Canada Entering Canada on Business - Another Feasco

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Sky Dancer, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    I'm not looking forward to my trip to Toronto this weekend. I travel to Canada on Business dozens of time a year, and it's the same old crap.

    After the IAH TSA verifies that my Testicles are safe to fly, I board the plane for Cana-duh.

    At Canadian Immigration, it's the same old song& dance. "What can you do that one of our people can't do?" My reply - "Obviously, my presence indicates that your people have failed, and have called me here to help."

    First, I need a work permit. $150.00. They ask if that bothers me. I tell them No. The Fee is charged to the Canadian Company. Then they tell me that I'm putting a Canadian out of work. No -*you* are putting 10 Canadians out of work. They're waiting for me to get the line running.

    Then I'm told to sit and wait. I tell them OK, at $120.00 an hour + Expenses, I'll wait till the cows come home. After a while, I'm cleared and free to go. My wait time has been as little as 2 hours, and as much as 3 days. I'm allowed to go the the Hotel for overnighters, but have to be back at the Immigration Office by 8:00am.

    Canadian Immigration is as arrogant as TSA, except they're not interested in my crotch. And people wonder why the economy is falling apart.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Why do you need a work permit for a business trip?
     
  3. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    I'm a Field Service Engineer. My Company builds printing and packaging machinery. I'm sent to install new machinery and to troubleshoot & repair existing installations. Most of my calls are emergency breakdowns where I have to get there fast, and get the machinery running.
     

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