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I'm moving to Canada from the US. Please tell me how to apply for a work Visa and other details I might need.

I would appreciate any details for obtaining a work visa for working in Canada as a US citizen. Website references would be awesome, as would instructions or testimonials from people who have done it or know how to do it. Also, any job, apartment, cell phone, insurance websites particular to the Vancouver/Langley British Colombia area would be very useful. Basically, any information for what it will take to live in Langley as far as cost of living and resources for finding those things. Thanks in advance.

Asked By: Ben - 8/17/2006
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First of all--why? Economic opportunity up here sucks. If you like being taxed heavily and have a job lined up, go for it. Don't expect universal health care to be anything but cheap. It sucks even worse. We have the best shitty health care system in the world... More
Answered By: fugutastic - 8/17/2006
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You are probably going to need to apply for a Federal Skilled Worker visa. It's a long process - 2 years average from the time they receive you application and it takes a while to put the application together. (Unless you have employment already arranged, in which case you will be getting a Temporary Work visa... More
Answered By: churchmusicgirl - 8/17/2006
 
For renting apartments in Vancouver the best way is to actually go to the neighborhood and find "vacancy" signs out front of the buildings. At this time of year it's hard to find a place online or in the papers, they all get taken really fast. Anyways me and my boyfriend have been searching for weeks. (We finally found... More
Answered By: VancouverBroad1979 - 8/18/2006
 
It is not easy getting a work visa. I looked into moving and working in the US and the best options were having skill/education that would get you a job that could not be filled by a citizen. The other options would be marrying a citizen or possibly going to school and get a student visa. Langley is about a 45 minute... More
Answered By: Beanie - 8/18/2006
 
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