Prince Edward Island

Our Take On Lobster in Charlottetown

Being situated in the Atlantic (right) side of Canada as one of the three maritime provinces, Prince Edward Island is probably most well known for seafood. One of the most popular seafood offerings around the island would probably be lobster. Possibly 9 out of 10 restaurants here in offer lobster on their menus and both… Continue reading Our Take On Lobster in Charlottetown

Driver's License / Driving, Moving to Canada

Getting Your Canadian Class 5 Driver’s License

I recently got my Canadian Class 5 Driver's License here in Charlottetown. The entire process took around two weeks and I was fortunate enough to have passed the written and driving tests on the first try. I'll write about my experience in this post as well as some advice and suggestions that will hopefully help… Continue reading Getting Your Canadian Class 5 Driver’s License

Moving to Canada, Prince Edward Island

The Parks Canada Discovery Pass (And The Prince Edward Island National Park)

I know that it's already almost August and that it is more than halfway through 2017, but just in case you're in Canada and still don't know about this or have not taken advantage of it, you should do so immediately. As part of Canada's celebration of its 150 years as a Confederation, the government… Continue reading The Parks Canada Discovery Pass (And The Prince Edward Island National Park)

Landing, Moving to Canada, SIN

Moving to Canada: Getting Your Canadian Social Insurance Number

One of the first things that you need to accomplish once you land in your Canadian province is to obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from a Service Canada office. It is important to have one in order to be able to work in Canada or to have access to various government programs and benefits.… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Getting Your Canadian Social Insurance Number

Banking, Landing, Moving to Canada, Prince Edward Island, SIN, Work

Moving to Canada: Touchdown, Charlottetown

After a smooth 2-hour flight from Toronto via Air Canada Rouge, we finally arrived in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Charlottetown Airport was quite small, having only one baggage conveyor and no immigration counters as it only serves domestic flights. But us Filipinos are used to that! We even have smaller airports in some provinces… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Touchdown, Charlottetown

Landing, Moving to Canada, Toronto

Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part II)

After weeks of tearful despedidas and goodbyes, we were off to our greatest adventure both as individuals and as a married couple. On the 17th of June 2017, we flew from Manila to Toronto via Philippine Airlines. It was an 11 hour flight to Vancouver, with a two hour layover there before the final four… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part II)

Landing, Landing Documents, Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part I)

After a ten hour flight from Manila to Vancouver, a two-hour layover (inside the plane) and another five-hour flight,  we are finally here in Toronto! With our bodies currently fighting off jet lag, we had time to write this down and update you guys on our overall landing experience. This will be a two-part blog… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part I)

Driver's License / Driving, Landing, Moving to Canada

Philippine Driver’s License Certification and Certificate of No Apprehension

UPDATE: We were able to successfully get a Canadian Class 5 Driver's License without having our LTO Certification stamped by the DFA. Read about that here. With our departure date inching closer and closer, we're rushing to accomplish all the last minute errands that are left for us to do. One major thing that needed… Continue reading Philippine Driver’s License Certification and Certificate of No Apprehension