Last March 10, 2010 the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, published a news release titled, "Improvements to proof of language rules will increase fairness, reduce delays, says Immigration Minister".
In a nutshell, what is says is that you still have a choice to use either proof of English Proficiency:
1. take a language test (IELTS) or
2. provide other written proof of your language proficiency
For as long as you know that the second option (written submission) is intended for people whose first language is either English or French.
If you are an applicant who lives in a country who only uses English as a second language, and you submitted the second option, the Visa office assessing your application will immediately give you your corresponding points on the documents that you have submitted.
You will no longer be given a chance to get higher scores by giving you the chance to get the IELTS, like in the past.
If you check the points system of Canada, you will find out that proving your English proficiency using the second medium is not wise, because you can only really get a maximum points of 8 points for this option.
And that to have the chance to get the full points of 16 points for English, you need take the IELTS.
To read more about this, please click on the link:
[source] - cic.gc.ca
Monday, April 19, 2010
Where you not able to attend the CIC Visa party last Saturday's March 27, 2010?
You still have a chance to attend, and find out your options, learn how to obstacle your application obstacles, and avail of promo rates on our consultancy fees.
We will have another immigrants visa party this coming May 1, 2010, 4:00 pm at Aristocrat Restaurant in Manila.
During the visa party, we'll be conducting our in-house pre-departure orientation seminar to prepare our clients on their settlement in Canada.
Simultaneously, we will be conducting an information seminar for those who are interested to live and work in Canada! If you want to learn how to immigrate to Canada in just 6-12 months, you may attend this immigrants visa party.
Interested? Click here for online reservation.
Venue will be at Aristocrat Restaurant in Malate Manila. Registration Fee is P500/head inclusive of dinner. Mark your calendar - it's May 1, 2010, Saturday, 4pm.
Registration starts at 3:30pm.
See you there look for Jay Araneta!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
For two years now, I have been processing Canada Visa applications under the revised Federal Skilled Workers application, for those individuals who needs help on their Immigration Plan for Canada.
Even though every applicant has different Visa application stories they all share something in common; they know that an application for Permanent Residents Visa for Canada is something that you work hard on, if you want to get it.
That Permanent Resident Visa's don't fall on trees.
That to be successful in your application, an Immigration Plan for your Canada Visa is necessary.
Consider the case of Ms. Jaqueline Zeta Torio for example.
It is not by any accident that she finished her Bachelors Degree in Accountancy, became a Certified Public Accountant, became certified by CIAT - Canada as a Certified Accounting Technician, was able to find employment in companies like Unilever Philippines, Inc. and Deutsche Bank Group, and get a Permanent Residents Visa for Canada at age 26.
A wise man once said that,
"People do not plan to Fail, they Fail to Plan".How Jaqueline Zeta Torio got her Permanent Residents Visa, is due to the following:
- Wanting to Immigrate in Canada, she went to us to find out about her options
- Knowing that her Education and Work Experience made her eligible to apply for the Federal Skilled Workers program, she made a decision to apply.
- Acknowledging the challenges that she had to overcome she set out a concrete plan - to start with her Permanent Residents Visa application while the Immigration Regulation was still in her favor; determine the obstacles that lay ahead of her goal and find ways to overcome them.
That is why on...
April 6, 2009 we filed her application to the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada
As a result we received her Positive Assessment - May 15, 2009 which also prompted us to ready the necessary documentations for the Full application Package that we will eventually submit at the Canadian Embassy within the 120 days allowance that was given to us.
The plan was simple, since she is still single, we had to make good use of the 120 days allowance that was given to us, because we have to be certain that she gets the 67 points passmark to get the PR Visa for Canada, under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Selection Criteria/Points System.
The key to most single applicants who does not have double degrees in college and first degree relatives in Canada, is to get the full 16 points for the English Proficiency in the Language Criteria of the points system.
Which meant that if Jaqueline could get the full points, she will get her PR Visa for Canada.
To achieve this, she would have to get the following scores, per area, for her International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
Reading - 6.5
Writting - 6.5
Listening - 7.5
Speaking - 6.5
That is why right after filing Jaqueline's application to the CIO, we encouraged her to take the English examination (IELTS) to prove her Language Proficiency right away.
