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    If you are thinking about Canadian immigration, here are some helpful tips arranged as an acronym to spell C-A-N-A-D-A (to make them easier to remember).

     

    CONDUCT research – The first step is to conduct research about Canada so you can make an informed decision about whether Canadian immigration is a good option for you and your family. This may include learning about Canada’s provinces, major cities, economy, demand for your occupation, standard of living, healthcare, educational opportunities, culture, climate, visa programs, etc. You will find that much of this essential information has already been provided for you on the Canadian Visa Expert website!

     

    ASSESS your options – After you have “done your homework” about Canada, you may want to assess your potential options. Key issues to consider might include: Why are you thinking about Canadian immigration (e.g., jobs in Canada, freedom, standard of living, safety, opportunities for your children, educational options, Canadian citizenship, etc.)? Where would you like to live in Canada? What are your employment options? Which Canadian immigration program should you apply for and what does the procedure involve?

     

    NEVER be afraid to ask for help – As you examine the various issues related to Canadian immigration, you might feel a bit overwhelmed, but you should never be afraid to ask for assistance. You might seek insights from family or friends, but they may lack accurate knowledge about immigration to Canada to help you make a well-informed decision. Therefore, you may want to pay for professional Canadian immigration assistance from “authorized representatives” approved by Canada’s government, such as the experienced immigration consultants working with Canadian Visa Expert who are members of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

     

    APPLY for Canadian immigration – The next step is to apply for the Canadian immigration program that you are best-suited for. This procedure will normally involve submitting an online application to Canada’s government, along with the required documents (e.g., medical and police certificates, English/French language test results, etc.) and paying any necessary fees.

     

    DECISION – A decision regarding approval of a Canadian visa is often received about 6-12 months after submitting a complete visa application, but it may take longer, depending on the Canadian immigration program and other factors.

     

    ARRANGEMENTS – If you and your family are approved for Canadian immigration, you will need to make certain arrangements before you travel to Canada. This may involve selling some possessions (e.g., home, car, furniture, etc.), making sure you bring important documents (e.g., educational diplomas, medical records, etc.), knowing what you can take with you on your trip so you can pass through customs smoothly, plus arranging for travel to Canada and accommodations when you arrive.

     

    This is a simplified list, of course, so if you would like to live and work in C-A-N-A-D-A and want to learn more about Canadian immigration, click here!   

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