By Jackie Lam
Cori Carl, a 32-year-old managing director of a nonprofit, and her wife Casey Daly, a business analyst, moved from Brooklyn to Toronto last spring via the Express Entry program.
“The immigration process itself is a lot like a tedious online job application,” says Cori, who did it without the help of an immigration lawyer. “There’s nothing difficult about it, just a lot of getting copies of the right documents and a bunch of data entry.”
This article isn’t quite accurate. It certainly didn’t cost $17k to move to Canada. It was probably $5,500 total, including the moving truck and incidentals like getting a new drivers license, etc. The author confused the requirement to show that you can support yourself while you look for a job (proof of funds) with having to actually give that money to someone in order to move.