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(Links of Interest to the Canadian Expatriate)

There is so little information on the net geared to the Canadian Expatriate.  The following sites should be the most useful.  I have marked those sites generated by Canadians or Canadian Agencies or any sites with specific information for the Canadian Expatriate with a " ".



American Immigration Resources on the Net - Links to various government agencies.

Immigration Board - a message board dealing with Immigration issues.

Center for Immigration Studies - Offers various articles relating to Immigration.

The National Immigration Forum - advocates policies which welcomes immigrants and which treat new immigrants fairly.

International Immigrants Foundation - information and resources for immigrants.

Immigrants Rights - The American Civil Liberties Union - working to protect immigrants and ensure their rights are upheld by the law.

Immigrants Support Network - Immigrants lobby group.  Focuses mainly on H-1B and Green Card issues. - The Immigration Portal.  Information, news, chat and more.  


The NAFTA Homepage - Official homepage for the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Still under construction.

NAFTA Secretariat - Homepage of the Secretariat

North American Free Trade Agreement - The whole text.  

NAFTA.... For Your Information - Homepage created by a wife of I-94 holder.  The lure of working in the States and how NAFTA has ignored the spouses and children of I-94 workers.

TN VISAS - info from US State Department.  Includes list of professions under NAFTA.

The North American Free Trade Agreement - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade official NAFTA website.  

Cross-border Movement of Business Persons and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - brochure by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (1999).

Traveling outside of the USA with TN Visa - Canadians share experiences and advice.

Impact of FTA/NAFTA on Canada (What does the recent literature say?) - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

North American Free Trade Agreement - Law Library of Congress' Guide to Law Online

NAFTA, The North American Free Trade Agreement - Public Citizen Global Trade Watch.  Takes a negative stance towards NAFTA.

WWW NAFTA Links - Put together by the University of Colorado.


Important Notice: The H-1B petitioner fee increases from $500 to $1000 U.S. on December 18, 2000.

H-1B Frequently Asked Questions - From INS website

H-1B Visa Bill Passes House - Wired News, September 23, 2000

H-1B Visa FAQs - from the Technology Workforce Coalition

H-1B Procedure - brief outline and survey - private website 

H-1B Club - Yahoo club for H-1B holders and applicants.

Permanent Residency/Green Cards

Lawful Permanent Residency - INS information.

Other Visas

Canadian Performers: How to Enter the United States - Information on the visas needed and procedures taken to enter the U.S.  Brochure issued by the Consular Service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Dual Citizenship

Dual Citizenship - Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Facts and Information about dual citizenship.

Dual Citizen FAQ: Dual Nationality and United States Law - on dual citizenship.  Site maintained by Canadian/US citizen.  As this is a private site, we cannot vouch for the validity of the information contained therein.   Always check with your lawyer or INS officials.  

Canadian Citizenship

How to Prove you are a Canadian Citizen - Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Information on Citizenship Certificates.

Were You Born Outside Canada to a Canadian Parent? - Citizenship and Immigration Canada - information on how to apply for Canadian Citizenship.

Canada/U.S. Relations

A Canadian - U.S. Studies Site - Center for Canadian - U.S. Business Studies at Clarkson University

The Big Move

Sage advice on moving to the United States from Canadians who have "been there and done that".

Making the Move - advice on moving to California, including how to open a bank account, get your social security number, find an apartment and survive the freeways. - Lots of advice and links for Canadians moving  to the U.S. 

Crossing the 49th; A Compendium of the Bumps on the Road for Canadians going South. - Brochure intended for "Snowbirds"; issued by Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Traveling to the U.S. - Information from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.  Includes information on working  in the U.S. and steps on how to obtain visas.

Customs Regulations for Non-Residents - Information by U.S. Customs.  Includes information on shipping household items to the U.S.

Going2USA - a guide intended for natives of India but full of useful information on how to get started in the U.S.  

Professional Associations & Careers

Canadian Librarians in America - A site for Canadian Librarians working in the U.S. under NAFTA.  Includes legal info, tips for new arrivals, and info on jobs.   Provides info on how to join the message board "Canadian Librarians in America".


Bon Voyage, but..... - information for the Canadian Traveler.  Brochure issued by the Consular Service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Assistance for Canadians Abroad - definition and description of Consular Services.

Working Abroad:  Unravelling the Maze - Brochure issued by the Consular Service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

New2USA- Online magazine for new immigrants to America.  More for overseas newcomers, it covers every aspect of American life and society from how to get a bank account, dealing with cultural differences to where to meet friends.

Escape Artist - Online Magazine for Expatriates.  Geared more to the American Expatriate.

Expat Expert - Online Magazine for Expatriates around the world.  Has a number of links to various expatriate sites. - Online magazine for Expatriate mothers.   Also has forums and email lists.

Expatriate Spouse - Online magazine dedicated to those who have followed their spouses overseas. 

Expatriate Offshore Life - An online magazine.

Expatriate Living - Online magazine.

Outpost - Expatriate Information Centre for various countries around the world.

People Going Global - Information about various countries, including the United States.

Adaptation - the various steps it takes to adjust to a new life in a new country.

General interest Clubs and Forums

Chat Eh - A Canadian Guide to Living in the United States

America Canada - A forum to help Americans and Canadians to learn about each other.

Border Brawl - A place to discuss US/Canada relations.  

Canadian and American issues 

Canadian Expatriate Webrings

Canadians Abroad - A webring for Canadians living around the world.

Canadian Expats living in the US - a companion to this site, linking expatriates in the United States

Our Sister Site

Check out the Canadian / Chicago Connection.


Currency Converter - Bank of Canada's own.

Canada 411 - Find someone back home.  National phone directory.

Canadian Postal Code Lookup Service - can also check American zip codes.

Country Profiles - Canada - FedEx page on shipping goods to Canada.

CIA World Fact Book - all sorts of interesting tidbits of information that the CIA DOES want you know.

US State Department Background Notes - Canada - US State Department's Fact Sheet on Canada; updated July 2000.

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