We got letters today from Alberta (I suddenly have some love for that province) So things with immigration have finally progressed and we received two letters today. First was for Mike saying he met the requirements to sponsor me. The second was for me and it contained the following: ?It has been determined that you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for permanent resident status as a member of the spouse or common law partner in Canada. We are pleased to advise you that the processing of your application has been completed. The Canada immigration Centre in Mississauga will contact you concerning your permanent resident status. Please note: at the time of your appointment you will be required to present the original ID to the Canadian immigration Centre. A final decision concerning the granting of permanent residence status will be made at that time. If permanent residence is granted, the name on your confirmation of permanent resident document will be the name that appears on your passport.? It goes on to state I have not paid the final $490 that is required for the final step and I should do so when I attend the appointment they assign to me! It also states I can now apply for an open work permit but as that takes about 3 months to get and I have been fully approved so somewhere between 1-4 months I should be landed it seems a waste of time and money ($150) to apply for it. Guess I better start looking for work now! Eep!