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New Brunswick Information Session August 2017

The Province of New Brunswick in Canada conducted another Information Session this year in the Philippines. But unlike last February that the series of session was only held in Manila, this time they also conducted 2 sessions in Cebu. The The New Brunswick information sessions August 2017 sessions run from August 19 – 25, 2017.

We were very excited as they posted in their website that they will be conducting another information session here in the Philippines. Our excitement was aggravated since the session was intended for a select NOCs only and 2174 Web Programmer was included. I registered for the August 19, 2017 Manila Session as well as August 23, 2017 Cebu Session. Since Lynneth’s NOC is not included so I’m only the one attended the session this time. I right away registered on July 31, 2017 as they posted the schedule of the session in the website. But the confirmation email was only received on August 15, 2017, 4 days before the session.

I was registered for 2 sessions and at the same time received confirmation for both sessions. But I chose to attend the August 19, 2017 session in Manila to be held in Philippine International Convention Center. Since plane tickets were quite expensive already for the 4 days lead time, I opted to fly via Davao because it’s quite cheaper compared from General Santos City.

Lynneth and I were excited for the session. But to our dismayed, no ITAs were given. Of the NOCs qualified for the session, only participants from a select NOCs (seamstress, factory, food industry) were asked to stay for a short interview with an employer representative. But Jake was kind enough to answer questions from those participants asked to step outside.  The only hope we have was when they said that we will keep our eyes open because sometime in October or November they will temporarily be opening the express entry and accepts EOI.

Our Application Timeline

NBPNP EOI  September 7, 2017
NBPNP ITA  October 13, 2017
Full Docs Sent October 18, 2017
Docs Received October 24, 2017
NBPNP AOR October 27, 2017
Nomination December 4, 2017
Upfront Medical December 6, 2017
CIC ITA December 6, 2017
CIC Full Application December 11, 2017
CIC AOR December 11, 2017
Medical Passed January 5, 2018
IP2 February 27, 2018
Passport Request Letter (PPR) May 1, 2018
Passport Submission May 2, 2018
Visa On Hand May 10, 2018
Landed in New Brunswick Soon

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