country so they should be able to give you the correct information.
Actually, if the OP isn't in Canada, they can't contact immigration and consulates don't help. The OP will have to rely on the website and/or a lawyer.
 
Old 01-16-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I've had my experiences with Immigration Canada and all I can say is it takes MASSIVE patience dealing with them.... I'm Canadian but sponsored my partner and it took 3 years for the process to complete. We never could have navigated the paperwork if not for an Immigration Consultant.
 
Old 01-16-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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So at this point who do I contact to get information about criminal rehabilitation? Since even though I never serve jailtime and was still convicted because I done the diversion program and my record is expunged . Also is there a way I can get some sort of pardon or anything?
 
Old 01-16-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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Not everything in life is points on a piece of paper or what you would prefer as an individual. There are intangibles and lifestyle/value system that some may prefer regarding Canada over other countries. Even if a higher skilled individual can make more money in the U.S doesn't mean they can't make more than enough to enjoy their life here. Skilled Professional wages in Canada are still more than enough to live pretty large depending on industry/company you work for. You only need to make a certain amount to be happy - anything beyond that is to spend on crap ya prolly don't need.

There are also ways to mitigate higher housing costs in Canada's larger cities including renting which there is absolutely nothing wrong with. I think i'd shoot myself if I had to live in zzzeattle for example - a little too sedate for my liking. Which leads me to another point, people don't always move to a country just because of a country..

Sorry but IMHO whatever "intangibles" living in Canada may offer they are by far outweigh by the very tangible disadvantages the OP would likely experience in the move from his own country (He is an American as far as we can tell from his posts). Moving to another nation is a very serious endeavor not to be taken lightly (I have personally done it 4 times)

Canada does not really offer any different lifestyle you cannot experience in the US.
 
Old 01-16-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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So at this point who do I contact to get information about criminal rehabilitation? Since even though I never serve jailtime and was still convicted because I done the diversion program and my record is expunged . Also is there a way I can get some sort of pardon or anything?
Mod cut.

What do you not understand about "look at the websites your were provided with" and "speak to an immigration consultant or immigration lawyer" ?

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Old 01-16-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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I did look at the websites, but i dont know who am I suppose to be contacting to get more information about it.
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