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  1. angryrectangle

    Adjusting to life in Canada..

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! I've told him that it's a pretty big thing to move half way across the world to a brand new country, and that I think it'll get better/easier with time. I just don't want him to get discouraged in the meantime :) I also think it's probably better if he...
  2. angryrectangle

    Adjusting to life in Canada..

    He's not working yet, and I think this is part of the problem. He's going to start working soon, but from home. I know he likes all my friends and generally has fun with them, and I've been trying to encourage him to go out with them without me. I know it's hard, though, since he feels like...
  3. angryrectangle

    Adjusting to life in Canada..

    Hello, So my husband and I arrived in Canada in December and I have to say it’s been hard! I’d been living outside the country for a while, and it’s the first time for my husband in Canada. He’s been feeling really frustrated lately due to feeling sort of left out in social situations. He...
  4. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    We waited 2 months before I finally called them and was told they "didn't have a valid address on file." We gave them our new address, and my husband has his card now! :)
  5. angryrectangle

    Question on health care coverage once you land

    Can't comment on employer specific extended health care, but we signed my husband up for Alberta Health care days after he landed. No waiting period whatsoever. That seemed to be because I was "adding" him onto my Alberta Health as my husband. As mentioned by canuck_in_uk, though, different...
  6. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    Hmm.. I just checked ECAS and it says nothing about the PR card. Should I contact CIC? It's been 2 months now!
  7. angryrectangle

    Amman - Spousal Since January 2012 or Late 2010

    Hello! Sorry for the very late reply! My husband actually sent his passport to the VAC in Beirut, not in Amman. From there he got it back within a couple days. Good luck :)
  8. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    That does seem weird. I remember calling the CIC hotline a long time ago asking about this - if we had to do an interview, if it would be in the same country as the VO (not possible for us). They said it could be done in another country so long as there's an embassy there! I would send an...
  9. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    We had a friend ask for us while we were still in Alberta.. They told him since my husband has had his license since 2008 he'll be able to go straight on to the full license road test. There are some countries, though, that do have reciprocal licensing arrangements. Where are you from?
  10. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    We're in Alberta, and they told my husband (who also has an international license) he'd have to do the knowledge test, then submit his license, wait 2 weeks THEN do the road test. In BC apparently he can just go straight to the road test for the full license.
  11. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    Also - on the topic of SINs, am I correct that all my husband needs to do is take his passport & confirmation of permanent residence to a Canada service building and they'll give him a SIN right away?
  12. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    Hello all! We've been pretty busy this last week settling in, but I suppose I should provide some info to update the spreadsheet! My husband landed last Saturday, December 13th in Calgary. The weather's been pretty decent so far, I think we're lucky!
  13. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    Hello all! I know there are a few applicants in the Philippines in this thread.. hope everybody's ok with the recent typhoon!
  14. angryrectangle

    Proof of sponsor's intent of returning to Canada

    Hello! Just chiming in! I am also living outside of Canada with my husband (I am the sponsor) and we included the following: - a notarized letter from my father saying he's expecting us, that we'll be staying with him when we first arrive, plus that he'll be financially responsible for us upon...
  15. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    Oh, also for the spreadsheet the official date of issue is Nov 12
  16. angryrectangle

    MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

    Hey all! We got our passport back with the visa in it in 3 days :) Our flight is booked for December 13th, to Calgary! :)
  17. angryrectangle

    I put "urgent " on my application box

    Hurray! Our process took about 7 months, I hope yours is even faster! :)
  18. angryrectangle

    Baggage allowance?

    But, either way - one of you was allowed to take 3 bags, right?
  19. angryrectangle

    Baggage allowance?

    Thanks! We booked our kitties on the flight, and we were told by Lufthansa and Air Canada we only pay the fee for them once.. so I'm hoping it's the same for baggage.
  20. angryrectangle

    Baggage allowance?

    Hey all! We are flying to Canada next month, and I have a question about baggage allowance. Obviously most airlines offer 1-2 bag(s) free, then excess baggage at a cost. We're flying Lufthansa, then Air Canada. We're happy to pay for the extra luggage (it costs less than shipping it!) but we're...