08 March 2009

I Blame Rick Mercer

We have been working on immigrating to Canada for quite a while now. We recently received our application back (again) from the Canadian Consulate in New York.  This time, advising us that they were no longer handling these requests and all must now be sent to Sydney, Nova Scotia.  

Until November, there were over 700 acceptable occupations allowed to apply for permanent residency as skilled workers(the step before citizenship)...Now there are only 38 occupations in the skilled worker class. It is as if they are slamming the border shut. 

I blame Rick Mercer!


6 comments:

Dragonsongbird said...

Oh...my dear American friends. I am sooooo sorry. We know that ALL of you are not that stupid. :( We blame your education system...not your people as individuals.

We dearly love you and hope you will be able to come to Canada some day.

David Zen-Kennedy said...

We've gotta blame somebody or something. . . it's either Rick Mercer, the 20 hour clock or finally legalizing VCRs. . .

Michelle said...

Wow, sorry to hear about your let down. Hope you get your wish soon. Thanks for stopping by my place.

Nick | Mom Most Traveled said...

Congratulations Canada on legalizing staplers :)

Ann said...

Immigration, no matter where, has been and becoming more of a hot topic. Immigration is a rather "new" thing in Italy and a hot topic indeed. One more reason to get the heck out of Dodge. Wish you the best of luck sir!

Shea said...

It's just that no one wants a bunch of americans moving to their country. It sucks, but, americans aren't welcome anywhere. Well, unless you have multi millions, and I blame Bush.