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  • Writer's pictureAlejandro Gonzalez

How do you plan your immigration journey?

Immigrating involves a lot of planning, money and time.

Emigrate means to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one
Emigrating means leaving a country permanently and living in another one.

How do people immigrate?

Since the earliest times, families have moved for a better future. Some move in search of work or economic opportunity, to join family, or to study. Meanwhile, many move to escape war, political persecution, human rights violations, and some others due to natural disasters.

Today, more than ever, thousands of people live in a country other than where they were born.

What do you should consider before immigrating?

Alejandro Gonzalez, is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Alejandro Gonzalez, is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

In this blog, I will look at what you may consider while considering immigrating to any country.

Visa Requirements:

If you're looking to start a new life in another country, it's essential to plan accordingly. One crucial aspect to consider is obtaining a visa that will allow you to live and work in your new home. Without it, your dreams of a permanent relocation could be jeopardized. Ensure you take the necessary steps and secure your visa before embarking on your exciting new journey. If you lack this knowledge, you must seek immigration advice.


It would help if you had some savings before moving to a new country. Depending on your visa needs and the country you are considering moving to, you might be asked to show proof of savings or funds with your visa application.

Having this in mind would help while waiting to find a job.

Immigration Advice:

While you do not need to work with an immigration lawyer or consultant to apply for a Canadian visa, we can help make the process less stressful.

What we can do for you:  

  • Assess your eligibility for a Canadian Visa

  • Complete your visa application form on your behalf

  • Help you understand the dos and don’ts of the visa application process 

  • Gather and prepare all required documents 

  • Submit and monitor your application with Refugee and Citizenship Canada

Get to know about the country:

Relocating to a new country involves learning about its history, geography, culture, language, and weather.

Also, it is vital to understand the work culture, where you can work, and, last but not least, if you need to update your skills or educational background to fit the job market adequately.

Some trades and careers maybe regulated in the country where are you thinking to move in.
Some trades and careers may be regulated in the country where you think to move in.

Having a serious conversation with your spouse and children (if any):

Over the years in my professional practice, I have seen couples of entire families being separated due to immigration issues.

What does this mean?

Before making the big move, you must agree with your relatives about whether they want to leave their home, relatives, friends, and country behind.

Studies have shown that when someone in the family has been forced to emigrate, there is a high chance for that family to fail in their immigration plan, no matter where they have emigrated.

Many couples and families break down
Many couples and families break down

Learn the Language:

As an immigrant, you probably do not have a good command of the language in the country where you are considering moving.

Remember, to grow your career or get better paid, you must be capable of speaking the primary language (s) of your country of choice.

Do not isolate in the new country:

Getting the proper orientation in your new community, as well as guidance and support to access necessary government and community services, is essential. 

The government of Canada offers settlement services to newcomers, such as:

  • Orientation to recreation centres

  • Employment and language training

  • Orientation to libraries

  • Money Management and Financial Literacy

  • Canadian Law, Rights and Responsibilities

  • Housing

  • Tax Information

  • Education

  • Health

  • Cross-Cultural Parenting

Expand your network, respect the laws and culture, and enjoy your new home.

We hope that this article has been helpful to you; if you want to talk to me to guide you through this process, write to me at 

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