From the Caribbean to Canada
et’s be candid about moving to Canada from the Caribbean. A tongue-in-cheek expression in North America goes, “Be it ever so grumble, there’s no place like home.” And no matter what country you pick, you hear people complain about the land of their birth. One would be certain that the grass grows greener, and the sun shines brighter, on the other side of the border, no matter where you live.
Upper Canada Immigration Consultants will return to the Caribbean to meet with clients between in 2020. Dates will be released early in 2020.
Canada really is a land of opportunity. Both the United States and Britain are turning inward. The leadership of the English-speaking world has shifed to countries like Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland – and even India and (yes) the Caribbean!
Canada is not easy, as your first winter will tell you. Canada is certainly not Guyana or Trinidad and Tobago. So many of us from the Caribbean, however, have found a good home in Canada, most especially in Canada’s economic, cultural, commercial and industrial heartland, southern Ontario. If you’re thinking of taking the next step of your life in Canada, southern Ontario is probably where you are headed. The long winter not withstanding, you’ll at find a large, warm and vibrant community from every Caribbean country in southern Ontario.
How do I start?
- E-mail Andrea Seepersaud at Upper Canada Immigration Consultants to arrange a free appointment to speak by phone, WhatsApp or by Skype;
- Tell us who you are, and where you live through our e-mail contact list. Your information is secure, and is never shared. Click or touch here to complete the form;
- Meet us in the Caribbean during our annual visits. Click or touch here to request a meeting date (if you have not done so already). We’ll finalize your appointment time with you.
- Like the Upper Canada Immigration Facebook Page, and get updates on immigration information, and Andrea’s Caribbean trips;
- Join the Upper Canada Immigration e-mail advisory list for updates and information.
Commonly asked Q & A
Among your first thoughts is likely to be one or more of these:
Q: Can’t I do the immigration process by myself?
Q: Why do you charge a fee for the first consultation meeting?
Q: If you represent me, will this be expensive?
Q: What information will I need to get started?
A: The amount of information depends on how far into your life and career you are right now.
- If you don’t have a passport, now is a good time to apply for one. You absolutely need it;
- You’ll need your complete education records;
- You’ll need to pass an English proficiency test. Even though the nations of the Caribbean are English-speaking countries, this requirement must be met. The same is true for prospective immigrants to Canada from the USA and Britain as well. Indeed, Canadian immigration consultants born, raised and educated in Canada must also pass a language test.
If you retain Upper Canada Immigration, we’ll go into greater depth, such as:
- Where else in the world you may have visited or lived;
- How to organize your required information to begin the process of obtaining permission to come to Canada to visit, study, work or live;
- How to bring (or join) a spouse or other relative in Canada.
- What relevant medical or legal information you may need;
- Your work history, and service to Guyana;
- Marriage, divorce and family members;
- Your assets.