What It's About
A lack of useful, one-stop immigration resources leads a couple in Canada to create a handy ebook on the subject for others.
Words of Wisdom
There’s the old cliche among authors that comes from Carol Shields. It says, “Write the book you want to read; the one you cannot find.”
This is great advice, and there was no other couple in the world that knew a good book on immigration didn’t exist more than Cori and Casey. So, they decided to expand upon their blog post and self-published all of their research as a book.
Now that they’ve successfully launched a book helping people navigate the Canadian immigration process, they’re working on a follow-up book with information to make it easier for newcomers to settle in Canada covering everything from how to set up retirement accounts and get a mortgage to demystifying Canadian taxes. Even with expert advice, it can be challenging to make sense of all of the little differences even coming from a very culturally similar country!
Notes from Chris
In 2015, Cori Carl and her ex-wife, Casey, were trying to navigate the murky waters of immigration from America to Canada. Thankfully, with a keen eye for detail and a lot of patience, Cori and Casey were able to immigrate relatively unscathed by the process. After they’d moved and settled in they realized that they had hundreds of hours worth of documented research just sitting there not being used to help anyone. You only move to Canada once, they thought and decided to write up their research and share it on their travel blog, 15 Miles (UPDATE: now Welcome Home Ontario). That post became the most popular one they’d ever published, so they decided to turn it into a book. Since then their little ebook has gone on to consistently make $500 a month in passive income, and in the near future, they’re looking to create a second book that simplifies the process even more and prepares people for the small cultural differences between life in the USA and a new life in Canada.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Welcome Home Ontario: Learn more about gaining citizenship in the Great White North over on Cori's website!
- The Definitive Guide to Express Entry: Everything you need to know, from two people who’ve done it
- Welcome Home Ontario | Moving to Canada: Skip spending thousands of dollars on an immigration attorney and do it yourself instead! Check out Cori's complete guide to moving to Canada without an attorney
- Amazon | Maple Syrup Books: Check out Amazon's selection of maple syrup books
- School Administrator Creates Digital Magazine for Goaltenders: After discovering that his passion for goaltending has little to no online presence, a hockey fan decides to create his own resource blog.
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