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Help - Quebec or Canada? Wait times? Extending Work Holiday Visa? French applicants?

Old Oct 19th 2003, 10:41 am
  #1  
Matt And Laurence
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Default Help - Quebec or Canada? Wait times? Extending Work Holiday Visa? French applicants?

I am a Canadian citizen living in BC. I recently married a French citizen
who was in Canada on a temporary work visa (a special work/holiday visa
between Canada and France that expires this Feb).

We would like to stay in BC but would be interested in moving to Quebec if
she could immigrate more easily there. Would it take more time or be more
costly? Would it even be easier for her to apply separately instead of as a
family applicant? Could we later move back to BC?

Since her work permit expires in Feb, what are our options? Is this type of
work permit easy to extend? Should we be planning to move to France while
we are waiting since we can both work there (I could get a similar
work/holiday visa) - would this count as abandoning a visa application? How
difficult is it to get a temporary work visa - how likely is it to get one
just because she has a masters degree in communications and is a native
French speaker, is that enough to get one (are those qualities difficult
enough to find on the west coast)? Can she even volunteer when she switches
to a visitor visa while waiting for her application to clear?

Does it truly take almost a year to get PR for my wife? (174 days plus 60
to apply for a work visa) I am very annoyed that they sit on the
application for a year - What are they doing for all that time, our
application should only take 5 minutes worth of work).

Thank You
 
Old Oct 19th 2003, 11:12 am
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Andrew Miller
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Default Re: Help - Quebec or Canada? Wait times? Extending Work Holiday Visa? French applicants?

What are you waiting for?!!

Start the process ASAP and stop wasting time by complaining. There is
nothing easier or faster with Quebec as in spousal cases there is no
selection process - all what has to be checked is bona fide of relationship
as well as medical, criminal and security admissibility. All of that takes
time and is being done by different departments of our federal government -
and your case is not the only one, there are thousands who already applied
and are in line ahead of you.

There is a pretty good chance that by the time your wife's current work
permit expires she will receive approval in principle for inland process and
with such she will be able to apply for an open work permit - providing that
you stop whining and start the process ASAP.

She will have no problem extending her status as visitor past the expiration
of her current work permit. In the meantime she may try to get job offer
validated by HRDC and apply for new work permit. Options are plenty, all you
need to do is start the process.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"Matt and Laurence" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:cqEkb.129566$pl3.123876@pd7tw3no...
    > I am a Canadian citizen living in BC. I recently married a French citizen
    > who was in Canada on a temporary work visa (a special work/holiday visa
    > between Canada and France that expires this Feb).
    > We would like to stay in BC but would be interested in moving to Quebec if
    > she could immigrate more easily there. Would it take more time or be more
    > costly? Would it even be easier for her to apply separately instead of as
a
    > family applicant? Could we later move back to BC?
    > Since her work permit expires in Feb, what are our options? Is this type
of
    > work permit easy to extend? Should we be planning to move to France while
    > we are waiting since we can both work there (I could get a similar
    > work/holiday visa) - would this count as abandoning a visa application?
How
    > difficult is it to get a temporary work visa - how likely is it to get one
    > just because she has a masters degree in communications and is a native
    > French speaker, is that enough to get one (are those qualities difficult
    > enough to find on the west coast)? Can she even volunteer when she
switches
    > to a visitor visa while waiting for her application to clear?
    > Does it truly take almost a year to get PR for my wife? (174 days plus 60
    > to apply for a work visa) I am very annoyed that they sit on the
    > application for a year - What are they doing for all that time, our
    > application should only take 5 minutes worth of work).
    > Thank You
 
Old Oct 19th 2003, 2:08 pm
  #3  
Matt And Laurence
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Default Re: Help - Quebec or Canada? Wait times? Extending Work Holiday Visa? French applicants?

Thank you for your answers. I think more people should complain about
standing in a line with thousands of other people, maybe they will work on
their operations management and realize the social cost they are imposing by
having such a long waiting period.

