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Table Of Contents

Part I - Planning for a New Life
Chapter I. Inquiries, Conclusions, Decisions
I. 1 Dream Destination
I. 2 Gathering Information
I. 3 The Decision of a Lifetime
Chapter II. Getting Ready
II. 1 The Immigration Process
II. 2 The Application Process
II. 3 Making Plans
II. 4 Planning the Move
III. 3 Travel by Air, Step by Step
III. 4 Travel by Air, Connecting Flights
III. 5 Travel by Air, Reaching the Destination
Part II - New Country, New Life
Chapter IV. First Contact
IV. 1 A Dream Comes True
IV. 2 A New Home
IV. 3 Getting Connected
Chapter V. Health Services
Chapter VI. Employment
VI. 1 The Hiring Process
VI. 2 Compensation Packages
VI. 3 Social Insurance Number
VI. 4 Taxation
Chapter VII. Schooling for your Children
Chapter VIII. Monthly Expenses
Chapter IX. Integration
IX. 1 Maintaining Permanent Residence Status
IX. 2 Fitting in
Chapter X. Transportation
X. 1 Personal Vehicle: Luxury or Necessity?
X. 2 Purchasing a Car
X. 3 Public Transportation
X. 4 Biking: the Environmental Choice
Chapter XI. Lifestyles
XI. 1 Urban vs. Suburban Living
XI. 2 Renting vs. Buying a Home*
Part III - Advancing Through the Mist
XII. 1 Health Concerns
XII. 2 Environmental Issues
XII. 3 Food
XII. 4 Safety
Chapter XIII. Investing Your Money
XIII. 1 Savings Accounts, GICs and Bonds
XIII. 2 Mutual Funds
XIII. 3 The Stock Market
XIII. 4 Currency Volatility
Chapter XIV. Enjoying Life
XIV. 1 Staying Fit
XIV. 2 Keeping Entertained
Chapter XV. Final Steps
XV. 1 Becoming a Citizen
XV. 2 Applying for a Passport
Closing Note
List of Internet Links
About The Author
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Open Borders

Open Borders

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Immigrating can be a daunting task—unless you have assistance from someone who has experienced it firsthand. Author Andy Storm is familiar with the immigration process and all its pitfalls and challenges, and shares his knowledge and experience in Open Borders. Follow him as he guides potential immigrants through the maze providing helpful hints and tips along the way, from filling out application forms to overcoming the language barrier. Topics such as finances, housing, employment, schooling, healthcare, transportation, and citizenship are discussed candidly with a view to helping immigrants realize their dream of leaving their homeland and starting a new life somewhere else.
Immigrating can be a daunting task—unless you have assistance from someone who has experienced it firsthand. Author Andy Storm is familiar with the immigration process and all its pitfalls and challenges, and shares his knowledge and experience in Open Borders. Follow him as he guides potential immigrants through the maze providing helpful hints and tips along the way, from filling out application forms to overcoming the language barrier. Topics such as finances, housing, employment, schooling, healthcare, transportation, and citizenship are discussed candidly with a view to helping immigrants realize their dream of leaving their homeland and starting a new life somewhere else.

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