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GENERAL IMMIGRATION LINKS:

Note: I do not endorse any of the immigration Lawyers or consultants that I list below, except for one or two exceptions. I would be interested in anyone's experiences, good or bad with any of them. Immigration Lawyers & Consultants are welcome to post their information in my Forums

Canada Visa is a full service immigration law firm who can help you in your goals of gaining landed immigrant status in this country. It is run by immigration Lawyer, David Cohen. You will find great information on this website about immigrating to Canada, as well as resources and tools to help you along the way.

Here are some useful direct links from the Canada Visa Web Site:

Free practice tests to help you prepare for the IELTS exam

Job Search Tool that will search through all the major job sites for jobs in Canada

Salary Calculator based on surveys to see what to expect based on your qualifications

Great list of Canada immigration frequently asked questions

Resume guide for employers in Canada

Information about working in Canada

Canada immigration forum and discussion board

Latest Canadian immigration news updated frequently

Monthly immigration newsletter you can subscribe to for free

Canada" Immigration & Settlement Online Community - Social networking about building Canada together

 

I have also had very good reports about an immigration lawyer, based in Toronto. His name is Stephen Green and can be reached at 416-862-7880. His E-Mail is stepheng@gands.com.

Using an immigration lawyer will speed up the process & help you avoid the usual pitfalls. They will also tell you up front if you will be eligible.

 

Other Immigation Info Sites:

My Visa Source

Immigration Guides - Good overall immigration site.

Qrops Group  - Pension transfers for immigrants from the UK

David Aujila - Immigration lawyer

Expat arrivals - Information Site for immigrants. Guides to moving abroad worldwide. It has a Vancouver specific section.

Shalom BC - Non-Profit Jewish site for new arrivals, lots of good info for those who are not Jewish.

Immigration Forum (see also Canada Visa forum link above)

Expat Forums - Internet forum concerning immigration

Expat Forums - Another Internet forum concerning immigration

Easy Expat - International Relocation The Migration Bureau : Canada Emigration

Canada Immigration

Canada Immigration and Canadian Visa and Relocation Services.

MigraCanada Wise - Knowledge for Newcomers

Border Connections - Canadian Immigration Immigration Consultants (Gay clients a specialty)

Canada Immigration Minorities Job Issues

Trans Atlantic tax Transfers - On immigrating to Canada from Britain you may have a tax liability if you do not transfer your UK pension fund - we provide free assistance."

Migration News - Immigration info for Canada, Australia & New Zealand

Immigration settlement, Friendly Planet Consulting Ltd. These folks offer a service to help you get settled & oriented upon arrival.

www.relocate.ca Relocation services in Vancouver & Calgary. Rental, real Estate Services, orientation, etc.

Vancouver for New Immigrants - Introduction (Rajan's Web Page) Relatively new site on how to go about immigrating to Canada by Rajan Rao, a recent arrival from India. He's still working on it, but it already contains some valuable information.

Canadian Citizenship & Resource Center Colin Singers Resource Site

Government of Canada's immigration site.

Carolyn's Canadian Immigration Information General Immigration Information, plus sample forms. Very useful page for determining if you qualify.

T&CS Canada Immigration

Relocation BC Barrie Vatoy's relocation information web site. Good info on Vancouver Neighbourhoods.

Schools You will find links to some "English as a second language" schools here.

Yahoo! Groups : Vancouver Immigration

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are several other holidays associated with different racial groups in Vancouver, especially those associated with the Chinese and East Indian Communities. Many of the events connected with these, are open to the general public.