Thank you for visiting Momsie’s blog,  my name is Cristina. I was born and raised in the Philippines.  My husband and I and my then 2 kids arrived in Canada in 2009 under the Provincial Nominee Program. As of this writing, we live in the “Gateway of the West,” the capital and the largest city of Manitoba – the city of WINNIPEG!

I never thought that one day I will leave my home country to permanently live in a foreign country. But I guess, life’s events do not always happen according to how you planned them. One cold spring evening of April 2009, I found myself and my family setting our feet in Winnipeg…

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This photo was taken at The Forks, 5 days after we arrived in Winnipeg

Prior to coming to Canada, I was a human resource practitioner, I am fortunate that I got a job in the same field here in Canada, I am currently working in the Human Resource Shared Services division in one of the regional offices of the City of Winnipeg.

Aside from being a mom, a full time employee and writing for, I became a Settlement E-Volunteer with English Online Inc. wherein I reach out to newcomers in Canada and provide a supportive counseling to help them settle and integrate into the community they are joining.  (Due to time constraint I had to give up this volunteer job.)

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My family !

Our family is an Asian family turned Canadian but remained to be  Filipinos by heart. I would say that immigrating to Canada and embracing a new life that this multicultural country offered is a great challenge and adventure for me (and my family)… this is one of the reasons why I decided to dedicate this blog to creating posts that are not only about myself or my family, instead, I want this site to be a place to come for people who are thinking of coming and living in Canada as well as for those who just came to Canada and are now starting their new lives in Canada.

I hope you will enjoy reading my stories and you will find the information in my posts useful and worth your time!

DISCLAIMER:  Some information posted on this site is not my idea or advise and may come from multiple sources.  This is not a government supported website and the author is not an immigration consultant  or not in anyway connected with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. My blog posts regarding Canada immigration are mostly based on the experiences of the people that I talked to or could also be my personal experiences, any  news and updates regarding Canada immigration rules and procedures are based on varius references.  Furthermore, please note that the author do not own all the pictures or images posted in this blog, if the author happened to use a picture or image that you own and you do not agree to be posted in this site, please let the author know and it will be taken down as soon as you advise.


  1. good evening momsies, as of now after reading your blog about express entry in Canada, excite me again. Because of dreaming and wishing that my family and I can go and temporarily(or should I say permanently) stay there for good like my friends and co-worker in a company here in the Philippines. More power and Godbless

    • Thank you for reading my blog Allen. My intention of coming out with this blog is to reach out to as much people as I could esp. my kababayans. I heard alot of stories of Filipinos who were deceived by recruiters, some of them will be able to come to Canada but will eventually end up in a very difficult situation because they do not have employer at all… You can actually process ur own application to Canada if you have the resources and the right info… Good luck and I hope I am able to help u thru this blog.

      • hi momsie thank you very much for a very useful and inspiring blog nag start pa lang po ako processing para fsw and

        • hi momsie thank you very much for a very useful and inspiring blog nag start pa lang po ako processing para fsw and sad to say napaasa kami abot lang namin ang minimum points para sa ee but d umabot sa 400crs, ang been dreaming of migrating in canada for a better future. hope sana makahanap kami ng friend from manitoba para mag apply ng pnp thanks for ur blog Godbless u more

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