Monday, December 28, 2009

Best Christmas Gift for George Hansen Reyes - Permanent Residents Visa for Canada

I first met Mr. George Hansen Reyes, when he came to the office to inquire about getting a work permit for Canada as a Nurse. Since our Company is an Immigration Consultancy Firm for Canada, his inquiry was directed to our Sister Company International Jobs Recruitment Company (I-Jobs).

At that time I-Jobs still had an Employer who was asking for a database of Filipino Nurses bound for Alberta.

Due to his busy schedule, he was not able to attend the Orientation seminar for Alberta, until the time came when the Work Visa applications become scarce due to the current recession in North America.

On the early part of 2008 Mr. Reyes learned about the revised Permanent Visa application for Canada that processed 38 High Demand Occupations. Where if qualified an applicant may get his Canadian Permanent Residents Visa within 6 months to a year.

We filed his application for Permanent Residents Visa for Canada last March 31, 2009 to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada.

A month and a half after, May 15, 2009 we received his CIO positive Assessment for Canada, making him Eligible to proceed with the final assessment of his application, the submission of original documentation to the Canadian Embassy.

We filed his original documents to the Canadian Embassy last July 28, 2009.

Got his File Number August 18, 2009

Received Medical Notice Oct. 19, 2009

At this stage the Embassy asked Mr. George Reyes to submit additional documentations to fix a problem with his Personal History as well as asked to undergo additional Medical Procedures.

After the problems were finally solved, we got his Visa Notice December 8, 2009 where he was requested to submit his passport, the Passport of his wife and that of their Dependent child.

Last December 24, 2009 the Canadian Embassy sent us his Permanent Resident Visa.

If you ask Mr. George if he found his application for Permanent Residents Visa Easy, the answer may be a definite, "No".

But despite the problems that he encountered in his application, he still persisted, went on with his application and now bear fruits to his Efforts by receiving the best Christmas Gift for his Family, a Permanent Residents Visa.

They plan to go to Canada on February 2010. His first order of business, taking the Licensure Examination to allow him to practice his profession as a Nurse, you see Mr. Reyes on top of getting his Permanent Residents Visa was already positively assessed by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). To know how to practice your profession right away, you may read
Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO)

This can be your story too, if you have the Education, 4 years Work Experience in the list of 38 High Demand Occupations within the last ten years, then you have a strong Case.

But you have to act Fast the list of Occupations currently in process may change soon. If it does and your occupation was omitted in the list then you can no longer apply. If you are interested, you should take advantage of this great opportunity or else this gift for yourself and your Family will disappear.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CIC Holiday Schedule 2009

The Canadian Immigration Consultancy(Coastal Mall Branch) will be open during most parts of the Holiday Season.

Here is the Holiday Season Schedule:

December 23 - 9am till 6pm
December 24 - 9am till 12 noon (half day)
December 25 - closed
December 26 - 9am till 6pm
December 27 - 9am till 6pm
December 28 - 9am till 6pm
December 29 - 9am till 6pm
December 30 - 9am till 6pm
December 31 - 9am till 12 noon (half day)
January 1 - Closed
January 2 - 9am till 6pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Changes in the list of 38 high demand occupations

(click on letter for bigger image)

Of late we have received hundreds of letters addressed to our clients who filed their applications in year 2006 and 2007. This were applications filed before the Citizenship and Immigration Canada changed its processing system to prioritize 38 high demand occupations. It looks like that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada is seriously addressing its huge backlogs.

CHECK UPDATED OCCUPATIONS LIST! 29 in Demand Occupations in Canada.

The letter says that If your occupation is included in the current list of 38 high demand occupations, it is to your advantage if you will withdraw your application and send another application under the new Federal Skilled Worker Program. Take this option if you want an expedited process, but you have to decide soon because the Canadian Embassy will only refund your filing fee if you withdraw your application within 45 days from the time they sent out the letter.

But if you are not in a hurry, then you don't have to do anything. There is no need to reply to that letter.

If your occupation is not included in the current list of 38 high demand occupations, you will just have to wait till the Visa office is already processing your application, this may be another 3 years of waiting.

Changes Coming Soon?

Part of the highlight that the letter is saying is that there will be changes in the list of 38 high demand occupations. They may change the current list of occupations in process. That is why the letter urges the applicants to make a decision soon.

As to how soon we really do not know, but the only sure way to take advantage of the 6 to 12 months processing is by filing your application as soon as possible. If changes happens during the time that your application is already in process, you will no longer be affected with said changes.

This letter does not only apply to the recepients of the Letter sent out by the Canadian Embassy. If the there will be changes in the list of 38 high demand occupations soon, then this means that those who still has not made the decision to apply, even if they are interested, will also loose their changes to take advantage of this great opportunity. If you wait too long to decide you may miss out on this chance for a speedy processing of your Canadian Permanent Residents Visa. What are you waiting for?

Apply right now!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Priority Processing for Doctors Immigrants Visa application

Part of the 38 High Demand Occupations, in the prioritized Federal Skilled Workers Permanent Residents Application are Specialist Physicians as well as General Practitioners and Family Physicians

That means they are now eligible for 6-12 months processing under the new Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Here's proof: Dr. Pamela Santiago received her Permanent Resident Visa 4 months after submission of her documents to Canadian Visa Office in Manila.

Dr. Pamela Santiago (right) with Ms. Evangeline Naron, CIC Consultant

Here's her application time line:

April 18, 2009 - Application was sent to Centralized Intake Office
June 12, 2009 - Received a positive assessment
July 28, 2009 - Supporting documents were submitted to Canadian Visa Office
Sept 05, 2009 - Received Medical Instruction and Right of Permanent Resident Fee (RPRF) payment Notice

Sept 25, 2009 - Sent the the RPRF Payment
Oct 29, 2009 - Received Visa notice, original passport required
Nov 06, 2009 - Original Passport submitted to Canadian Visa Office
Nov 21, 2009 - PR Visa Issued

Gone were the days wherein doctors need to get a Nursing Degree just to live and work in Canada.

Under the revised Federal Skilled Worker, Permanent Residents application for Canada, people with experience in the 38 high demand occupation may get their Visa's within 6 months to one year.

1 year work experience in the high demand list will make an applicant eligible to apply, whereas 4 years work experience in one or more occupations int he 38 high demand list will grant full points for Work experience criteria.

To know more about the program please read the following:

Centralized Intake office

Canadian Immigration Points System

When is the right time to apply?

As I tell my clients, the only time that I can help them with their plans is when the conditions are still in their favor.

If you have the Education and Work experience to apply you should start right now!

Starting right away, is your only security to take advantage of this great opportunity. The list of Occupations may change at any time, but if you are already filed you will not be affected by any changes that may happen at the middle of your application process.

If you are in the Philippines I strongly recomment that you attend our Free Orientation Seminar!

Seminar Schedules

Or you may send your information by filling out the Free Online Assessment Form or send your resumes to

For those who know that you are qualified, you should not delay your application, you should start right now!

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