The more they overthink the plumbing the easier it is to stop up the drain –Chief Engineer M. Scott
Don’t try to be oversmarrrt -my uncle (said in an almost-Ajit like drawl)
Immigration to a new country is no small matter. Even applications that are considered straight forward can run into unexpected issues. Think, for example, a spousal sponsorship where children from a previous relationship cannot be medically examined, or where there are children from a previous relationship that need to be included and need the consent of a recalcitrant biological parent. Or, something even more prosaic --the inability to obtain a police clearance from a country.
All too often people make this life changing decision on the basis of poorly researched plans (usually the spurious advice of a third party relative or friend or friend’s friend). Every immigrant household including those of my own parents and other extended family seem to have one non-credentialed medical expert and one non-credentialed immigration expert.
I don’t discount the motivation of those that wish to immigrate to Canada. There are myriad push and pull factors, both socio-economic and personal. My father had a dream of immigrating and leaving India from a young age. I have been the beneficiary of his decision and drive.
Far be it for me to judge the actions of anyone else that wants to improve their lot in life.
But the motivation to immigrate sometimes becomes an obsession. FOMO -the fear of missing out is real.
When there is no readily discernible pathway to PR, some individuals and his or her well wishers dream up a hare-brained scheme to “fix” everything. But convoluted plans are more likely to fail. That’s just common sense. More moving parts means more points of failure. Actions are contemplated that are conditional on events that may never come to pass. Reliance is put on third parties that can’t, won’t or don’t come through. Documents are dreamed up. Relationships of convenience are created.
When such a plan encounters the friction of reality, it often fails.
Look before you leap. Get advice first, before you sell the house/the farm, quit the decent job and leave your family back home. Get an accurate picture of the likelihood of success and the possibility of failure. You may end up spending years chasing a mirage.