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Anyone applied a Student Permit from Philippines?

frustratedcanadian

Hero Member
Jun 18, 2013
353
52
Category........
NOC Code......
6315
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
18-11-2016
Hi guys! FYI lang :) No need na pala to wait for 6mos before you can work part time.

"Study permits will automatically authorize the holder to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit. The study permit holder must be pursuing academic, vocational or professional training of six months or more that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate at a designated institution."

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2014-02-12.asp
 

scottdickson86

Hero Member
Dec 4, 2013
202
2
Montreal, Quebec
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila (VFS Makati; paper)
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
07-Jul-2014
Med's Done....
06-May-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-Jul-2014
LANDED..........
27-Aug-2014
Hi guys,

Online or paper-based application? I'm leaning towards online application but any tips?
 

Thirdy21

Star Member
Apr 3, 2014
84
20
Philippines
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
April 29 and June 24
File Transfer...
April 29, 2014
Med's Request
April 30, 2014
Med's Done....
May 8, 2014
VISA ISSUED...
July 10, 2014
LANDED..........
Very Soon
Sending my application this April 8. Anyone here recently applied student visa?
 

dbc

Star Member
Feb 4, 2014
96
2
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
23/03/2016
AOR Received.
23-3-2016
Med's Done....
Feb. 2016
Thirdy21 said:
Sending my application this April 8. Anyone here recently applied student visa?
Hi Thirdy21! I lodged my application last March 14 through vfs, here is my timeline:

Category........: Student
Visa Office......: VFS Makati
App. Filed.......: 03-14-14
File Transfer...: 03-17-14
Med's Request: WAITING
Med's Done....: WAITING
 

frustratedcanadian

Hero Member
Jun 18, 2013
353
52
Category........
NOC Code......
6315
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
18-11-2016
Here's my timeline:

Category........: Student
Visa Office......: VFS Makati
App. Filed.......: 03-24-14
Med's Request: WAITING
Med's Done....: WAITING
 

scottdickson86

Hero Member
Dec 4, 2013
202
2
Montreal, Quebec
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila (VFS Makati; paper)
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
07-Jul-2014
Med's Done....
06-May-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-Jul-2014
LANDED..........
27-Aug-2014
Let me know if anyone has or will apply online. :)
 

dbc

Star Member
Feb 4, 2014
96
2
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
23/03/2016
AOR Received.
23-3-2016
Med's Done....
Feb. 2016
Hi everyone!

I just received our MR today :) :) :)
 

scottdickson86

Hero Member
Dec 4, 2013
202
2
Montreal, Quebec
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila (VFS Makati; paper)
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
07-Jul-2014
Med's Done....
06-May-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-Jul-2014
LANDED..........
27-Aug-2014
dbc said:
Hi everyone!

I just received our MR today :) :) :)
Very nice. Twenty-three days? :)
 

zac989

Hero Member
Mar 20, 2013
203
9
Visa Office......
Manila
NOC Code......
2281
App. Filed.......
16-10-2014 App. Received : 22-10-2014 CC Charged : 28-12-2014 PER Received: 22-01-2015
File Transfer...
21-01-2015
Med's Request
15-10-2015
Med's Done....
20-10-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-11-2015
VISA ISSUED...
30-11-2015 VOH : 08-12-2015
LANDED..........
21-02-2016
Hi All,

Just wanted to share my timelines:

Category........: Student
Visa Office......: CEM (Online Application)
App. Filed.......: 03-25-14
Med's Request: 04-01-14
Med's Done....: 04-08-14
 

scottdickson86

Hero Member
Dec 4, 2013
202
2
Montreal, Quebec
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila (VFS Makati; paper)
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
07-Jul-2014
Med's Done....
06-May-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-Jul-2014
LANDED..........
27-Aug-2014
zac989 said:
Hi All,

Just wanted to share my timelines:

