Today on AhornTV: Immigration to Canada.
In our studio, we invited as our guests Monika Sievers-Redekop, LL. M., and Tini Wider, a production manager who recently immigrated to Vancouver, Canada.
As an immigration lawyer, Monika assists mainly people from German-speaking countries, who would like to immigrate to Canada. She tells us that there are different ways to immigrate to Canada: you can immigrate through the Labour Market Opinion (LMO), Here, Canadian employers hire foreign workers to help address skill and labour shortages. This would give the immigrant only a temporary residency, so that they could stay only for a year. Persons, who would like to live and work permanently in Canada, would have to apply for the permanent residency. They can apply for the permanent residency either through the Skilled Worker Program, or they must have a job offer from a Canadian employer prior to their immigration.
Monika says further, that she is not only giving legal advice. She also tries to avoid people who immigrate getting disappointed after immigration to Canada. Sometimes people are expecting another type of life over here than they would eventually find. People who think about immigrating to Canada should also consider that they might have a much higher income and a different state of life in Germany than here in Canada. Immigrants almost always have to start for their work life completely from scratch, and cannot build on their work experience from Germany. Before immigrating to Canada, people have to ask themselves whether they are really the right person for a life over here.
Tini Wider, who recently immigrated from Austria to Canada, tells us about her experience. She did everything alone, without a lawyer, and it took years until she got the permanent residency. But – finally – she is here, and now tells us about her job search in the film industry: for her the most important things seem to be networking, meeting people, experience.
Would you like to immigrate to Canada? You can find more information about how to immigrate here: Citizenship and Immigration Canada