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|Relocating To Canada Soon by jorianLTD: 2:26pm On May 14, 2012|
I want to relocate to canada, presently serving in the BRitish ARMY as an officer but would love to explore and move permanently to canada . anyone here that lives in TORONTO OR VANcouver. though i have my British passport will come in as a working holiday maker then before it runs out i will start a business or preferably apply for a master program in Business Management . ANY good advice in the house.
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by ojdollars(m): 12:40am On May 16, 2012|
You are right on point, move on with your plan my broda, God help you.
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|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by ifegy: 1:25am On May 20, 2012|
What specific advice are you looking for (accommodation, weather, schools, etc)?
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by jorianLTD: 11:07am On May 20, 2012|
FIrstly i would say business, then followed by job and also standard of living. am presntly in the british army but my biz is booming so i want to stay closer to the usa so i can shuttle canada and usa. do u live in canada and wat advice Captain ade and u can forward yours to me too.
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by ifegy: 9:39pm On May 20, 2012|
Well, I live in Toronto. As for standard of living, Canada ranks very high on most indices re quality of life. You're probably aware that Toronto and Vancouver are on opposite coasts of Canada. Vancouver is ranked as either the 1st or 2nd most livable city in the world; Toronto is also pretty good in the rankings. Both are multicultural, as is Canada, and both attract high numbers of the immigrants to Canada (Vancouver, more of the Asian community). Cost of living is higher in Vancouver than in Toronto. I'm guessing you've done your research regarding becoming a permanent resident of Canada (ie the different immigration categories). If not, head over to cic.gc.ca; it's all nicely laid out and very straight forward.
What info are you looking for regarding business? If it's setting up a business, head over to the city website and read through. If it's market viability, Toronto and Vancouver both have economies that are doing well, so it depends on the niche you are looking at. Lots of research info on the web, again- statistics Canada, etc.
Re jobs, again, Toronto/Ontario is the powerhouse of the Canadian economy but Vancouver is also doing well, so again it depends on what exactly you are looking for.
Narrow down and clarify what you want, hit the web (tons of resources for info), come back with specific q's (Canadians are friendly and helpful), and you should soon be on your way!
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by jorianLTD: 7:59pm On May 21, 2012|
Thankss for your helpful ingformation . my main question is am coming with a British passport endorsed with a working holiday visa, so what is converting to a permanent resident like and can i be granted residence permit before my working holiday visa runs out. though am very flexible will be shuttling USA nigeria and Gernmany.
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by ifegy: 8:36pm On May 21, 2012|
Well, you have to first determine that you are eligible to immigrate. I would suggest checking the Canadian Immigration website for information on the various categories for skilled worker immigration, as I assume you will be immigrating as a skilled worker. Every year, there are specific worker categories that Canada wants (eg, engineers, doctors, etc), and if you fit in those categories, you can apply to immigrate. The processing time depends largely on where you are applying from (ie your application needs to be submitted to a particular office depending on your legal residence), and can range from several years to less than a year. Again, you can check the website for processing times.
Have you considered applying to immigrate from your home country, before coming here, to eliminate the uncertainty re whether or not your working visa will run out ahead of time? I assume home for you is the UK, in which case processing times should be at the shorter end of the range. Bear in mind you can always give up your permanent residency if you decide it's not for you.
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by emmanuelson20: 9:45am On May 22, 2012|
jorianLTD, it interest me 2 read ur post dis morning cos am bordered abt d fact dat pple rily are leaving uk 4 us & canada. But urs is rily shocking cos u av a british passport & also work in d british army, yet all dis. Pls, wat exactly is happening in d uk. Am actually planning of travelling abroad maybe uk but am confused reading all dis on d travel section abt pple in d uk, its rily not funny anymore. Be very glad if u help me with d status over there in d uk. Waiting 4 ur reply. Thanks 4 ur understanding.
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by jorianLTD: 12:18pm On May 22, 2012|
UK IS PURELY ACCOMODATING BUT the fact is no matter the job you do u dont see your money. its been a good place for me though , have lived here for 8 years and i made a way where there is no way lot of challenges and hardwork. precisely canada has always been on my mind even before i came to the uk. but we all have different opinion my first job in the uk is joining the British army, it might sound so interesting but destiny can never be changed. i have done my time in my Army and planning to resign in november then hopefully by next year april am out. I m not not oing to canada as a beginner i have options and am a focused biz man. uk is all about trying your luck, it might be the best place for you but for me MY TIme is up here. i have toured europe and seen things happening, i dont discourage ppl but i try to encourage ppl in the right direction. May GOD HELP U . feel free to ask me anything you need to know ABOUT THE uk.
|Re: Relocating To Canada Soon by emmanuelson20: 12:52pm On May 26, 2012|
Good Afternoon Every1, JorianLTD, tanx a lot 4 d information. Firstly, i wud b very glad if u tell me abt how u obtained ur british passport. Secondly, Pls, help me with d basic information about life in d UK, US, GERMANY & other parts of EUROPE. Thanks a lot. GOD BLESS U AMEN.
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