Category........: Student
Visa Office......: CEM (Online Application)
App. Filed.......: 03-25-14
Med's Request: 04-01-14
Med's Done....: 04-08-14
Great! That's it. I'm applying online. :)
 

humdrumdum

Hero Member
Jul 19, 2013
202
11
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila (VAC, Paper-based)
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-07-2013
Med's Request
05-08-2013
Med's Done....
12-08-2013
VISA ISSUED...
16-08-2013
LANDED..........
31-08-2013
@whehwhehwheh: Thanks for that wonderful message! I am also pretty behind in replying. It's a common feeling I guess among international students, not limited to those who went to Canada. I would now have to conclude that it's just because I'm in a college... Universities are definitely a better choice for something more... academically rigorous. I finished a weird degree back in Manila (it's part business and part science) and I went here in Canada to pursue a more concentrated field in the sciences. I'm still considering of applying into a Master's program after I finish, perhaps in McGill or into an Erasmus Mundus program, God-willing. ;D

For one thing, I find that our notion towards national identity is really intriguing. It's hard to express what I really feel about it, but the longer I have stayed here, the more I feel perplexed... We have so much insecurity and self-loathing towards being Filipino, yet we have this unwavering sense of "Pinoy Pride". (I really love this very well written article about this: http://www.pepper.ph/uncultured-3/) Maybe this would be a good research topic for those in social sciences hahaha

whehwhehwheh said:
Hi, sorry for replying very late. Everything's really running at top speed here!!! I don't have much time anymore. I think that's how McGill is; I've asked people around and it looks like McGill is really work-intensive and that they cultivate a highly intellectual environment here. Haha, even the idea of "proving yourself as a Filipino" will pose many questions on many people here, and it's like you also get to think "why prove? insecure much?" :p So in the end, I just came to see to it that I do my job and that's it; let the proving manifest itself in the kind of work you give or present them. Anyway, volume of schoolwork here is hard; coming up with possible research area prospects is harder; assuming the English language as your (my) mother tongue [to be very communicative and articulate about ideas and just basically being appropriately social] is the hardest! I do wonder about your field of study...here, being in the frontiers of new research in music history and theory is really awesome (and also unnerving at a point). Access to loads of materials here in the music field do exceed what we have back there, which is even less that what is supposedly standard.

I would say though that we are getting what we paid for, while Canadians and PR's are really paying way less! Around 300% less than what we're being charged for. I've read somewhere that in international student rates, you really get to see how much Canadian university education costs at its core. And that we international students get the brunt of it. Very sobering and shocking, but it's also intriguing to take note that Canadian citizens and PRs, even with taxes higher than in the Philippines (and especially here in Quebec! Residents, including me as well, pay federal taxes AND provincial taxes), are very much well compensated and well taken care of by the government. That's why it's no surprise that some people here don't realize the actual cost of the privileges they enjoy here. So as for us, it's up for grabs!

I agree though that yes, we do have a lot of brilliant Filipino students!
 

frustratedcanadian

Hero Member
Jun 18, 2013
353
52
Category........
NOC Code......
6315
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
18-11-2016
zac989 said:
Hi All,

Just wanted to share my timelines:

Category........: Student
Visa Office......: CEM (Online Application)
App. Filed.......: 03-25-14
Med's Request: 04-01-14
Med's Done....: 04-08-14
Wow that's fast! Submitted ours at VFS March 24 but no MR yet as of now
 

zac989

Hero Member
Mar 20, 2013
203
9
Visa Office......
Manila
NOC Code......
2281
App. Filed.......
16-10-2014 App. Received : 22-10-2014 CC Charged : 28-12-2014 PER Received: 22-01-2015
File Transfer...
21-01-2015
Med's Request
15-10-2015
Med's Done....
20-10-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-11-2015
VISA ISSUED...
30-11-2015 VOH : 08-12-2015
LANDED..........
21-02-2016
scottdickson86 said:
Great! That's it. I'm applying online. :)

Go for it and best luck to all of us! ;D I didn't expect the MR to come around quickly. Hopefully the processing timelines are quick like @humdrumdum
 

zac989

Hero Member
Mar 20, 2013
203
9
Visa Office......
Manila
NOC Code......
2281
App. Filed.......
16-10-2014 App. Received : 22-10-2014 CC Charged : 28-12-2014 PER Received: 22-01-2015
File Transfer...
21-01-2015
Med's Request
15-10-2015
Med's Done....
20-10-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-11-2015
VISA ISSUED...
30-11-2015 VOH : 08-12-2015
LANDED..........
21-02-2016
frustratedcanadian said:
Wow that's fast! Submitted ours at VFS March 24 but no MR yet as of now

Yes it was, didn't expect nga din but very happy with the progress. Yours is on its way! :)