Moving To Canada From Mexico – What To Know Before You Go
Canada is a great place to live, with a high quality of life, plenty of metropolitan cities and rural communities, and plenty of opportunities for work, studying, and recreation. But if you want to move to Canada from Mexico, there are a few things you may want to think about before you move.
How Can I Immigrate To Canada From Mexico?
If you plan on living in Canada for an extended period of time, you will usually need to get a job in Canada to immigrate to the country. It’s also possible to move to Canada with a student visa if you want to attend college or a postgraduate institution in Canada. If you have a family member in Canada, you may also qualify for residency in the country.
Do I Need To Know English To Move To Canada From Mexico?
English is the most common first language in Canada, though many people in Quebec speak French as well. While speaking fluent English is not expressly necessary to live in Canada, it will make it much easier to live your day-to-day life, and to get an immigration permit for work or for studying in Canada.
Only about 1.32% of people in Canada speak Spanish as their first language, so learning or brushing up on your English or French is a great idea before you plan to move to Canada. You and your family members may find it difficult to live in the country if you do not speak English or French well, and language fluency may be taken into account during the immigration permit process.
Will I Be Able To Bring My Household Goods And Car To Canada From Mexico?
If you move to Canada temporarily or permanently, you will be able to bring all of your household goods and personal items with you, as long as they do not violate any restricted item laws when you enter the country. These items will not be taxed. It also may be possible to bring a car to Canada from Mexico, in some circumstances, and you may qualify for a tax exemption for your vehicle, as well.
To ship a vehicle to Canada, the vehicle must comply with Canada's Motor Vehicle Safety Act requirements, unless it’s 15 years or old or older. Usually, cars manufactured in the US, Canada, or Mexico will not be subject to duties or taxes, thanks to trade agreements between these countries.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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