Welcome to my new series, “How to immigrate to Canada“!
I recently received quite a lot of emails, asking me questions about the immigration process. So I decided to explain the whole process in 10 posts, which will be published every Saturday.
I also encourage you to ask any question you may have. I’m not an immigration consultant, but from experience, I may be able to point you to the right direction!
In the series, we will see the different options you have to come to Canada, as well as your rights and duties as a Permanent Resident, what happens after you arrive etc.
To end this series, I’d like to provide a list of useful links.
- Citizenship & Immigration Canada: this is the official website of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, and the place to learn more about the immigration categories, download your applications etc.
- Immigration Quebec: and this is the official website of the province of Quebec for immigration information.
- Going to Canada: this is another government website to help you plan a temporary visit to Canada. It also gives you great info about immigrating to Canada.
- Welcome to Canada: what you should know. This is a very informative series on the CIC website. It covers housing, health care, the tax system, looking for a job etc.
- Los Zieglers in Canada: this Argentinian family, based in Ottawa, is a well of information for Canadian life, news, culture etc. Aquí se habla español… pero se puede comentar en Inglés!
- How To Live In Canada: the author, Gean, is from Brazil and blogs about all things Canadian, from an immigrant’s perspective. The blog is in English (thanks God, my Portuguese sucks!).
- A Canada Immigrant’s Blog: written by a permanent resident in Toronto, it deals with all things Canadian.
General websites about immigration to Canada
- The British Expat Wiki: this Wiki aims at British Expats, but its articles on Canada are quite informative and can benefit every prospective immigrant. It covers education, how to find a job, etiquette in Canada, challenges immigrants may face etc.
Just a word of advice for forums: immigration forums can be incredibly frustrating. First of all, there are usually more questions than answers. Second, you may get a lot of unwanted emails or private mails if you are shown to be already a permanent resident or a Canadian. And yes, in this case, some people will ask you to marry them to help them immigrate to Canada. Just ignore them…
- Settlement.org: this website is for people who will settle in Ontario. It has great info about immigration but also about local issues, such as housing and the health care system. The forum is busy enough.
- Canada Immigration Forum: this is an immigration lawyer’s forum. The forum is quite busy, with a lot of categories.
More websites about Canada
- Moving Here, Staying Here: a virtual exhibition on immigration to Canada from the early 19th century to the Second World War.
- Canadian Info Collection: this old style website has great information about Canadian culture, history etc.
- Patriotism Canada: has a similar collection of Canadian facts, humour and articles.
- The Toque: Canadian humour.
If you want to suggest other useful links, use the comment form below!
This is the last and 10th post of the How To…Immigrate To Canada series. Hope you found it useful!
A new series will start soon.