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  1. GrinnBR

    RBC - Personal Deposit Account (opened outside Canada) - questions

    Hi guys, This week we've opened our Personal Deposit Account with RBC (Royal Bank of Canada). We haven't landed yet, but wanted to start transferring our reserves before then. Has anyone had any experience with transferring funds from outside Canada to this type of account? As far as I can...
  2. GrinnBR

    Express Entry applicants from Brazil, connect here!

    Guys, thank you all so much. PPR mail has just arrived! AOR 06/01, FSW-O. A great week so far for us SPVO folks! Yours is coming!
  3. GrinnBR

    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Guys, thank you all so much. PPR mail has just arrived! AOR 06/01, FSW-O.
  4. GrinnBR

    Moving in with pets

    Hi pplupo. We're also planning on landing with our pets (1 dog and 1 cat). We managed it via VRBO (https://www.vrbo.com). You can try to filter places that are "pet-friendly", but I suggest doing it ASAP because these spots get taken up FAST!
  5. GrinnBR

    ALL ABOUT GCMS - HOW TO ORDER, READ, & GENERAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

    Legalfalcon, thanks again for all the helpful information. Just received my GCMS notes yesterday. The "Date generated" field shows 2017/04/25. The last Agent review comments are dated 2017/02/02, showing that A11.2 has been met. So it seems that there has been no update from February to late...
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    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Ah ok..then yeah, going by the "Paper File Transfer History" section, the last record from 2017/02/03 still shows "Centralized Intake Office".
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    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Hmm...don't know...some logs say "Centralized Intake Office", others read "Sao Paulo". Were you looking in the "ACTIVITY" section? Most of that section is blank for me also. Actually, I just noticed the "section 16(1)(c)" stamp on the upper right corner. Might be a standard thing. Maybe...
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    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Just received my GCMS notes. The "Date generated" field shows 2017/04/25. The last Agent review comments are dated 2017/02/02, showing that A11.2 has been met. So it seems that there has been no update from February to late April...is that right? Do you guys think it's be too soon to order...
  9. GrinnBR

    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Feeling very hopeful for a PPR, or at least BG change this week!:)
  10. GrinnBR

    How I got three job offers while being outside Canada

    Hi axolotl, thanks for the great post. I was wondering what the typical duties for a data scientist are over there, if you don't mind me asking. I just finished my Master's in Applied CS also, and since it's kind of a catch-all term it'd be nice to know if it means the same there as it does here.
  11. GrinnBR

    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Same thing - AOR jan 6th.
  12. GrinnBR

    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    That's what I thought too! But I never do anything besides opening the page long enough to see if the BG status has changed. So I don't think it's anything on my end that's doing it...
  13. GrinnBR

    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    The "Date Read" column for my "Acknowledgement of receipt" message was just updated. Is this good? I guess anything new is good, after all it was stuck on the same date since March 28th :p
  14. GrinnBR

    Express Entry applicants from Brazil, connect here!

    BG still in 'NA' but the "Date Read" field just updated to May 5th. Either they're finally working on my file or the GCS notes request landed on somebody's desk. At least they're looking at it :P
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    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    It seems like they are taking their sweet time, but if we look at the stats there are apparently a *lot* more cases starting in jan/17. As per the consolidated tracker: Nov/16: 120 total / 108 PPR (90% done) Dec/16: 145 total / 93 PPR (64% done) Jan/17: 350 total / 141 PPR (40% done) Fev/17...
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    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Really glad for all you CEC guys. Gives us FSW people a lot of hope, since we're next in line I guess :D
  17. GrinnBR

    Proof of funds - Brazil

    I don't recommend transfering your money form the savings account to CDB. I made that mistake. So when the time came to translate the account history, instead of just having to do the savings account, I had to pay for: - 6 months of "extratos" from the savings account - 6 months of "extratos"...
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    AOR in January 2017 - Connect Here!

    Mine is just about the same, january 6th AOR. Medicals passed a little bit earlier but I also haven't seen any change on BG. Hang tough! Our day is coming ;)
  19. GrinnBR

    Express Entry applicants from Brazil, connect here!

    Here's hoping! My AOR was actually on jan 6th...BG @ "NA" ever since then :'( Our tickets are already bought and paid for though...Canada or bust! 8)
  20. GrinnBR

    Express Entry applicants from Brazil, connect here!

    Hey guys, nice to meet you all. I'm also a jan/17 AOR, good luck to everybody, and congrats to everyone else who's already made it.