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Kanada - Tag 3

Nachdem ich am Dienstag Abend in Toronto angekommen bin, sind jetzt schon drei Tage vergangen in denen sich auch ein bisschen was getan hat und ich mich soweit sehr gut einleben konnte.
Am Dienstag konnte ich direkt am Flughafen ohne große Wartezeit mein Work&Travel Visum holen, mit dem ich jetzt ein Jahr ohne große Einschränkungen in Kanada arbeiten kann. Am Mittwoch habe ich meine Sozialversicherungsnummer beantragt und versucht, meinen deutschen Führerschein gegen einen Kanadischen umzutauschen, was leider nicht auf Anhieb ging. Dafür musste ich gestern meinen Führerschein zum Übersetzer bringen. Heute konnte ich ihn wieder abholen und habe jetzt meine vorübergehenden kanadischen Führerschein.
Mit unserem Auto bin ich inzwischen auch vertraut und es macht richtig Spaß bei gemächlichem Tempo (schnell fahren darf man leider nicht) durch die Gegend zu fahren und das schöne Wetter zu genießen.
Somit sind eigentlich alle wichtigen Vorbereitungen abgeschlossen und ich kann mich ganz darauf konzentrieren einen Job zu suchen und mich schlau zu machen, ob und wie ich mit einer temporären Arbeitserlaubnis selbständig machen kann.
Bei meinen Bildern gibt es übrigens auch schon erste Bilder aus Kanada. Ich werde versuchen diese von Zeit zu Zeit zu ergänzen.
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