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  1. Smearingo

    exam invitation while temporarily out of Canada

    Hello I am currently out of Canada to take up a temporary job. Initially I planned to come back to Canada by December 30. But somehow that job was kind of extended to one more term until April/May. In mid-October I received the invitation to citizenship exam. I responded by saying I could not...
  2. Smearingo

    SIN

    I just got my new SIN at Service Canada (i landed last Tuesday). As soon as I took my first look at the number, I had this question in my mind: how was this number generated? I know that first digit of the SIN tells whether you are Canadian (PR/citizen) or not, and which province you come from...
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    filing income tax forms after landing (in-land PR applicant)

    I am about to land soon (just got PPR last Thursday)... I now have a question: I believe one of the first things I should do is to inform my employer and Service Canada of my new status. I then should obtain a new SIN. But later this year, when I file my income tax forms, should I fill in my new...
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    Things we like about Quebec (Le Québec qu'on aime)

    I want to open this post to share something positive about Quebec as the place where we intend to settle as our home. :-* (I have seen a post some time ago in which the writer shared their bad or frustrating experience in Quebec -- to which I am very sympathetic. Immigration is no fairy tale...