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My landing experience at Toronto (YYZ)

Discussion in 'Settlement Issues' started by RookieMistake, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. I had shown only US bank statements but from India people recommend letter from bank along with statements.

    "To whomsoever it may concern"
     
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  2. Is it ok that the statements are from a different bank (different from the statements provided during visa process)?
     
  3. Yes. It's OK.
     
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  4. Thank you for sharing your experience. My family and I will be landing in January
     
  5. Excellent post. Thanks so much

    I just have a few questions if you hwlp out plz

    1- when you said you had stated values in goods with me and goods to follow losts, what sort of items did you state values for (plz give examples of small and big items if possible)

    2- how did you find a reliable airbnb?

    3- since you had opened the account from india, did you transfer money at the airport or following day at branch?

    4-which phone service are you using now?

    Thnx
     
  6. Hi
    Just needed to clarify
    1- is it ok to pre post stuff to a relative's place voa FedEx? In which case does it need to be declared....in what sense
    2- if stuff is reaching us later (through FedEx, not shipping) will it still need documentation from airport staff to receive it?
     
  7. What exactex is a B4 form?
     
  8. Hey Zayynah,

    1) You may find my sample list here - https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/sample-bsf186-and-bsf186a-attached-for-ref.525057/

    2) This one's tricky - I generally go for superhosts but the one I chose for this period wasn't one but turned out to be quite awesome... user reviews (and strength of those user profiles) everything from the best reviews to worst, apt/house pics, google street map views (to filter out obviously fake pics), exchange several emails/texts/chats to get an idea...
    but even after all of this it's still a chance once has to take... just that we can reduce risks as much as possible.

    3) I did open my Scotia account while I was in India itself but never went through with it - landed here and walked in to the nearest TD branch and walked out in about 20 mins with the checking, savings accounts & Credit Cards (I was unemployed at the time so got one with a CAD 1,000 limit - but helped me in building a credit history.)
    Have been using TD ever since then.. no problems up until now...

    4) I'm still on public mobile - no problems up until now...

    Lemme know if you need anything else...

    Hope you and everyone here has a wonderful time in Canada!

    Tk cr.
     
  9. Hi I have a quick question. Does anyone know the timings and days the SIN card desks operate on at the airport so that I can book mine and my husbands flights accordingly. I want him to get the SIN card over with at the airport and I believe I’ll have to go to service Ontario for health card?
     
  10. I think it's 08:30AM to 4PM, but I'm not sure. As for the health card, yes, you must go to a ServiceOntario centre.
     
  11. You should only be getting a health card if you are settling permanently.
     
  12. Thank you sooo much for the quick response. Lol yes most ppl do come here to settle permanently so that’s the plan and I believe the health card does not kick in till 3 months anyways. I had another question would you guys suggest grabbing the SIN card from the airport or going to a service Canada later and getting it because I’ve heard mixed reviews regarding the service Canada desk at the airport as in it is understaffed and hence over crowded so takes longer as opposed to other offices around the city.
     
  13. There can be waits at both locations. If the wait is too long at the airport you can visit one of the locations in the city. A large percentage of people do a soft landing before moving permanently. There is a residency requirement for most health cards so if you are not moving to Canada permanently you wouldn't qualify for healthcare so no point in getting the card. Assume you are moving to Ontario.

    To meet the minimum qualifications for OHIP you must:

    • be physically in Ontario for 153 days in any 12‑month period
    • be physically in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183 days immediately after you began living in the province
    • make Ontario your primary home
    Most people are unaware of this and are only aware that it takes 3 months to qualify for healthcare.
     

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