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I am

Star Member
Jul 26, 2011
166
12
Lima - Peru
Category........
Visa Office......
Lima
NOC Code......
3113
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
I am so sorry to ask this silly question but does it matter if the checks you are bringing as proof of funds
have your last name first and then your name??? Can it be the other way around (first the name and then last name???
Would appreciate very much your answer. I already have two checks from the bank and believe it or not one is written one way and the other , the other way.
 
 

neesha

Star Member
Apr 17, 2012
78
2
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
VISA ISSUED...
DM on 24th Sept
this thread is really good ,, received passport yesterday with maple leaf ,, and flying in oct end ,,,,,
 

ladhar25

Hero Member
Sep 6, 2011
323
8
122
India
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
7241
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
3 Nov 2011
VISA ISSUED...
August 2012
LANDED..........
12 Nov 2012
neesha said:
this thread is really good ,, received passport yesterday with maple leaf ,, and flying in oct end ,,,,,
Congrats neesha.
But i am still waiting...............?
 

jai.ganesh

Star Member
Feb 25, 2011
51
2
London
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
3142
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-06-2011
Doc's Request.
25-08-2011
File Transfer...
09-01-2012
Med's Request
09-01-2012
Med's Done....
24-01-2012 ecas updated om Sep 7 2012
Interview........
Hopefully wiaved
Passport Req..
09-01-2012
VISA ISSUED...
18-09-2012
LANDED..........
Jan 2013
Hi,

Thanks for the post. It was very helpful.

Regards,

Jai
 

KhalidSubhan

Star Member
Aug 5, 2009
172
30
Category........
Visa Office......
London (Previous islamabad)
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2008
Doc's Request.
January 2009
File Transfer...
18 april, 2011
Med's Request
27th May, 2012
Med's Done....
June, 2012
Passport Req..
PPR1: 21st august 2012, PPR2: 21 sept, 2012
VISA ISSUED...
16th oct
LANDED..........
22nd feb 2013
wonderful thread,

I am waiting for passports
 
 

pratik333

Hero Member
Aug 5, 2011
403
7
India
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
3142
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-08-2011
AOR Received.
4th November 2011
IELTS Request
submitted with application
File Transfer...
15th December 2011
Med's Request
9th feb 2012
Med's Done....
19 march 2012, received by NDVO : 29th March 2012
Interview........
Not yet
Passport Req..
8th Aug 2012 - received by NDVO on 9th Aug 2012
VISA ISSUED...
Passport received 24-09..DM, 22-09 -2012 Passport Stamp 18-09
LANDED..........
21 October -2012
neesha said:
this thread is really good ,, received passport yesterday with maple leaf ,, and flying in oct end ,,,,,

Congrats neesha..
 

MasterBlaster

Full Member
Sep 30, 2012
39
10
Just an update for all MCA Post-Graduates from India plan to get their credentials evaluated in Canada. Sorry to say inform that your 3 year degree+3 year PG will only be treated as a 4 year Bachelors in Canada. This is only applicable for MCA guys and not for MBA. So please be prepared!!
 

drjafs

Star Member
Sep 12, 2011
140
10
India
Category........
Visa Office......
LONDON
NOC Code......
3111
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
6/9/2011
AOR Received.
6/12/2011
IELTS Request
Sent with the application
Med's Request
28.03.2012
Med's Done....
06.05.2012
Passport Req..
12.09.2012, Passport recd at LVO on 19.9.2012, Ecas changed to Decision Made on 25.09.12
VISA ISSUED...
hopefully......... Canada address appeared on 04.10.2012!! on ecas,Visa stamped on 3.10.12, passports and COPR received on 13.10.12.
LANDED..........
landed on 12.12.12 by the Grace of God!!
ladhar25 said:
Congrats neesha.
But i am still waiting...............?
you may join the following thread for all those who are waiting for their passports from the London Visa Office
http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/chc-london-passport-tracking-here-t71189.2010.html
 

drjafs

Star Member
Sep 12, 2011
140
10
India
Category........
Visa Office......
LONDON
NOC Code......
3111
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
6/9/2011
AOR Received.
6/12/2011
IELTS Request
Sent with the application
Med's Request
28.03.2012
Med's Done....
06.05.2012
Passport Req..
12.09.2012, Passport recd at LVO on 19.9.2012, Ecas changed to Decision Made on 25.09.12
VISA ISSUED...
hopefully......... Canada address appeared on 04.10.2012!! on ecas,Visa stamped on 3.10.12, passports and COPR received on 13.10.12.
LANDED..........
landed on 12.12.12 by the Grace of God!!
KhalidSubhan said:
wonderful thread,

I am waiting for passports
Dear Khalidsubhan,
Please join the following thread opened for all applicants who are waiting for their passports to be returned from the London Visa Office.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/chc-london-passport-tracking-here-t71189.2010.html
 
 

KhalidSubhan

Star Member
Aug 5, 2009
172
30
Category........
Visa Office......
London (Previous islamabad)
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2008
Doc's Request.
January 2009
File Transfer...
18 april, 2011
Med's Request
27th May, 2012
Med's Done....
June, 2012
Passport Req..
PPR1: 21st august 2012, PPR2: 21 sept, 2012
VISA ISSUED...
16th oct
LANDED..........
22nd feb 2013
drjafs said:
Dear Khalidsubhan,
Please join the following thread opened for all applicants who are waiting for their passports to be returned from the London Visa Office.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/chc-london-passport-tracking-here-t71189.2010.html
sure brother
 

muscattocanada

Star Member
May 14, 2011
174
3
muscat
Category........
Visa Office......
LONDON
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Jan 2010
Doc's Request.
Mar 2010
AOR Received.
APR 2010... 2nd AOR Aug 2010
File Transfer...
july 2010
Med's Request
15th Feb 2012
Med's Done....
5th may 2012
Interview........
wavied
Passport Req..
Dec 18th 2012
VISA ISSUED...
feb 23rd 2013
Just an update for all MCA Post-Graduates from India plan to get their credentials evaluated in Canada. Sorry to say inform that your 3 year degree+3 year PG will only be treated as a 4 year Bachelors in Canada. This is only applicable for MCA guys and not for MBA. So please be prepared!!
@MasterBlaster What was the degree program you did before ure MCA . In my case I had done B.com 3yrs and then MCA . what will be my case .
Also I am planning to do a bridging program after landing , can you suggest me a cource and the institution .
 

