American moving to Canada, not skilled enough

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Subject: American moving to Canada, not skilled enough
  Hi there,

I´ve read through the CIC website for months and it´s not getting any clearer. I would like to move to Canada LEGALLY. I live in the Detroit area and my boyfriend of 3 years lives in Toronto. He is a natural-born Canadian citizen.

This is such an odd situation. I love him and want to marry him someday, but it seems like it would be more responsible of us to live near each other for a while before getting married. But in order for me to live near him, I have to marry him and live with him, is that right?

The logical solution would be to enter as a skilled worker, but all of the jobs I´ve had in my life are not in the required skill levels. I don´t have a degree and I´ve never supervised anyone full time. I´ve had increasing responsibility from call centers to customer service to technical support. I was acting supervisor on occasion. If I give that experience on my application, how do they verify it? I was downsized two years ago and most of my former coworkers don´t work for that company anymore.

If the skilled worker thing doesn´t work, how do engaged couples normally go about this? The application I found is for applicants already living in Canada, but I thought that wasn´t possible? I´m very confused.

Thanks for any help. I have many questions, but I´ve already gone on long enough.

[10-10-2008,00:27]
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ash
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Your story reminded me with the story on the link below but it is the opposite..she is canadian chick and you are American..The responses may help..




http://www.canada-city.ca/canada-immigration/posting.php?messageid=25137

[10-10-2008,02:46]
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Anonymous
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Thanks! My big question, I guess, is how do we legally live together for a year in order to qualify?
[10-10-2008,09:17]
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ash
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I think call center business is still (pre current economic conditions) struggling for good employees in the Toronto area. You may try and get a job there.

But again, not sure if that is still the case, but worth trying.

A quick search on Job Bank shows 15 jobs at call centers in Toronto:

http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/JobResult_en.aspx?CommGrouping=GON033&Keyword=call+center&Sources=JobBank,Government&Student=No

Ray

[10-10-2008,14:49]
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Ray Masa
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