Understanding the Express Entry process

Understanding the Express Entry process

Many people find themselves confused by the Express Entry process. This flowchart provides a quick overview so you can make sense of how it works. If you’re living in Canada currently and applying through the Canadian Experience Class, you can apply for a...
Moving to Canada: Jorge

Moving to Canada: Jorge

We’ve written about our personal experience moving to Canada, but Canada has hundreds of thousands of immigrants who all have their own story to tell. We’re working on sharing the experiences of other people who’ve moved to Canada. Please leave a comment if...
Moving to Canada: Erick

Moving to Canada: Erick

We’ve written about our personal experience moving to Canada, but Canada has hundreds of thousands of immigrants who all have their own story to tell. We’re working on sharing the experiences of other people who’ve moved to Canada. Here’s our first immigration...
Where can I get help moving to Canada?

Where can I get help moving to Canada?

Where to find help for moving to Canada The best forums, blogs, and settlement resources. While Canada has one of the most user-friendly visa and immigration programs, it’s common for us to come across instructions or requirements that just don’t make...
Undocumented and looking for a new start in Canada

Undocumented and looking for a new start in Canada

We’ve gotten quite a few messages from people who are currently living in the US with undocumented status. With the change in the political climate in the US and the fact that the status of DREAMers remains unresolved, many people are hoping to find a way to legally...
How to win the US Green Card lottery

How to win the US Green Card lottery

You’ve probably heard of the green card lottery, officially called the Diversity Visa Program(DV). Each year, the US invites 50k people from countries with low rates of immigration to the US to apply for permanent resident (PR) status. Each year’s green card lottery...
My first year in Canada

My first year in Canada

Today’s my Torontoversary! A year ago today I became a permanent resident of Canada. When we left Brooklyn for Toronto, there were certain things I knew I’d miss. Since we’d spent a good amount of time in Toronto before making it official (in fact, we had apartments...
How to increase your Express Entry score

How to increase your Express Entry score

10 ways to increase your CRS score Want to get an Express Entry ITA? Here’s what you need to know. There’s one Express Entry question we get all the time: How can I increase my CRS points? The comprehensive ranking system (CRS) is designed to quantify your...
Planning your life in Canada, for Americans

Planning your life in Canada, for Americans

With Canada’s immigration system weighted to favor the young, few newcomers look into how their Social Security benefits will transfer, how remote workers can save for retirement, or how their move will impact their disability coverage. I’m not a financial planner, an...

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