muscattocanada

Star Member
May 14, 2011
174
3
muscat
Category........
Visa Office......
LONDON
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Jan 2010
Doc's Request.
Mar 2010
AOR Received.
APR 2010... 2nd AOR Aug 2010
File Transfer...
july 2010
Med's Request
15th Feb 2012
Med's Done....
5th may 2012
Interview........
wavied
Passport Req..
Dec 18th 2012
VISA ISSUED...
feb 23rd 2013
any one plannning to do initial landing and planning to return
 

MasterBlaster

Full Member
Sep 30, 2012
39
10
Let me also join the party Smiley

After 11 months of relentless pursuit and struggles, I have managed to land in my first full-time job last week. Yes its a good news, notwithstanding the enormous pressure me and my wife had to go through after landing. In fact, by Oct end we had just 500 dollars as balance in our account, and was almost on the verge of returning back to Dubai. Despite my mid to senior management experience, spanning over 9 years in Strategic HR Operations, combined with working at top Dubai based multinationals, I had to volunteer for 6 full months in Toronto before getting into my first full-time job. It was very difficult for me to digest such a thing as volunteering when I first landed. But that's how the system works here. 90% of the Canadian employers look for candidates who can be culturally fit for their organization. And its very important how you convince them on that!!! Hence I decided to share a few words of advice for all those excited people out there, who are planning their landing soon!!

Relocating and settling in Canada works in a totally different way. Every case is different and it all depends on your Present Situation and Your needs. Please do remember "You are migrating to a new place - On the hopes of Better Life, not for a adjusting or compromising life". It is not related to your qualifications, or experience - the system is Different NOT Difficult, which cannot be explained by writing. Everyone has to come to Canadian Loop to understand and enjoy this.

Because immigrants are welcomed, Canada has so many immigrants, ironically, you may actually find you are competing with many of your country men/women even when you get here. In kind of a twisted way: you are not really a "minority" and will find it just as difficult, if not more difficult. Canadian employers will not be jumping up and down because you have had overseas experience - so many people here have that. So, in and of itself, your experience just being overseas will not necessarily "seal the deal".

Also, when one examines everything you have to wonder why people want to focus mostly on Toronto. Alberta has the lowest unemployment rate in the world (4.3%) right now and trying to find a job is very easy. While there are 100,000 jobs in Alberta that are seeking workers, there is still a labor shortage mainly because of the baby boomers who have retired creating this drain on the labor market.

I would encourage anyone who wants to come to Canada to first get trained in a vocation that is in demand (become a welder, a pipe fitter, a mechanic) anything with a trade. A Journeyman Welder can earn $46.00 per hour anywhere in Alberta but a dentist can't find employment. Drivers of heavy equipment earn $150,000 a year working in the oil industry. So find out which jobs are most in demand and get trained in one of those fields and don't stay stuck on finding employment in your field of certification. LEARN A NEW SKILL.............reinvent yourself first.

So do your research, before choosing Toronto, and my suggestion - make a full research till you get tired, identify needs, try to get a proper Job / Specified income which you are ready to accept - then you can enjoy your stay in Canada.

Careful with your qualifications and/or experience - depending - may nor be transferable to Canada. .Many certificates and/or uni degrees are not recognized here. Your expertise may enable you to move here - but your "paper" or "transcript" etc may not be transferable here.....

Having priorities set with no high hopes is the rational way of making a move if you want it reflecting positively on your, and your next generation's, future - especially when it comes to migrating. Disappointment and desperation are the only things you'd get if you've set your expectations too high, and this is commonly happening to those who end up moving without prior research.

While awaiting for your visa visa, its very important you research a lot, what's in demand, market dynamics in your field, alternates and local skills that you need to acquire there. This is something everyone of us should be aware of before the much awaited 'LANDING'.

Take as much funds with you as possible, not just the minimum suggested by CIC. I would suggest that you take at least savings for the first one year. Be prepared for a change in lifestyle. Try adapting to the Canadian lifestyle. Start building professional network even before the time you land. Times have changed and social media has evolved rapidly.world has shrunk - try LinkedIn(don't ask for jobs directly, they'll throw you out of their network, rather your profile should be strong enough to impress).

Ensure English (or French) and other skill sets are up to snuff. In many areas of the country (particularly urban), you would be speaking with others all speaking English or French with their own accents (not necessarily Canadian origin). And so proficiency is almost more important than ever since you will be hearing the languages spoken so differently by so many different people with so many different backgrounds... the plus side is most people here will have heard English (and French) spoken with your accent - but not necessarily the other way around?

Repurpose your application and resume for each job you apply for rather than a broad brushstroke. Start reading job boards, job descriptions and essential equirements, this should give you an idea of what background a Canadian employer seeks from candidates.

The list can go on, and on, so prepare yourself mentally to face these challenges.

That being said, I feel privileged to live here so far..and I love Canada ;D