You haven’t thought about it. And you’re not the only one.
I know we’re in this together and other Filipinos who are clueless until one day confronted with the impending frightening fact we all have to go through—that is getting or renewing Philippine passport in Canada.
It’s ashamed that it took me years (I’m sure it’s not closed to a decade) to have the curiosity to research online where to find all the Philippine embassy and consulate in Canada.
And I’m thrilled to share it with you.
You will now be an informed Filipinos who stand a great chance of not renewing your passport in Vancouver (unlike me, an adventurer/wanderer) and availing the other consular services.
First things first, let me refresh your knowledge about Canadian geography. (Let`s pretend that you are about to take citizenship exam.)
Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Let’s move on from geography to statistics.
I came across Pinoys to Canada, a blog written by a kababayan for Pinoys who migrated in Canada, in search for statistics of Filipino immigrants in Canada.
Based on the data from the 2011 National Household Survey there are 454,340 Filipino immigrants.
So you can only imagine how much it has grown by now.
Here’s the moment on which those data will make sense.
I don’t want anybody to be furious or annoyed; what I do hope for is to have an immense change for the benefits of all the Filipino immigrants and who are dreaming to live and fulfill their dream in Canada.
The government agencies promote the wellfare of the Filipinos by providing consular services and strengthening the ties between communities and to our homeland.
But with the growing numbers of Filipinos every year the Philippine government should provide more consulates in each province of Canada.
Where Can You Find the Philippine Embassy and Consulate in Canada?
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES, OTTAWA
Location: 30 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M4
Tel. No. (+613) 233-1121
Fax No. (+613) 233-4165
Duty Officer: (+613) 614-2846
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Website and Facebook Page in Ottawa, Ontario
Philippine Consulate General
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, CALGARY
Location: Suite 920, 517 1oth Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A8
(Centre 10 Building, corner of 4th and 5th Street)
Tel. No. (403) 455-9343, (403) 455-9457, (403) 455-9483, (403) 455-9346
After work phone: (587) 577-1524
Office hours: 9am to 4pm
Website and Facebook Page (unofficial) of the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary, Alberta
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, EDMONTON
Location: Rm 107, 4990 92 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta, T6V 2V4
Tel. No. (+780) 415 4303
Fax No (+780) 463 5280
Email: honconedmontonPCG@hotmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, ST. JOHN’S
27 Symonds Avenue, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1E 3A4
(+709) 777 4486 (+709) 754 2823
Fax: (+709) 754 2823
Mobile: (+709) 351 3057
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, TORONTO
Location: 7th Floor, 160 Eglinton Ave. East Toronto, Ontario, M4P 3B5
Tel. No. (416) 922-7181
Fax No. (416) 922.2638
Website and Facebook Page of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, Ontario
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, VANCOUVER
Location: Suite 660, 999 Canada Place Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3E1
Tel. No. (604) 685-1619/(604) 685-7645
Urgent Call: (604) 653-5858
Fax No. (604) 685-9945
Email : email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Website and Facebook Page (unofficial) of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, British Columbia
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, HALIFAX
Location: 1559 Brunswick Street Ogden Pond Building Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2G1
Tel. No. (902) 240-0833
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE, SASKATOON
Location: 14-115 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 1L7
Tel. No. (+306) 384 7800
Fax No. (+306) 384 755
Mobile: (+306) 975 3076
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE, CHARLOTTETOWN
Location: 10 Shell Court Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 2Z8
Tel. No. (902) 894-7701 / (902) 393-4850
Fax No. (902) 8947916
This is as much information as I can write for now. I do look forward to updating this post in the future with every addition of Philippine consulates in Canada.
I don’t usually rant on my blog; I rather write positive reviews but there are times that the voice clamoring for change should speak up.
In spite of the difficulties I experienced in dealing with government agencies, I commend the hard working employees for the patience and perseverance to serve Filipinos throughout Canada at the offices and provinces through consular outreach programs.
Let’s learn to appreciate the service of our kababayan.
Visit the website of the Philippine embassy and consulates in Canada as often as needed if you are planning to renew your passport or avail other consular services such as applying for a visa, civil registry, absentee voting, or dual citizenship.
You can also have a fingerprint impressions on the NBI form no.5 (required for NBI clearance) at the consulates. Use the convenient and cost-efficient means of communication and transportation. I sent an email and received a clear, pleasant response after a few days.
In spite of the agencies being outnumbered, with courtesy and vigilance it’s possible to have a quality, fast service. In instances on which situations are becoming unpleasant—be patient.
Share your tips to our kababayan about direction or requirement. I think we have a word for that: bayanihan.
Have you been in any of the Philippine embassy or consulate in Canada? How was your experience?