Hello everyone! Chanced upon this thread and was really surprised that there are so many people wanting to move to canada. Usually australia seems to be a more popular choice!
Short intro to myself, applied through provincial nomination program in Nov 2009, was nominated by Calgary and given the golden sticker in Aug 2011. Applied to our local embassy in Nov 2011, was given AOR and now still waiting for medical request. Will be guessing that i need to wait for another 1 year plus before i can set foot in canada. Singapore visa office is slower as compared to the offices in the region. estimated time is 17 months... did not pay anything when i applied through the province but now paid CAD 1100 for both my wife and I . (it's std CAD 550 per pax)
anyone saw someone asked about post secondary. i could answer to that. canada do not regards Junior college as part of post secondary. tried to applied earlier in 2007 but was rejected because i did not fulfill the education requirement (that time, i was in my 3rd year in NTU), so application rejected. I had to reapply again in Aug 2009 and was rejected again.... Sui lag...they updated their application forms.
Anyway forms filling are the most tedious. have to scrutinize and do everything correctly. personally, i have never handled applications tougher than applying for canada.
Did my notarization through one of the law firms in chinatown. Oh yah. if you are not from any of the 3 local unis, u might need to do iELTs if i am not wrong.
KeyOfHeart>> i am applying without a job in canada. have applied through their family scheme
Amt to declare is CAD10000 for main applicant, CAD 2500 for every accompany member
Betterlife1884>>Alberta has a nomination program suitable for you to join your relative but they have closed down this program in Aug 2010. The immigration agency will still need you to produce the documents. Yes, it is a hassle to fill in the forms but it should be much of a different engaging an agency.
anyone here waiting for medicals from Singapore visa office?