Hi friends, Need some info. regarding migrating to Canada. Our fellow ilite Cheer has already given me a good link [ canadian desi];looking for some more advise / experiences. My sister(& family),presently staying with me in Dubai, have just received their letter calling for medical appointment. What should they be prepared for during the medical test ? They say, by the time they get their passports stamped, it would be winter; so people are advising against travelling in winter 'cos jobs also will be less. Is this correct ? But they are concerned about their 7yr. old kid missing school. When do schools start-- can he join in between ?? Any particular certificate he would need from his present school where he is studying 2nd.std. ? Is there some 3 types of schooling systems to choose from ; which is best ? My Brother-in-law is a Systems Analyst ; which state/place would suit him in getting an appropriate job. Can you give the pros. & cons. of the places please, also as to weather,price of homes, cost of living etc. If they do decide to go ahead & travel as soon as they get visa [ since my bil is not having proper income in this present job, he wants to quit soon], what precautions they should follow while travelling.... is business class recommended ? Should they travel first to Toronto or elsewhere is practical ? Can they buy winter wear after coming there ?? Being Gulf climate,very little variety & highly expensive, winter clothes are over here. Some friends are suggesting to even purchase all furniture from here, saying if they go there & buy, they would have to pay lots of taxes !! Is it so ?? What are the important items they should bring from here , which a normal middle-class family would need . Esp. jewels, how much is allowed & how to take them ? Must they put a comprehensive list of items they are having [including household stuff like show-case dolls, books,toys,video cassettes etc.] & take photos of their jewellery ??? Awaiting your useful replies, Thanks, Dew.