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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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)

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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! 🙂

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), Moving to Canada, Provincial Nomination

When You Least Expect it (Moving to Canada Update!)

Wow, didn't realize that it's been six months since the blog was last updated. The main reason for the lack of updates is well.... the lack of updates from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)! Haha. 😐 As of the last draw (August 24, 2016), one needed at least 538 points to get an Invitation… Continue reading When You Least Expect it (Moving to Canada Update!)

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Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2015)

In 2015, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada reformed its Immigration Program through the revamping of the Express Entry system. We’ve already written about how Express Entry works in this space before (if you’re interested in reading about that, click here), so this post will be about some observations and opinions after looking at roughly a… Continue reading Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2015)