Sorry if I'm going on, I just want to explore more options:
There's quite a difference between the 90 days you have to take the test and the 42 days it takes the PR card to come - how much time do you have left? Is it worth booking a test now (if possible) for the last minute so that at least you have a time-slot set aside.
Do you have a temporary
pr card? We got a paper one when we "landed" - will the driving people accept that because the plastic one's
"in the post"?
We used temporary driver's licences and temporary SIN cards until the real ones arrived - these were acceptable for opening bank accounts and buying a car so wouldn't the temporary pr card be suitable for the driving people?
What else have you tried to do apart from contact CIC and the driving licence people?
Are there any kind of new-immigrant-organisiations you can go to?
Can you go to the immigration office at the airport and ask them for some help - maybe they can give you this
|3 month temporary work visa issued at the airport that would be acceptable |
if you explain the situation.
I woudl certainly give the MP a call and go to visit him/her. If you've checked out all the options, then you've nothing to lose have you? Paint the "we came here with hope and excitement to start a better life and this is the situation - can you help PLEASE?" picture. They have the authority to speak directly to CIC and the driving licence people.
This can't be the first time this situation has arisen in BC surely?
PS At the risk of sounding sexist, I found putting a little catch in my voice and expressing my huge fears without wailing and ranting while saying how much I felt coming to Canada was a huge privelege helped oil the wheels a bit
And by then, it wasn't all acting....
As I said above, sorry if I went on a bit.