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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by chomiePedia: 11:03am On Aug 31, 2017
my pple PPR is here.
AOR aug 03,2017
med passed 17/08/2017
na2 17/08/2017
IP2 30/08/2017
ppr30/08/2017

Thank you Lord

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by pampem: 11:06am On Aug 31, 2017
chomiePedia:
my pple PPR is here.
AOR aug 03,2017
med passed 17/08/2017
na2 17/08/2017
IP2 30/08/2017
ppr30/08/2017

Thank you Lord
congratulations
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Abby2017: 11:14am On Aug 31, 2017
Congratulations
chomiePedia:
my pple PPR is here.
AOR aug 03,2017
med passed 17/08/2017
na2 17/08/2017
IP2 30/08/2017
ppr30/08/2017

Thank you Lord
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by ewa2014: 11:14am On Aug 31, 2017
bbaby84:


Uncle bigfido you're giving wrong info o.
The form is for more clarification that's why It's an ADR. It's only the principal applicant that fills it and there's a space for spouse and dependent children over 18. (FILL for your spouse as well on the same document) If the space isn't enough use an extra sheet ( I used word). Proceed to scan your passports as you've said. Attach all documents and upload in the new place holder provided.
Goodluck!

Thanks so much... I have two new placeholders... both for the IMM 5562
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Abby2017: 11:14am On Aug 31, 2017
Congratulations
winter:
My beautiful people... my fellow nairalanders... God has done it for me.
Thanks to all the people God used and will continue to use in this thread.
PPR at last!!!

ITA - May 2nd
Application submitted - Aug 1st
AOR- Aug 1st
ADR - Aug 14th
Ip1 - Aug 16th
ADR submitted - Aug 19th
NA - Aug 22nd
IP2 - Aug 25th
PPR - Aug 30th

grin

Please who knows where I can take the digital passport anywhere around VI/Lekki/Ajah also whats d process of submitting passport to be stamped.
Kindly assist fam.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by percee17: 11:15am On Aug 31, 2017
To God be the Glory.

AOR 2nd Aug
ADR 17 Aug
IP1 17 Aug
MP 22 Aug
ADR2 25 Aug
IP2 29 Aug
PPR 31 Aug
Family Size -5
Travel History - 8 Countries

Wishing everyone the very best!

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by ebho: 11:15am On Aug 31, 2017
STATUS APPROVED kia there's God oooo

ebho:
PP sent on 18th of August and received at the embassy on the 22nd August. Still waiting for Ghana.
God is on the throne. We will all celebrate.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Yewwygraceful: 11:18am On Aug 31, 2017
PPR rain today, congratulations guys.

I guess Percee17 has helped debunk the rumour that intensive travel history affects accelerated processing. grin

CIC is unpredictable guys, let's just pray for favor over our applications.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Fabmummy(f): 11:18am On Aug 31, 2017
August is definitely a special month
So many AORs with PPRs

Congratulations guys

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by yimiton(f): 11:27am On Aug 31, 2017
Congrats! Less than 30 calendar days.

What is your noc, your visa office and number of dependants?

chomiePedia:
my pple PPR is here.
AOR aug 03,2017
med passed 17/08/2017
na2 17/08/2017
IP2 30/08/2017
ppr30/08/2017

Thank you Lord
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by yimiton(f): 11:28am On Aug 31, 2017
Big Congratulations. These timelines are just awesome.

What's your noc and visa office?

percee17:
To God be the Glory.

AOR 2nd Aug
ADR 17 Aug
IP1 17 Aug
MP 22 Aug
ADR2 25 Aug
IP2 29 Aug
PPR 31 Aug
Family Size -5
Travel History - 8 Countries

Wishing everyone the very best!
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by 40manlappy: 11:33am On Aug 31, 2017
chomiePedia:
my pple PPR is here.
AOR aug 03,2017
med passed 17/08/2017
na2 17/08/2017
IP2 30/08/2017
ppr30/08/2017

Thank you Lord

Congrats sis! Have a smooth sail from here on smiley

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by crazyinlove: 11:41am On Aug 31, 2017
percee17:
To God be the Glory.

AOR 2nd Aug
ADR 17 Aug
IP1 17 Aug
MP 22 Aug
ADR2 25 Aug
IP2 29 Aug
PPR 31 Aug
Family Size -5
Travel History - 8 Countries

Wishing everyone the very best!

