Showing posts with label Greetings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greetings. Show all posts

October 11, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 | Let's Count Our Blessings!

2020 may be marked by tragedies and all, but still there are many things that we should all be thankful for. Let's be grateful for everything that we have and learn to give back. 

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thinking of a best gift for your love ones this Valentine's Day? We have a gift suggestion.

February 8, 2016

Gong Xi Fa Cai | 2016 Year of the Monkey

2016 is the year of the Monkey, according to Chinese Zodiac.  They say monkey is clever, lively, energetic and it is supposed to a lucky year.  

Gong Xi Fa Cai | 2016 Year of the Monkey
Sock Monkey Image from
Here's to a prosperous 2016 for all of us. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

February 11, 2012

Cupid Is Not Dead! | Happy Valentine's Day!

We at Gateway to Canada do not believe the rumor circulating in the Internet about Cupid's death.

cupid is not dead

This picture of Cupid has been circulating in Facebook for quite a time now but as of this writing, authorities can't confirm his death. According to some experts, this image was photoshopped just like in the case Charice and Jinkee Pacquiao.

If Cupid is not dead, this is good news for those planning to apply for permanent residence in Canada under the Federal Skilled Workers program.

The current selection criteria gives additional points for your spouse's education under the adaptabilty factor using the points system.

If you are looking for a spouse to get additional points, you still have a chance. Cupid is not dead!

Kidding. Of course, you should marry for the right reason. The following are few of the right reasons to get married:

- You are in love with one another.
- A desire to share your life with another.
- To have a lifetime companion.
- Willingness to help one another fulfill their own needs and dreams.

You see, we're not just immigration experts. We also deal with matters of the heart. And if you're thinking of a Valentine's day gift for your family, buying the right insurance for you and your family may be a good idea. :-)

Happy Valentine's day!

September 1, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

September 1 is the start of Christmas season in the Philippines. So don't be surprised if suddenly Christmas will be a trending topic in Twitter on September 1.

Dr. Dahipon, a licensed dentist will be moving to Canada with her family few days from now. They will be celebrating White Christmas in Canada for the first time. Noticed her tummy? Yup, she will be giving birth to her 3rd child few months from now. She will soon have a Canadian citizen child.

Dreaming of a White Christmas, too?

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May 2, 2011

Labor Day 2011 | Gateway to Canada Salutes The Working Class

Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains.

Image is from yesterday's Labor Day Celebration at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila. I was there! Gateway to Canada salutes the working class!

March 31, 2011

Guaranteed Canadian Visa Application Approval | Find out how!

There are so many things going on in Canada right now that will directly affect Canada's Immigration Program.

First, there's the May 2011 Canadian Election. If the Liberals win, chances are they will amend the current regulations.

Then a new body, ICRCC, is expected to oversee immigration consultants. Hoping this new body will not be as controversial like the CSIC.

On or before July 1, 2011, assuming the conservatives managed to win the election, a new Ministerial Instruction will be issued. We will then know the new list of priority occupations.

Now, if you will not pay attention to these changes, your dream to live and work in Canada may just be that - a dream. Citizenship and Immigration Canada said there is no such thing as guaranteed visa approval. But that is of course not true. How do you think is it possible that there are many immigrants in Canada who can't communicate in English if IELTS is really mandatory?

CLICK HERE and find out how to have a guaranteed Canadian Visa Application Approval. 

[Apol Apuntar, 04/01/11]

January 5, 2011

2011 is the year of the rabbit | What's in it for you?

According to Chinese Horoscope, 2011 is the year of the rabbit. They say the year of the rabbit is a peaceful year, as rabbit is traditionally associated with peace. How do you think will this affect Canada's immigration program?

Year of the rabbit inspired stamp from Canada Post

According to a very reliable feng shui expert, Canada's immigration program will be more flexible, faster and transparent. There will no more visa refusals because the visa officer is not convinced you will return after your authorized stay.

But you know I'm kidding, right? :-)

Happy new year, everyone!

September 8, 2010

Eid Mubarak

To all Muslims in Canada and around the world, Eid Mubarak.

Sept 10, 2010 is a regular holiday in the Philippines in observance of Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan). Last year, Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued this statement recognizing Eid al-Fitr.

September 1, 2010

2010 Merry Christmas!

Today is Sept 1, 2010, the start of the 'BER' months. It means the start of Christmas season here in the Philippines! So let me be the first to greet you a Merry, merry Christmas! That's a major, major greetings from Gateway to Canada! :-)

And for those planning to file an application under Federal Skilled Worker program whose occupations are included in the list of 29 High Demand Occupations, September has another important meaning.

The Ministerial Instruction issued on June 26, 2010 stated that Citizenship and Immigration Canada will only accept 20,000 application for the next 12 months - until June 25, 2011. A maximum of 1,000 applications per occupation was also set as a cap. They will stop accepting applications once the quota is reached.

It is now September, 1 2010! More than two months have passed and we're now on the 3rd month since the Ministerial Instruction. Ever wonder how many applications were already accepted by the Centralized Intake Office?

If you are still interested file an application under Federal Skilled Worker program, you must file your application NOW! You may only have 3-4 months window of opportunity before the program closes. Decide now while situation still favors you.

File an application NOW and have a White Christmas everyday, not just during the ber months. ;-)

June 16, 2010

I'm on leave from June 18-22, 2010

father's day

I will be on leave from June 18-22. Will be celebating Father's Day in Bangkok, Thailand with my family. I may have a limited internet access during the said period so please expect delayed replies.

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” - Washington Irving

Happy Mother's Day!
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Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there!

April 4, 2010

Happy Easter, Everyone!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, Everyone!

I've just came back from a 3-day retreat and it felt really good! How about you? Where did you spend your long vacation? :-)

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December 26, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
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Just a quick post to greet you all a Happy New Year!

May the year 2010 bring much happiness,good health and light into our lives. May we all realized our common dreams to have financial security, a better quality for all our families.

Happy new year everyone!

October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween!

UPDATE: Our Mall of Asia Office will be open on Nov. 1, 2009 from 12 noon to 10 pm. I won't be there though. :-) But let me know if you plan to go there to submit documents.

Happy Halloween!

This is just to inform you all that our Coastal Mall office will be closed on Nov 1, 2009. However, our Mall of Asia office may be open from 10am to 10 pm. I'll update you later.

There will also be a seminar schedule this coming Saturday, October 31, 2009, 2pm at our Coastal Mall office. If you want to learn your options on how to live and work in Canada, make a reservation now! Simply leave a comment here if you want to attend.

By the way, here's how Halloween in Canada is celebrated.

September 1, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Today is September 1, 2009, the start of the "ber" months. In the Philippines, it means the start of the Christmas season.

Christmas is, well, a gift-giving season and this early people are now thinking of what gifts to buy for their loved ones. In fact, I have a friend who started buying stuff as early as July, in preparation for Christmas season (Hi Chippy!).

What about you? What do you plan to buy this Christmas?

A cellphone?

How about a White Christmas?

If you are eligible to apply under the new Federal Skilled Worker program, filing your application could be the best gift you could give your family. Instead of buying yourself a P25,000 cellphone or other appliances, why not invest your money in a program that may give you and your family a better quality of life?

Live and Work in Canada and enjoy White Christmas every day! Fill up the Free Online Assessment form now!