Matt

"Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:YTEkb.7656$i92.5578@clgrps13...
    > What are you waiting for?!!
    > Start the process ASAP and stop wasting time by complaining. There is
    > nothing easier or faster with Quebec as in spousal cases there is no
    > selection process - all what has to be checked is bona fide of
relationship
    > as well as medical, criminal and security admissibility. All of that takes
    > time and is being done by different departments of our federal
government -
    > and your case is not the only one, there are thousands who already applied
    > and are in line ahead of you.
    > There is a pretty good chance that by the time your wife's current work
    > permit expires she will receive approval in principle for inland process
and
    > with such she will be able to apply for an open work permit - providing
that
    > you stop whining and start the process ASAP.
    > She will have no problem extending her status as visitor past the
expiration
    > of her current work permit. In the meantime she may try to get job offer
    > validated by HRDC and apply for new work permit. Options are plenty, all
you
    > need to do is start the process.
    > --
    > ../..
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    > "Matt and Laurence" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:cqEkb.129566$pl3.123876@pd7tw3no...
    > > I am a Canadian citizen living in BC. I recently married a French
citizen
    > > who was in Canada on a temporary work visa (a special work/holiday visa
    > > between Canada and France that expires this Feb).
    > >
    > > We would like to stay in BC but would be interested in moving to Quebec
if
    > > she could immigrate more easily there. Would it take more time or be
more
    > > costly? Would it even be easier for her to apply separately instead of
as
    > a
    > > family applicant? Could we later move back to BC?
    > >
    > > Since her work permit expires in Feb, what are our options? Is this
type
    > of
    > > work permit easy to extend? Should we be planning to move to France
while
    > > we are waiting since we can both work there (I could get a similar
    > > work/holiday visa) - would this count as abandoning a visa application?
    > How
    > > difficult is it to get a temporary work visa - how likely is it to get
one
    > > just because she has a masters degree in communications and is a native
    > > French speaker, is that enough to get one (are those qualities difficult
    > > enough to find on the west coast)? Can she even volunteer when she
    > switches
    > > to a visitor visa while waiting for her application to clear?
    > >
    > > Does it truly take almost a year to get PR for my wife? (174 days plus
60
    > > to apply for a work visa) I am very annoyed that they sit on the
    > > application for a year - What are they doing for all that time, our
    > > application should only take 5 minutes worth of work).
    > >
    > > Thank You
    > >
    > >
    > >
 
Old Oct 19th 2003, 2:19 pm
  #4  
Andrew Miller
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Default Re: Help - Quebec or Canada? Wait times? Extending Work Holiday Visa? French applicants?

It is not about management - it is all about our annual immigration targets
(read quotas) approved each year by Parliament. CIC offices are quite well
equipped and staffed to not only meet but also exceed annual targets and
they do it every year lately.

Each immigrant must undergo various checks and such take time, especially
background/security check - depending from person's nationality, background
and countries of residence such check alone (done completely outside CIC)
may take anywhere from few months to well over a year. Complaining won't
speed up security checks.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"Matt and Laurence" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:csHkb.130691$6C4.54592@pd7tw1no...
    > Thank you for your answers. I think more people should complain about
    > standing in a line with thousands of other people, maybe they will work on
    > their operations management and realize the social cost they are imposing
by
    > having such a long waiting period.
    > Matt
    > "Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:YTEkb.7656$i92.5578@clgrps13...
    > > What are you waiting for?!!
    > >
    > > Start the process ASAP and stop wasting time by complaining. There is
    > > nothing easier or faster with Quebec as in spousal cases there is no
    > > selection process - all what has to be checked is bona fide of
    > relationship
    > > as well as medical, criminal and security admissibility. All of that
takes
    > > time and is being done by different departments of our federal
    > government -
    > > and your case is not the only one, there are thousands who already
applied
    > > and are in line ahead of you.
    > >
    > > There is a pretty good chance that by the time your wife's current work
    > > permit expires she will receive approval in principle for inland process
    > and
    > > with such she will be able to apply for an open work permit - providing
    > that
    > > you stop whining and start the process ASAP.
    > >
    > > She will have no problem extending her status as visitor past the
    > expiration
    > > of her current work permit. In the meantime she may try to get job offer
    > > validated by HRDC and apply for new work permit. Options are plenty, all
    > you
    > > need to do is start the process.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > ../..
    > >
    > > Andrew Miller
    > > Immigration Consultant
    > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > ________________________________
    > >
    > >
    > > "Matt and Laurence" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:cqEkb.129566$pl3.123876@pd7tw3no...
    > > > I am a Canadian citizen living in BC. I recently married a French
    > citizen
    > > > who was in Canada on a temporary work visa (a special work/holiday
visa
    > > > between Canada and France that expires this Feb).
    > > >
    > > > We would like to stay in BC but would be interested in moving to
Quebec
    > if
    > > > she could immigrate more easily there. Would it take more time or be
    > more
    > > > costly? Would it even be easier for her to apply separately instead
of
    > as
    > > a
    > > > family applicant? Could we later move back to BC?
    > > >
    > > > Since her work permit expires in Feb, what are our options? Is this
    > type
    > > of
    > > > work permit easy to extend? Should we be planning to move to France
    > while
    > > > we are waiting since we can both work there (I could get a similar
    > > > work/holiday visa) - would this count as abandoning a visa
application?
    > > How
    > > > difficult is it to get a temporary work visa - how likely is it to get
    > one
    > > > just because she has a masters degree in communications and is a
native
    > > > French speaker, is that enough to get one (are those qualities
difficult
    > > > enough to find on the west coast)? Can she even volunteer when she
    > > switches
    > > > to a visitor visa while waiting for her application to clear?
    > > >
    > > > Does it truly take almost a year to get PR for my wife? (174 days
plus
    > 60
    > > > to apply for a work visa) I am very annoyed that they sit on the
    > > > application for a year - What are they doing for all that time, our
    > > > application should only take 5 minutes worth of work).
    > > >
    > > > Thank You
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
 

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