Immigration & Settlement

Canada housing

5 Canada Housing Issues That an Immigrant Should Know

So, you’ve decided to move to Canada.  The next biggest decision would be “Which area in Canada would you call home?”.  This article lays out 5 Canada housing issues that will help you choose where to settle in your new country.

Resumes and Documents Can Be Printed at Public Libraries

Tips for New Immigrants: Printing Resumes and Other Important Documents

In this digital age, we hardly need to purchase and maintain a printer at home.  However, there are times when we need to have physical copies of our resumes and important documents. 

This post will give new immigrants tips on printing resumes and other possibly life-changing documents.

What is the Best Airline to Travel Between Canada and the Philippines?

If you are a new immigrant to Canada from the Philippines or are planning to visit the beautiful Philippine islands, you would surely ask “What is the best airline for traveling between these two countries?”.

Arrivals Hall at YVR Airport

Landing at YVR Airport as a Newcomer

Arriving at your new home is both exciting and stressful. I know because I’ve been in that situation. So, in this blog, I will share the major steps that you have to go through when landing at YVR Airport as a newcomer.

Dress for Success Vancouver 2019 Impact Gala Poster

Dress for Success Vancouver Helped Me Create A Beautiful Settlement Story

Dress for Success Vancouver (DFSV) is true to their words.  DFSV gave me dignity, inclusiveness, and hope when I was a newcomer to Canada.  They helped me clarify my personal values, enhance my skills, and create a supportive network throughout my journey.

Packing List

Pre-Departure Packing List

Fitting your entire future into 1 or 2 suitcases is a challenge for most of us.  An immigrant’s packing list depends on several factors: landing alone or with dependents, accommodation upon arrival, destination, arrival date, and so on.  But here is a recommended basic packing list.

Preparing for Canadian Life

The excitement of receiving the permanent resident visa comes with doubt and anxiety.  To relieve these, I started preparing for Canadian life by participating in the Planning for Canada program.

Completing Canadian Immigration Documents

Hiring a representative comes with a cost – a hefty one at that.  The good news is that completing your own Canadian immigration documents can also result in a successful application. This post contains tips.

Help from an Immigration Consultant

IRCC emphasizes that the use of representatives is not required nor does it ensure a successful application. But a Canada immigration consultant company helped me in 3 ways.

Canadian Immigration Assessment

Immigration is never easy. It requires a huge investment of time, effort, and money. This post will tell you how I completed my Canadian immigration assessment and how you can do yours before making any investment.