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ENGLISH CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT WANTING TO COME TO CANADA

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ENGLISH CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT WANTING TO COME TO CANADA

Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:51 am

We are a family of 4 wanting to move to Alberta. My husband is a English trained and qualified ICEAW Chartered Accountant and we need information as to how acceptable his qualification is in canada. We already have both family and friends in Alberta so I shouldn't think that sponsorship would be a great problem. We are thinking of moving to either Calgary or Lethbridge and just need as much info as anyone can give us so that we can consider our move.

Thanks very much

 

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:49 pm

Here is the web site for the Institute of Alberta Accountants.
www.icaa.ab.ca/links/

Go there and send them an e-mail, and ask your question of the Alberta regulating body for that profession. I'm sure that they can advise you on the requirements to be come recognised in that profession in Alberta.

Jim Bunting. Toronto.

 

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:21 am

Thanks Jim

Have just emailed ICA in Alberta.

Any other help from yourself or anyone would still be great.

 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:43 am

Gayburton"

Thanks for your kind words to me.

Either Calgary or Leithbridge would be a good choice. Calgary is bigger, of course.

Alberta is one of the most beautifull of all of our Provinces, and it is also currently one of the fastest growing ones, with many people moving there from other parts of Canada. The fsatest growing place in Alberta is Fort McMurray, and that is directly due to the Alberta Oil Sands projects.

Because of it's huge oil and gas production, Alberta is in a wonderfull position economically. It is the only Province in Canada that has no sales tax, and it has billions of dollars in it' s reserve fund due to the oil and gas royalties that it collects from the producing companies. In Canada , natural resources, such as minerals, and oil and gas, are owned by each Province. Alberta has just started to send out "bonus cheques" to all the residents, based on the surplus that their treasury now holds. Provincial income tax rates are lower there too.

Jim b Toronto.

 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:33 am

Jim

You are a mind of information on your beautiful country !

Lethbridge and Calgary are our choices as we know them quite well as I have friends and relatives there.

It's just a daunting decision for us to make and one we can't make without knowing how we standand with my husbands qualifications.

 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:58 am

Hi gayburton,

Welcome to Expat Focus and best of luck with your quest to relocate to Alberta.

I would just like to suggest that you connect with a relocation management firm, such as NuPAD Solutions Canada: www.nupad.ca - to assist with local insight and on-the-ground support in Canada.

For instance, NuPAD will assist you with exploring your potential qualification, free of charge. They will be able to coordinate your assessment with a qualified Immigration lawyer, who can determine your family's eligibility to come to Canada.

It's tough to suggest that you go much further without the support of the professionals, as the decision and process to relocate to Canada is a long, arduous and potentially costly one, even at best!

(Fact: Without a multi-national business offering you a job position in Canada, the process for Relocation to Canada can take between 18-36 months to complete, even after eligibility is confirmed!)

All the best, and let me know if I can help with any specific questions.

Warm Regards,
Paul-F


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:45 am

Thanks for that - will get on the web tomorrow or over the weekend.

This is something we have wanted to do for years and are now considering it once again due to a channge in my husbands circumstances. Appreciate that there is alot to consider and probably will need at least 12 months to sort everything out for a smooth transition.

 

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