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    Cyburbian rcgplanner's avatar
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    U.S. to Canada

    I have been looking for jobs recently and have noticed there seems to be a shortage of planners in certain regions of Canada, especially the Prairies, specifically the Edmonton Area. How difficult is it for an American to make the jump and work in Canada?
    I am looking for an entry level position, will that make things easier or more difficult. Thanks for your help!

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    I have no direct experience with this, but the Canadian Citizen and Immigration site has some useful information on applying for residency. For skilled worker permits, having a masters degree and a few years experience will almost certainly give you enough points to apply.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp

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    Wow.....

    I scored a 76 without a job offer and 86 with a job offer......hmmmm...... Now, when's that City of Victoria Director's position going to open up???
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    So Close

    I scored a 66 w/o a job offer and 76 w/ a job offer. Anyone in Canada want to give an entry-level planner a job! J/K

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    If you're a US or Mexican citizen, you can work as a planner in Canada by getting a NAFTA work visa. You simply show up at the border with your diploma, a job offer letter and proof of citizenship (along with $150) and you get the work visa on the spot.

    Check out this link for more information: http://international.monster.ca/12832_en-CA_p1.asp

    Here's the list of job categories that qualify: http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Defau...167#Ap1603.D.1
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