Monday, July 9, 2012

Asking for and accepting help

Well as I said before we have embarked on this mission to immigrate to Canada. We are leaving everything up to God and if things don't work as planned... well it wouldn't be the first time. God has his own plan and right now we feel that we are suppose to try. So try we will. Aside from the mountains of paperwork immigrating is expensive and more so when you going to a place where the money conversion is not in your favor. For example I make the about 700usd a month at my full time job. We are making it on that here but that helps you understand why no vacations to the states are in the future. We realize that one of the ways God may provide for us is through friends and family who wish to help us. My plan is to describe each step as we go and explain the expenses we will be facing. Also if we receive any financial help I will be posting what we are doing with the money we receive.  Right now I'm going to try and give you the whole picture in a nut shell.

I wrote about the first step here:

Below I am pasting a read out I got from the Canadian Immigration site. 

Summary of fees for selected services

Upon submission, fee totals due will be confirmed by the office processing your application(s).
*All fees and calculations are provided in Canadian Dollars only.
Your nearest Visa office web site will have the currency(ies) accepted.
Immigration Applications for Persons Outside Canada
Permanent Residence
Right of Permanent Residence Fee2$490.00$980.00
Other classes of applicants - Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominees
Principal applicant1$550.00$550.00
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner1$550.00$550.00
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner3$150.00$450.00
Obviously none of this includes traveling ext. I have a great offer for a place to stay in Calgary so that has been provided!!! Yeah for my blog buddies!!! 
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