I recently received two questions about my still relatively new Canadian citizenship. One reader asked me if there were any drawbacks to applying for Canadian citizenship and another asked me why I decided to become Canadian. Since applying for Canadian citizenship is usually the ultimate goal for most permanent residents, I’m going to try to answer both questions.
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As of this morning, 12:30…I am Canadian!
We arrived at the Sciences and Technology museum around 11:00 am. It didn’t start very well: it was raining and there had been a power outage and we queued in the dark. Have you ever tried to sign a bunch of papers with the help of a flashlight? Not my best signature, I’d bet.
So here I was, this morning, trying to remember which province joined the Confederation last (in case you want to know, it’s Newfoundland in 1949).
Paris started off with a “warm” welcome by the French border control police.
It is a standard Canada Day but to me, it feels special and extra-Canadian. Ten years ago, I was taking the Oath of Citizenship.
In 2018, I re-opened a bank account in France. Problem is, sending money to myself from Canada didn’t go exactly as planned.
If I out myself as a Canadian, I know I’m about to be quizzed.People have comments about France, but they sure have a lot of questions about Canada.
As a general rule, if I’m travelling with my Canadian passport, I’m Canadian. But once in a while, I introduced myself as French.And this is what happens.
Some people can handle cold weather, some people can’t. Clearly, I can’t. I don’t even like ice in my drinks.
What did you learn as a traveller or as an immigrant? What learning experience was the the most useful to you?
Every day, I receive two of three emails or comments from strangers asking me to map out their destiny.
It’s fair to say a large majority of Canadians are sports mad. In fact, the…
In doubt, come to the lawn of the highest office in the land and express your Canadianess.
We both behaved like proper French and agreed a mistake had been made and it was the government’s fault.
SOPA is funded by the Government of Canada: it is free to join and access the services offered to permanent resident about to land in Canada.
It was a lucky day. Perfect beach, perfect weather.
The entire table of respectable federal government employees started sharing winter misery stories punctuated by unbleeped expletives. This blew my mind.
Since Trump was elected the leader of the free world—gosh, just typing this was heartbreaking…—Canada became a place of interest to Americans who want out. Here are my tips to Americans considering crossing the northern border for good.
I didn’t feel like listening to analysis, explanations or excuses. I didn’t want to hear Trump again. I wanted to see the night unfold in 140 characters or less because really, “WTF” is only three letters and this was all we needed at this stage.
Meet Hélène, a French immigrant who chose to settle in a beautiful small town in British Colombia.
When was the last time you said the word “no” out loud? Five minutes ago? Yesterday? Last week?
As I was drafting the “5 Mistakes I Made in Canada”, I realized that I did make good decisions along the way. May they inspire you!
This year, I decided to try to renew my passport in France.