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) 

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:

FREE ONLINE ASSESSMENT



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:

https://immigrationadvisoryinc.setmore.com/

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:

http://www.canadavisa101.com/p/canadian-immigration-consultancy-webinar.html

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 Canada.ca [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.

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