I spent the afternoon and evening of Canada Day taking in the sights and sounds of downtown Vancouver, where hundreds of thousands of people dawned the national colors, painted their faces, and even spontaneously danced in the streets. Made me think how accurate those videos are that stress how fun it is to be Canadian.
It was a stark contrast to how I spent my morning, assisting a family of four through being escorted out of Canada by the Canada Border Services Agency. Legally, they were withdrawing their application to enter the country. Practically, they had been told to go.
Our office had picked up the file after what seems to be a massive error on the part of another representative.
To all those looking to immigrate to Canada, please please please remember that the ultimate victim of a mistake by a representative is you. Hire carefully.