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Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:56 am

Hi Everyone
My Canadian wife and myself are interested in Moving to the Alberta region with are two and four year old children (both of whom have Canadian citizenships) within the next three years.
I am an Irish citizen who works as an asbestos consultant/surveyor in the UK and my wife is a full time mum.

We really need some advice on which route to take as we cant seem to get of the starting blocks, we are going round in circles with the embassy via the telephone and their websites. I meet the points needed for the skilled work visa (have self assesed) and realise that family sponsorship is also an option but need a job offer and idealy would like to immigrate with a job to go to, How????

Is it worth applying for jobs via internet without a work visa? Is it worth applying for a visa without a job offer? Can I apply for a temporary work permit? I have read on this site that it is impossible to get a job offer without an interview and impossible to get an interview without a work permit?

We are planning a holiday later this year, any advise on areas within the Alberta region with regards to property, education etc. would be most appreciated.

Yours confused

Rayed

 

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