Okay, not really by the mounties, but I did get thrown out of Canada.
Yesterday was a flippin long day! After an amazing weekend at FC (more to come in another post), I was pooped! I flew into Detroit as usual, got my rental car and headed for the border. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong both when I was trying to get across the border. She told me that I was traveling under the wrong paperwork and sent me inside to immigration. I’ve had 2 other co-workers undergo this process and have no problems with the paperwork I brought to her, but this time, it wasn’t enough. After talking for an hour, she walked me out to the car and had to watch as I crossed the bridge back into the states. I waited in line at US customs for 45 minutes and started making calls to get my paperwork lined out.
I went to staples – it took about 2.5 hrs to get my paperwork done again and it was spot on, at least that’s what she told me when she rejected me again. This time it took her an hour to review my documents and tell me that I didn’t have enough experience on my resume to come in as a management consultant. That hurt my pride a little. I’ve always been able to bluff my way through, but it was a no go this time. There wasn’t enough on the resume to justify the need for my labor in Canada (NAFTA has tons of rules about what kind of work can be done and what can’t).
The bottom line is now we’ve got to do a Labor Market Opinion to justify my presence in Canada. That can take a couple of days or a couple of weeks to complete, so there’s no reason to sit around Detroit waiting for it to happen. Hopefully, I’ll be back in Nashvegas by 3pm today. I’ve got tons of work to do, so it’s not like this puts the project on hold, it just made for one VERY long, VERY frustrating day.