Friday, August 27, 2021

From Student Visa to becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada – Yves and JM

Student Visa approved last December 2018
at Canadian Immigration Consultancy - SM North Edsa Branch

Clients Niccola Iva Hernandez and Husband John Michael Suzuki After landing in Manitoba Sir JM who had an Open Work Permit qualified for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. 

Last April 14, 2021 they got their Permanent Residents Visa.


PR na sila! How about you? You can be next, start your application right now, as in Now NA! Their CIC - SM North Adviser is Mr. Jay Araneta

Call us now, have your applications assessed by filing out our online application form.  Click here: http://www.canadavisa101.com/p/online-assessment.html



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Required Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results


Effective midnight on January 7, 2021 

A Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travellers coming to Canada. 

All travelers 5 years or older is required to provide proof of a negative laboratory test result for COVID-19 to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. 

Test options: 

• molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 
• Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) 

Must be conducted within 72 hours of the traveler’s scheduled departure to Canada. 

List of  DOH Accredited Laboratories


Violating any instructions provided when you enter Canada is an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

Source - Canada.ca

Friday, November 20, 2020

Canada needs to bring in 1.2M new immigrants in the next 3 years | 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Because of the pandemic Canada was not able to meet its desired Immigration levels which is why it is raising its immigration target for the next 3 years. The 2021 to 2023 immigration levels plan aims to welcome more immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada; 401,000 permanent residents in 2021; 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. That is more than 1.Million new immigrants!


“Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth. Canadians have seen how newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table. As we look to recovery, newcomers create jobs not just by giving our businesses the skills they need to thrive, but also by starting businesses themselves. Our plan will help to address some of our most acute labour shortages and to grow our population to keep Canada competitive on the world stage.” 

 – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship There are several pathways to become a permanent resident of Canada. 

To learn your options, you can:

Fill out assessment click the link

Learn all your options, click link to register

This is a great opportunity for those who want to LIVE and WORK in Canada, do not let this pass you bye. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Canada Designated learning institutions reopening to international students


Last October 20, 2020, some designated learning institutions (DLIs) have reopened to international students who are still outside Canada an who: 

have, or have been approved for, a study permit 
are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose 

The Canadian Government has only allowed Designated Learning Institutions who has a Covid 19 readiness plan approved by the list of the Territory. Find out if your DLI is approved, click the following link: 


Check the Canadian Government website to check for updated list of schools. 

To find out what Canada Visa program is for you, attend our webinar by clicking on this link:

Monday, October 5, 2020

Canada Parents and Grandparents family sponsorship program to open on October 2020


The much awaited Parents and Grandparents family sponsorship program for Canada is set to open on October 2020. 

Over a 3 week period starting October 13, 2020 to November 3. 2020 Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given the opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form online.

Canada ensures fair selection by randomly choosing from applicants who submitted an interest to sponsor form. Of those selected,  will be given an invitation to apply and 60 days to submit their complete requirements for the program. 

Due to the current pandemic, the government will modify and lower the current income requirement for the sponsor to allow them to reunite with their families during this difficult times. 

A maximum of 10,000 applications will be processed the 2020 PGP intake, and another 30,000 on 2021

Interested Canadians and Permanent Residents should start preparing for the chance to participate and submit an application as early as they can when the program opens up on October 13, 2020. 

To learn more, you can visit the website: 


You can also send us an inquiry at iai@go2canada.com or submit your questions by sending us a message. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

New border measures to allow International Students entry starting October 20, 2020



In addition to the border restrictions that were set last March 2020, the Government of Canada is strengthening the public health presence at the border as well as enhancing quarantine monitoring by increasing the use of digital forms and processes to allow critical information to be shared more quickly with provinces and territories. All of which are being done to support family reunification, entry for compassionate reasons, and the safe and gradual entry of some international students. More specifically, these processes will provide for the entry of: 

certain extended family members of Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents, including those in an exclusive dating relationship of at least 1 year and their dependent children, as well as adult children, grandchildren, siblings and grandparents

foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific circumstances, such as life-threatening illness, critical injury or death, with potential limited release from quarantine

international students, starting October 20, 2020, if they will be attending a designated learning institution that has been identified by their provincial or territorial government as having a COVID19 readiness plan in place

More information will be made available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website on October 8, 2020. You may read the news release by clicking this link [IRCC SOURCE]

The Students Visa pathway in Canada can allow the student to Study-Work and Immigrate to Canada.  International students also has the benefit of bringing their spouse who can work full time thru an open work permit application.  While children of dependent status can study for free.  

To know more about the program please send us a message or attend our webinar by registering here: 


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Biometrics for Canada application updates


Because of the Corona Virus Pandemic, a lot of applications has been delayed due to the temporary closure of Visa Application Centres (VACs) around the world. Recently a lot of VACs are opening and starting to resume their services like the collection of Biometrics information for applicants of Canada Visa. 

The Cebu VFS has already opened, which may be an indicator the VFS office in Manila is next to open, hopefully soon.

You can check whether the VFS in Manila has already opened thru this link: 


As of September 24, 2020 this is the search result. 



From Student Visa to becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada – Yves and JM

Student Visa approved last December 2018 at Canadian Immigration Consultancy - SM North Edsa Branch Clients Niccola Iva Hernandez and Husban...