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Re: Crossing the border for SVP

Greg Paul wrote:

What ever you do do not, do not, give the Canadian border officials any
reason to think that you are entering the country to do work (without a permit).

I'll vouch for that. A trip to the University of Saskatchewan some years ago almost ended in Toronto when I casually mentioned that I intended to do some "research" at the university. I was whisked into the bowels of Pearson International Airport so fast my head was spinning. Thankfully, the whole situation was resolved after a brief and surprisingly pleasant conversation with a good-natured immigration official, after I made it clear that I wasn't going to receive a single loonie in payment - and I had documents to prove it. They were just doing their jobs, of course. You have to try real hard not to have a good time in Canada, so I could never hold a grudge.