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    Pakistan Driving Letter NOC For Exemptions

    Hello FReza, read this thread. You don't need to worry about or get a NOC letter from Pakistan. https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/new-immigrant-got-g-license-easy.517719/#post-6358396
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    New Immigrant - Got G License Easy

    If for example you have a UAE license but are a citizen of another country without a drivers license exchange agreement with Canada like India or Pakistan then you can take your license to the countries embassy it was issued from and get it verified. i.e take your UAE license to the UAE embassy...
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    New Immigrant - Got G License Easy

    I think the fees for the G2/G are valid till the expiry of your G1 license which is 5 years from the date you get your license. Btw G2 also expires after 5 years from the date you get your G1. My friends wife gave her G2 and put off giving the the full G test, when her G2 expired she went to...
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    My Canadian Banking Experience: BMO, RBC and TD

    You'll be fine, I also shortlisted TD and RBC as my bank but found TD to be far superior when it comes to customer service. I opened my bank account and then after two months I had to fly back to my home country and my branch manager called me on my international cell in my country to ask if all...
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    New Immigrant - Got G License Easy

    Hello, 1). I did not buy the course book. I scanned though the online version available at the MTO website. I don't know if links work here but https://drivetest.ca/tests/official-drivers-handbooks.html The course books are available at large stores also. I bought both books for my wife from...
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    My Canadian Banking Experience: BMO, RBC and TD

    RBC US and TD US is an another bank than RBC Canada and TD Canada. HSBC and CIBC also offers the same account opening services when you're not in Canada but it's when you're in Canada is what matters. I have asked around after my bad experience with them and received confirmation of RBC treating...
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    My Canadian Banking Experience: BMO, RBC and TD

    Hi, I landed and opened an account with TD. The whole process was quite smooth, I walked into the branch, they asked me what I was looking for and they set up an appointment for me the next day. Next day after about 2 hours with them I walked out with 4 accounts set up, a debit card, cheques and...
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    New Immigrant - Got G License Easy

    You got lucky. The local license will always supersede any other driving document.
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    New Immigrant - Got G License Easy

    Hello, I used to fret over how to get the Canadian driving license after moving here. Turns out it wasn't really much of a hassle. I'm from Pakistan and have about 20 years of driving experience. You only need 2/3 years for attempting the full G. I made sure my Pakistani driving license was...
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    Experience in opening a brokerage account

    Hello, perhaps a bit late to answer your question but just came across this thread. I opened a brokerage account with TD a few months back. It was a no hassle process. I setup an appointment with the relationship manager at the branch closest to me, took my COPR, passport and SIN number. The...
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    Is Canada Child Benefit, Welfare ?

    Hello, I'm in the process of moving to Canada with my family of 3 young children. I'm a little confused about the Canada Child Benefit, is it welfare ? I'm asking because I chose Canada over every other country as I liked the people and the country's culture. I'm not immigrating to be a...
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    Transfer money from Pakistan to Canada

    Hello, read post 5 on this thread. I answered it a few weeks ago for someone else. http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/how-to-transfer-money-from-pakistan-to-canada-t464256.0.html Good luck with your Canada move!
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    How to transfer money from Pakistan to Canada.

    You or your dad (whoever is sending the funds) need to open a USD account with your bank here in Pakistan. Preferably in a bank with foreign roots like Faysal bank, Dubai Islamic, Al-Falah or Standard Chartered. Get your cash exchanged from a currency exchange and tell them you need the USD...
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    Got PR but came back home. Do I have to file taxes ?

    Dont have an accountant in Canada that's why asking how much does one charge typically for filing returns ?
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    Got PR but came back home. Do I have to file taxes ?

    @APPNOV2014NY Thank you Does anyone have any idea what an accountant should charge to file personal taxes for a year and if I need to be in Canada to file them ?
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    Got PR but came back home. Do I have to file taxes ?

    @MidoRafa Thanks. No I did not deposit it in a savings account. Left it in checking account as I was planning on buying a home or business immediately. Do new immigrants have any first year tax breaks or anything of the sort and when do taxes need to be filed ?
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    Got PR but came back home. Do I have to file taxes ?

    Hello, I moved to Canada this October with plans to settle down but had to leave after about 45 days due to family commitments back home. While I was there I opened a bank account and transferred about 500,000 in CAD and USD as I intended to buy a home. However I could not do that and flew...
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    2016 PR CARD APPLICANTS TIMELINE

    I landed on the 30th of September, did not have a valid address to give when landing so was told to call immigration Canada and update it or do it via their website. I updated the address on the website on the 5th of October, the website told me it can take upto 15 days to update the address in...
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    My Landing Experiance in Montreal and About Montreal

    @atzquebec You're right. In professional circles French is a must. @MidoRafa Thank you. You're right of course, I meant when leaving Pakistan you're only allowed to carry upto $10,000 or equivalent in other currencies. When arriving in Canada bringing in any amount does not seem to be a...
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    My Landing Experiance in Montreal and About Montreal

    @APPNOV2014NY Thank you I did, I found the homes are a bit more expensive than Laval and a bit run down. I really would love to live close to downtown Montreal as that's the best area but apartment prices are very expensive. For generalization I would say a good home in Oakville/Burlington...