PR - 38 - 2021



16 November 2021, Canada – The Philippine Embassy in Ottawa and Consulates General in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto have published a brochure that provides basic information on the accreditation process for internationally-educated registered nurses, including Filipino nurses, who wish to work as registered nurses in Canada.


Likewise, the brochure gives an idea on the challenges Filipino nurses may encounter during their application for accreditation and on the available settlement services in Canada that they can tap to assist them.


“Filipino nurses who completed their nursing degrees in the Philippines encounter common challenges when they try to work as registered nurses here in Canada,” noted Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles. “This brochure will serve as an easy reference for them to initially understand the accreditation procedure in Canada for their profession,” Ambassador Robles added.  

The advocacy to facilitate the recognition of credentials of Filipino nurses is an ongoing project of the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in Canada. 


The brochure is available for download from the respective websites and Facebook pages of the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General . END


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PR- 31- 2020

PCG Calgary Launches New Passport Online Appointment System


24 October 2020, Calgary – The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary will launch a new passport Online Appointment System (OAS) on 25 October 2020 for passport bookings from 23 November 2020 onwards.


The PCG’s new OAS can be found at   It is the same system that the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila uses in scheduling passport appointments in the Philippines.


In the new OAS, applicants will have to encode their complete information before confirming their booking. Applicants will receive confirmation email with an auto-generated application form containing their personal details and a barcode unique to each applicant.


Applicants are required to bring the printed application form (with barcode) on the date and time of their appointment, along with the supporting documents, such as old passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, certificates of retention/re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship, work permit, and permanent residency card. The supporting documents will depend on whether the applicant is an adult or a minor, and if the applicant is renewing or applying for a passport for the first time. These requirements are found at


The new OAS is free of charge and clients only need to pay for passport renewal fee when they arrive at the PCG on their appointment date.


“With the PCG’s new passport online appointment system, we will be able to process passport applications quicker than before, which we hope our passport applicants will find more convenient” Consul General Zaldy Patron said about the PCG’s new OAS. 


Passport bookings for 20 November 2020 and earlier can still be made using the PCG’s existing Appointment Plus OAS which can be accessed from this link This site will close on 21 November 2020. END