Wow, didn’t realize that it’s been six months since the blog was last updated.
The main reason for the lack of updates is well…. the lack of updates from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)! Haha. 😐
As of the last draw (August 24, 2016), one needed at least 538 points to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and for 2016, the lowest drawn score was 453 points… which is a far cry from where most applicants are at this point.
So… did we give up on our Canadian dream? No, most definitely not. But did we move on from it? I guess we did. I don’t remember when exactly, but there was a day when I just decided to stop dwelling and stressing about it and just focus on matters closer to home.
Anyway, it’s the morning of September 01, 2016 and I wake up in a daze. It’s the day of N and I’s photoshoot for our wedding and I had to wake up earlier than usual after getting in late from errands the night before. I roll over, grab my phone, turn off the alarm and notice that I got an email in the wee hours of the morning. I open my Gmail app, fully expecting to read about some prince in Africa wanting to give me part of his inheritance. Instead, I get this:
It’s funny how life works sometimes doesn’t it?
Now of course we understand that getting an ITA from the PEI PNP doesn’t mean that we will get an Express Entry ITA. It’s just an invitation after all and they can always reject an application for a whole myriad of reasons. However, it is still progress and it is an extremely big blessing to be given this chance.to move forward with our application.
Will be posting updates as we go along. 🙂
It feels good to finally be updating the blog again. If there’s anything you want to ask, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Alternatively, we’ve also set up a Twitter account @tropics2rockies, so we can also talk there. 🙂