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dravidmsk

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Hello everyone. Received the 'Ready for Visa' email last night. :)

AOR: Jan 2020, based out of India.

Got a quick couple of questions.

- When shipping documents to VFS, should I also include my old passport? (most of my travel done is recorded in the old passport)
- Will I also receive an email for my dependents or this alone would suffice for all my dependents?

Thanks!
 
 

stirredo

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Hello everyone. Received the 'Ready for Visa' email last night. :)

AOR: Jan 2020, based out of India.

Got a quick couple of questions.

- When shipping documents to VFS, should I also include my old passport? (most of my travel done is recorded in the old passport)
- Will I also receive an email for my dependents or this alone would suffice for all my dependents?

Thanks!
You may find the answers you are looking for over here:

https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/two-way-courier-services-vfs-new-delhi-india.713205/

Keep in mind this was posted in Dec, 2020. So things have changed slightly. VFS allows booking and paying for the passport services directly and you don't have to mail them now.


You will find the information on VFS India Canada website.
 
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ElvisRamaj

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dravidmsk

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May 28, 2020
39
22
India
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
CPC-Ottawa
AOR Received.
26-01-2020
 

Jazzpanag

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10 May'22
IELTS Request
L-8,R-8,S-7.5,W-7.5
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25th May'22
I believe so. Clinic has a direct access to IRCC unlike us who only have access to customer service reps. If I were you I would also attach medicals with PCC if medical does not get updated by the time you submit ADR.
Ok
Thsnks for the advice
I will also attach the medicals with pcc
 

raklukr

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Sep 1, 2021
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I expected this and avoided getting an initial temporary address to move in first and look for a permanent place because I didn't wanna further fuck up the PR card delivery process by updating IRCC with a new address. They can already barely handle a single address, a delivery address update would send my PR card to the space. I found a good place (a bit pricey for AB) and signed a year long contract.

Do you think IRCC will deliver my card before my contract expires? You know, the answer is not that easy to give... The max I've heard is 5 months I believe.
When do you plan to move? I've also been thinking of just getting a longer term place instead of an initial temporary address. Trying to move in the next 2 months, so I'd like to see how far in advance you've found a place.
 

stirredo

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Already moved but I had had my rental contract signed a little over a month before my landing date. One sentence to summarize my home hunting experience (while outside Canada): They don't trust immigrants. I can kinda understand them though.

If you lived in a cheap country, would you have done soft-landing?
 

Impatient Dankaroo

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Just think about the level of the economic blow Canada would receive if the US decided to streamline PR in a way similar to EE. Even if the process until approval took 3-5 years in total, I'd ignore Canada completely and focus entirely on the US. We wouldn't see a single international student/temporary worker trying to go to Canada for anything.
Like 90% of recent newcomers (students/PRS) to Canada who've come within the last 5 years have told me they will/are considering moving to US in the future due to home prices/salaries
 
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ImpatientKangaroo

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If you lived in a cheap country, would you have done soft-landing?
My country is cheaper than Canada and I did think about soft landing but found it risky so I went with a hard landing.

New immigration term introduced by Kangaroo:

*drum roll*

I recommend hybrid landing. Find a place in Canada for 6 months (might be kinda challenging but yeah) and move back to your country after 6 months rather than immediately. You'd most likely get your PR card within 6 months. 6 months of job search while physically in Canada will give you a really good idea about the situation there and your chances so when you're back to your country you'll be more experienced.

Like 90% of recent newcomers (students/PRS) to Canada who've come within the last 5 years have told me they will/are considering moving to US in the future due to home prices/salaries
I'm willing to bet 90% of CANADIAN youth is willing to move to the US lol. Canada is not a developed country, they just have money because they're lucky to have crazy amounts of gas oil gold and other mines so all they had to do was dig them out and sell them, which is an easy process as far as industrial processes go.

AB is a heaven in terms of housing costs, salaries will always be considerably lower than US salaries but one has the chance to make some good living in AB if they're lucky enough to get that first god damned Canadian job offer. Same can be said about MB and SK but the job hunt is even more difficult in those provinces.

QC is king in both housing costs and job market but, I mean, it's QC bro, we're talking about Canada and QC ain't Canada.

ON and BC are completely uninhabitable. I don't think I even need to explain.
 
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stirredo

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Like 90% of recent newcomers (students/PRS) to Canada who've come within the last 5 years have told me they will/are considering moving to US in the future due to home prices/salaries
100% of Canadians are willing to move to the US in the future due to home prices/salaries. Checkout /r/canada and /r/onguardforthee on reddit.

The only ones that stay back are the ones worried about healthcare. It is an upgrade in every other way.
 
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ImpatientKangaroo

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what kinda documents did they ask you for when getting your place? Was it bank statements/your passport/visa only or something more like proof of having a guarantor for the apartment?
Proof of income, in my case: employer letter, bank statements
Photo ID: I didn't have a Canadian photo ID so I submitted my country's photo ID
Work reference letters
Landlord reference contact (they called my landlord)

Some asked for a guarantor, some didn't. My current place didn't.

The whole process took over a week, which is kinda dumb. You can get it all done literally in a day in my country.
 

stirredo

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Proof of income, in my case: employer letter, bank statements
Photo ID: I didn't have a Canadian photo ID so I submitted my country's photo ID
Work reference letters
Landlord reference contact (they called my landlord)

Some asked for a guarantor, some didn't. My current place didn't.

The whole process took over a week, which is kinda dumb. You can get it all done literally in a day in my country.

In other words, if one is not employed, it's rather difficult if not impossible to find a place to live.
 
 

ImpatientKangaroo

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In other words, if one is not employed, it's rather difficult if not impossible to find a place to live.
Depends what your bank looks like. If you have like $100k in your bank then it might be different. But my experience shows that they don't trust the cash you have in your bank too much, what they wanna see first is good salary + good credit score. I got lucky and barely made it.
 

RSub

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12-11-2020
In other words, if one is not employed, it's rather difficult if not impossible to find a place to live.
One thing, I learnt about moving to new is that the urge to sign a lease quickly may not be the best choice always. I prefer to stay in an Airbnb and get used to the city. In the case of Canada, I would stay in an Airbnb for first 2 months and then look for houses.
 
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