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    Edmonton Newcomers

    Hello all, As a newcomer to Edmonton I decided to create a Facebook group where we can all exchange information and help each other, maybe even arrange some gatherings. Please join the group and invite as many newcomers to the city as you can, or those planning to move here soon. The group...
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    Changing last name before landing?

    Hello boys and girls, Got my COPR 2 months ago and I'm planning to land in few months. I was thinking to change my last name to my husbands (keep in mind that I am the principal applicant) before landing, since probably it would be easier to do it now than after I land. I emailed my VO but...
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    How much money can you transfer into Canada AFTER you become a PR?

    Hi all, I read that on landing you can bring in as much money as you want above $10.000, as long as you declare it. But what happens after? E.g. after 1 year you want to transfer more money from the bank in your home-country to your Canadian bank account. Is there a limit to that amount? Is it...
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    Question about Medicals - Proof of Completion

    Hello again to everyone, I want to send some updated documents my VO requested for. They also ask for "Complete or provide proof of completion of the immigration medical examination..." At the DMP's office they only gave us a payment receipt with our names on and reason 'Medical report for...
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    IMM0008 Scedule 1 or maybe not???? Please advise....

    Hi boys and girls... Just your opinion, especially if it happened also to you. Got few weeks ago a request from the VO for updated documents. At some point it says: "...A separate and newly complete Schedule 1 Background Declaration form (IMM0008 Schedule 1) bearing original signature...."...
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    Additional Family Information question

    Hello boys and girls! :) Just a tiny technicality question... When completing the "Additional Family Information" application they say: "complete ALL names in English and in your native language" Do they want only the names of the family members in both languages or also the names of the...
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    Spouse national ID translated?

    Hi, I am the main applicant. My husband leaves here with me in Greece, (he is from abroad) and he only has photocopy of his ID, in his language, which is different than English. Problem is that I can't notarize a non-Greek document here. What to do? Us both to send only a photocopy of our ID...
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    Work experience gained in family business...so?

    Hey, it's me again! ;D Okay, everything related to work experience ready. Got my employment contract notarized, printed out my previous payslips and got my reference letter. Problem is that the company's name is under my father, since he is the owner. I have grown up working there and if had...
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    Additional supporting documentation - Share your personal experience!

    Hi to all! I'm ready to submit also my application and though everything from the checklist is fine still want to be 100% sure than 99%. In a previous thread you told me that a cover letter is better to be submitted along with the application. Now I have been wondering if there could be...
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    Work experience - question

    Hello, I am the main applicant. I saw the CIO requests in the checklist spouse's work experience documents. We tried to find some documents from his previous jobs. We found a letter confirming working period from one job and a recommendation letter from another job. However they are both...
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    Spouse work experience

    Hello to everyone and congratz on the great support you give here. Been reading this forum for so long and you gave me lots of useful information. But since I'm planning on applying myself with no consultant help (would it help to hire one if you are to follow the checklist word-by-word?), I do...