I'm happy for you dear. Congrats!
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by 40manlappy: 11:41am On Aug 31, 2017
Yewwygraceful:
PPR rain today, congratulations guys.

I guess Percee17 has helped debunk the rumour that intensive travel history affects accelerated processing. grin

CIC is unpredictable guys, let's just pray for favor over our applications.

Debunked long ago sis cheesy

You are spot on regarding their unpredictability. The more one tries to understand CIC's processes, the more confused one can become.

@percee17 Congrats on your PPR

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by sehawale: 11:41am On Aug 31, 2017
Yewwygraceful:
PPR rain today, congratulations guys.

I guess Percee17 has helped debunk the rumour that intensive travel history affects accelerated processing. grin

CIC is unpredictable guys, let's just pray for favor over our applications.

You said my mind. My AOR is July 13, family of 4 with 5countries travelled. I have 2 ADR already and only Medical Passed. Before Percee17's timeline was shared, I had erroneously thought my application is slow because of family size and travel history. I now know it's case by case. Woww, less than 30days! May mine not delay too much too. This waiting game is killing.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by ewa2014: 11:43am On Aug 31, 2017
bigfido:


Hello Ewa agoyin grin grin you too worry o.. Calm down and take a deep breath. You need to fill your own form and your spouse needs to fill his. You don't need to scan old passports. Just scan the present one you have into one file and send to them. The way you are going, don't complicate your application. Give onl requirements. Don't over load your app with info they don't need. By the time your application goes for fraud screening, you will have a lot of documents for them to work on. So give them only what is required. Pm me if you need anything. I remember you from giving birth column. You sef epp me there o
hahaha I also remember you lol... thanks
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by ewa2014: 11:45am On Aug 31, 2017
Thanks so much... yeah I remember you too... lol
bigfido:


Hello Ewa agoyin grin grin you too worry o.. Calm down and take a deep breath. You need to fill your own form and your spouse needs to fill his. You don't need to scan old passports. Just scan the present one you have into one file and send to them. The way you are going, don't complicate your application. Give onl requirements. Don't over load your app with info they don't need. By the time your application goes for fraud screening, you will have a lot of documents for them to work on. So give them only what is required. Pm me if you need anything. I remember you from giving birth column. You sef epp me there o
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by ewa2014: 11:46am On Aug 31, 2017
winter:
Yes. The form wasn't enough for my Travel history so I attached an extra sheet and also I attached again my passport pages and an LOE. I had given all these before, just attached again for clarity.





LOE for what precisely... thanks
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by geebaby10: 11:47am On Aug 31, 2017
yimiton:
I think it was updated sometime in July this year.

Hopefully, it won't delay the process being that we sent the document almost immediately after AOR before they start processing the application, but again, it's better to delay than to be denied because a result that wasn't attached.

When was your AOR?


Amen. My AOR was 27 July.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by geebaby10: 11:49am On Aug 31, 2017
August AORs on fire!

Congrats guys.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by GlitteringStar(f): 11:49am On Aug 31, 2017
Congratulations to all PPR recipients. @Abby2017, Winter, Chomiepedia and Percee17

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Abby2017: 11:51am On Aug 31, 2017
Abby2017:
Hello e-fam, PPR is here!

LONG POST ALERT! Alaroye is here
TIMELINE
FSW outland
Family size- 2
IELTS- Nov.2016
ECA application- Dec 2016
ECA report-April 2017
EE profile/pool- 3rd May
ITA- 4th May
AOR-21st June
Medical passed-15th July
BGC IP1- 15th July
BGC NA- 19th July
BGC IP2- 30th August (Around 10pm)
PPR mail- 31st August (12.30am)
Visa office-unknown
Travel history-none


Alhamdulillah!!! We give God all the glory.

IELTS
Result came in December and I had 8,7,7.5,7
Serious research on Canada PR didn't start until I sat for IELTS, all I knew before then was- I want to go to Canada and good IELTS score is the starting point. So I prepared for the test with a state of mind that I must pass reasonably,had no idea of how 8 is better than 7.5 on the CRS tool. I just prepared well & never underestimated the exam. I believe all exams (no matter how simple it may seem) have principles one must understand. Also, there is no exam too easy to leave out of prayer point, even the mighty can fall in strange ways. Kudos to the gurus getting mad scores like 9988, how una dey do am?

