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. 



Friday, September 18, 2020

How long Canada Visa applications are processed?




It is very easy to check how fast a Canadian Visa application is currently processed. All you have to do is go to the Canadian Government website www.canada.ca

Go to the Menu - Immigration and citizenship and then My immigration or citizenship application.  Select the kind of visa application processing time you want to check (Student, Tourist, Permanent Residence, Family Sponsorship). And that is it.  when you check the visa application processing time for Student Permit processed in the Philippines, for example, you will see that it is processed within 3 weeks as of September 15, 2020. 

To find out what Canada Visa application you would be interested in, you can attend our FREE Webinars by clicking and registering on the following link. 


You can also have your chances assessed by answering our Free Online Assessment. 


Visa application processing time will vary depending on the volume of application the Canadian government receives. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Canada Student Visa a great pathway for Immigration


Canada is one of the best countries to immigrate to. In a research conducted by the BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Canada consistently ranked FIRST for five consecutive years in the Best Countries rankings. Canada also made it to the top 20 list of the United Nations Development Program as one of the best places to live in. 

This is measured by busing attributes including affordable quality of life, a good job market, economic stability, family-friendliness, income equality, political stability, safety, well-developed public education system and well-developed public health system. Around a million FiIipinos have realized this and are now living in Canada for a fresh start and settling down for good. Unfortunately, migrating to the this North American country could be quite costly with all the exorbitant “show” money and processing fees, not to mention all the painstaking processes of securing documents required. But there is one avenue that applicants could explore as an easier and faster means to gain entry to this side of North America: the Canada Student Pathway. 

Filipinos in search of greener pastures find this option attractive with all the opportunities it presents. The Canada Student Pathway does not have an age limit. Applicants can opt for a study program and get employed at the same time for a lesser cost. 

The student can get a Work Visa after completion of the study program. One (1) year study can give the student an additional one (1) year work permit and a two-year study has an equivalent of an additional 3 years of work permit. 

The process is fast which may take 2 to 3 months and there is a possibility of bringing one’s family along. The program also helps them gain the right Canadian study or work experience to eventually enable them to apply for a Permanent Residents (PR) Visa.

Requirements for the Canada Student Pathway differ for each province. To help applicants consider which place is best for them, they may check out the Canadian provinces and territories.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

IELTS Indicator an alternative to IELTS Tests




The IELTS Indicator is an academic testing that you can consider (available for a limited time) while most of the Testing Centers worldwide is still suspended due to covid 19 or the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Which you can take at the comfort and safety of your own home. The test includes four skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and you will receive an indicative score for each. 

Just like a regular IELTS Test your performance will be marked by IELTS examiners and you will receive your result within seven days.

To find out how you can read for the source: https://www.ieltsindicator.com/

Monday, July 6, 2020

Service Canada Appointment System – Notice

To address the concerns of applicants who follow up the status of their applications, IRCC has post a Service Canada Appointment System – Notice.

Avoiding possible problems with the Covid situation and to maintain a safe environment for the employees and their clients the Biometrics collection services is currently suspended, until further notice.

At present, applicants are given 90 days extension to have their biometrics done, until sevice Canada situation has returned to normal.

To find out if the Visa Application Center (VAC) is already open in your country, you can click on the following link:

The IRCC Client Support Centre at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc/client-support-centre.html


For up-to-date information on the status of COVID-19 in Canada, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s canada.ca/coronavirus.


To find out if you are qualified to apply for a Canadian Visa please answer out online assessment form: 

Online Assessment Form (click this link) 

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

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