Annette Thomas

Vancouver Full-time Professional Real Estate Specialist

"I love what I do and it shows"

  • Cell: (604) 773-2451
  • Office: (604) 684-6155
  • Fax: (604) 684-4155
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Relocating to Vancouver ?
Vancouver is an amazing city. Nestled between the mountains and pacific ocean, it is still a young city developing it's own character.
You can go to the theatre, symphony or IMAX cinema;
Go shopping on Robson Street, Denman Street or at Pacific Centre Mall
Visit the Art Gallery or Museums (the UBC Anthropology museum is my favourite);
Swim, Rollerblade or Walk the sea wall;
Hike, Mountain Bike, Ski or Snowboard on the local mountains or drive the sea to sky highway to the world reknown Whistler Blackcomb mountains. It is also the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
What makes Canada Great?
The people.
People that immigrate to Canada do so for many reasons but what is really great is the values that Canadians believe  in:
Fairness, tolerance and respect.
 Canadians believe in and want fairness and justice for their children, their families and themselves.
Diversity and cooperation.
Canadians understand the value of working together. In a country as large and diverse as Canada, people must be able to resolve or ignore small conflicts in order to live happily and peacefully.
Equal opportunity.
Each person is equal before the law and is treated equally by the law. Everyone has the same opportunity for success.
Civil rights.
 Canadians appreciate their rights and freedoms, which apply equally without regard to such considerations as a person’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, colour, religion, mental or physical disability or sexual orientation.
As a newcomer, you should be aware of your rights and responsibilities - to participate in Canadian society implies an obligation to help it succeed, caring enough to want to get involved and make Canada even better.
Environmental responsibility.
 Canadians are especially conscious of their natural environment and the need to both respect and protect it for the future. Canadians believe that economic growth should not come at the expense of a healthy environment and social well-being.
B.C. Recruiting workers from other countries and hope to recruit 30,000 new workers a year until 2015. Top 10 Jobs / Positions that need to be filled in B.C.
Check out my Moving Facts and Relocation Information Page which has information on:
Drivers and Vehicles
Utilities Information
Jobs / Employment in Vancouver & Canada
Banks, Mortgages & Credit cards
And other miscellaneous facts
Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Moving or Immigrating to Vancouver, British Columbia - this is the Goverment of Canada website link
It is not easy to figure out some times how to start the process of immigrating so I have tried to provide some information for you here:

Skilled workers and professionals

Skilled workers have education, work experience, knowledge of English or French, and other abilities that will help them to establish themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada.

Will you qualify?

Immigration Canada uses six selection factors and a system of points.
For more information on each selection factor click on it.
Education Maximum 25 points
Ability in English and/or French Maximum 24 points
Experience Maximum 21 points
Age Maximum 10 points
Arranged employment in Canada Maximum 10 points
Adaptability Maximum 10 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark 67 points

Canadian Experience Class 

Temporary foreign workers on contracts or foreign students who graduated in Canada, often have the qualities (experince with Canadian society and the economy) to make a successful transition from temporary residence status to permanent residence status. You should have knowledge of English or French and qualifying work experience.

Investors, entrepreneurs and self‑employed persons

The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to Canada who will support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.

Find out if you can immigrate as one of the following:

Sponsoring your family

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) knows it is important to help families who come from other countries to reunite in Canada. If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child (including adopted child) or other eligible relative (such as a parent or grandparent) to become a permanent resident.
British Columbia Immigration Lawyers web page -
Welcome to BC - Provincial government website for people looking to move or immigrate to British Columbia

How to Come to British Columbia

There are several ways to come to British Columbia. Check the list below to find the best way for you.

Provinces and Territories

Links to the Provincial or Territory government website in Canada. Capital cities are in brackets.


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Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador  Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)   Flag of Nova Scotia   Nova Scotia (Halifax)  
Flag of New Brunswick  New Brunswick (Fredericton)   Flag of Prince Edward Island  Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)  
Flag of the Yukon  Yukon (Whitehorse)   Flag of the Northwest Territories  Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) Flag of Nunavut  Nunavut (Iqaluit)  
View of Yaletown, Vancouver
Other useful Links:
Explore Canada
Working in Canada you need a
Applying for a
Applying for replacement of Canadian Immigration Document
What you should know about Canadian Health Care Services.
Annette Thomas
Cell:(604) 773-2451
Office:(604) 684-6155
Fax:(604) 684-4155
RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside)
#2 - 1012 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6E 1T7 Canada
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