Becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada
I have been coming to work on the Ottawa river in Canada for four seasons now. When I first came here I was planning to stay for just one season to see how I liked it. The place, the people, the river, it is all amazing here and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent here so much I made the choice a year and a half ago that I wanted to make the move more permanent. Relatively permanent at least.
The application for Permanent Residency at the time when I applied was a crippling mountain of paperwork which took me a while to work my way through. As well as a number of other seemingly innocuous tests including an English reading, writing and speaking exam. But anyway, after I sent the application in (by post, who still does that?) thew waiting time was very long. I basically waited over a year without hearing anything more than a conformation that they had received my application. And then as if by magic in Late May I had to complete a medical examination from a certified doctor and a month later I received my conformation of permanent residency in the post. All I had to do was make a quick trip to the border to collect it. Result!
All in all I am pretty stoked about it, the prospect of being able to come and go as I please without the need for work permits is pretty appealing and I have so much more freedom to explore Canada now. Happy days.
Thats all for now.
See you out there, eh!
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