January 21, 2010

Always plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

It was early December last year when Mr. Benjamin Jamorabo brought us S & R New York Style Pizza received the Canadian Permanent Residence Visa for his whole family. If that isn't a wonderful Christmas gift for his family, I don't know what is.

The Jamorabo family with yours truly at CIC Mall of Asia Office

Mr. Jamorabo is a retired bank examiner and will be moving to Canada together with his family early this year. His elder daughter is a graduating nursing student while the younger daughter will be finishing college, too, few years from now. Do you know what that means?

Since great income opportunities await for his daughters, specially his elder daughter, who most likely will be working as a nurse, it only means Mr. Jamorabo will no longer need to work once they landed in Canada!


It means better quality of life for Mr. Jamorabo and his family. It means a better future for his kids.

It was December 2006 when I first Mr. Jamorabo. He was already 50 years old at that time but still met the pass mark using the points system. Considering his age and the 3-5 years processing during that time, it takes a lot of courage and determination to come up with such a decision.

Using the Simplified Application Process, his application was filed February 2007.

When AINP Family Stream was introduced June 2008, we immediately prepared his application for the program with the end in view of a faster processing.

Imagine their delight when the Ministerial Instruction was issued on November 2008 which identified the 38 High Demand Occupations that eligible for a faster visa processing - 6-12 months only!

After withdrawing his application filed at the Canadian Visa Office in Manila, a new application was filed to Centralized Intake Office (CIO) on Feb 2009 and received the positive assessment a month after. He was classified under Financial Auditors and Accountants.

It was May 2009 when he was able to complete the required documents and submit the same to the Canadian Visa Office in Manila. June 2009, he was required to pay the Right of Permanent Resident Fee (RPRF) and all family members where instructed to undergo medical examination.

After some delays due to some medical concerns in one the family members, their visas were finally issued December 2009!

That's Mr. Jamorabo's plan. A dream come true.

But what about you? Do you also have the courage and determination to make a big decision?