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Canada immigration FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Canada immigration.

This FAQ about Canada immigration was compiled and written by N. Cenk Gokce, Ankara, TR (dv535@freenet.carleton.ca) with numerous contributions by others.

(c) copyright 1998 Neyir Cenk Gokce

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This article is provided as is without any express or implied warranties. While every effort has been taken to ensure that the accuracy of the information contained in this article, the maintainer and/or the contributor(s) assume(s) no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages= resulting from the use of the information contianed herein.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE FAQ IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE AS SPECIFIC LEGAL ADVICE AND THE APPLICATION OF LAWS, ESPECIALLY IMMIGRATION LAWS CAN VARY DRASTICALLY ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. CONSULT A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL IF YOU NEED EXACT LEGAL ADVICE, SINCE SOME INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY LAYPERSONS AND YOU SHOULD USE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT IN= EMPLOYING THIS INFORMATION.

-0. Introduction and Intent (misc.immigration.canada)
The intent of this FAQ is to provide the posters and lurkers of ...
-1. Charter of [misc.immigration.canada] newsgroup
The misc.immigration.canada newsgroup is a group on everything ...
-3. misc.immigration.canada--an introduction
The newsgroup misc.immigration.canada has been created ...
-4. What are some starting points about immigrating to Canada?
Where do I start?...
-5. Can you give us an overview of the immigration process? (Canada immigration)
The Canadian Immigration process is explained at the CIC site mentioned ...
-6. Where can I find the application forms for immigration? (Canada immigration)
You will find application forms from the nearest Canadian Embassy ...
-7. I am an engineer/engineering technican/technologist/physician, do I have to get accredition before immigration? (Canada immigration)
There are some professions that are regulated in Canada, ie, you need to ...
-8. What is the address of the relevant professional organization for assessment of professional qualifications (CCPE/CCTT/CMA)? (Canada immigration)
The Canadian Council of Professional ...
-9. Where can I find the General Occupations List (GOL)? (Canada immigration)
The General Occupations List can be found at the URL,...
-10. What is the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and where can I find the NOC descriptions? (Canada immigration)
The National Occupational Classification is a systematic classification ...
-11. Can I apply for the SIN and provincial health insurance before landing? (Canada immigration)
For Canadian Permanent Residence applicants, it is not possible to apply ...
-12. Can I change the province/city I intend to land? (Canada immigration)
For applicants in the skilled worker category, you do not have to land ...
-13. Can I practice another profession than my "Intended Occupation"? (Canada immigration)
Yes, and furthermore, you might find that you could not practice ...
-14. What is Language Instruction For Newcomers (LINC)? (Canada immigration)
For immigrants and their dependants who are not proficient in one or ...
-15. Where can I find the list of Medical Practioners approved by CIC? (Canada immigration)
The list is available at the CIC website, at the URL:...
-16. My wife is pregnant, does she also have to get the x-rays for the medicals? (Canada immigration)
Since X-rays can have a damaging effect on the developing foetus, ...
-17. My dependants will not be accompanying me to Canada, do I have to include them in my application?
Any dependents you have should go through the medical and criminal checks,...
-18. I have to go back to my/a third country to finish my school/contract/work, can I do it? (Canada immigration)
This is of course possible, but beware of the so-called 183 rule. If ...
-19. Can I be a Canadian PR and hold a US Green Card at the same time?
Yes, but not indefinitely. One cannot be a permanent resident in ...
-20. I have a car and I want to import it into Canada, can I do it?
In general, the vehicles to be imported to Canada has to meet some ...
-21. Can I change my US/UK/ Driver's Licence for a Canadian DL?
Driver's licenses are under provincial juridisction, but ...
-23. How long will it take to become a Canadian Citizen?
In order to become a Canadian Citizen, you must have spent 3 years out ...
-24. How much money should I bring to Canada? (Canada immigration)
The settlement funds necessary change depending on the size of your ...
-25. Can I retire and move to Canada? (Canada immigration)
Unfortunately the answer to this question is no, the retired ...
-26. How can I maintain my Canadian residency even if I am outside Canada?
There are ways to do that, for example working for a foreign subsidiary ...
-27. Is the 183 rule 183 days in a year, or is it 183 days in any consequitive 12 months? (Canada immigration)
The 183 days are calculated on the basis of 12 month periods, so, ...
-28. What is a Returning Resident Permit (RRP)? (Canada immigration)
If immigrants are out of Canada for more than six months in any 12-...
-29. Will my child have Canadian Citizenship if born in Canada?
As long as the parents of the child are not in Canada as ...
-31. I have been called to an interview. There is a list of original documents I am asked to take, some of which I already provided. What do I do? (Canada immigration)
You probably received a pre-printed general purpose form. Do not worry, ...
-32. I am a Canadian PR. Do I need a visa to go to the US?
Being a Canadian PR does not, in itself, provide you with special ...
-33. I am a Canadian PR. Can I work in the US? What about NAFTA?
The provisions of the NAFTA agreement are applicable to Canadian ...
-34. Is there an immigration quota of the Canadian Government?
No. The Canadian Government annualy publishes the immigration targets ...
-35. Can I apply for a visitor's visa/employement authorization while my PR application is in process? (Canada immigration)
Yes. This is called Dual Intent and is permissible as long as the ...
-36. When should I pay the Right Of Landing Fee (ROLF)? (Canada immigration)
Since April 1997, the CIC permits the ROLF to be paid at any time ...
-97. Other FAQs and Information sources on Immigration to Canada
There are a number of FAQs and other information related resources on ...
-98. Glossary of Frequently Used Acronyms
Not knowing the acronyms of things might make some of our answers in ...
-99. Disclaimer and Credits (misc.immigration.canada)
This FAQ wouldn't be possible without the information provided already ...









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