So that she would still have the time to retake it, if ever she would not get the prescribed results to make her application successful.
As it turns out, our plan proved to be effective, because Jaqueline did not get the points she needed the first time she took the exam.
So she re-took the examination, but was unsuccessful yet again.
Sad and confused, she called me up and asked what she had to do, she already wanted to give up at this point of her application.
That was why I encouraged her to retake the IELTS exam for the third time, you see I knew Jacqueline could get the points she needed.
I did not believe that she did not have what it took to get the full 16 points for the English Proficiency criteria, for the following reasons:
1. She was able to finish her College degree
2. Was able to pass her CPA exam
3. Worked in Companies who used English as the medium of communication, regularly.
4. Had clients, colleagues and superiors who has no choice but to use English to communicate their needs and requirements.
I knew for certain, that with enough practice, the right conditions and correct mindset Jaqueline, will get the scores that she needs.
With a little push, she agreed to retake the IELTS for the third time.
While waiting for her English Examination results we submitted her Full Visa Package - August 15, 2009 to the Canadian Embassy in Manila.
On December 8, 2009, we submitted, Jaqueline's IELTS Results:
Listening - 7.5
Reading - 6.5
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 7.5
As it turns out, my faith in Jaqueline's abilities were right, after all...
On January 26, 2010 she got her Medical Notice
On April 6, 2010, at CIC office we gave her, her Permanent Residents Visa for Canada.
Jaqueline Zeta Torio's application experience may not have been easy, but with a good plan, determination and persistence she got what she wanted.
At present, Jaqueline, now belongs to a minority, an Elite group of people who knows a simple yet important truth.
Only you can make your dreams come true.
And because she worked hard for her Permanent Residents Visa for Canada, getting it may have been a hundred times more fulfilling for her.
She had a choice, to give up at the first sign of difficulty, but if you know her like I do, you too would say that she is meant to get the Visa.
That considering her credentials, education and work experience, she not only deserves getting a Permanent Residents Visa, it is part of her inherent rights.
If you want to be like Jaqueline, you too should already start preparing your plans to achieve your goals.
If you want to be successful in your application you have to act TODAY!
At present, "Jakieeee" as she wants to be called, is getting ready to leave for British Columbia for this coming June 2010.
Congratulations Mam Jakieee, you deserve all the blessing that you received, and all the blessing that is yet to come.
Thank you for giving me something to write about, thank you in behalf of all the other applicants that you will inspire with your story. :) ...
This can be your story too...
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If you have already been assessed to be qualified, you have to start your application right now, otherwise it may be too late for you...
Friday, April 2, 2010
"Love conquers all."
Never once did I expect, that I will be writing a love story when I started narrating the Canadian Immigrants Visa - application experience of my clients.
But when I became the Immigration adviser of Mr. Ray Anthony Sator, his love story and that of his girl friend Rowena Faustino (Ms. Weng), begun to take shape.
What makes their story special, and why it is worth telling, is simple.
It a true to life, its for real.
I am not passing this down to you, based on what I heard, rather, as an observer, the events I am going to tell you unfolded before my very eyes.
Let me tell it to you by following the lead of the great story tellers before me, by starting Ray's story with these famous lines:
"A long long time ago (January 15, 2008 -two years is a long time), in the land Makati City"...
I met a man, named Ray Anthony Sator, who's last name was spelled with an "o" not with a "u", he came to me to help him pursue his plans to move to a far away country, Canada.
It was at our first meeting that I have noticed Ray's inherent good qualities, he was quite reserved, a man of few words. Maybe, there is something to the saying, "Silent Water runs deep".
As I discussed his options, he asked very good questions such as, what made him qualified, what will make his application stronger, how long will the application be processed, etc...
Since during that time the processing period was still tagged at 6 years, and the mere fact that he signed the contract with our company to help him with his application at the same day, I would say that he is also very decisive.
He knows what he wants, the long wait did not put him off, as the Immigration rules constantly changes, he knew that he had to act while the conditions was still in his favor, he wanted to be filed while he was still qualified.
