Thursday, July 2, 2020

Canada Visa applications still accepts online submissions

We received a lot of messages from clients who were in panic because they saw a page in the Visa application Center of Canada (VFS) that the Canadian Visa office has stopped accepting Visa applications.

VFS has stopped accepting paper submissions for sometime now, this is true. But the Canadian Government continued to accept online applications, in fact they never stopped, even during the ECQ and they continue do so until now. 

Due to the covid situation, most the the visa applications are delayed, but are still being processed.

To find out what your options are, you can have your credentials assessed by clicking on the following link:


Monday, June 29, 2020

Canadian Immigration Consultancy - SM North Edsa now open

Hello everyone! Canadian Immigration Consultancy SM North Edsa, is now open every Mondays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.

For the rest of the week, we are reachable via our individual numbers. We are still filing applications and working mostly from home. 

To schedule an appointment please click on the link:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

ArriveCAN Mobile App Travelling to Canada

If you are planning or will be travelling to Canada by Land or Air, you will be required to give your basic information using the Traveler contact information form available thru:

The ArriveCAN mobile app 
an accessible web-based form,
or a paper form

You will also undergo a screening by a border services officer or quarantine officer to assess symptoms.

The ArriveCAN Mobile app is available for free via

IOS or Android

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Canadian Visa office still accepts applications

While we are still under Enhanced Community Quarantine, the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines still accepts Visa applications Online.

But due to the current situation where there is a Pandemic, there is a delay in the processing, as expected, compared to the previous applications prior to Covid. In some cases, the Visa office is extending certain parts of the application like the Biometrics instructions for 3 more months. 

When the current situation is more manageable, Canada will also process paper applications. When that happens a lot of people will surely apply for a Canadian Visa at the Canadian Visa office in Manila. You should consider starting your application as soon as you can to be first to apply.

Filing online, is a more convenient and safer way to file your application, considering our need for social distancing to avoid being infected.

At Canadian Immigration Consultancy - SM North Edsa,  we are working from home processing all our clients application to make sure our clients plans are moving forward.

 To find out your assessment, why don't you fill our our Online Assessment Form, by clicking on the following:

Online application form or you can also attend our Free Webinar to learn more about your options of going to Canada. 

Click on this link to register to attend the webinar:

Attend the Webinar and out what will make your application for Canada successful!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit or CERB, how to apply?

The Canadian government supports people in Canada with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or CERB. The CERB is a means of financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19.

CERB provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks, 4 (four) months. Applicants will get their payments within 3 business days or in about 10 business days.

How to apply There are two ways to apply: 

1. Online with CRA My Account Over the phone with an automated phone service
2. Before you call; to verify your identity, you'll need your social insurance number (SIN) postal code

Telephone number

Call 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041

For more information on how to apply of who can qualify, please visit the [source]. Or you can click:

 Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

If you want to know what program you will most likely to qualify, please click link to fill out:

Online Assessment Form 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What do we have to offer?

Canadian Immigration Consultancy (CIC) offers a Viable - Practical - Affordable Financial Solution to Filipino Families.  CIC offers financial solutions to Filipino families that know their Immediate and Extended Family are facing Financial Problems.

Source: UNAIDS

CIC offers long term financial solutions to Filipino families.

What are Financial Problems?  There are many.

The present virus pandemic spreading around the world has exposed serious Financial Problems for families worldwide.  The Philippines has not been spared of Financial Problems.

Unfortunately Filipinos are left on their own to solve their financial problems.  There is very little the government can do to help in times like this.  Filipinos do not have a Government Safety net to fall back on for help as they do in advanced Western Countries.

The crises we are all presently going through has clearly exposed big Financial Problems most Filipino families are facing.

It is time for Filipino families to work together and address their Family Financial Problems and agree on a long term plan to solve the problem.

Is there a Sense of Urgency within the family to solve their Financial Problems?  We hope so.

If the present crises has not created a Sense of Urgency for you to solve the problem, what will?

Filipino families are staying home and in most cases they are all feeling lots of Fear & Uncertainty about their future.

Fear of What?

  • Fear of no income during lockdown
  • Fear of possibly losing their job
  • Fear of anyone getting sick in their Immediate & Extended Family
  • Fear of how to pay medical bills if anyone gets sick in their Immediate & Extended Family
  • Fear of running out of money to pay for monthly expenses
  • Fear of not knowing where to go or who to turn to for money
  • Fear of feeling hopeless due to not knowing if there are Financial Options available to their family
Canadian Immigration Consultancy is here to offer HOPE
  • CIC can help Filipino families that are willing to help their self
  • CIC would like to present a Viable - Practical - Affordable Financial Solution that will benefit all in the Filipino family
  • CIC would like to go over a Viable - Practical - Affordable Financial Solutions for Young Married Filipino families that would like to live, work and raise their family in Canada.
  • Most Young Married Filipino families can go to Canada within Six (6) Months from filing their application
There is hope if
  • You Take Action Right Now!!
  • You Get your family involved Right Now!!
  • You Commit to a long term plan for the future of your family
  • You Get Ready Right Now!!

