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1  VFX Industry News & Information / General Industry Information / Re: Working in VFX in Canada - for international artists on: September 16, 2010, 06:57:27 PM
Hi Gillian,
Just got back from my hols myself.
Thanks for your reply. I think I'll put a visa application in and keep an eye on the situation.
Thanks
K
2  VFX Industry News & Information / General Industry Information / Re: Working in VFX in Canada - for international artists on: August 25, 2010, 06:50:35 AM
Hi,

I'm just starting to take the first steps to moving to Vancouver from the UK. The self-employed visa seems to be the one that fits due to vfx work seems to be self employed in Vancouver but when looking through the qualifying list of jobs, there's nothing that alludes to vfx let alone a film compositor (me). I do, however, find jobs like 'paste-up artists' that kind of went out with the introduction computers in publishing 25 years ago. Leads me to think that the qualifying jobs list has not been updated for a long time and best to ignore.

My questions:
Is the self employed visa the best route?
Has anyone who has done this any pearls of wisdom to offer?
Is it more common to go through the Provincial Nominee route?

An expansion on Gillian's comment '...then work out the immigration details once you get here' would be good. Does this mean it's easier to obtain a visa if already in the country with a job offer?

Does anyone have any thoughts about the withdrawal of the Information Technology temporary visa and how this will the industry in Vancouver?

Thanks in advance for any advise + comments.

K





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