Q: I've read that you can only take C$10,000.00 into Canada when you emigrate - is that correct?
A: You are not permitted to actually carry over this amount of cash, securities or bonds when you enter Canada on your person without declaring it to the customs officials at the pooint of entry and/or on the declaration form on the plane. Controlling large movements of cash and securities is now sensitive due to international money laundering operations. You are permitted to transfer your settling funds through banks or (better deal) by Money Transfer Companies with no problems.
Q: I have been issued with a Canadian residency visa. When I applied for immigration I was single but later on I got married and now have a child. I did not inform the immigration department at the embassy because I was not sure if I would be successful in my application for immigration. Now I have the visa to travel to Canada but my family hasn't. What can I do?
A: You must immediately inform Citizenship and Immigration Canada of your marital status and the birth of your child. You should also provide proof of funds (LICO) sufficient for your current family size, and expect that they will have to undergo medical and security checks (for your wife). If you do not do so and enter Canada, your wife and child will be PERMANENTLY ineligible to be sponsored. If the fact of their existence is discovered later, you could lose your permanent status or even citizenship in Canada,at any time in the future.
This is called Misrepresentation, and is considered the most serious violation of Canada's Immigration process. If someone advised you not to declare your wife and/or child, they have caused you serious harm.