Karlshammar said:They can open a bank account. Don't know about houses. I think driver's licences vary from province to province. I got my Ontario DL while still a visitor and while they may have verified my status, they didn't ask me about it, so I assume an illegal might slink by.
Medvedev said:lol! I'd just like to understand his motivation for 'snitching' and I'll bet it isn't for 100% 'honourable' reasons
After all, there is a Woman at the center of this story
when I was opening a bank account in Canada, first I was asked for my passport and they checked my visa in it, so I don't think it's possible to open a bank account in Canada being illegal.toby said:
You can open an account within the 6 months validity of your visitor visa and it is a non-interest earning account you are opening, otherwise you'll have to provide your SIN.Suin said:when I was opening a bank account in Canada, first I was asked for my passport and they checked my visa in it, so I don't think it's possible to open a bank account in Canada being illegal.toby said:
as for a driving licence it was exactly the same - they never started my G1 test until checked my passport all the way around and made copies of it.
I am in Ontario too. Maybe it depends on the bank policy? It was TD bank.Karlshammar said:Hmm, they didn't check my status for either here in Ontario. What province are you in, Suin?
they didn't put any limits to my account, and mentioned that I can use it only as debit until I get my SIN.job_seeker said:You can open an account within the 6 months validity of your visitor visa and it is a non-interest earning account you are opening, otherwise you'll have to provide your SIN.
Does this mean we're better off not providing our temporary SIN when dealing with the banks? (off topic, sorry)Karlshammar said:Perhaps. I'm with PC Financial. I even applied for a line of credit. The program first said I couldn't have it as I was a non-resident, so he called their IT support centre, and they said it was reacting to the temporary SIN and to just take it off. They took it off the application as it's not mandatory, and POOF! Line of credit.
Colsy - i like your answer. There is hundreds if not thousands of things you can do and it can be as simple as being a mentor to a child or visiting a fellow citizen in an old age home, or picking up garbage, etc, etc. When I look at some of the students in my university, it is really great. They do so much voluntary stuff that improves the community, city and country.colsy said:Also if you want to be a model citizen, do not stop there. There is hundreds if not thousands of thing you can do additionally to assist your country.