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Pro's and cons of receiving PR visa

Old Apr 25th 2010, 9:19 am
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We recently received our visa's and are going to St. Stephen today to flagpole so we are feeling a little more laid back about the process and able to feel humour again. I was thinking of all the advantages of our current situation but suddenly all of them have another side to them.

Pro - after 3 years we finally have our visa's

Con - we only have 3 weeks to land and I am working every weekend so we have to drive all the way to St Stephen and back in 1 day after a night shift.


Pro - we can now get a SIN for our children and put them into slave labour to keep us in the style to which we would like to become accustomed.

Con - now we live in Canada the kids do so many activities they probably won't have time to work until they are about 30!


Pro - I am now longer on a work visa I can quit my job anytime I like.

Con - the whole ****ing process has cost so much I will probably have to work until I die.


Pro - we have found so many fun things to do (sailing/skiing/kayaking etc) since we lived here.

Con - we spent so much on new toys we can't afford the time off to use them (well maybe we do a little).


There must be lots more that others could add. Overall though, we have not visited the UK since we left almost 2 years ago and really have no desire to do so. Despite the con's, we wouldn't swap our new lives for anything.

How about you?
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Old Apr 25th 2010, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by destinationnovascotia View Post
We recently received our visa's and are going to St. Stephen today to flagpole so we are feeling a little more laid back about the process and able to feel humour again. I was thinking of all the advantages of our current situation but suddenly all of them have another side to them.

Pro - after 3 years we finally have our visa's

Con - we only have 3 weeks to land and I am working every weekend so we have to drive all the way to St Stephen and back in 1 day after a night shift.


Pro - we can now get a SIN for our children and put them into slave labour to keep us in the style to which we would like to become accustomed.

Con - now we live in Canada the kids do so many activities they probably won't have time to work until they are about 30!


Pro - I am now longer on a work visa I can quit my job anytime I like.

Con - the whole ****ing process has cost so much I will probably have to work until I die.


Pro - we have found so many fun things to do (sailing/skiing/kayaking etc) since we lived here.

Con - we spent so much on new toys we can't afford the time off to use them (well maybe we do a little).


There must be lots more that others could add. Overall though, we have not visited the UK since we left almost 2 years ago and really have no desire to do so. Despite the con's, we wouldn't swap our new lives for anything.

How about you?
Actually you could get your kids a SIN when you were on temporary work permit as I did.
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Old Apr 25th 2010, 5:51 pm
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Default Re: Pro's and cons of receiving PR visa

Originally Posted by destinationnovascotia View Post
We recently received our visa's and are going to St. Stephen today to flagpole so we are feeling a little more laid back about the process and able to feel humour again. I was thinking of all the advantages of our current situation but suddenly all of them have another side to them.

Pro - after 3 years we finally have our visa's

Con - we only have 3 weeks to land and I am working every weekend so we have to drive all the way to St Stephen and back in 1 day after a night shift.


Pro - we can now get a SIN for our children and put them into slave labour to keep us in the style to which we would like to become accustomed.

Con - now we live in Canada the kids do so many activities they probably won't have time to work until they are about 30!


Pro - I am now longer on a work visa I can quit my job anytime I like.

Con - the whole ****ing process has cost so much I will probably have to work until I die.


Pro - we have found so many fun things to do (sailing/skiing/kayaking etc) since we lived here.

Con - we spent so much on new toys we can't afford the time off to use them (well maybe we do a little).


There must be lots more that others could add. Overall though, we have not visited the UK since we left almost 2 years ago and really have no desire to do so. Despite the con's, we wouldn't swap our new lives for anything.

How about you?
I would say that my pro/con list is identical to yours! We are waiting for our passports to come back.
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Old Apr 25th 2010, 6:24 pm
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Default Re: Pro's and cons of receiving PR visa

Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
Actually you could get your kids a SIN when you were on temporary work permit as I did.
You can't get a permanent SIN as temporary residents.

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Perman...sidence-Canada
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Default Re: Pro's and cons of receiving PR visa

Originally Posted by JAJ View Post
You can't get a permanent SIN as temporary residents.

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Perman...sidence-Canada
But you can get a SIN, which is what the OP said.
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Old Apr 26th 2010, 12:47 am
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Default Re: Pro's and cons of receiving PR visa

Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
Actually you could get your kids a SIN when you were on temporary work permit as I did.
We tried. We went to Service Canada on 3 separate occasions and they looked into it for us and the consensus was that the kids needed PR before they could have a SIN.
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