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10 practical tips you need for immigrating to Canada

Amy Smith / 4 min read
2. Find out if you qualify: Once you have figured out which category works best for you, it’s time to check if you actually qualify for it. This isn’t the easiest step. Although there are some online tools that can help you get an idea of your eligibility, the best way is by consulting an immigration lawyer or consultant. A good professional should be able to tell you whether or not you should submit the application.....
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9 things you need before applying to come to Canada

Amy Smith / 9 min read
Canada is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants – and the reason is quite simple: besides having a great reputation of being diverse and economically stable, the country is also one of the most generous nations when it comes to accepting immigrants. But nothing comes for free. If you want to pursue the “Canadian dream,” you have to be prepared. And to do so, here are some things you need before starting your application:..
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Steps to Getting a Student Visa for a Canadian University

Amy Smith / 5 min read
It is known that Canadian universities have a good reputation and status in this world. Notably, international students from different countries are gaining access to work in Canada only to continue their studies in these universities. Due to high-quality teaching facilities and the overall educational structure.....
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Should You Apply for a Green Card to Become a US Immigrant?

Amy Smith / 4 min read
When you think about moving to the United States, one of the first things you are likely to consider is the US green card. A green card holder has the right to reside and work in America. However, lots of immigrants confuse it with another term - US citizenship. So, we would like to clear up any confusion and explain how the two differ from each other......
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Provincial Nominee Programs – Are They Different for Each Canadian Province?

Amy Smith / 4 min read
Numerous foreign students, job applicants, and various professionals choose to move to one of the several Canadian provinces. Many of those immigrants will become permanent residents. For those who have decided to migrate to a Canadian territory, it is important to know about ....
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Why Does Canada have so Many Immigrants from All Over the World?

Amy Smith / 4 min read
It is a common trend among foreign job applicants and students to move to Canada. Many immigrants have chosen to settle there for the rest of their lives with Canadian citizenship. However, others like to stay in the country for only a temporary amount of time. There are many opportunities in the country. However, to migrate to Canada, you must apply for a visa. If you are unfamiliar with the application process, you can ask for help from immigration professionals......
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Visa for Immigrants Interested in Studying in Canada

Amy Smith / 5 min read
The educational opportunities in Canada are incredible. Lots of students who are interested in going abroad will choose Canada as their destination. There are several highly rated universities in the country. Studying in Canada is an effective way of gaining skills for recognized establishments. Whether you would like to immigrate to Canada for a lifetime or just for a temporary stay as a student, you will need to apply to Canada for a Visa. We will provide all of the information that you......
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An Immigration Attorney - Why Should You Hire One to Get a Visa for Canada?

Amy Smith / 4 min read
Migration to a different country can be a thrilling start to a new adventure. There are students who want to pursue their studies abroad. Some job seekers also need to go to foreign countries to find the best employment. However, most of these aspirants do not know about the processes required for successful immigration. ..
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Time Needed to Process a Visa Application for Canadian Immigration

Amy Smith / 4 min read
Many immigrants choose to move to Canada every year. However, the purposes for their immigration vary. The shared commonality is that most of them are confused about the overall immigration process, including filling out and sending the application. Many of them choose to contact an immigration attorney, available at Migration Brokers Corp. However, they still have one major question .....
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Are You Interested in Becoming a Self-Employed Immigrant?

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Are You Interested in Becoming a Self-Employed Immigrant? Find Out About the Visa Rules for Canada Many candidates start their journey to Canada with the goal of getting a good job. Most of them try to gain employment in one of the best Canadian companies. However, there are also many immigrants who would like to become self-employed in Canada. They have a dream of becoming established as successful business owners. Now, these self-employed immigrants also have a visa option that will allow.....
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How are Canadian Universities Drawing in More International Scholars?

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Throughout the past few years, millions of students from various countries have reached Canada to pursue their studies. They look for high-standard educational institutes and a better future. Some of them are seeking secondary level education, while others are getting ready for post graduate courses. There are several schools and colleges in Canada with excellent reputations...
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Is It Essential to Apply for a Canadian Visitor Visa as a Tourist?

Amy Smith / 4 min read
Many of us look for beautiful places to spend our vacations. Canada is one of those destinations, and you can find tourists there throughout the year enjoying the landscape of the country. Tourists often travel to Canada with friends and relatives to share the experience with them. There is visitor visa for Canada. The question is, do you need it to visit? ..
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Settling Down In Canada or The US on A Visitor's Visa - Can It Be Done?

