The first place you should start is the Citizenship and Immigration
Canada (CIC) website: www.cic.gc.ca
There you will find information on the immigration process,
specifically, immigrating to Quebec. Quebec has its own selection
process, in addition to the federal Canadian application. This means
more forms and more fees. However, you can apply directly to Canada,
in which case, you would put down a destination city anywhere in
Canada, but outside of Quebec. Then, once you have landed outside of
Quebec, you can move to Montreal.
Your choices for living and working in Montreal are:
- find someone to hire you and sponsor your work visa (not an easy
task, but do-able)
- apply for landed immigrant status.
You can find information on both these options on the CIC website.
You will probably end up with more questions, however, so feel free
to come back and ask ;)
--- In immigrationcanada@y..., "eddyrose1" <eddyrose1@y...> wrote:
> If anyone can give me some information on what the formalities are
> for an american to live and work in Montreal, please feel free to
> contact me... I would appreciate a response from anyone who is
> american and already lives up there or somebody who knows what
steps I can take?