ECA
I read the best I could read from CIC website every day from the day I sat for IELTS and didn't even know about this thread then. I just google-check when I have doubts and this thread usually top the search results,kudos to everyone...that was how I started visiting.
I decided to use WES for my ECA for some odd reasons, perhaps cos IQAS redirected me to one Alberta webpage like that and I was there like
'why a province page' lol. Also I figured WES should be useful in the future because of different category of ECA I found on their page. I didn't even give the other ones (ICAS or ICES or...) a thought cos of their processing time, when it is not free of charge fa.
My ECA took 4months because I was "jonzing". I believed ETX-NG will process my transcript online so I didn't go to the school to influence it on time. My transcript got ready and delivered to WES within 4days of influencing it. Their excuse was "we can't locate your file", so my brother did the file search himself.

I actually evaluated both Bsc and Msc, that was what I thought to do to the best of my understanding. Here is why (culled from CIC website)
"If your assessment report shows that your completed foreign credential is equal to a completed Canadian one, you can include this information in your Express Entry profile. You will get points under the CRS for your highest credential found equal to a completed Canadian one" (this part explains getting point for the highest degree)...moving on...
"You may be eligible to receive points for certain combinations of two post-secondary credentials (whether Canadian, foreign equivalent or a combination of both). If you are invited to apply for permanent residence, you will need to include your ECA reference number when you apply" (this part explains the first 50marks under skill transferability factor with good English test, which I believe I would have gotten 25marks for if I didn't provide ECA for my Bsc, I wasn't ready to take chances). I would like someone who evaluated highest credential only and got the full points under skill transferability factor to weigh in, I want to believe people that advocate evaluating only highest credential have their reasons. But this is my own understanding of it which can possibly help someone looking for all the scores she can have.

WES completed my ECA in exactly 20business days after receiving all documents and institution verification. So before we complain about WES, I will say we should learn to fix the issues in our naija insitutions with lots of crap before taking our complaints up on other issuing authorities that have rules and follow most (if not all) of them.

WEDDING REGISTRY
I have included this on my timeline because it happened along the line and people usually ask at what point they should get married during the EE process. As much as it is a personal decision to make, it should be pre-planned as getting married at some point in the application process can complicate things and give small headache.
Yes, we had plans of getting married, EE only brought the registry date closer than our imagination.

I had calculated my score as single and as married (without spouse ECA&IELTS). With the way the trend was, the score as married was sufficient to get us an ITA-445
We went to court like 3 weeks after ECA report came and before entering the pool because I was almost certain that score will get us an ITA. We were not ready for the part of having to notify CIC of change in status, adding required documents, the anxiety of their response and whatever delay comes with change of status. So we just did court wedding and faced the whole journey together. Getting married post AOR or Post PPR is not bad either, it all depends on you and how well you have the ability to keep calm,CIC is very unpredictable.

But on a personal note, I will advise anyone to get married before ITA, if possible or after AOR. But leaving out your to-be spouse completely with a target to sponsor him/her later is not even an advisable option to explore.

ITA
I dived into the pool as soon as I returned from the wedding registry journey and got ITA in about 24hours.
Then I joined nairaland because I was having POF analysis paralysis, lol.

Post ITA
All other things were actually in place within few days except this POF of a thing. My account was always busy with activities of fund, so huge deposit comes in and goes out to different people in bits (family errands), it was running like that 7months before ITA. The day ITA will come, my balance was one ridiculous amount like that, less than 200k, Oluwa how do I explain this! 200k out of about 4m, chai.
60% of my POF was credited in my account barely 2hours post ITA and the balance came after a week. These are from sources I have been pestering because of fear of low balance post ITA, but there is limit to what you can do about money that you are planning to "own".
I used a gift deed to support the larger chunk of the POF and allowed the fund to breath there for like 4weeks before printing statement and submitting.

Confirmation of signature was all GTB was able to give, I attached 77pages long bank statement. And spent the whole day scanning, resizing, merging, and compressing to 4MB...very tiring something!

Post AOR
Checking people's timeline on this thread became the order of the day. The wait was not easy, a lot of things kept running through my mind. But I must say we are indeed lucky to have applied at this time and benefit from the short processing time, how do people survive silence from that end for 6 months or more. It is not easy to take the mind off it, not even when PPR rain falls anyhow on this thread,and anxiety of July AOR peeps on the thread no be here, y'all made me feel like, Oh, so I am even calmer than some people, lol.

