9.24.2006

resource (updated)

I received an email from an author of another "how to move to Canada" book, asking for a plug. Terese Loeb Kreuzer and Carol Bennett have written How To Move To Canada: A Primer for Americans.

I thought about turning wmtc into a how-to book, and was excited about the idea for while. But I wasn't motivated to do the additional research that would make a book applicable to situations other than my own, and - more importantly - wasn't interested in doing the publicity that would be needed to get it out there. I've done book publicity, and I'm pretty good at it, but I'm not really interested in doing it again.

Then there's the fact that a book like this can become obsolete by the time it hits the shelves. CIC changes procedures often, and they don't check with writers to see if they mind. So I decided against it.

However, other people decided differently! I hope Americans find their resources helpful. The other current book I know of is Jo Davenport's The Canadian Way.

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UPDATE. Wmtc always has new visitors looking for information on emigrating to Canada, so I'd like to clarify something about this post.

A reader informs me (in comments, below) that the book "How To Move To Canada" actually gives scant attention to the immigration process. What's more, we Americans already here, and those of us on the way, all managed to figure out how to get the job done on our own, and by sharing information and comparing notes with each other. I haven't seen the book, and I don't want to discourage its sales, but it's obviously not essential. I'm living proof of that.

If you think you might want to emigrate to Canada, the place to start is at the CIC website. Happy reading!

8 comments:

West End Bound said...

L-girl,

Speaking of books, did you see the post linking to you on Tennessee Guerilla Women yesterday??

Good PR for all your hard efforts - as I keep saying: "The Grande Dame" of Canadian immigration from the US!

L-girl said...

Speaking of books, did you see the post linking to you on Tennessee Guerilla Women yesterday??

Oh yes. If you scroll down in comments, you'll see me there. :)

And thank you, as always. I blush.

Seriously, I do.

West End Bound said...

My Firefox browser was blocking out access to TGW's comment section . . . Just figured that out, and now I can see all the radical's comments - How great is that??

(Was trying to put a link in my previous comment to their post, but haven't quite figured out how to do that yet . . . I think a basic HTML course is order for me!)

Diamond Jim said...

A friend who's a copy editor at Conde nast actually sent me a copy of that book, for reasons even she couldn't fathom ("maybe you could give it ot your friend [Laura]"--yeah, right). It spends only 20 or so pages on the immigration process. More than two-thirds of the whole is spent describing Canada ("Where To Live in Canada," an issue settled for most of us by where the work is).

oh, and as well as TGW, you've been linked to on Majikthise and Firedoglake :)

L-girl said...

for reasons even she couldn't fathom

LOL. Yes, it's a bit late for us. We managed to find our way here without that book. :)

It spends only 20 or so pages on the immigration process. More than two-thirds of the whole is spent describing Canada ("Where To Live in Canada," an issue settled for most of us by where the work is).

Interesting! Thanks for the review.

you've been linked to on Majikthise and Firedoglake :)

Firedoglake I got through Technorati, but Majikthise hasn't shown up yet. Thank you!

I'm pretty good (well, more like obsessive) about finding links and mentions of wmtc. I think between Statcounter came-froms and Technorati I get them all. But of course I wouldn't know if I'm missing any, would I...?

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Scott M. said...

One thing I definately appreciate is the logical layout and simplicity of the Canadian federal government websites. For the most part, they've done a good job of making the information accessible.

I pity anyone looking for information from the US INS and Border Services website -- it's atrocious. Horrible! I was looking for some information there recently and couldn't find a thing even with their search engine -- and I used to be an (albeit Canadian) Customs Officer!

Lone Primate said...

Good PR for all your hard efforts - as I keep saying: "The Grande Dame" of Canadian immigration from the US!

The latterday Harriet Tubman with her Underground Interstate. :)