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Etobicoke Landing Experience March 2019

Ohdontyousee

Star Member
Jun 18, 2019
104
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Visa Office......
London
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
20-6-2019
File Transfer...
12-12-2019
Yeah i have copr in hand and a passport stamped . I am just afraid that if they send me back.
Just want to confirm if i am allowed to enter canada.
It's still a grey area. Don't take my word for it. Search fourms and stay on too of news to be sure. Ircc just issued a statement on their website under special covid-19 measures where they say the specifics of it.

I read someone say copr isn't considered PR.. since you have to do landing interview etc and gov is trying to minimize contact.. So idk

Best case rn. Check with airline cancellation policy and stay informed
 

Preet90

Full Member
Mar 5, 2020
38
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Can u please tell me that whether i am allowed to go canada as my wife is a permanent resident there (immediate family member as said in an official announcement).
I recently got copr and passport stamped.
 

Canadagoose358

Full Member
Jul 5, 2019
27
10
Can u please tell me that whether i am allowed to go canada as my wife is a permanent resident there (immediate family member as said in an official announcement).
I recently got copr and passport stamped.
As far as i know, you cannot enter unless you are accompanying a citizen or a PR.

Please confirm with IRCC before you take any action
 

JAK2019

Star Member
Apr 23, 2019
72
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Any who got landing telephone interviews, please share your with us.
wonder they will be keeping same date for telephonic same as in-person? Mine was scheduled for next week . Anyone whoes was recent or coming up shortly ?
 

Nuug33

Full Member
Mar 19, 2020
29
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I have recieved this email today.they canceled in -person appointments.
So they didn't send me telephone appointment date .is its totally canceled until new appointment date,or they rescheduled phone appointment.

CANCELLATION OF IN-PERSON PERMANENT RESIDENT LANDING APPOINTMENTS

As a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 taking place across Canada, and out of consideration for the health and safety of our clients and employees, we are temporarily cancelling all confirmation of permanent residence until April 13, 2020. Appointments will be rescheduled in the near future.

Your scheduled appointment has been cancelled. You will be provided with a new date/time in the upcoming weeks. Please contact us if you feel your case is urgent at IRCC.Rescheduling-RVreporteCOVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca.

We will consider urgent processing on a case by case basis.

We thank you for your understanding.

Please visit our website for updates
 
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JAK2019

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Apr 23, 2019
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I have recieved this email today.they canceled in -person appointments.
So they didn't send me telephone appointment date .is its totally canceled until new appointment date,or they rescheduled phone appointment.

CANCELLATION OF IN-PERSON PERMANENT RESIDENT LANDING APPOINTMENTS

As a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 taking place across Canada, and out of consideration for the health and safety of our clients and employees, we are temporarily cancelling all confirmation of permanent residence until April 13, 2020. Appointments will be rescheduled in the near future.

Your scheduled appointment has been cancelled. You will be provided with a new date/time in the upcoming weeks. Please contact us if you feel your case is urgent at IRCC.Rescheduling-RVreporteCOVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca.

We will consider urgent processing on a case by case basis.

We thank you for your understanding.

Please visit our website for updates
I have received the same email today but nothing about telephonic interview
 

Amanpreet k

Newbie
May 11, 2018
5
0
Hi everyone

Just wanted to share my experience of inland landing in Etobicoke, as I noticed there aren't many recent posts about it.

Getting the appointment

When you received your COPR, it will direct you to call the usual number (888-242-2100) to schedule an appointment. In reality, when you call an automated message will tell you to email ircc.pra-rvpr.ircc@cic.gc.ca and it will also give you a long list of all the information you must include to schedule an interview.

I sent the request on 20th Feb 2019 and received confirmation of my appointment by email a week later. The appointment itself was scheduled for 11am on March 5th. Be aware the email confirmation says that you may only reschedule the appointment in case of emergencies.

At the appointment

We arrived 20 minutes early for our appointment. There is a reception desk and they will issue you with a numbered ticket and you must wait for your number to be called.

Unfortunately, this was the worst part - it took 2hs 20mins (i.e. 1pm) until our number was called despite our appointment time of 11am. So, please be prepared for a lot of waiting. Since you have no control over when your appointment is scheduled, there is nothing really you can do. I had read this process was very efficient, so I was quite disappointed! The waiting room was very crowded and noisy also.

The appointment itself is very easy/smooth and takes 10 minutes. You don't even go into an interview room, they just direct you to a counter. They took our documents (interview confirmation email, passports, COPR, photos). Nothing else was requested in terms of documentation, although we took all our paperwork in case.

The questions are simple:

1. When did you first enter Canada? (I asked a clarifying question if this meant for vacation or on the work permit, the answer was the work permit)
2. Have you left Canada since then?
3. (If yes) When did you last enter Canada?
4. Where did you enter Canada when you first entered/last entered? (i.e. which airport/border crossing)
5. Have you ever committed a crime/been refused entry to Canada

And that's it - you and the immigration officer sign the PR document and it becomes valid. They explain the basics and tell you that the PR card will take 8 - 10 weeks to arrive. Then, they send you to Service Canada.

After the appointment

Service Canada is right next door (in the same building), so you can get your new SIN number. It took about 30 minutes to be called and they congratulated us on our new PR status. Process is identical to getting a SIN under a work permit. They take your paper with your old SIN and give you a new document for the new SIN (starts with a 5 not a 9).

There is no Service Ontario, but the paper that you are given with your COPR at the landing appointment explains that if you already have OHIP, you need only call Service Ontario to inform them you are now a PR. No need to go to a Service Ontario office.

You must also inform your bank, employer and CRA of your new SIN number.

Hope this is useful for someone. My major learning point is: be prepared to wait for a long time!
 

binga777

Star Member
Jun 18, 2015
101
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IF Inlands interviews are cancelled, What will happen to OHIP then since OHIP eligibility is linked to Landing date/InLand Interview.