Moving to Canada, Work

Finding Work as an Immigrant in Canada: The Job Hunt

Hello! We know that this post is a few months overdue and we apologize for that. It's just that things have gotten really really busy and fast-paced the last few months and it was hard to find time to sit down and write. However, after finishing up some morning chores on this Saturday morning, we… Continue reading Finding Work as an Immigrant in Canada: The Job Hunt

British Columbia, Moving to Canada, Vancouver, Work

Finding Work as an Immigrant in Canada: Another Leap of Faith

It has now been a couple of months since we landed in Canada and we have been sharing with you guys most of the things that new immigrants go through when moving to Canada like getting your SIN and driver's license.¬†However, we haven't really touched on what arguably is the most important part of being… Continue reading Finding Work as an Immigrant in Canada: Another Leap of Faith

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)