We will be landing in Canada in a few weeks. Our intended province of Residence is Alberta so, we are planning to complete our immigration landing process in Calgary. However, the most convenient flight we can get will take us though Pearson Intl Airport in Toronto. We will have a few hours of airport layover after which we take a connecting flight to Calgary. Seeing as Toronto will be our first point of 'landing' (albeit via airport transit), will this affect out intention to complete the landing process in Calgary? Does this mean we will have to complete the immigration landing process in Toronto?
Your guidance will be highly appreciated.
9j based on my previous experiences (TRV, study permit, work permit etc) you usually have to complete immigration procedures at the international terminal of the airport you fly in from so that would be Toronto if you fly in through Pearson.
Once you fly in through Pearson, there is a Customs/Immmigration area that everyone coming in with an international flight MUST pass through. It is at that point you usually have to declare your possessions to Customs and complete immigration procedures (or show passport, visa etc).
However I believe you may also be able to enter as a visitor and complete 'landing' in Calgary if its ok with immigration