What better time than now to Get Ready while you stay at home.

Canadian Immigration Consultancy would like to work with Filipino Families that have a sincere Sense of Urgency to solve their Financial Problems.

When lockdown is over, Apply as Fast as you can for your visa to Canada.  You have to ask yourselves, Can you afford to wait?  Can you afford not to apply?  Time is most likely not going to be an Option for many Filipino Families that do not take action now.

Filipino families have Nothing to Lose discussing a Long Term Financial Solution with Canadian Immigration Consultancy Team.

CIC would like to hear from you.  If CIC's Financial Solution is not for your family, we would like to know your plan for solving Financial Problems in the Future.

Surely your family must be working on some kind of Financial Solution for the future of your family.  Canadian Immigration Consultancy would like to go over your Financial Solutions with your family.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Canada programs for caregivers are Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

The two new Canada programs for caregivers are Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot.

Key updates to new pilots

Major changes from the outgoing Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots include:

Occupation-specific work permits instead of employer-specific work permits. This change will allow caregivers to change employers; Caregiver’s immediate family will also be entitled to open work permits and/or study permits; Employers will no longer need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before hiring a caregiver from overseas.  

1. 4411 Home child care providers 
Home child care providers care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis. They care for the well-being and physical and social development of children, assist parents with child care and may assist with household duties.

They provide care primarily in their own homes or in the children's homes, where they may also reside. They are employed by private households and child-care agencies, or they may be self-employed. 

Example Titles 
child care live-in caregiver
child care provider – private home nanny parent's helper 

2. 4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations 
Home support workers provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients.

Care is provided within the client's residence, in which the home support worker may also reside. They are employed by home care and support agencies, private households, or they may be self-employed. 

Housekeepers perform housekeeping and other home management duties in private households and other non-institutional, residential settings. 

Example Titles attendant for persons with disabilities – home care 

family caregiver home support worker housekeeper 

live-in caregiver – seniors 

personal aide – home support personal 

care attendant – home care 

respite worker – home support 

There is a two step process

Use the 2 step process above to get the rest of the work experience you need to get permanent status Or 
Keep working in Canada with your current work permit and apply for permanent residence once you have 2 years of work experience and meet the criteria.

You may be eligible to apply for this program if you answer is yes to the following questions: 

Do you have a genuine and valid job offer from an employer in Canada? (It may be one of your relatives, friends or any eligible employer) 

Do you have the training and/or legal work experience as a Caregiver? (to have a better chance, you must have a work experience) 

Do you have an IELTS Exam Results of at least CLB 5? (Listening 5, Reading 4, Speaking 5 and Writing 5) 

Do you have at least 1 year Post Secondary Credential Canadian Equivalent? (If you finished Grade 10, you must have at least 3 years post secondary credentials. If you finished Grade 12, you must have at least 1 year post secondary credentials. You need to have your credentials assessed) 

The job offer must be: 

full-time, which means at least 30 hours of paid work each week from a Canadian employer outside the province of Quebec from an employer who’s not an embassy, high commission or consulate genuine, meaning there’s a real need to hire you 

Information on how to apply is available at 

Already in Canada? You have choices! You can: 

  • apply to one of these pilots to complete your work experience, or
  • keep working on your current work permit until you have 24 months of work experience

Applicant from the Philippines? To qualify, it is no longer enough that you have 72 units in College. 

If you finished high school within 10 school years, you must have at least 3 years of post secondary studies. If you finished Grade 12, you must finish at least 1 year post secondary program. 

Quick facts about the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilot Programs 

The expiring pilots will close to new applications on June 18, 2019. Caregivers who have applied before this date will continue to have their applications processed through to a final decision. 

Caregivers who have been working toward applying to the soon-to-be-expired pilots can now apply through either the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot 

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers, the short-term pathway for caregivers who came to Canada as temporary foreign workers since 2014 but were unable to qualify for permanent residence through an existing program, will be extended. 

It will re-open on July 8, 2019 and accept applications for 3 months 

The new pilots, Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker, will each have a maximum of 2,750 principal applicants, for a total of 5,500 principal applicants per year, plus their immediate family. Initial applications to the new pilots will have a 12-month processing service standard. 

A 6-month processing standard will apply for finalizing an application after the caregiver submits proof that they have met the work experience requirement. 

With the move to occupation-specific work permits under the Home Child Care and Home Support Worker pilots, employers will no longer need a Labour Market Impact Assessment before hiring a caregiver from overseas.

Canada Visa applications still accepts online submissions

We received a lot of messages from clients who were in panic because they saw a page in the Visa application Center of Canada (VFS) tha...