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Whether you are a family or an individual, settling down on a visitor’s visa can be a difficult or almost impossible process and there are several scenarios that could happen. Normally there are one of two reasons that you might want to settle on a visitor’s visa:..
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How To Be One Of Canada’s New 1 Million Immigrants

Amy Smith / 4 min read
Recently, Canada’s government has announced its 3-year plan to bring more immigrants into the country, looking for a target of 1 million new immigrants within 3 years. This is partly in an effort to offset the increasing number of elderly in the country and will ambitiously mean that by 2020 around 340,000 immigrants will be allowed into Canada each year to accommodate the large amounts of Canadians that are due to retire in 2035 (around 5 million.)..
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Embassy Documents Needed For Student Visas In Canada, Australia & The US

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Applying for visas can be a very lengthy process, which often requires you to submit plenty of documents. This is no different for student visas and if not done correctly can hinder or delay your application as well as have it rejected in some instances. ..
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What the New Chain Migration Laws Will Mean For You

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Recently, President Trump took a stance on ending chain migration, stating that it will be terminated as part of the new Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) deal and it was met with the usual upheaval. In the Fox interview, Trump discusses making changes as a matter of national security as the chain migration and visa lottery programs both present vulnerabilities to the country via immigration. He states that one of the New York terror suspects used chain migration to bring 23 ..
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The Procedures of Sponsoring Unemployed Individuals and Family in the US, Canada, Australia and the

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Once you have permanent residence in a country, you may want other members of your family to come and live with you. This might be children under 18 or other extended relatives who don’t intend to work, if this is the case there are processes that need to be followed with each country acting differently. Here are the processes and procedures for each country. ..
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What is a Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Immigration can take many forms and the sure-fire way to get an accepted visa application is with the provincial nominee programs in Canada. This is a lengthy process that requires dedication and plenty of documentation but for those who want to delve deeper into the Canadian immigration system and immigrate to a specific territory in Canada, you can become a provincial nominee. We discuss what this means, the application process, who it applies to and how you go about it. ..
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Working Illegally In The US, Canada, Australia And The UK

Amy Smith / 8 min read
You can be considered to be working illegally in a country in several ways, whether it’s the wrong visa, an expired visa or no visa at all as well as those who have entered the country illegally or lied on an application. Regardless, it is not recommended at all since the penalties for working illegally (as well as illegal immigration) can be harsh, particularly in the current political climate. ..
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Applying For Asylum In The US, Canada and Australia

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Contrary to popular belief, asylum seeking and applying for refugee status in a variety of countries is not a free ticket of entry and doing so illegally, particularly if your claim is unfounded can face imprisonment, deportation and harsh sentences to preserve the integrity of international borders...
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Obtaining Permanent Residency In The US, Canada or Australia After Marrying A Citizen

Amy Smith / 5 min read
You’ve found someone that you want to marry, but there is a downside, they live in another country. How and what do you have to do to stay together and how do you apply for permanent residency in the US, Canada and Australia? For each country we shall discuss what “John” needs to do to get permanent citizenship as a case example to make this confusing process more understandable. ..
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Can I Travel To The US or Canada On A Visit Visa and Find A Way To Get Legal Residence?

Amy Smith / 4 min read
If you are deciding to emigrate to the US, Canada or Australia, you may not want to wait as long as to secure residence before you get there. This is where a visitor’s visa comes in and you can spend time in the country of your choice while dealing with filing for residency. This is the process for each of these countries and what not to do!..
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Getting A Student Visa To Study In The US, Canada & Australia

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Studying abroad can have huge benefits and be a wonderful cultural experience but unfortunately, getting there isn’t as easy as jumping on a plane. You will need study permits or visas and each country has a different process. Let’s look at three popular study destinations; the US, Canada and Australia...
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The Process For Getting a Work Permit & Living In Canada 2017

Amy Smith / 3 min read
Thinking of moving to Canada? In order to relocate, immigrate, work in or study in Canada you need to have the proper permits and ensure you apply for a permit correctly, otherwise it could hurt your chances of entering the country permanently. Before you start, you will need a valid credit card to make payments and the ability to upload your documents by making electronic copies (usually with a scanner or a decent camera.)..
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The Process Of Family Immigration To Canada

Amy Smith / 5 min read
The immigration process can be confusing and you want to make sure you go through the process correctly to avoid hurting your chances of moving to a new country. There are three main classes of immigration we will cover: The Family Class, Refugee Class and Economic Contribution Class...
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