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From: Levetta
Date: 02-04-2006, 11:29 AM (1 of 3)
Tropical Elegance
74 Muska Bay
Winnipeg, MB
email: <email address removed for privacy>

Hello Everyone:

This is Mrs Edwards from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. I own a bridal store here in Winnipeg called Tropical Elegance. I been in business for over 19 years but no matter what I do I cannot expand or advance my business here in this little city where I live. I was classified as the top seamstress in Winnipeg from 1995 to 2004.

If anyone on here have any tips they can give me on how I can move to the US and get hired by a top clothing company that would be very nice. I have lots of talent but as I said I cannot show off my talent based on my location.
I also willing to do work for any top clothing company in the US from my present location.

Anyone on here want to give me advice you can contact me at <email address removed for privacy> My husband and I are will to relocate as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance

Mrs Edwards
Tropical Elegance
User: Levetta
Member since: 02-04-2006
Total posts: 1
From: mommydionne
Date: 02-05-2006, 07:21 AM (2 of 3)
Moving to the US to work can be tricky, often you must get the job first and then go through the visa process, the TN-1 is the first temporary visa you start with but you must have proof of employment (in writing!) to apply, and from there you move onto the the semi-permanant visas (ie HB-1) and from there to your green card (which is not green but beige go figure). This last bit of the process is drawn out and expensive ($5000-10 000) and requires a GOOD immigration lawyer and travel restrictions etc and can take a couple of years but not always.
Sooo... I would start by looking for the job first.
But why not look in some larger canadian cities? Vancouver Montreal and TO for example. Toronto is rapidly becoming one of the highlights on the world fashion scene (buh-leave it or not!)
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: MaryW
Date: 02-07-2006, 06:34 PM (3 of 3)
LOL, thanks Jeanette. Good info.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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