Just returned after landing

Old Jan 31st 2010, 4:09 am
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Blimey it`s cold here!!! It is warmer in Vancouver!! Well we finally landed after a 4 year wait, we were shown where to go and were warmly welcomed by immigrartion officials. Had to wait some time to be seen due to an IT fault on the computers so they had only 2 terminals opened. Impressed the Officer as we already had our Goods to Follow list filled in, took about 20 mins, 3 basic questions and was given a copy of our Permanant Residancy visa`s, then we handed over our goods to follow list, and after a Welcome To Canada greeting from the official, we headed straight out and sorted out our SIN numbers and bank accounts and then hit the roads and looked in all areas, it certainly is a beautiful place. Just a matter of selling up here now and moving!!
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Blimey it`s cold here!!! It is warmer in Vancouver!! Well we finally landed after a 4 year wait, we were shown where to go and were warmly welcomed by immigrartion officials. Had to wait some time to be seen due to an IT fault on the computers so they had only 2 terminals opened. Impressed the Officer as we already had our Goods to Follow list filled in, took about 20 mins, 3 basic questions and was given a copy of our Permanant Residancy visa`s, then we handed over our goods to follow list, and after a Welcome To Canada greeting from the official, we headed straight out and sorted out our SIN numbers and bank accounts and then hit the roads and looked in all areas, it certainly is a beautiful place. Just a matter of selling up here now and moving!!
Hi Portsmouthcouple,

Glad to hear that you had a smooth landing and a productive trip all round. Hope your selling and moving goes as smoothly.
Good luck for your future in Canada

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Blimey it`s cold here!!! It is warmer in Vancouver!! Well we finally landed after a 4 year wait, we were shown where to go and were warmly welcomed by immigrartion officials. Had to wait some time to be seen due to an IT fault on the computers so they had only 2 terminals opened. Impressed the Officer as we already had our Goods to Follow list filled in, took about 20 mins, 3 basic questions and was given a copy of our Permanant Residancy visa`s, then we handed over our goods to follow list, and after a Welcome To Canada greeting from the official, we headed straight out and sorted out our SIN numbers and bank accounts and then hit the roads and looked in all areas, it certainly is a beautiful place. Just a matter of selling up here now and moving!!
Hi Portsmouthcouple

congrats on your landing and all the best for the future

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Hi,
Glad you like it over here!
We live over on Vancouver Island in Victoria, but home before was Stubbington, near Fareham and I used to work at St Marys in Pompey!
If you need any help, just ask!
Good Luck with the next stage.
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Charlottyb, nice to hear there are locals out there, the next step for us is to sell up and move out, our biggest hurdle though will be finding work as i am in IT and i dont see many opportunities out in the BC area, keep in touch.
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Portsmouthcouple,

It must be a relief to LAND after that wait !!

May I ask what 3 questions did they ask and also where did you get your PR cards sent to ?

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Old Jan 31st 2010, 8:58 pm
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The questions were just basic stuff like have you been in trouble with the police within the last year, what is your relationship with your partner, are you in good health etc, he also did our Goods to Follow list to speed things up rather than wait any longer in customs, cant fault them for all the help they gave us.
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What about the PR cards ? I believe they have got to be sent to a Canadian address and take at least 10 days. ??

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more like 10 weeks...i was quoted 8-10 weeks....
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Old Jan 31st 2010, 9:28 pm
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Yeah the cards will be with us in 8 weeks, we have had them sent to our agents address in BC. And the SIN cards take about 8 weeks too.
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No. you get your sin number immediately and the card arrives 8 days later.

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Hi Portsmouth couple, Congrats on landing in Canada....We had our visas on Saturday and like you are looking to land in May then come back and tie up all the loose ends before moving out there permanently.
You mentioned the "Goods to Follow" list, do you need to take that with you when you land or can we take it when we move permanently?

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Well you can do both, but we just prefered to take it with us, so that it`s one more thing we dont have to worry about when we move for good. Some people have regretted not taking their list in advance as it created more hassle for them when they actually moved! Our way at least saves us a lot of hassle later on in the move. Plus when you arrive in emigration, you`ll receive a welcome pack, full of really useful stuff on settling in Canada. Good luck on your visit, you`ll fall in love with the place, and you have to check out the Metro Area for the Shopping Mall, 3 floors, with over 450 shops!! Amazing place.
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