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Why are there so few Thai's in Canada?

Why are Thai's an underrepresented demographic in Canada? Canada has successfully attracted immigration from all of Asia with the exception of Thai's. Wikipedia says there is less than 1000 in BC. What makes it an unattractive immigration option for the Thai people? More Thai's seek US citizenship every year than the sum Thai expat population in Canada.
posted by Keith Talent on Sep 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Canadian Permanent Residency and photo requirements

Applying for permanent residency in Canada. Struggling with obtaining important documents/photos of older children who are living in the US and not applying with us ("Not accompanying"). [more inside]
posted by routergirl on May 30, 2014 - 10 answers

How to study in Canada with an arrest on your record?

My partner and I are moving to Canada to get our PhDs and so we have to apply for study permits (we're US citizens). The application asks if you've been arrested, and my partner has been once. How do we explain the arrest on the application, how do we ensure his study permit isn't denied because of this? Is there anything special we should include? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Mar 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Very very old lost US passport - can an immigration lawyer help?

Technically I have dual Canadian/US citizenship as my father was a US citizen living in Canada when I was born. I had a passport in the mid-1980s as a small child, but it's long gone now. Who should I talk to about getting another one? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by jess on Oct 10, 2013 - 6 answers

They're not sending us back, are they?

Two plainclothes detectives showed up tonight at our door. They claimed that a lewd picture had been sent from one of our cellphones to another person. We truthfully told them we knew nothing about it. They asked very few questions, mostly to confirm our identity, said "no one's in trouble but no-one should be sending stuff like this" and left. What should we do/expect now? Details inside. (Ontario, CA) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2013 - 24 answers

How to get authorization to return to Canada?

When we last left off, my spouse was denied entry to Canada due to criminal inadmissibility. Since then, my spouse got paperwork from CA to prove that his record was expunged and that he does not have a felony background. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Sep 4, 2013 - 6 answers

U.S. citizen moving to Canada needs bank account

What's the easiest, best, and cheapest way for a U.S. citizen moving to Toronto to get a Canadian bank account? Ideally before I arrive, if that is possible. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Aug 21, 2013 - 24 answers

Help me live in my own country (USA) with my Canadian wife! AAAH!

I came to Canada on a visa (NAFTA treaty visa, technical writer) and I met the love of my life and married her. I'm the breadwinner in Canada, and I have been since shortly after we moved in together. How on EARTH do I move her home with me??? [more inside]
posted by Jim On Light on Mar 12, 2013 - 36 answers

There must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief

I want to migrate in five years' time. What skills/qualifications can I pick up now that would allow me to get a fairly OK job offer? [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Feb 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Common Law, Taxes and Immigration in Canada without SIN

My common-law partner and I are in the process of filing forms for her sponsorship of me to receive permanent resident status in Canada. She changed her marital status to common-law on her most recent tax forms (we have been living together since 2009). She is now being audited by Revenue Canada, since this reflects a change from her last tax return and how her GST/HST refunds are calculated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me lawyer up!

I've got a special-snowflake immigrations issue that leads me to believe I no longer know enough to handle the problem. I need to meet with an immigrations lawyer/consultant. But how do I choose? (Location filter: Montreal) [more inside]
posted by cinoyter on Jun 1, 2012 - 10 answers

I moved. The cheese stayed where it was. Now it doesn't return my calls.

What should I do instead of online journalism? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2012 - 6 answers

As a consultant-owner of a new US company, what do I need to know about doing business in Canada?

I just started a new (technology) consulting business. We are incorporated in the US (Inc, not LLC). One of my first clients is located in Canada. You aren't my lawyer. The client wants to start work next week. The engagement will last about a week. What do I need to know (visa?, taxes?) before heading to Canada next Monday? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Dec 21, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I move to Canada?

I am a US citizen. I would like to move to Canada, where my Canadian girlfriend lives and works. My company here in the US is willing to let me telecommute. What are the legalities involved here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Do I need a visa for a 7-week workshop?

