Our Migration Timeline and the E Client Application Status

Our Migration Timeline and the E-Client Application Status

I would like to share our timeline. Hope this helps: December 2014 December 15 – Applied and submitted requirements Education Credential Assessment (ECA) December 30 – Result Available Online ECA January 2015 January 10 – IELTS Exam (Primary applicant) January 23 – IELTS Result January 23 – Created MyCIC profile with 451 points February 2015 February […]

What to Do When You Get a Passport Request PPR

What to Do When You Get a Passport Request (PPR)

If all goes well and the visa officer handling your application has no further questions or requests, they will issue a passport request. This is the second to the last process in acquiring an immigrant status (PR), the last being able to land in Canada and securing a PR card. By default, passport requests come […]

FSW Express Entry 2015 Application Expenses

FSW Express Entry (2015) Application Expenses

For those of you wondering how much does it costs to migrate to Canada through FSW Express Entry (2015) program from the Philippines (a bit from Singapore), please see the breakdown below: Yes, it’s not so cheap but we’re hoping that this investment is worth it for our family’s future. Hope you’ll find this helpful in your own […]

Post-ITA DOcument Checklist

Post-ITA Document Checklist

Post-ITA means you have already been drawn from the express entry pool and that your points meet the cutoff for the latest draw. You should have received an ITA email asking you whether to accept the ITA and proceed with the application or Reject the ITA and rejoin the pool. Of course you have to […]

IELTS Education Credential Assessment and MyCIC Profile

IELTS, Education Credential Assessment and MyCIC Profile

In my previous post, I talked about the usual process in immigrating to Canada and ITA. To be able to create a MyCIC profile, you need two important documents; your IELTS general training result (Test Report Form Number) and an ECA Number. You should also be listing down your start and end dates for each […]

Invitation to Apply ITA and the Comprehensive Ranking System CRS

Invitation to Apply (ITA) and the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

So yeah, we’ve decided to migrate under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. Remember when I told you that we were choosing between New Zealand and Canada, our decision wasn’t that clear until we got our ITA, the much coveted Invitation to Apply. ITA is given when you meet certain criteria such as points. This […]

Once Upon a Time in Edsa

Once Upon a Time in EDSA

Late last year, while driving in an endless traffic along EDSA, I realized how the Philippines is not really conducive for building a family mainly due to traffic, of course, along with pollution, poor government benefits and services and political shenanigans. Then, I thought of migration. It took me a while to convince my wife […]

Mangibang Bansa ay Di Biro

Mangibang Bansa ay Di Biro

Iniisip kong palitan ang blog na ito ng “The OFW Chronicles” pero medyo baduy. At oo, isa na akong ganap na OFW kaya may bago na naman akong mga kwento at experience na maibabahagi di lang sa pagiging tatay pero bilang isang tatay na OFW. Labing pitong araw ko ng hindi nakakasama ang pamilya ko. […]

Eksaktong isang taon na...

Eksaktong isang taon na…

Eksaktong isang taon na ang nakakaraan, maraming pagbabago ang sa amin ay dumating. Ang pagdating ng pinakaimportanteng tao sa aming buhay. Ang bunga ng aming pagmamahalan. Ang pinagmumulan ng aming habang buhay na kaligayahan. Eksaktong isang taon, ipinanganak ka anak at tandang-tanda ko pa ang lakas ng iyong iyak. Parang naka megaphone at buong delivery […]

Unang Tayo Tulay at Pagbagsak

Unang Tayo, Tulay at Pagbagsak

Di baleng madapa ka, ang mahalaga ay bumangon ka’t siniguradong may natutunan ka sa pagkakadapa mo. Parang seryoso ang opening ko, pero nais ko lang i-share na SOBRANG LIKOT na ng anak ko. Lakad dito, lakad doon, gulong dito, gulong doon, iyak dito, iyak doon at kung anu-ano pang dito at doon. Kung makangiti pa, […]