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! 🙂

Acknowledgement of Receipt, Express Entry, Moving to Canada, Passport Request, Permanent Resident, Provincial Nomination

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)

Education, Moving to Canada, Open Work Permit, Permanent Resident, Post-Graduation Work Permit, Student Visa, Work

Moving to Canada: The Student’s Path

Coming from the changes made to the Comprehensive Ranking System for Canadian Express Entry, it seems that the popular consensus is that the best way to get invited for Permanent Residency is to get a Provincial Nomination from the many different provinces in Canada. This might be true for most people, but for those who… Continue reading Moving to Canada: The Student’s Path

Family, Medical, Moving to Canada, Permanent Resident, Vancouver

Moving to Canada: Second Chances

Hello everyone! N here. Just wanted to say happy 2017! We’re already two weeks into the new year and V and I are just again beginning to get into the moving to Canada waiting game after a vacation with our families over the holidays. A little update: Our application for permanent residence was officially received… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Second Chances

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

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

One Step Closer (PEI Provincial Nomination Program Update)

It's been a crazy and tiring October for N and I. Aside from scrambling to complete the requirements for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), we were also neck deep in preparing a wedding and moving into our own place Wait. Planning a wedding? But don't you have to be married to apply to Express Entry… Continue reading One Step Closer (PEI Provincial Nomination Program Update)

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

Progress (Provincial Nomination Program Update)

Things seem to be moving pretty fast now. After getting the Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Program (PEI PNP) last September 1, 2016, we officially replied to their invitation with their requirements on September 15, 2016. On Monday, September 26, 2016, we received another email from PEI PNP informing… Continue reading Progress (Provincial Nomination Program Update)

Express Entry, IELTS, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Language Proficiency, Moving to Canada, Permanent Resident

Moving to Canada: Express Entry Language Proficiency (IELTS)

Now it’s time for us to talk about the part of the Express Entry application that I personally enjoyed the most. Okay, maybe I feel this way now since we were able to get pretty good scores, but I remember being nervous as hell while taking the tests since it was like being back in… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Express Entry Language Proficiency (IELTS)

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Moving to Canada Update: Quit Playing Games With My Heart

Giving you guys a moving to Canada update after the draw last January 13, 2016: After the last draw, we are still waiting to get drawn and receive an ITA (Invitation To Apply) from IRCC. We are hoping that the points needed will keep on going down since it has been on a downward trend… Continue reading Moving to Canada Update: Quit Playing Games With My Heart

Education, Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), Express Entry, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Moving to Canada, Permanent Resident

Moving to Canada: Express Entry Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

Time to talk about getting your education assessed, here's N to tell you guys about our experience since she spearheaded our Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). One of the initial requirements for creating an Express Entry profile for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). This means that if you carry… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Express Entry Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)