I wish everyone expecting one good news or the other all the best. Ace IELTS! Pass meds! Successful BGCs!It is not a 1 size fit all affair, every application has its own uniqueness.
In all, I must say we should learn to read, read and read. This Canada journey is a journey of research, faith, patience, honesty, and of course money spending!
It can be very disturbing to see people asking question as ridiculous as "how do I check my IELTS result", "can I use expired passport to register for IELTS" on a very educative thread like this,haba...is that even a question. My dear, the same data used in asking that can be used in asking google! Oya, no vex. grin. Make some effort first and seek guidance on something confusing. CIC has all the information you need and page 0 of this thread answers MOST of the basic questions, someone even got angry because he/she was told to read page 0, lol.

As for the financial commitment, you do not necessarily need to have all the funds before you start,but start somewhere and have a workable plan! Things will fall in place with God on your side, but you have to do your best also and trust Him. Anyway, that is for the stuggling ones among us, there are some OmoBabaOlowo that POF and other expenses got nothing on them.

I wish everyone all the best every step of the way!
May God bless the brain behind this thread and everyone that has contributed to its growth.



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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by sehawale: 11:52am On Aug 31, 2017
percee17:
To God be the Glory.

AOR 2nd Aug
ADR 17 Aug
IP1 17 Aug
MP 22 Aug
ADR2 25 Aug
IP2 29 Aug
PPR 31 Aug
Family Size -5
Travel History - 8 Countries

Wishing everyone the very best!

I'm curious. Did you spend more than 6months altogether in each of the 8 countries and so needed to provide PCC? I need your answer to clear doubts on the possible application delays caused by travel history of more than 6months in the travelled countries.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Abby2017: 11:55am On Aug 31, 2017
Congratulations
percee17:
To God be the Glory.

AOR 2nd Aug
ADR 17 Aug
IP1 17 Aug
MP 22 Aug
ADR2 25 Aug
IP2 29 Aug
PPR 31 Aug
Family Size -5
Travel History - 8 Countries

Wishing everyone the very best!
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by Nobody: 11:57am On Aug 31, 2017
Hamiltondreamer:


That's too bad. Any way am not thinking of practicing law when I relocate though. I have my sights of social advocacy and human management. You can look into that too. I doing my research and am liking what am reading.

@justiyke4u
Check the process on how to qualify to be a chartered HR. Ontario has a different system from others. Google CPHR
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by 40manlappy: 12:02pm On Aug 31, 2017
winter:
My beautiful people... my fellow nairalanders... God has done it for me.
Thanks to all the people God used and will continue to use in this thread.
PPR at last!!!

Congrats! smiley

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by senola1: 12:04pm On Aug 31, 2017
@Abby2017

Quite an inspiring and informative testimony.

I key into yours by Gods grace and i know i would come back here to testify.

Would be nice to have your contact though. Preferably email if you dont mind.
Thanks

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by mstunz: 12:39pm On Aug 31, 2017
@Justiyke4u

Okay, thanks.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by percee17: 12:41pm On Aug 31, 2017
yimiton:
Big Congratulations. These timelines are just awesome.

What's your noc and visa office?

Thank you. Ottawa
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by winter(f): 12:42pm On Aug 31, 2017
I had to explain details of my arrival and departure from different countries and my visa status that didn't reflect in my passport.

It's not compulsory though but if u feel like you need to clarify some things.


ewa2014:


LOE for what precisely... thanks
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by percee17: 12:45pm On Aug 31, 2017
sehawale:


I'm curious. Did you spend more than 6months altogether in each of the 8 countries and so needed to provide PCC? I need your answer to clear doubts on the possible application delays caused by travel history of more than 6months in the travelled countries.
No PCC required. Most were work travel so short stay periods.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 by toyogirl: 12:51pm On Aug 31, 2017
Hmm...my friend, please try and put your mind at rest...believe me, you need it. Don't worry, it will end in praise!

Do you know your visa office yet? That might help you to take your mind off it, especially if it's Sydney grin

Have you called them before and you hear "everything looks good, but it's not even so long you submitted....you may be transferred to another visa office, but we can't tell exactly when...."

So me I have chosen to let my mind settle like 'omi ogi' (pap water) grin

sehawale:


I'm curious. Did you spend more than 6months altogether in each of the 8 countries and so needed to provide PCC? I need your answer to clear doubts on the possible application delays caused by travel history of more than 6months in the travelled countries.

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