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  Hey C-25:
Did you get your application off? How do you feel? Man, I´m feeling giddy ´cause I just found out the cashiers checks for the fees have been cashed; I´m taking that as a good sign and that my application won´t show back up in my mailbox! I wonder how long we´ll wait to get our AOR; at least it´s out of our hands now.

[05-08-2005,18:49]
[**.12.117.12]
wannabecanadian
(in reply to: To Cool25)
Hey man!
They received mine August 3rd. I have this really weird feeling that I forgot something, or maybe didn´t put it right. I know it is nothing, but still....
I got my money order from the Post Office. How can you check if they cashed it or not?
Hopefully we will get out AORs really soon. :-)

[05-08-2005,19:02]
[***.76.80.74]
cool25
(in reply to: To Cool25)
Congrats! I paid my fees through my credit union, so they could just look it up. I suppose the post office can do that too; you probably just need to give them the check/money order number(s). I waited until today to check, because I wanted to give them enough time--I would have been sooooooooo nervous if they hadn´t been cashed! You sounded really thorough in how you put your application together; I´m sure it´s fine. Here´s to us, hopefully future Canadians! [raising bottle of beer here]
[05-08-2005,19:13]
[**.12.116.5]
wannabecanadian
(in reply to: To Cool25)
Yeah, to us and the rest of the crowd on this board. You know, Im just curious what the processing time really depends on: some people wait for years for IA, and for some the whole process is done within a year and a half. I wonder if it all in reality depends on who is reviewing it or what. Any idea?
This whole Canada thing was really spontaneous. I never thought of doing it. One time a buddy of mine came to my cube, talked about it, and the very next day I was doing my finger prints. Is that a quick decission or what??
The reason Im doing it is because when my company applied for my PR here, big layoffs happened. I survived, but my app is stuck at DOL since 2001 and it won´t move. They filled it with the "pre-layoffs" quick meaningless job description that worked for everyone before, but I just got in at a very wrong time. So, since there is really no difference between both countries, both are in America, then here I am, sending my application.
How about you? Are you in the US? H1?

[05-08-2005,19:41]
[***.76.80.74]
cool25
(in reply to: To Cool25)
Wow--yeah, that´s spontaneous alright. I´m in the US too, born here. My husband and I have been dreaming of moving to Canada since we first visited Toronto, in 1992 when we were first dating. Man that seems like ages ago. Anyway, we fell in love with the city immediately, and we´ve travelled all over Canada every chance we get ever since. I´m really in love with the east coast, and would move to Halifax in a heartbeat if there were any jobs at all, but I doubt that´s a realistic move. I know lots of people on this board--and in "real life"--wonder why a US citizen would want to move to Canada ("the taxes are high"; "the health care sucks", "it´s so cold!" blah blah blah) but I tell ya, the ol´ USA isn´t what it once was. My mother immigrated here from Germany after WW11, and totally understands why I´d want to leave. She sort of does, too. Anyway, I´m not a Bush refugee (although there´s plenty of reason to be!); it´s just that Canada feels like HOME to me. I´ve travelled to many provinces and had many experiences there, and I have to say, whenever I cross the border north, I feel like I´m going HOME. And when I´m there, I feel proud, like I live there, and I´m part of it´s greatness, and I hope that everyone around me figures I´m from there, that I don´t stand out as an American (okay, when I wore my "Moms Opposing Bush" T shirt to PEI last year, I expected to be taken as an angry American! And... I confess...there WAS that drunken experience in a nightclub in Winigpeg many years ago that probably made me stand out...)And there IS a difference between the US and Canada, a lot of differences. The US has a very different set of values than Canada; the people are different; the cultures are different. This is a "melting-pot"; everyone´s expected to conform to white middle class ways. In Canada, no matter where you are from, your culture can be celebrated, just as is. Do you know that in Nova Scotia there are towns with Gaelic street signs? And there are towns in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and of course in Quebec, where no one will speak English to you? How cool is that? And, you know, in the US, no one gives a damn; it´s each man for his own. I want to live in Canada for myself, yes, because I feel like I belong there, but also for my 2 year old son, because I truely feel he´ll have a better future there. And now I´ve finished my second beer and I´m finished rambling...So that´s my story.
[05-08-2005,20:32]
[**.12.116.5]
wannabecanadian
(in reply to: To Cool25)
wannabecanadian... great story.
[06-08-2005,16:52]
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sharon
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