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Old 01-07-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: CALI -FORN- I-A
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I would like to work in Canada, although I don’t know the first steps to take on achieving this. I have visited Canada and loved it. If I didn’t have a family I would not have came back to America. Years later I have convinced my family to finally want to visit Canada.
I need some information on how to go about working in Canada as an American. I currently work as a Paralegal; I have sent some resumes to law firms but have been rejected. I was thinking of moving to the medical field(LVN/RN), somewhere down the line. As for now, how can I obtain a working visas (I guess), to enter the country. Also, does Canada have a listing of companies that hire Americans?
If I can work in Canada, will I make enough money to support my family in America, while I get established; I understand your currency is very close to America?
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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If I can work in Canada, will I make enough money to support my family in America, while I get established;
That depends, of course. It's like moving from one to another place in US. Otherwise, this is a website you definitely need: Welcome to Citizenship and Immigration Canada Here, you will find answers to many of your questions. Good luck!
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: CALI -FORN- I-A
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Thanks Movingwiththewind, I could really use this info.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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I have sent some resumes to law firms but have been rejected.
I also applied to many jobs from US, but got just 1 answer. It seems to me that, in general, Canadian employers don't care if you apply from abroad. I would like to add that, besides of looking for a working permit, you can apply for permenent residency in a working class category instead. This is what I did. Back than, it took longer. With the current changes of the Canadian immigration system, it should take just a couple of months, if you qualify. Yet another option would be to get PR status as a provincial nominee. You will find all this info on the website I attached in my previous post. And yes, Canadian currency is very close to American, however it does look different. Wish you good luck!
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