From that day onwards, I saw how he struggled to juggle his time, working as a Senior Telecommunications Engineer at a young age, in a very prestigious Telecommunications company in the Philippines, and completing what was needed to file his application for Permanent Residents application was not an easy task.
Still, on April 10, 2008 Ray's application was filed under the then, Simplified Immigration Process of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
It was not until October 2008 that I learned that his girlfriend, had an application for Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program (MPNP), this was when Ray asked me to help her comply with the second stage requirements of the MPNP program.
Extending my services to Ray's Girl friend at no additional cost, I helped them by giving them needed advice to finish Ms. Weng's requirements to get her Visa.
The problem with this scenario was that, if Ray's application will not be approved, he will not be able to go to Canada, whereas if Ms. Weng's application is approved she will move to Canada without Ray.
At this point I told them that they have the option to get married at that time, so that they can move to Canada together, I even went as far as talking to the parents of Ms. Weng and attempted to convince them that this is a good option for the couple to take, but due to the parents own apprehensions, they did not agree to the plan.
Left with no choice, Ray and Ms. Weng, processed their respective applications.
Nevertheless, I witnessed how Ray continued to help Ms. Weng process her application to the best of his abilities.
It was a day of filled with mixed emotions, when Ms. Weng's Visa came out last March of 2009, and when she finally flew to Canada May 2009.
At this time, Ray's hope of reuniting with Ms. Weng was dependent on the results of his own Resident Visa application for Canada, before the current change of visa processing procedure, we expected this to happen after 6 years from the date he filed his application to the Canadian Embassy...
Despite all odds, Ray continued to process his application, and with a stroke of luck, the changes in the Ministerial Instructions was published November 2008, favored the application he has filled.
Even though his current occupation as a Telco Engineer is not on the 38 high demand occupations, his previous work experience as a College Instructor in Don Bosco Mandaluyong, is part of the eligible applications for processing.
With a happy heart and renewed energy, Ray religiously completed all the requirements that was required of him, which included taking the IELTS, securing all work related documentations from his past and present employers, getting the documents for his graduate and post graduate studies, etc...
Call me a hopeless romantic, but I truly believe that Ray Sator and Weng Faustino are meant to be together.
Fate has smiled upon this couple; on March 25, 2010 Ray Anthony Sator's Visa was finally issued to him.
We can all learn from Ray's story.
If you want something, you have to work hard to get it.
If you want a better life for yourself and for your loved ones, do what is necessary to make that dream into a reality.
Act while the conditions are in your favor.
Do not live to regret the day, that you will wonder "what might it have been" if you acted on an opportunity of a lifetime, knowing that you are one of the few - of the lucky ones who qualify for said opportunity.
Do not be discouraged, by the thought that you may not qualify if you apply, rather, act on an opportunity and hope that you will get what you want.
All applicants risk being disapproved when they apply for the Federal Skilled Workers application for Permanent Residents Visa application.
There are always two sides of a coin, while it is true that you risk being disapproved when you apply, it is also true that your application may also be approved.
On the other hand, if you do not submit any application, it is for certain, that you will not get a Permanent Residents Visa for Canada.
In life, there are no assurances but people still risks their hard earned money for certain investments.
Most of the time, people will be willing to put their money at risk, depending on the value of the promised reward.
- Some individuals, continue to buy lottery tickets despite the impossible odds.
- Parents, spend millions to send their kids to college even if they are not assured that their children will have a better quality of life when they graduate.
At the Canadian Immigration Consultancy we continue to motivate everybody who qualify for the program, because we know from past experiences that getting a Permanent Residents Visa will give your family and your loved ones a better quality of life.
The basic benefits of a Permanent Resident alone, will give your family - better Financial Stability (please read - Canada Benefits for your family)
Considering the returns we know that this is probably the most worthwhile investment that you will make for yourself and your your family.
Ray Anthony Sator, signed for the program because he also wants to have a better quality of life...
But more importantly, because he wants to be with the person who owns his heart, priceless...
This can be your story too...
If you have been told that you are qualified for the program, act now before its too late.
Give us a call and tell us your concerns, we may have a solution to your problems.
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(Photo of Ray Anthony Sator and Jay Araneta - Senior Consultant CIC - March 2010 Visa Party)