Does a Canadian taking a 7-week workshop in the US need a visa? A non-profit organization is hosting the workshop, not an accredited school.
posted by JPDD on Aug 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Questions about an American couple moving to Canada.

American here, with spouse. Thinking of moving to Canada within 5 years, but retaining US citizenship (both of us). One of us has quite marketable skills, the other is on disability. Will one of us being on disability hurt our chances?? Where do we start looking to learn about this process? How long does it usually take? What can we do to increase our chances of making this change? Anonymous so that work and a few other people don't find out before we let them know.
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Living on the Edge... of Canadia

I'd like to move (from the USA) to Toronto for a year or so. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on Jul 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Best of the Queb...ec and Ontario city events

What should I hit in Montreal and Toronto? I have two weeks available and I want to bend them around unmissable events in each city. Aug/Sept. [more inside]
posted by roobot on May 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Can a US citizen retire to Canada?

The earliest I could possibly retire is about 15 years away and I've been thinking about retiring in Canada somewhere. The catch: I'm a US citizen and I don't currently live or work in Canada. Am I kidding myself? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Job hunting in Canada

Where to start looking for web content (or similar) work in Canada? From New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by roobot on Apr 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Is keeping my Canadian permanent residency possible?

Canadian permanent residency question. Approaching end of 3rd year on a PR card, without spending very much time in Canada. Received stern warning from a border agent - what to do? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Mar 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Moving To the USA

I am possibly moving to the United States from Canada for a job, and I'd like to get some insight into some aspects of the immigration process. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Mar 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Can I move to Canada if my boyfriend is offered a job there?

My boyfriend was recently laid-off from his job in a competitive industry where companies are concentrated in certain areas -- he can't find another job in the industry just anywhere. He is looking for a new job in the industry. We (both US citizens) plan to go together to whatever place he finds a job, and there are a good number of opportunities in Canada (relatively speaking), so we are trying to decide if he should apply for jobs there. If he were hired by a Canadian company, would I be able to move with him there, and work after a certain amount of time? [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Dec 6, 2010 - 10 answers

So does ANYthing suck about Canada?

Give me good reasons not to move from the U.S. to Canada (specifically Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, or Vancouver) in 2-6 years. I especially welcome input from MeFites who have lived in both countries. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Nov 19, 2010 - 66 answers

Need Immigration Lawyer to help cut growing red tape.

Immigration Lawyer required for Calgary - any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Sep 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Uniting a Canadian/American couple

What immigration/visa options are there for an American girlfriend and Canadian boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Sep 6, 2010 - 22 answers

What are my prospects for moving to the US?

My SO has a permanent job in the US. We're both British citizens. What are the prospects for me to move over to join her? Also: Canada! [more inside]
posted by Urtylug on Sep 4, 2010 - 12 answers

“Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour - we're more like celery as a flavour”

Canadian Immigration Question. How best to assure that I acquire permanent residency in Canada by the time I graduate? [more inside]
posted by vegetableman on Aug 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Flying from US-->Canada; where's customs?

I'm a U.S. citizen flying from NYC to Canada via Houston: in which airport will I do immigration and customs? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Jul 7, 2010 - 9 answers

The man modeled how what my 'outcome' would be

I've just finished reading the very interesting article Who doesn't get into Canada. The opening paragraph mentions the leaked memo "Social and Economic Outcomes of Second Generation Youth". Does anyone have any ideas how I could go about reading this memo? (I'd also be very much interested in any similar studies.) [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jul 2, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I find the 60 minutes of legal advice I need, on a very specific visa/immigration question?

How can I find the 60 minutes of legal advice I need, on a very specific visa/immigration question? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Feb 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking a Canadian immigration lawyer with experience in self-employed immigration.

