posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 10:10 AM
Well, if that was a direct quote, then you probably won't get too much help. There are many typos, and using a small letter i for I, grammar stuff,
In all honesty, it is VERY hard to immigrate here. I was planning on getting married to someone living in the US, and for him to be able to move up
here it would take 10 forms, and over 1000$.
You can get sponsorship, which means your family member agrees that for 10 years, if you can't get a job, rather than you getting welfare, they will
take complete financial responsibility for you.
That would depend on your relationship however, as only certain types of relatives are allowed. If you can get a job lined up, it makes it easier to
immigrate, but honestly, you would do better to go up and ask them in person, or rather, call in advance and possibly make an appointment?
All they will tell you from a letter or phone call is to visit the website, but in person they should help you more.
And as someone else said, if you are moving to quebec, you positively need to learn french, unless you already have a job lined up that you do not
need it for.
I also want to point out that the job market is terrible right now. I have been trying to find a job for 8 months, as a minimum wage worker in fast
food places, grocery stores, anything, and not even gotten an interview since Christmas. (I see you are planning to move to Ottawa, that is where I
am. More on that later)
Oh, your age will work for you, I forgot to add. The immigration system works with "points"
You need a few key things, then a total amount of points. You get points for being of working age, and a young working age at that, so you would pay
taxes here for more years than someone who is 40. You will also probably need to show health records, to show you are not going to come cost a lot in
As for living, you said something about Ottawa. The rent for a very basic apartment is usually upwards of $550 a month. If you live on the Ontario
side(Ottawa), you should expect to pay first and last month's rent upfront. If you live on the Quebec side(Gatineau), they are not legally allowed to
charge you more than the first month's rent. Gatineau adult bus passes are ~74$, Ottawa ones are more like 80-85.
You would do best to find an apartment that has heat+electricity+hot water included, my mom sometimes gets $200+ bills for 2 months of electricity.
If you manage to make it through the process and move to Ottawa, feel free to send me a u2u!