Hey everyone! I just had a few questions that I'm not sure of and wanted to see if anyone could answer them.. I'm from Dallas, Texas and Dallas is where I met my boyfriend. He left for school in Canada and we've had our discussions and thought it'd be best for us to take the next step and live together. That being said, we want to get married as well since gay marriage is legal in Canada. I'm going to finish my education here and after I'm done, probably around next summer, I would move over there. My only concern is not being able to find a job to support myself. I know that since I'm an American citizen who is marrying another American citizen who is on a school permit, the spouse who isn't on the school permit can apply for a work permit and start working. It's really confusing, but correct me if I'm wrong. I just wanted to know how long it would take for the work permit to be effective so I could start working as soon as I could once I moved over to Canada. And are there any complications with gay marriage and then applying for a work permit right after?