If you decided that you can handle the immigration process on your own and that you don;t need any help from any Immigration practitioner (which is fine), you may want to read some books that can help you get ready.
And if you are using a Consultant, you can also read them.
They are about immigration, life, career, job search… Most of the things I know are on the top of your mind at this time (at least for most of you)
Let me recommend you some interesting books from Amazon (and yes, there are all affiliate links in case you wonder)
This book is a 3 in 1 publication. It offers a do-it-yourself kit for skilled workers under the latest Canadian immigration policy, along with a comprehensive step-by-step settlement guide for new immigrants and visitors.
Finally, it provides a detailed job search guide with profession specific guidelines, addresses and tips.
The do-it-yourself kit enables any skilled worker to access their eligibility and prepare their immigration application professionally without any external help.
This book will provide you with an example of the alternate submission which is required if you believe that you are proficient in English and therefore do not wish to take the IELTS.
More and more Americans are thinking of moving to Canada for work, study, peace of mind—even retirement—and whatever their motivations, they will have to navigate the Canadian immigration and naturalization processes.
So whether you’re thinking about moving or already have your bags packed, How to Move to Canada is for you.
It’s a straightforward, friendly, informative handbook that delivers on its promise, providing readers with a thorough understanding of what to expect and where to get help and more information.
This book is a complete guide to daily life in Canada, from finding a home to finding work or even setting up a business from scratch.
Live & Work in Canada is illustrated with first-hand accounts from people living in Canada and is full colour, with numerous maps and photographs throughout.
Set out to be easily accessible, each chapter guides you through the practicalities of a move to Canada, from setting up home to finding a job.
In particular, it gives advice on renting accommodation, opening the right bank account, finding your ideal home, obtaining a competitive mortgage and making the most of your leisure time.
For Americans either contemplating a move or already living in Canada, this reference answers all the questions necessary to successfully plan the transition, including immigration planning, customs planning, cash management, income tax planning, retirement, wills and estates, risk management, and investments.
According to the Association for Canadian Studies, more than 10,000 Americans moved to Canada in 2006, a new 30-year record.
So, you want to be Canadian? Who doesn’t these days?
Canucks are enjoying a major renaissance in attention, from their enlightened social policies to their wild and wooly pop culture.
This playful, trivia-packed book is a long-overdue celebration of all things Canadian, from the mysteries of “eh?” to the difference between an Ogo Pogo and a Windingo to how to prepare moose stroganoff (mmm!).
Featuring a dreamy list of Canadian hotties, a toe-tapping roundup of Canadian smash hit songs, a handy CanadianAmerican translator, and pointers on how to eat, dress, and apologize like a Canadian if you weren’t lucky enough to be born a Canuck, So, You Want to Be Canadian demonstrates once and for all why Canada is so cool (formerly just cold).
As an American this book will help you to decide if you are the right candidate to move to Canada or not.
If yes, then it offers you the necessary information about Canadian immigration system with your options to move.
Then help on necessary planning for cross border issues that provides both challenges and opportunities.
Canada has a well deserved reputation for having some of the highest marginal tax rates amongst the OECD countries.
What most Canadians do not realize is that Canada has a well established regime of tax sheltering to attract new residents that it does not offer to its indigenous population.
Canada is not just about a peaceful nation with universal health care system, clean air, low crime rate, no abortion laws, no death penalty, most respected nation, balanced education system or same sex marriages but with proper pre-immigration tax planning, wealthy individuals can move to Canada and avoid income and capital gain tax on their non-Canadian source income and capital gain producing assets.
This book is especially designed for Americans moving to Canada for an effective, efficient and stress free settlement to save your precious time and hard earned wealth.
Wheter you’re already living or working in Canada or just thinking about it – this is THE BOOK for you.
This book is designed to meet the needs of anyone wishing to know the essentials of Canadian life – however long your intended stay, you will find the information contained in this book invaluable.
Do you have any recommended reading to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!