In response to the above advertisement from the American consulting firm,
I'd advise all list members who are interested to avoid consultants,
especially those who ask you to send personal information across the
Internet. I think an easier, cheaper, and more secure way to apply for
Landed Immigrant status in Canada is to visit the Canadian embassy or
consulate in your own country or region and talk to them directly.
Please be advised that Canada has recently begun what amounts to a "head
tax" on new immigrants and refugees. The fee is about $1,000 (Cdn) per
person. Sad and bad policy, but true.
Also, do not assume that European educational and professional credentials
will be easily transferable into Canada. An English degree, for example,
from ELTE does NOT qualify you to teach English or anything else here at
any level. Likewise, engineers and other professions are self-regulating
here and generally do not like it when their market value is diluted by
newcomers. They impose their own educational standards will NOT recognize
your professional standing and credentials. There may be differences
among the professions, so if you're still interested, get in touch with
the professional body itself (not a consultant) and ask them what credit
you can get for your experience/training/eye colour etc.
Hope someone finds this helpful,
-- America borders on the magnificent.....CANADA!