My friend, who has been on a "visitor record" based on her children's study permit for two years, received an LMO from a hotel for a housekeeper position. She will be making a trip to the border this weekend to get her work permit on her entry (she's from travel visa exmept country). Her children are currently on study permits. But with her new work permit, she now wants to add them as her dependents (and no longer as study permits). Three questions: - Do the children have to accompany her to the border? I assumed they do becasue they aslo need to get stamped as her dependent on their passports. But I'm not so sure. - Does she need a new medical done? She had her medical 2 years ago when she first came to Canada as accompanying parents of her children (study permits then). - I heard it's gotten much tougher at the border since Apr 1. Anyone with some info at the border as to how tough it has been? Some people say it's easier to get status change to a work permit if you leave and enter Canada by "air" NOT by "land". Is this true? Thank you in advance.