Q: I was born in Vancouver and my parents returned to Great Britain when I was 8 months old. I am now keen to come and live and work in Canada and would like to enquire whether my Canadian Birth Certificate will help me in the Visa Application process?
A: You can return to Canada at any time as you're a Citizen, it's only a matter of whether you are married with kids who are UK Citizens then you may need assistance.
Q: I've been living in Canada for 4 years and holding an arranged work permit since August 2005. I also applied for PR in Buffalo in February 2006. I am still in process and have no idea when it will be over. My work permit expires in August 2007 and I had to quit my job last month because of insulting situation at work. I already applied for unemployment insurance and waiting for the answer. My question is quitting my job and applying for insurance in Canada will affect my immigration process negatively?
A: If you are no longer working, you will lose points (10) for the HRSDC approved job and (5) for suitability (working in Canada). Also, you will now have to ensure that if you are approved, you will have the necessary funds.
You are also not allowed to remain in Canada waiting for your immigration. You have 90 days to find another job and apply to HRSDC for another validation and a new work permit. If you stay in the country without a job, you will probably be called for an interview in Buffalo, and unless you are from Visa Waiver country, you will not be able to enter the U.S.