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    In-person oath ceremonies

    Hello, I read that IRCC has resumed the in-person oath ceremonies only for people who explicitly make request for it. I would like to know if any of you guys have successfully tried to request for an in-person oath ceremony and how long it took to get one scheduled. Particularly, I was...
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    Photos for citizenship application

    Hi, I have a pretty dumb question, but I'll ask anyway. :rolleyes::D I'm getting ready my citizenship application, which requires me to send 2 photos along with all the documentation. I would like to know what they will be using those photos for (i.e. if I will get a citizenship certificate/ID...
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    Travelling by plane after PR without a PR card?

    Hi, today I just landed and officialized my status as a permanent resident (I was already in Canada on a work permit). The officer at the border, however, told me that until I get the PR card I can't travel by plane, but only by car/bus through the border. This because the COPR, while it's...
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    Steps after getting COPR - where and when to land

    Hi, I already live in Canada, and I just got my PR approved on IRCC website. I am waiting for my COPR to arrive in the mail in the next few days. I believe the next step that is required after I get the COPR is the official landing. I've been told by IRCC customer service that for the landing...
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    Moving to Quebec as a Permanent Resident without CSQ

    Hi, I just got my PR approved through the regular Canadian immigration process. I currently live in BC where I have been living for 2 years with a regular work permit. A company from Montreal contacted me for a job opportunity there, and while my initial intention was to keep living in BC (or...
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    Waiting for COPR - what to expect if I'm from a visa exempt country?

    Hey there! I applied for PR in the CEC program (I already live in Canada), and I received the "ready for visa" email on Dec 19, where they were asking me to send a copy of the photo page of my passport, 2 recent photos, my address, and a prepaid envelop to a PO Box in Ottawa. Notice that since...
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    Is it possible to access my online CEC application after submitting it?

    Hi there. I submitted a CEC application online a few days ago. When I was submitting it, I was expecting a summary of all my answers that I could have saved on my computer, or at least to be able to access all the answers I provided in the questionnaire after the application has been submitted...
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    How to apply for a BOWP (Bridging Open Work Permit) for PR applicants?

    Hi everyone! I am currently working in Canada under an LMIA exempt work permit which allows me to work for my employer only. My work permit expires in 5 months. Just a few days ago I applied for PR through the Express Entry under the CEC program, and I immediately got my Acknowledgement of...
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    Certified translation... where and how

    Hi everyone! I'm applying for CEC, and one of my police certificates (from Italy) I will have to submit can only be released to me in Italian. Based on what I have read, I will need to submit a translation in English (or French). I believe I can't translate the document by myself, but I will...
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    Just sent request for police certificates... may I send PR application while I am waiting for them?

    Hi everyone, I currently live and work in Canada under a valid work permit and I just got an invitation to apply (ITA) for PR through the CEC program about 10 days ago. As for many of you guys, my main issues is get police certificates for the countries where I have been living for more than six...