planning move to Ontario

Old Oct 9th 2013, 6:54 pm
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hi people!

i have been reading on this forum for months now and have finally decided to post.
i am 23 and my wife and I (wife as of next year ) want to move to canada to start a new life for better opportunities and to get out of this country!
i am a welder by trade, i run my own fabrication company and restore classic cars and import classic cars into the country.
my wife is a sales assistant but hopefully will be doing an admin course soon.
i want to move over to Ontario and rent my UK house out to fund my Canadian house rent. (just because its easier that selling i think? and also i think i will have to move over on a temp work visa so i will have to have somewhere to come back to if i want to apply for PR) am i correct?

what are the chances of me getting a job offer as a welder and is the way i will have to do it?

any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

thanks in advance

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Old Oct 9th 2013, 8:58 pm
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Stu,

First start with reading the wiki http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Category:Canada

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Quick_...an_Immigration

http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/

I am not familiar with the trade emigration opportunities but I can tell you that in case you get a work permit, then then you could apply for PR from within Canada and would not have to get back to your house in the UK.

Have a cuppa and a read and hopefully someone with some "trade knowledge" will be on soon.
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Thanks for the reply i only just saw the wiki part after i had already posted to sorry if my questions seem stupid now!

I will read through it now!

Many thanks
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Hey Stuart, welcome to the forum.

We applied for PR, but moved over on a TWP 3 months before it was through, so no problem selling up and moving over.

Depending on your finances, you might just need that house capital to get you set up.

Good luck on the start of your journey.

(we are also in Ontario and love it)
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Originally Posted by stuart1245 View Post
Thanks for the reply i only just saw the wiki part after i had already posted to sorry if my questions seem stupid now!

I will read through it now!

Many thanks
No worries, it didn't seem stupid at all
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Does anybody know what welding qualifications (codes) i will need to get a job offer over there or does it just depend on what type of welding job it is like the uk? Also, is it just the high end jobs like on 'the list' that will allow you to get work over there or could i apply for say.. A cnc machine operator job? Because thats what i do here at the moment and i quite enjoy it.

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You may be able to apply for PR under the skilled trade route... some more coffee and reading required!:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/departm...2013-01-02.asp

You will probably need to send your welding qualification paperwork away to one of the Canadian education authorities to determine what they cover.
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Thats very interesting! Im reading it right now

Quick question, will i have to pay off british debts ie. loans and over drafts or can i just keep paying them while im over in canada if that makes sense?
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Originally Posted by stuart1245 View Post
Thats very interesting! Im reading it right now

Quick question, will i have to pay off british debts ie. loans and over drafts or can i just keep paying them while im over in canada if that makes sense?
You can just pay it off from Canada, so no worries. Just don't underestimate how much the move will cost, plus of course the $14k or so you'd need to show as proof of funds , so do factor that in to your calculations.

HTH, good luck.
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In Ontario CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau ) is the governing body for welding. Let me know what type of welding you do and how much experience you have and i'll be able to give more info.
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what about moving my company over there? i have my own fabrication company making aftermarket car parts and i also restore classic cars and import cars from the states to the uk too. could i move over there and start doing it there or would it be like America where i would have to employ a certain amount of people and bring over like £300,000?
i realise i would have to have alot of money to live off while building the business almost from scratch again but, is there any laws with an immigrant starting a business over there as it were?

thanks you guys are unbelievably helpful!
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Markan, sorry, i didnt see your comment. I have been welding mild steel stuff (mig) for a year or so with code bs4872. Also i can tig weld stainless and mild but i dont have any certs for this. What sort of welding jobs would allow me to apply for PR with this experience and certs. Thanks!
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