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  1. Rossei

    Mom's application returned

    I applied for my mother's citizenship on 23-Jul-19 and it was returned in the following month due to "an error in her physical presence calculation". This is basically the summary of the letter they provided along with the full application: "On your application and physical presence calculation...
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    Citizenship for Sponsored Parent

    I sponsored my mom and she got PR on 15-Oct-2016. As she stayed here as a visitor (Supervisa) prior to becoming a PR, she has just become eligible to apply for citizenship. Now since she did not have any sort of income nor had any benefits from Canada, I never filed her taxes. However, she has...
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    Visit Visa - Online Application

    This is the first time I'm applying ONLINE for my in-laws. They visited multiple times before. Till now, I've the following questions: 1) Re; the forms, they don't have to be signed. So, I assume that it's fine when you fill out a .PDF form and upload it. 2) I used to write Invitation...
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    ***Living in Toronto***

    This long writing is meant for new immigrants (focusing Bangladeshis) who are coming to settle in Toronto (GTA) in near future. I’ve been living in Southern Ontario for last 12 years among which I stayed for 2 years in Toronto. Not only lot of my friends and relatives permanently live in GTA but...
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    ***Ontario Driving License***

    In Ontario, one needs to be at least 16 years old to get the full “graduate” driving license. The process is divided in 3 parts: G1 Knowledge Test, G2 Road Test and G Road Test. G1 Knowledge Test: Usually, there are 20 questions from traffic rules and 20 questions from traffic signs. You need...
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    Flag-pole Experiences (Parents' Landing)

    I wanted to collect the landing experiences from different forum users who opted to "flag-pole" for their parents/grandparents. Flag-pole refers to crossing Canada-US land border without US Visa, getting administrative refusal from US border office and turned around to Canada. While coming back...
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    First time home buying advice

    Many in Canada for whom money is a factor cannot stay practical when purchasing their first house. It’s often treated as the “dream house”. Hence, young first time home-buyers fall for the look/aesthetic of the house. As I went through the same experience and made both good and bad choices, I...
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    Tips on Linking PGP App to MyCIC Account

    As a lot of applicants is finding difficulties to link their app to MyCIC account, I've made some suggestions based on those who successfully linked their app to their online account. Although this is focused on PGP applications, it may work for other applications as well. MyCIC Account (CIC...
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    Super Visa Extension

    I've few questions re: extension on Super Visa. Does the extension only apply to regular visit visa parents or super visa parents who got less than 2-year stay permit at POE? Or, it applies to everyone including parents who have been staying here for almost 2 years. In my case, my mom is here...
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    Sample Invitation Letter

    CIC Link: Guideline for Letter of Invitation Sample Letter - 1 This is a sample invitation letter (affidavit format, notarized by lawyer) intended to invite in-laws to visit Canada. We used it in Dec, 2014 for my in-laws and they got multi-entry TRV (they had single-entry visa before)...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    After CIC paused Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship Program (PGP) back in Nov, 2011 for 24 months in order to eliminate backlogs, it re-opened the program with 5,000 cap (FCFS/FIFO method) on the number of applications in 2014. Soon it turned out to be a big challenge to make it to 5,000 cap...
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    What health service is available for Super Visa parents?

    This is re: parents/grand-parents who come to stay in Canada with their family for a long period and need medical service for their pre-existing health issues. People who have similar concern are asked to join and share ideas/experience. My mom got Super Visa back in 2012, she came in summer...
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    "Can I get a decent job after my post-grad?" - Answer yourself.

    I've seen people wondering if they can secure a decent job after completing post-secondary school in Canada as an international student or a new immigrant. Many, having completed undergrad degree from their home country, think that they can easily secure a good job if they somehow finish a...
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    Introducing You to Co-op Program

    I've been an engineering co-op student in Ontario, had 4 terms with different companies and finally secured full-time permanent job with one of them during my final year of study. From my story, you can learn the importance of CO-OP if you want to settle in Canada in future. Co-op program is...
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    Few Information for Newcomers (on request from fellow Bangladeshi)

    As I was asked to shed some lights on few chosen topics (Job Market, Income Benchmark, Living Costs, Tax & Benefits) by one of my fellow countrymen (Bangladeshi); I thought to open a new thread with an intention to help everyone here. I wrote it with a mind meant for Bangladeshis and in...
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    WANTED: Cheap Int'l Calling from Sarnia

    I've been using WIND for last 1 year in Toronto and now have to leave it as I'm moving back to Sarnia, ON. The most important reason that I went for WIND was their $20/mo add-on for unlimited long distance calling to Bangladesh. I also enjoyed $10/mo unlimited data and no headache for...
  17. Rossei

    Supervisa from Bangladesh

    I'm starting this topic for all those Bangladeshis who have already applied for Supervisa for their parents/grandparents or soon will be. Though Supervisa is unique to all Canadian Consulates across the globe, but I personally think that the success rate may vary depending on nationality and the...
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    Medical career path for a new IMG/IMD

    I'm re-posting a topic here (which doesn't directly relate to Immigration) upon a senior member's advice. My wife has recently immigrated to Canada and looking for medical opportunities. She passed MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine & Surgery), a 5-year medical program in 2009 from Bangladesh; finished...
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    Opportunities for Fresh IMG

    As my wife is coming to Ontario, Canada as a PR for the first time, I'm researching on medical opportunities for her. She passed MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine & Surgery), a 5-year medical program in 2009 from Bangladesh; finished 1-year mandatory internship in 2010 and since then has been working...
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    Can I send passport overseas with FedEx?

    I need to send my wife's passport back to her after issuance of immigration visa by Buffalo. She sent it to me with one of my relatives at first place. But can't find any now to send it back with. I called FedEx help centre to know in details. They said that they can receive it to parcel to...