I'm looking for a lawyer who gives consultations over the phone, as I'm not in Canada at the moment. I have some very specific questions concerning self-employed immigration and a few other things (self-employed being the top priority though), so I'd like to find someone who is willing to answer questions as opposed to plugging my data into their questionnaire for a "chance assessment." I don't care where in Canada the lawyer is located, as long as they are versed in federal immigration procedures. Do you guys happen to know anyone like that?
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Help a Chinese immigrant in Vancouver

A friend has just moved from mainland China to Vancouver, BC. Her English is pretty good, but not perfect (she speaks Mandarin). Her only work experience is in teaching. I'm at the other end of the country, in Ontario, and want to do what I can to help her integrate and find work, but am hindered by my location and complete lack of immigration experience/knowledge. What helpful advice, tips, and resources can you share with her?
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Customs and Immigration in Canada

I'm flying from Boston to Vancouver via Toronto on Air Canada in a couple of weeks. Where can I expect to clear Canadian customs and immigration? Toronto or Vancouver?
posted by taubman on Jan 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me find affordable rx coverage for my pre-existing conditions

American student moving to Vancouver, BC with history of depression and other ailments: how do I get my Rxs without paying a fortune? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Do I have to leave Canada to enter Canada?

Can I visit a Canadian border station without leaving Canada? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Let's go to Little Canada!

A few months ago I read about French-Canadian immigration into the U.S. from the 1840s to 1930s. Evidently, some of these immigrants established "Little Canadas." I'd like to learn more about them. [more inside]
posted by Korou on Aug 31, 2009 - 17 answers

How to get the boyfriend to the States...?

My better half is trying very hard to move from Eastern Canada to the States. Are there any avenues we haven't explored? Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Evil Chicken of Doom on Jul 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Leave and re-enter Canada while work permit is being processed?

Can I leave Canada and re-enter while a work permit is being processed? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jun 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Need some help with Canadian study permits!

My wife just got a frustratingly belated acceptance to a two-year graduate program in Toronto. We're coming from the US, and badly need some guidance with study permits and the proof of "financial support" required Anyone with experience? [more inside]
posted by setanor on Jun 1, 2009 - 14 answers

How easy is it for a British citizen to find work in the Canadian IT industry?

How easy is it for a British citizen to find work in the Canadian IT industry? [more inside]
posted by robzster1977 on Mar 4, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the deal with getting a creative writing MFA from an American school, as a Canadian?

What's the deal with getting a creative writing MFA from an American school, as a Canadian? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jul 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Advice on applying for Canadian citizenship in BC?

Asking on behalf of an American friend, who's been working in Canada (BC) for the last 3+ years: does anybody have advice on how best to get started on applying for citizenship? [more inside]
posted by zeph on May 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Are lawyers just vampire money-pit evil people?

Wanted: Most expedient and financially prudent way to apply for permanent residence in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Apr 13, 2008 - 5 answers

US citizen live/spending in Canada funded by a US salary?

Is it possible for a US citizen to live in Canada and work remotely for a US company? [more inside]
posted by whycurious on Apr 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Immigration question

I'm a Canadian going to grad school in the U.S. I don't have a student Visa as it is not required for Canadians - we only need to show an approved I-20 form at the border - and I'm trying to figure out if and where I can work. I'm employed by the University as a TA but I'm not sure if I can work anywhere off campus or how that might be done. Any thoughts?
posted by pantsonsteven on Feb 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Project Get-Away-From-North-America

I'm a 21 year old Canadian considering moving to Europe, and I'm mostly looking at Germany. What difficulties might I face? Which country might be the easiest to get a EU citizenship in? [more inside]
posted by radgardener on Feb 4, 2008 - 22 answers

Is it legal to for a Canadian to work in US for a Canadian company without working papers?

Is this illegal? I'm a Canadian living in the US legally but not allowed to work. I run an online business based out of Canada (use a Canadian address for all payments, bank account etc...). I suppose I'm working for a Canadian company (my own) but living in the US. Additionally, and I haven't done this yet, would importing revenues from the business to use for living expenses affect the legality?
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Cultural learnings of America for make benefit of self: How can an Asian girl gain some North American experience?

I'm a Malaysian in my mid-twenties looking for non-academic opportunities to live in North America on a short-term basis. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Karcy on Aug 3, 2007 - 11 answers

American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year -- can his five-year-old attend school?

My friend is an American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year. Can his five-year-old attend school? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

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