Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > Immigration & Citizenship (Canada)
Reload this Page >

Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Old Sep 10th 2009, 9:21 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
LynseySmith's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Posts: 199
LynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the rough
Thumbs up Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Hi expats & potential ones!

I've not been on here much since the kids and I joined my husband Greg in Canada on June 20th. Been busy settling into our new Canadian home and just getting out and about enjoying the summer months here.

In a nutshell:- Greg started work on his TWP in May. When we first joined him, we stayed in a company townhouse rental, then a hotel for a few nights, and eventually got into our own home in north west Waterloo on July 17th. Loving it here. Hubby's enjoying his new 'dream' job and the kids were at our neighbourhood outdoor pool nearly everyday. Just glad my eldest is now back at school after a 10 week vacation!!!! She's loving school too. We live in a lovely spacious suburb, close to the countryside too....I've found everyone very welcoming. For Greg, the best thing is being less than 10 minutes from work. In fact he cycles most days at the moment.

After a long and stressful wait (just on 3 years), we finally got our PR visas in August and with being here on TWPs, we were able to phone a 1-800 number and arrange a local landing appointment, saving a trip across to the US. We called the number and it took about 3 weeks to get the appointment through.

So, this morning we had a really relaxed landing experience, driving 20 mins to our local Kitcher office and going through our paperwork with a very pleasant lady there. She said we should get our PR cards now within about 4 weeks.

I know it's early days, but not regretting it for a minute. Looking forward to the change of seasons now and taking the kids to the local ski hill in the Winter. There's so much to do here.

Lynsey
LynseySmith is offline  
Old Sep 10th 2009, 10:13 pm
  #2  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 33
cool497 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Can u pls share 1800 pls
cool497 is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2009, 2:25 am
  #3  
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,332
purple80 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Congratulations Lynsey
purple80 is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2009, 9:11 am
  #4  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Coffeepot's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: back in Cambs
Posts: 7,157
Coffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond reputeCoffeepot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

congratulations, hope you enjoy the winter fun
Coffeepot is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2009, 9:30 am
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Walsh Clan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Barrie, ON
Posts: 322
Walsh Clan has a brilliant futureWalsh Clan has a brilliant futureWalsh Clan has a brilliant futureWalsh Clan has a brilliant futureWalsh Clan has a brilliant futureWalsh Clan has a brilliant futureWalsh Clan has a brilliant futureWalsh Clan has a brilliant future
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

All sounds great, congrats Lynsey!
Walsh Clan is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2009, 9:34 am
  #6  
Forum Regular
 
Wags18uk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 90
Wags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really niceWags18uk is just really nice
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Hi Lynsey

Just wanted to say congrats on your move. We have just returned from visiting our friends that live in Baden, not far from Kitchener/Waterloo. We are just waiting on our medical requests from London (our AOR is 6th July) and hope to be moving to Baden some time next year. If is a lovely place to be in.

Congrats again

Mark
Wags18uk is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2009, 1:17 pm
  #7  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
LynseySmith's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Posts: 199
LynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Originally Posted by cool497 View Post
Can u pls share 1800 pls
No longer have the number - it was on a letter with our landing papers - we handed everything in yesterday. Sorry! It is written on the standard letter sent back with passports, visas and paperwork.

Lynsey
LynseySmith is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2009, 1:18 pm
  #8  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
LynseySmith's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Posts: 199
LynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Thanks for all of your good wishes
LynseySmith is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2009, 1:22 pm
  #9  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
LynseySmith's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Posts: 199
LynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the roughLynseySmith is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Originally Posted by Wags18uk View Post
Hi Lynsey

Just wanted to say congrats on your move. We have just returned from visiting our friends that live in Baden, not far from Kitchener/Waterloo. We are just waiting on our medical requests from London (our AOR is 6th July) and hope to be moving to Baden some time next year. If is a lovely place to be in.

Congrats again

Mark
Hi Mark, haven't made it out to Baden yet, but I know the countryside to the west of here is beautiful and rolling. So, with nice scenery, lively towns and access to the big city - it adds up to a great place...esp for bringing up children.
Best of luck with the rest of your application!
L
LynseySmith is offline  
Old Sep 15th 2009, 6:02 pm
  #10  
Forum Regular
 
Monkey Puzzle's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island
Posts: 225
Monkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to allMonkey Puzzle is a name known to all
Default Re: Landed Today at Kitchener CIC Office!!!

Oooo, that's got to feel good .......fab landings!

We are planning to land as PRs in the Victoria office when we get our passports/visas back in the next month or so. I was wondering if it would be as exciting as physically crossing the border, getting the wee flag and the "welcome to Canada". However, the ferry trip to the mainland, the drive and wait to get into the US and the hassle factor outweigh that so we'll be very happy to go be able to go to the office to make it all "official". (Then meet with pals later for many many drinkies.)

Congrats!!! Glad it's all going well for you.
Monkey Puzzle is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.