I am a researcher from Germany who came to Canada on June 1st to work on a research project. I am coming under the 120 day work permit exemption and hold a German passport. I immigrated directly from Germany.
When I passed the border, no document of any kind was issued to me. However, apparently the border officer was supposed to have issued a visitor record form (IMM 1097?) to me, indicating the 120 day exempt status. Unfortunately I need this form to apply for a social insurance number, and I am a bit lost as to how to get this sorted out.
I already went back to the airport (YUL, Montreal) where I was told that there was nothing they could do for me and that I should call the immigration office. I checked their website, but it did not turn up anything that exactly matched my situation. I also called the immigration office hotline (+1 888 242-2100), but they would not connect me to an agent.
I have certified hard copies of hopefully all relevant documents with me.
What can I do to obtain this document?