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Author Archive: Thelma O'Connor

Playing the waiting game wisely!

"You've applied for your Permanent Resident (PR) visa and know it could take up to two years to receive it. You've been waiting what seems like an eternity and you don't feel like waiting any longer. So you've decided to throw caution to the wind and leave early to start your new life in Canada." Thelma advises you to think again, and suggests ways to use the wait profitably.

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Know your service providers

"If you've just started your research for a move to Canada, you will have seen many adverts, both on the net and in print, for a myriad of service providers who can assist you with your move - but are you really clear about who does what and which service is the right one for you and your budget?" Thelma guides us through the labyrinth of seeking professional immigration advice.

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Alone in Canada

"In Canada, you have to start all over again, build a new life, make new friends and find your place in a new community. This is a challenge all newcomers face, but if you come here alone - with no close family or friends to help and support you - then this challenge may seem even more daunting for you." Thelma O'Connor gives ten top tips on how to meet the challenge!

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Choosing the destination for you

"The vastness of this country makes choosing a destination all that more difficult. Do you choose to live near the ocean, in the mountains, in a large city, on the prairies, or in the lake regions? Suddenly, choosing somewhere seems overwhelming!" Thelma advises on how to narrow down the choices.

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No Canadian work experience?

"New arrivals are eager and enthusiastic to join the Canadian work force and make a smooth transition to their new life. They suddenly find themselves faced with what seems like a no-win situation: no Canadian work experience - no job; no job - no Canadian work experience!" Thelma suggests ways of breaking the deadlock.

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