Hi all. I have a claim to citizenship via my mother, who was born in Halifax. I am a British Citizen, living in the UK. I have a job opportunity in Canada, and as such I applied last month for my citizenship certificate. It has now been sent from Britain to Canada for processing. I was advised to send a cover letter and flight itinerary, since I need to be in the country in mid September. The consulate in the UK has advised that I *may* get my citizenship in time, but they cannot guarantee it. I'm aware that I'll need a Canadian passport once my citizenship certificate is granted, in order to enter Canada with no problems. My question is this: If my citizenship and/or passport cannot be granted in time for my deadline - Can I enter Canada as a British visitor for a month or two, and start to look for work etc - then have my documents sent over from the UK at a later date? I suppose I would need to leave Canada and re-enter once I held all relevant documents, then I could start work as a Canadian citizen?