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Old Jun 11th 2012, 3:46 pm
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Landing was easy peasy......we were preparing ourselves to be sat in a small room, being grilled about everything including the date and time of our last bowel movement.....But we arrived at Immigration to.......

"welcome to canada" a million times, gave us a welcome pack with a free calender.....makes it feel worth spending a couple of grand eh!!

Then obviously a few questions where you planning on living etc, but didn't ask for our goods list, proof of funds all of which caused many hours of stress but hey ho......that was it, took about 40 minutes max including waiting in the line!!

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Many congratulations on a happy landing.....it is all a bit underwhelming isn't it? I kind of hoped for a marching band, but it was all very ordinary - have a great stay and I hope it all goes as smoothly as this bit has. Good luck!
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Landing was easy peasy......we were preparing ourselves to be sat in a small room, being grilled about everything including the date and time of our last bowel movement.....But we arrived at Immigration to.......

"welcome to canada" a million times, gave us a welcome pack with a free calender.....makes it feel worth spending a couple of grand eh!!

Then obviously a few questions where you planning on living etc, but didn't ask for our goods list, proof of funds all of which caused many hours of stress but hey ho......that was it, took about 40 minutes max including waiting in the line!!

"WELCOME TO CANADA"

Anna & Shaun, Permanent Residents of Beautiful British Colombia
well done we're flying out on Thursday and we cant wait
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well done we're flying out on Thursday and we cant wait
Depending where you are making your landing the Feds are in a bit of recession so CBSA have cut back on the marching bands, balloons, free Tim Hortons and Canada pins. You will probably get a Hello/Bonjour and possibly a Welcome to Canada by the ever so cheerful BSO processing you or if you listen closely perhaps a muttered "More ****ing Brits deserting the Motherland"
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Job done!

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Congratulations!! Hope everything goes according to plan for the future.
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Great news... Congratulations!!
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Depending where you are making your landing the Feds are in a bit of recession so CBSA have cut back on the marching bands, balloons, free Tim Hortons and Canada pins. You will probably get a Hello/Bonjour and possibly a Welcome to Canada by the ever so cheerful BSO processing you or if you listen closely perhaps a muttered "More ****ing Brits deserting the Motherland"

My son got Canada pin!!!
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It's funny - when we first arrived we were like FBI agents - ready to pull out our PR cards like a concealed weapon to wave in the face of anyone who was vaguely interested. Now they just sit in the safe along with various bits and bobs.

It all seemed important at the time. It's surprising how quickly we found we didn't even think about it any more. For the first month or so we must have looked like complete newbies; people were always asking us where we are from and how long we have been here. Now - Nothing!!!

Congratulations though! enjoy the novelty while it lasts!!!

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Congratulations; glad it all went smoothly. Enjoy the new life!!
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Thanks guys.....Yes totally underwhelming!!! It was great when canadians asking us if we were on holiday and always had a speedy reply....no actually we are permanent resisdents......no doubt if i had tht card i would of flashed it as often as i could hahaha
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Well done bet it feels great
Do you both have jobs yet
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Congratulations and enjoy your new life. xx

p.s. is there room for 2 more (and a little one). lol
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