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Hi everyone, I am after some advice, I and my hubby are thinking of relocating to Canada, Regina , we currently live in England, Portsmouth. We been on a few holidays there and my hubbies dad lives there, he married a Canadian, she left him, he stayed and he is now a citizen and has been living there for 20 years, he's old now and he needs family, he has none out there. Anyway, we have no idea where to start!! we would like to go over on work permits as this is easier to return if we get too homesick. We have opened a bank account over there with his dad and started saving, my hubby has also been verbally offered a job while there, we are in the process of sending them his resume and hoping to get it written and then maybe get the labour market opinion????, my partner works in car body work as a paint sprayer and we know they are seeking them over there. Anyway we want to go solo doing this and not pay a company to help us, as we feel its cheaper this way, are we doing the right thing?, what other things do we need to do? I need a check list for this process as we have no idea what we are doing.
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Hi everyone, I am after some advice, I and my hubby are thinking of relocating to Canada, Regina , we currently live in England, Portsmouth. We been on a few holidays there and my hubbies dad lives there, he married a Canadian, she left him, he stayed and he is now a citizen and has been living there for 20 years, he's old now and he needs family, he has none out there. Anyway, we have no idea where to start!! we would like to go over on work permits as this is easier to return if we get too homesick. We have opened a bank account over there with his dad and started saving, my hubby has also been verbally offered a job while there, we are in the process of sending them his resume and hoping to get it written and then maybe get the labour market opinion????, my partner works in car body work as a paint sprayer and we know they are seeking them over there. Anyway we want to go solo doing this and not pay a company to help us, as we feel its cheaper this way, are we doing the right thing?, what other things do we need to do? I need a check list for this process as we have no idea what we are doing.
So long as his father has no other family in Canada, he could sponsor his son.
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Hi everyone, I am after some advice, I and my hubby are thinking of relocating to Canada, Regina , we currently live in England, Portsmouth. We been on a few holidays there and my hubbies dad lives there, he married a Canadian, she left him, he stayed and he is now a citizen and has been living there for 20 years, he's old now and he needs family, he has none out there. Anyway, we have no idea where to start!! we would like to go over on work permits as this is easier to return if we get too homesick. We have opened a bank account over there with his dad and started saving, my hubby has also been verbally offered a job while there, we are in the process of sending them his resume and hoping to get it written and then maybe get the labour market opinion????, my partner works in car body work as a paint sprayer and we know they are seeking them over there. Anyway we want to go solo doing this and not pay a company to help us, as we feel its cheaper this way, are we doing the right thing?, what other things do we need to do? I need a check list for this process as we have no idea what we are doing.
Hi, and welcome to BE.

Absolutely no need to use a consultant to help you with a TWP application - the employer has to do the LMO application anyway, and the TWP you can just get at the airport when you arrive (assuming you're UK citizens), so no need for you to even fill in any forms!

If your partner has a job offer then that's a great start, are the potential employer prepared to get the LMO application underway now? If so, that will take around 12-16 weeks so you could be out there early next year.

Have a look at the Wiki if you have any questions about the TWP process etc, and if you want a checklist for things to do, there's one of those as well -http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Departure_To_Do_List

HTH a bit, good luck.
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So long as his father has no other family in Canada, he could sponsor his son.
Does sponsoring involve his dad paying any money? would we have to live with him? iv not heard of sponsoring before.
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Hi, and welcome to BE.

Absolutely no need to use a consultant to help you with a TWP application - the employer has to do the LMO application anyway, and the TWP you can just get at the airport when you arrive (assuming you're UK citizens), so no need for you to even fill in any forms!

If your partner has a job offer then that's a great start, are the potential employer prepared to get the LMO application underway now? If so, that will take around 12-16 weeks so you could be out there early next year.

Have a look at the Wiki if you have any questions about the TWP process etc, and if you want a checklist for things to do, there's one of those as well -http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Departure_To_Do_List

HTH a bit, good luck.
Great, thanks, IL check that out, we only just found out about LMO, so unsure what the employer will say about this, I know its a lot of effort on there part.
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So long as his father has no other family in Canada, he could sponsor his son.
Doesn't sound like they want to go for PR straight away though, although if they do then there's also the Manitoba PNP which the OP's father-in-law could 'sponsor' them under, so perhaps another one to look at.
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Does sponsoring involve his dad paying any money? would we have to live with him? iv not heard of sponsoring before.
No money paid by his Dad (you'd pay the fees), and no, you wouldn't have to live with him (or even in the same province!).

But does your partner's dad have any other relatives at all in Canada?
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Doesn't sound like they want to go for PR straight away though, although if they do then there's also the Manitoba PNP which the OP's father-in-law could 'sponsor' them under, so perhaps another one to look at.
Hi what is PR? sorry if I sound silly but I am new to this site, IL look into the Manitoba pnp too, thanks
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No money paid by his Dad (you'd pay the fees), and no, you wouldn't have to live with him (or even in the same province!).

But does your partner's dad have any other relatives at all in Canada?
No, none at all, If this is an easier way IL look into it, we just didn't want him to be too involved as he's getting on in age and things stress him out
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Hi what is PR? sorry if I sound silly but I am new to this site, IL look into the Manitoba pnp too, thanks
PR = Permanent Residency. It would cost a lot more and take a lot more time than a TWP, but obviously has many advantages over a temporary visa if you think you'll want to stay.

Both family class sponsorship and the Manitoba PNP would get you PR.

HTH (hope that helps!).
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We don't want to go to live there straight away incase we don't like it because I know holidays are different to living somewhere so we just wanted a work permit first.
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No, none at all, If this is an easier way IL look into it, we just didn't want him to be too involved as he's getting on in age and things stress him out
It's certainly not going to be easier than a TWP application, but it would get you PR so you would be more secure. But if all you want to do is try it out for a while (if you're concerned about being homesick), then you could always do the TWP route and then apply for PR once you're there and sure you want to stay maybe?

No point spending a large amount of money on moving over permanently if you're not sure that's what you want.
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PR = Permanent Residency. It would cost a lot more and take a lot more time than a TWP, but obviously has many advantages over a temporary visa if you think you'll want to stay.

Both family class sponsorship and the Manitoba PNP would get you PR.

HTH (hope that helps!).
Thanks, IL look into it
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Doesn't sound like they want to go for PR straight away though, although if they do then there's also the Manitoba PNP which the OP's father-in-law could 'sponsor' them under, so perhaps another one to look at.
Huh? can't go through MPNP ..if the dad is living in Regina.. are you mixing up your Provinces?
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Huh? can't go through MPNP ..if the dad is living in Regina.. are you mixing up your Provinces?
Actually if the father truly doesn't have any relatives in Canada. No spouse, his parents/grandparents deceased, and neither Aunt/Uncle/Brother/Sister/nephew/niece in Canada, then he can sponsor federally. See: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra.../relatives.asp Although depending on his income, he may not meet the LICO.
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