Applying for Immigration at the Canada Border – Canada Immigration Lawyers and Information https://immigrationcanada.pro Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Immigrating to Vancouver? Beware of housing costs https://immigrationcanada.pro/applying-canada-immigration-border/immigrating-to-vancouver-beware-of-housing-costs/ https://immigrationcanada.pro/applying-canada-immigration-border/immigrating-to-vancouver-beware-of-housing-costs/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:45:53 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=692 Vancouver is now the second least-affordable place to live behind only Hong Kong amongst the world’s English speaking cities. Vancouver has even surpassed Sydney, Australia to take the number two spot. What does “least affordable” mean? The study looked at 325 cities across the globe, and compared median incomes to median house prices. They found...

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Vancouver is now the second least-affordable place to live behind only Hong Kong amongst the world’s English speaking cities.

Vancouver has even surpassed Sydney, Australia to take the number two spot.

What does “least affordable” mean?

The study looked at 325 cities across the globe, and compared median incomes to median house prices.

They found that Vancouver’s median home price of $678,000 was over 10 times the median household income of $63,800. A ratio of 3 or under is considered affordable.

However, if you’re dreaming of immigrating to Vancouver for the mild climate, laid-back atmosphere, and its ocean and sand beaches, don’t be dismayed.

This study only covers the city of Vancouver. There are a number of cities close to Vancouver with much lower housing costs and transit (busses or trains) into Vancouver.

For example, Surrey and Langley offer much more affordable housing than Vancouver, and they are only between thirty and sixty minutes from Vancouver.

Other areas include Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, White Rock, Delta and others that share the climate and atmosphere of Vancouver, but not the sky high prices.

Also note that British Columbia is a large province, and there are very affordable cities in the island, interior and northern regions. You won’t get the mild climate of Vancouver, but you will still get the awesome scenery and outdoor experiences of British Columbia.

Click here for the full story from Bloomberg.

Immigrating to Vancouver? Beware of housing costs is from PanCanadian Immigration Law

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Inadmissible? Applying at a Port of Entry https://immigrationcanada.pro/applying-canada-immigration-border/inadmissible-applying-at-a-port-of-entry/ https://immigrationcanada.pro/applying-canada-immigration-border/inadmissible-applying-at-a-port-of-entry/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2007 15:18:00 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/2007/07/inadmissible-applying-at-a-port-of-entry/ Generally speaking, so long as you are not from a country that requires you to obtain a temporary resident visa, you can apply for a temporary resident permit or even for criminal rehabilitation at a port of entry (i.e., a border crossing or airport). However, there are disadvantages and advantages to this approach: Advantages: You...

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Generally speaking, so long as you are not from a country that requires you to obtain a temporary resident visa, you can apply for a temporary resident permit or even for criminal rehabilitation at a port of entry (i.e., a border crossing or airport). However, there are disadvantages and advantages to this approach:

Advantages:

  • You get a decision immediately
  • You won’t pay the immigration application fee if your application is denied

Disadvantages:

  • Immigration officers at the border are sometimes unaware of your right to ask that your application be considered, and they can be extremely rude and dismissive
  • If your application is complex, they may just refer you to the local consulate without taking the time to consider your immigration application

A client of mine recently made an application for a temporary resident permit at a port of entry and was told that such permits are only issued at the border for emergency situations, like rock stars about to give a concert! Such a response is absurd — there is nothing in the legislation or policies that support such a statement. It goes to show the lack of training you can encounter at a port of entry.

Nonetheless, it is an option to consider, especially if you have to enter Canada quickly.

Inadmissible? Applying at a Port of Entry is from PanCanadian Immigration Law

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