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Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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15 Responses

  1. Cascadian says:

    Congrats. I’m in that process meself.Report

  2. Cascadian says:

    How long did it take you from aplication to getting your card?Report

  3. Chris Dierkes says:

    I did an in-country application (via spouse sponsorship) and it took something like 14-16 months from sending in the application to today. It took me about 3-4 months beyond that to get everything together for the application. It’s not easy. But residency is much harder than citizenship. Once you clear the residency status (and actually live in the country), then it’s pretty smooth sailing to dual citizenship.Report

  4. Ryan says:

    “So in about 2 years if I can pass a history test and sing the National Anthem, I’ll become bi…..uh bi-national that is.”

    If you would like to be bi-curious, you’ll have to sing a rather different kind of song.Report

  5. Mark says:

    Chris – you forgot the accent there…Report

  6. Jaybird says:

    However much a good idea it may seem at the time, you need to avoid the poutine at McDonald’s.Report

    • Chris Dierkes in reply to Jaybird says:

      honest to FSM, I have no idea how they eat that stuff. This is one element of this country I will never get. I wouldn’t eat poutine unless my life depended on it–and to be fair you probably won’t live long after eating the stuff so it may be a six o’ one half a dozen the other kinda thing.Report

      • North in reply to Chris Dierkes says:

        Poutine is a pernicious phenomena that crept out of Quebec to corrode the arteries of Canadians everywhere. In short, blame the French.Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Chris Dierkes says:

        Whoa, whoa, whoa, there Tex!

        I am *NOT* saying “avoid poutine”. I’m saying “avoid the poutine at McDonald’s”.

        Get the poutine from the little mustachioed guy with the accent pushing a handcart at the park. That’s the poutine you want.Report