Express Entry, Moving to Canada, Provincial Nomination

Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Stream Program Reopens

Good news for those who are thinking of moving to Canada! According to reports, the Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Stream that has been closed since 2015 has reopened. It's officially called the Novia Scotia Demand: Express Entry and it will be open to candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool. Successful applicants will… Continue reading Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Stream Program Reopens

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), Express Entry, Moving to Canada

Some More Changes to Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System Coming This June

Over the weekend, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced plans to implement some more changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) used by Express Entry (EE) that will be implemented on June 6, 2017. There will be three specific changes that IRCC will implement, let's go through them one by one. French Language Proficiency  As… Continue reading Some More Changes to Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System Coming This June

Express Entry, Landing, Moving to Canada, Prince Edward Island, Provincial Nomination

Can’t Wait to Explore Prince Edward Island!

Three months to go before finally moving to Canada! Last week, we finally booked our one-way tickets to Canada. It suddenly feels all too surreal and time seems to go by quicker now that we've started to accomplish the major things one needs to do before migrating to another country. It is indeed a very bittersweet… Continue reading Can’t Wait to Explore Prince Edward Island!

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), Draw, Express Entry, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Moving to Canada

Canadian Express Entry Draw Breaks Records Once Again!

February 22, 2017 saw the lowest CRS point requirement for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to become a Canadian Permanent Resident at 441 points. Well... that record lasted a total of 10 days. Yesterday, March 1 2017 was the 55th Express Entry (EE) draw for the year which saw point requirements hit an all time… Continue reading Canadian Express Entry Draw Breaks Records Once Again!

Draw, Express Entry, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Invitation to Apply (ITA), Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2016)

Wow, I can't believe it's already been a year since we wrote our Express Entry analysis for immigrants last 2015 (click here to revisit that post). 2016 really blew by fast and it was a very eventful year for IRCC with some policy changes coming into effect towards the latter part of the year (those details, here). Did… Continue reading Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2016)

Express Entry, Immigrant Visa, Moving to Canada, Passport Request, Permanent Resident

Moving to Canada: Officially Immigrants! :)

After getting our Passport Request (PPR) last February 6, 2017, and submitting our passports on February 9, we were surprised to learn about the speedy return of our documents last Monday, February 20, 2017. Our agency then invited us back to their office yesterday to pick up the passports, along with our landing papers and other documents.… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Officially Immigrants! 🙂

Express Entry, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Moving to Canada, Ontario, Provincial Nomination

Ontario Immigrant Provincial Nominee Program Updates (OIPNP)

Good news for those thinking of moving to Canada! The Ontario Immigrant Provincial Nominee Program will be reopening next week with three streams. 1) International PhD Graduate Stream 2) International Masters Graduate Stream, and 3) Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. Seems like Ontario is now focusing on attracting students into their province. You… Continue reading Ontario Immigrant Provincial Nominee Program Updates (OIPNP)

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Moving to Canada: Passport Request (PPR)

After a long day at work last Monday, I was half asleep in the car when my phone chirped with a notification for a new e-mail that had just come in. "Oh great, my credit card bill has arrived..." I thought, while straining my half open eyes against the blazing Manila afternoon sun. Then I saw… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Passport Request (PPR)

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), Express Entry, Moving to Canada, Provincial Nomination

Changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System for Canadian Express Entry

Last November 19, 2016. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made some changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for it's Express Entry (EE). They are significant changes which we feel will definitely impact people planning on immigration or moving to Canada. We've outlined the changes below and will also touch on shortly about how… Continue reading Changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System for Canadian Express Entry

Express Entry, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Invitation to Apply (ITA), Medical, Moving to Canada, Permanent Resident, Prince Edward Island, Provincial Nomination

Our Moving to Canada Medical Experience at St. Luke’s Global City

Among all things we needed to do before moving to Canada, this has to be the one that we were most nervous about. Maybe we've seen one too many episodes of Grey's Anatomy, but we're just scared of the possibility of the tests uncovering something that shouldn't be there... which would probably cause some complications with the… Continue reading Our Moving to Canada Medical Experience at St. Luke’s Global City