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My landing experience at Toronto (YYZ)

RookieMistake

Star Member
Feb 7, 2017
76
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Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
03-05-2017
Doc's Request.
RPRF
Nomination.....
None
AOR Received.
03-05-2017
IELTS Request
Upfront
File Transfer...
None
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
26-06-2017
Interview........
None
Passport Req..
25-07-2017
VISA ISSUED...
01-08-2017
LANDED..........
03-10-2017
1: Thanks again, is it safe and reliable to open a bank beforehand and transfer the money? Moreover, why did you chose not to stay with Scotia? On more is, how long does it take to get your debit and unsecured credit cards? Appreciate your help. :)

2: Why would we need a mailbox?
Hey there,

1. Though I don’t have first hand experience with transferring money beforehand I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t be safe. Personally, it did not matter so I carried cash and travel cArds and later transferred funds directly (online) from my Indian bank account to my Canadian one.
Also, no special reason just that TD was close by where I was living at the time.
Setup an appointment online, Walked in, completed everything within 30 mins and walked out with accounts, (unsecured) credit and debit cards.

2. Just in case you need a “static” address to receive documents, bank letters & statements, people have reported receiving PR cards, health cards etc. Having a mailbox would help in having a consistent address while one changes diff apartments/ hotels/ Airbnbs etc.. until you settle down and find a permanent place.
At least this is what I did.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
 
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Vick12

Full Member
Aug 2, 2018
25
1
Hi @RookieMistake I will be moving to Canada as an immigrant from India as a skilled worker in couple months time. I wanted to know if the immigration officer questions you about the details on the Copr or they merely check it at their end and ask you to sign on the two copies. Thanks
 

Soch

Newbie
Jul 9, 2019
2
0
Hi! Any immigration formalities that have to be completed at the Delhi Airport for permanent residents? Or they just have to be completed at the Toronto Airport? Only the usual international travel procedures are to be sorted at Delhi Airport right?
 

adi_321

Full Member
Apr 26, 2019
41
20
I got COPR and now making flight booking. Will transit visa be required if i have a 11 hour and 25 minutes layover at the Frankfurt airport and another 10 hours and 10 minutes layover at the Lisbon ( Portela ) airport? Please suggest the best site for making booking which has flexi booking facility and also what all documents i need to get from India before landing Canada like i heard about the international driving permit?
 

adi_321

Full Member
Apr 26, 2019
41
20
I heard that Frankfurt is much better than UK in terms of layover as no transit is required for Frankfurt. Please help!!
 

Soch

Newbie
Jul 9, 2019
2
0
I got COPR and now making flight booking. Will transit visa be required if i have a 11 hour and 25 minutes layover at the Frankfurt airport and another 10 hours and 10 minutes layover at the Lisbon ( Portela ) airport? Please suggest the best site for making booking which has flexi booking facility and also what all documents i need to get from India before landing Canada like i heard about the international driving permit?
Hi. You should contact the respective Embassies/High commission offices in India to know if a transit visa will be required. That's what I did as I too have a layover at Paris airport. Have a look at this link to get an idea of the documents required:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/border-entry.html
 

21singh

Hero Member
Jun 12, 2017
309
62
TORONTO
Category........
NOC Code......
2173
VISA ISSUED...
14-04-2018
LANDED..........
27-06-2018
Thank you,

can i do the SIN process later after I receive my PR card?
Hi,

Yes you can do SIN later, by as soon as possible.
As with SIN you would not able to open a bank account, not able to work, you can not get a mobile SIM etc.
Long story short, you need SIN for anything & everything initially.
You may apply for SIN from the airport itself, it takes hardly 5 minutes.

Just FYI: For getting the PR card, you need at least couple of weeks.

Good Luck
 

PatwaBobby

Star Member
Mar 7, 2019
105
24
Hi,

Yes you can do SIN later, by as soon as possible.
As with SIN you would not able to open a bank account, not able to work, you can not get a mobile SIM etc.
Long story short, you need SIN for anything & everything initially.
You may apply for SIN from the airport itself, it takes hardly 5 minutes.

Good Luck
Hey thank you very much, yes I researched, it's better do to SIN, especially if I am applying for jobs from USA
 

L_K_84

Star Member
Jan 3, 2019
117
42
If the first landing happens to be on a weekend (Saturday - Sunday) will the Canada Service counter be open at the airport to generate the SIN?
 

subodhp

Hero Member
Jun 19, 2019
873
147
Toronto
If the first landing happens to be on a weekend (Saturday - Sunday) will the Canada Service counter be open at the airport to generate the SIN?
Search these forums for a precise answer, they are open half day on Saturday. Also while sin is important, it is quite easy to get it from any of the other service Canada centers. So I would not schedule flight plans based on timings of service Canada at airport.
 

subodhp

Hero Member
Jun 19, 2019
873
147
Toronto
I heard that Frankfurt is much better than UK in terms of layover as no transit is required for Frankfurt. Please help!!
Not sure which country a citizen you're of, but Indians don't need transit Visa for Frankfurt. However it is best to confirm it with airlines since these rules change often.
 

nisar12345

Newbie
Jan 3, 2019
6
0
Wonder if you could share, what was asked of you at the Immigration in India? What questions? Given that it’s a single entry visa and says immigrant on it? What are you expected to carry or show at the immigration of the departing country, in this case, India?
 

subodhp

Hero Member
Jun 19, 2019
873
147
Toronto
Hi @RookieMistake I will be moving to Canada as an immigrant from India as a skilled worker in couple months time. I wanted to know if the immigration officer questions you about the details on the Copr or they merely check it at their end and ask you to sign on the two copies. Thanks
You are entering a port of entry, always be prepared to answer questions. If this is your first time landing (soft inclusive) you will be referred for secondary inspection, so expect even more questions on your intent, proof of funds, plans, confirmation of details, etc. Poe officer has right to refuse entry when not satisfied with your answers. At the same time, most of the folks are asked very few questions and let in with a smile.