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)
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)
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
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.
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)
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)
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
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
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!
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!