Hey, I am creating this thread for people who would like to know what it is like to land at a local CIC office, as there are not many accounts of this on the forum or on the internet. A number of people tend to land at the border because it is quicker, but I don't have a car, and for me personally, it didn't feel very safe. I have read accounts of people encountering unfriendly and nasty border services agents. After all the stress I went through to obtain my landed documents, I did not feel it was worth it. Thus, I booked an appointment with CIC by contacting 1-888-242-2100; Calgary was the closest office to my town so I went there. It took two days for the Calgary office to email me with the date of my confirmation interview appointment. The appointment was set exactly two weeks from the date I booked it. Believe me, it was not easy waiting the two weeks, but it was worth it. When I visited the CIC Office, the security guard who greeted me was very kind and helpful. I arrived there one hour before my interview so she directed me to an area for me to wait, and she explained the process. Then when the time came for me to be interviewed, I was asked to bring my COPR document to one of the booths. Everybody did that. And then about 5 minutes later, my name was called first. The CIC Officer verified the information on the COPR. There was something to be added to my name (this was CIC's mistake, so I pointed it out by showing her my passport), and she corrected it right away. There weren't any issues. After she verified the information to be correct, and I told her where I was working and living, she congratulated me on becoming a permanent resident,she stamped both COPR copies, and asked me to sign each of them. Then she stamped my passport. She explained to me how long it would take for the PR card to be mailed, and she directed me to Service Canada downstairs. The whole process took approximately 5 minutes. It was SO stress-free, and the CIC officer was so friendly, I was ovewhelmed by how professional and kind they all were to me. I went down stairs to Service Canada and I still couldn't believe it was finally over after 6 brutally stressful years. Tears welled up in my eyes, and I am not even an emotional person. This was MY experience, but I would confidently say that the environment was far from intense even though they deported themselves with the utmost professionalism. Other people's experiences may vary, but if your information is correct and they verify it, you are good to go.