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Top 15 Questions Every Immigrant to Canada Has

5 facts, 5 questions, and 5 answers about immigrating to Canada

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Are Immigrants Driving Up Housing Prices?

Approximately 46,000 rich foreigners have used the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) to immigrate to BC and Ontario, and in particular Vancouver and Toronto and their surrounding areas, helping to cause real estate prices to sore in the markets.

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Can Impaired Driving (DUI) Get Me Deported from Canada?

As of December 18, 2018, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) is now a serious crime in Canada. That means that permanent residents or temporary residents (international students in Canada on study permits, or persons in Canada on temporary work permits, or even tourists on visitor visas) could become inadmissible and therefore…

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A Canadian’s Guide to Bringing Cigarettes and Tobacco Back Across the U.S. Border.

We’ve given you a detailed round-up of cross-border shopping regulations, but here’s a more detailed discussion of limits on bringing tobacco across the Canadian-American border.

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A Canadian’s Guide to Bringing Alcohol Back Across the U.S. Border

Heading down to Seattle for a concert and unsure of what to do with your leftover six-pack? Catching a ballgame in Detroit and hoping to bring some microbrews home to celebrate? Want to return from your Napa Valley vineyard tour with a few bottle? Here’s our fool-proof guide to moving across the Canada-U.S. border with…

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What To Do When Your Spousal Sponsorship Fails

While a Spousal Sponsorship can be a great way to get your foreign partner to come to Canada so you can live together and your partner can achieve status as a Canadian permanent resident, it also is an obligation on the part of both the sponsor and the sponsored spouse. More than that, it is…

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Border Crossing Dos and Don’ts

Maybe your parents have stories about the way the border of Canada and US used to be – guards eating donuts and waving or maybe even sleeping at their posts. Things have changed. Now it’s all interrogation and snarling drug dogs and fear of shoe bombers when you’re crossing from Canada to US.

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Canada Immigration by Province

This article examines where new permanent residents to Canada have settled over the last decade. It includes two detailed infographics.

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Landing in Canada – a Guide

To have a stress free landing and settling process in Canada, you need to have knowledge of the basics of living in the country. Each country has its own unique set of requirements and customs that a migrant needs to adhere to for a peaceful landing and settlement. Lack of sufficient knowledge or refusal to…

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Flagpoling Your Way to a New Work or Study Permit, or Permanent Residence

Flagpoling means applying for the renewal of your work (or study) permit by leaving Canada at a border crossing with the USA, and re-entering immediately. The same practice is also used for those seeking to validate their PR status and/or PR visa. In other words, you take a trip “around the flagpole” and re-enter Canada…

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Top 16 Worst Major Cities in Canada by Crime Rate

Are you safer in a large city in Canada or in a smaller town?

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Most Expensive Cities in Canada

When choosing to immigrate to Canada, cost of living is a significant consideration in determining a where to settle down, as Canada is one of the more expensive countries in the world (though hardly the most expensive). The value of goods and services that can be purchased with the Canadian dollar varies from province to…

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