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    Hey I live in Boise, Idaho and want to move to Canada, maybe . I've started researching my options-not highly skilled such as a doctor, but degreed in business with 10 years exp and a few tech certs as well (A+). Has anybody known anyone from US who has done this successfully who isn't in very high skilled categories such as doctor,etc?

    Oh yeah, the trails there would be an amazing added bonus!

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    I'm not skilled, but I did marry a Canadian. Even with that it was a process to say the least.
    I think you can get a one year work permit pretty easy if you're looking to work at Whistler
    for the summer OR it may give you a chance get your foot in the door with a company and
    then the company may be convinced to sponsor you.

    Sorry I couldn't more help. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    Hey I live in Boise, Idaho and want to move to Canada, maybe . I've started researching my options-not highly skilled such as a doctor, but degreed in business with 10 years exp and a few tech certs as well (A+). Has anybody known anyone from US who has done this successfully who isn't in very high skilled categories such as doctor,etc?

    Oh yeah, the trails there would be an amazing added bonus!

    Thanks Much.

    If you are going over the bars in Boise, ID the last place in the world you need to be is in Canada............

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    heeh yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by 2planker110
    If you are going over the bars in Boise, ID the last place in the world you need to be is in Canada............
    Oh believe me I know how to ride just in a funk

    I would like to move to Canada meet a nice lady there, start over. have to get the correspondence going from here.
    by the way, don't take offense, but what does your response have to do with my original request?
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    I recently moved to Calgary from the UK,the way it seems to me is you need to get a job first,we were recruited in the UK and all the guys that came after me got shorter working visa's,the reason given is they are clamping down while they see what's going to happen with the world economy{I can't confirm this is true but its what we were told by our company}
    getting a job in BC may be harder than getting one in Alberta,look for jobs that you could apply for and get some applications sent off,I'm not sure how it is for Americans but we had to apply for jobs that were looking for foreign workers so try jobsbank.ca as a lot of employers on there are looking for foriegn workers I believe GOOD LUCK

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    checking on this

    Quote Originally Posted by lee p
    I recently moved to Calgary from the UK,the way it seems to me is you need to get a job first,we were recruited in the UK and all the guys that came after me got shorter working visa's,the reason given is they are clamping down while they see what's going to happen with the world economy{I can't confirm this is true but its what we were told by our company}
    getting a job in BC may be harder than getting one in Alberta,look for jobs that you could apply for and get some applications sent off,I'm not sure how it is for Americans but we had to apply for jobs that were looking for foreign workers so try jobsbank.ca as a lot of employers on there are looking for foriegn workers I believe GOOD LUCK
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    Start by

    accessing the Cdn Govt website and check out immigration policy. Wishing and hoping and wanting to move doesn't count for squat.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp

    Plan A would be to secure a job offer. Plan B will take a lot longer.... apply and wait.

    good luck, Jim

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    I recently moved to Calgary from the UK,the way it seems to me is you need to get a job first,we were recruited in the UK
    UK is a Crown affiliate ( Canada, UK, Oz) and they have pretty loose employment exchange requirements. For US citizens, it's a whole nother game as JimC's link shows.

    As for do I know anyone who has done this? I know people who have TRIED. You would think a Master of Library Science with a specialization in information technology and business would give one a boost in the process but nope...

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    IT specialist? Gad, we've god scads of those on the dole.

    Antyhing in the medical profession or skilled trades, that's your ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySmoke
    IT specialist? Gad, we've god scads of those on the dole.

    Antyhing in the medical profession or skilled trades, that's your ticket.
    Information management technology as used in librarianship, not as in network guy But it wasn't good enough. He had his house picked out in Nelson and everything.

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    Libraries are municipal government funded, not a lot of spare money in City coffers to hire librarians these days, there's two new libraries in the City and District of North Vancouver, so they have money for new buildings, they just can't afford to fill them with books or people to work there.
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    Spot on the news just tonight about funding cuts to libraries.

    Plus this province shed what, 40,000 jobs last month alone?

    You gotta' job where you are don't come here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    Information management technology as used in librarianship, not as in network guy But it wasn't good enough. He had his house picked out in Nelson and everything.
    Nelson doesn't even want us Albertans buying out there... But seriously if he was trying to move to Nelson, then I'm not surprised at all.

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    So you live in Boise Idaho, I believe you are US citizen.... this may be too personal question but why the heck do you want to move to B.C.?? are you missing something in Idaho or anywhere in US? Sorry, I spent 8 years in US and now I live in B.C , if I could chose where I want to stay, US is my choice then. There is sooooo many types of riding in US that you will not find anywhere in world.Oh and check prices of your bike goodies in US and Canada... anyway, I wish you a lot of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by robicycle
    So you live in Boise Idaho, I believe you are US citizen.... this may be too personal question but why the heck do you want to move to B.C.?? are you missing something in Idaho or anywhere in US? Sorry, I spent 8 years in US and now I live in B.C , if I could chose where I want to stay, US is my choice then. There is sooooo many types of riding in US that you will not find anywhere in world.Oh and check prices of your bike goodies in US and Canada... anyway, I wish you a lot of luck

    If he was saying he lived in California or Oregon then maybe "why". But Boise has some ****
    winters and BC is a bit nicer. Also, the economy is a bit worse down south than it is here.
    Maybe he has other personal reasons. As a recent transplant, I know there are many reasons to move here.

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    I'm a US citizen who eventually became a CDN citizen. I moved to Vancouver as a student. I don't know if the rule still exists, but at that time, if you rec'd a degree from a CDN university and got a job in Canada in your field within a certain amount of time after graduation, you were eligible for a one-year work visa. So, that's what I did. After the year was up, I got my visa renewed through some NAFTA rules. This was all a while back--in the '90s, but you might want to explore those avenues...

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    Do it! Head up to Squamish/Whistler.....marry a Canadian (easier said than done), and have dual citizenship.

    I just spent two weeks in Boise and I'm glad I didn't bring my bike. I got bored on those trails walking my dog.

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