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

Moving to Canada

Ready na ba Kayo? (Are you guys Ready?) On What It Really Means to Leave.

It's now officially 30 days before moving to Canada. By this time, most of our family and friends already know about us leaving. Most of them have been all smiles and supportive, but of course there are those who allow their doubts and concerns to come to the surface. We can't blame them though since they're… Continue reading Ready na ba Kayo? (Are you guys Ready?) On What It Really Means to Leave.

Banking, Landing, Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada: Bringing Your Money to Canada (Part II)

UPDATE: We have already landed in Canada and have successfully activated our account with Scotiabank. Read more about it here. In our last post, we talked about the different ways you can bring your money into Canada as a first time immigrant. In that post, we mentioned that we will be going with a wire/telegraphic transfer between… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Bringing Your Money to Canada (Part II)

Banking, Landing, Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada: Bringing Your Money to Canada (Part I)

UPDATE: We have already landed in Canada and have successfully activated our account with Scotiabank. Read more about it here. It's now a little over a month before our big move to Canada and we have been busy taking care of the many different matters that need to be settled. Right now, we've put our house on the… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Bringing Your Money to Canada (Part I)

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!

Landing, Moving to Canada, PDOS

Our Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) Experience!

In our last post, we wrote a short guide on how to register for your PDOS at the Commission for Filipinos Overseas (CFO). In this post, we'll share our actual experience and thoughts about the seminar after attending it last Friday, March 10, 2017. What to Bring PDOS Registration Form (per person, required) Landing Papers… Continue reading Our Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) Experience!

Landing, Moving to Canada, PDOS

Registering for the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) at the Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Before a Filipino moving to Canada can leave the country, he or she will have to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) given by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in Manila. This is a required seminar for any Filipino moving to another country. It is mandated by the law and immigration will not clear you to… Continue reading Registering for the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) at the Commission on Filipinos Overseas