iDOLE OFW ID launched, guidelines on issuance out soon

19 July 2017 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently launched the iDOLE OFW ID card, an innovation to ease transactions of millions of OFWs with government and private agencies concerning their overseas employment. Guidelines on availment will be issued soon. Read more...


39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

​18 July 2017 - The Consulate General of the Philippines in Vancouver joins the whole nation in celebrating the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from 17 to 23 July 2017. The weeklong event is commemorated annually to stimulate public awareness on the issues and problems of disability and encourage every citizen of the country to take active responsibility in the upliftment of the economic and social conditions of all persons with disabilities (PWDs) in our society. Read more...


​​​​​​​​​​​​Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Fort McMurray, AB

12 July 2017 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Fort McMurray, AB on 12 August 2017 is now open. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General Participates in Philippine Independence Celebrations of Filipino-Canadian Communities in Vancouver

30 June 2017, Vancouver—The Philippine Consulate General participated in a number of flag-raising ceremonies and celebrations held in Metro Vancouver and Lower Mainland to commemorate the 119th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence. Read more...


Modern Filipiniana Designer Jaki Peñalosa Meets With PH Consul General

Vancouver, 29June 2017–Ms. Jaki Peñalosa, Iloilo-based designer of modern Filipiniana fashion and advocate of the use of Philippine indigenous fibers and fabrics, visited the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver and called on Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer on 19 June 2017. Read more...  


Mama Sita Foundation Donates Filipino Culinary Books to Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver, 29 June 2017 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver joined representatives of the Mama Sita Foundation in donating Filipino culinary books to the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) on 26 June 2017. Read more...


Vancouver PCG and POLO Conducts Post Arrival Orientation Seminar for TFWs

29 June 2017 –A Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar for temporary foreign workers (TFWs) was jointly conducted by Philippine Consulate General and Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) on 23 June 2017 in Vancouver. Read more...


Hundreds Gather in Vancouver as Philippine Consulate General Celebrates 119th Philippine Independence Day

Vancouver, 21 June 2017 – A crowd of more than 400 gathered last June 12, 2017 for the Consular and Community Reception hosted by the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver in commemoration of the 119th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence. Read more...



Message of Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer on the occasion of the 119th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver joins the entire Filipino community in British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories in celebrating the 119 th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Read more...


Message of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on the occasion of the 119th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

I join the entire Filipino nation in celebrating the 119th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Read more...


​​Message of the Honorable Secretary of Department Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez on the occasion of the 119th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

Today, we celebrate the 119th year since we first declared our nation’s independence. Read more...


​Message of the Honorable Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Schramm Cayetano on the occasion of the 119th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

As we celebrate the 119th year of the declaration of Philippine independence, we remember the courage and struggle, the selfless sacrifice and heroism of our fellow Filipinos who fought for our freedom. Read more...


Message of The Honorable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia on the occasion of the 119th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

​Dear Consul General, I am pleased to extend warm wishes to the people of Philippines in recognition of your country's National Day. Read more...


POLO resumes processing of documents of directly hired OFWs

24 May 2017 - The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Vancouver has resumed the processing of documents of directly hired overseas Filipino workers.
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​​​​​​​​​​Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Kelowna, B.C.

10 May 2017 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Kelowna, British Columbia on 21 July 2017 is now open. 
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Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Dawson Creek, B.C.

26 April 2017 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Dawson Creek, British Columbia on 26 May 2017 is now open. Read more...


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 24 April 2017


17 April 2017 - We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period of 02 December 2016 to 31 March 2017 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 24 April 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver. Read more...


PH Consulate General in Vancouver Announces month-long celebration of Philippine Independence and friendship with Canada


20 April 2017 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver is pleased to inform the Filipino-Canadian community in British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories of the various events to commemorate this year’s 119th Anniversary of the ProclamationRead more...


PH Consulate in Vancouver sends Mission to Prince George, B.C. 

04 April 2017. A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver visited the city of Prince George, British Columbia (BC) last March 31 to conduct consular outreach services for the Filipino community in the area. Read more...


​​Filipino designers ​join 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week


​​27 March 2017 – The 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week, a fashion industry event held annually since 2001 to showcase the talents of designers from around the globe, opened on 20 March 2017, with two Manila-based fashion houses, Karimadon and Gabbie Sarenas, representing the Philippines. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver presents PH ASEAN Chairmanship in 2017

24 March 2017 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver presented the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017 to members of the Filipino-Canadian community on March 23, 2017. Read more...   


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrates 2017 National Women’s Month and 13th Women with Disabilities Day​

24 March 2017 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver held a program on 23 March 2017 to celebrate the 2017 International Women’s Day, 2017 National Women’s Month, and the 13th Women with Disabilities Day. Read more...

Announcement: SSS Outreach in Vancouver, B.C., 27-29 March 2017

24 March 2017 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver is pleased to announce that a representative from the Toronto Office of the Philippine Social Security System (SSS) will be conducting On-Site Services for SSS members at the Consulate premises from 27 to 29 March 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Read more...


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Golden, B.C.

24 March 2017 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Golden, British Columbia on 28 April 2017 is now open. 
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Cultural Center of the Philippines announces the 3rd Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival

13 March 2017 —The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver invite qualified choirs and chorale groups in British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories to join the 3rd Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival to be held on Read more...


​Commission on Filipinos Overseas opens nominations for Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2017

3 March 2017 —The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver invites qualified organizations and members of the Filipino-Canadian communities in British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories to submit nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2017. Read more...

Philippines Completes Fourth Season of Winter Escapade

14 February 2017, Manila – The Philippines’ trademark sunshine and timeless hospitality greeted Canadian snowbirds once again as they arrived for the Winter Escapade tour held from 6 to 14 February 2017. Originally conceptualized by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board in 2012, the tour entered its fourth season by bringing two hundred and forty-five Filipino and Canadian tourists from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec to Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Coron, Palawan. A delegation from the USA also joined the tour. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Holds Info Session on Careers in the Vancouver Police Department


26 January 2017 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver held an Information Session on Careers in the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) at the Consulate on 25 January 2017 in coordination with the Careers Transitions Network. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Donates Blood to Canadian Blood Services

25 January 2017 – Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer led members of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver in donating blood to the Canadian Blood Services. Consulate personnel visited the main office of the Canadian Blood Services in Vancouver on 25 January 2017 for the blood donation. Read more...


Vancouver PCG conducts pre-departure briefing for Winter Escapade 4 participants

20 January 2017 —The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver successfully held a pre-departure briefing for Winter Escapade 4 (WE4) Vancouver participants on 19 January 2017. Read more...


PH Consul General visits Harbour Air Group, World's Largest Seaplane Transport Company​

​18 January 2017 – Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver met with Mr. Peter Evans, President of Harbour Air Group, the world’s largest seaplane transport company during a visit to the company’s main office and terminal in Richmond, Vancouver.  Mr. Evans gave a tour of Harbour Air’s office and warehouse where the company’s fleet of more than 50 aircrafts are regularly maintained and repaired. Read more...


Philippines launches Chairmanship of ASEAN

18 January 2017 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver is pleased to inform the general public that the Philippines’ Chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was launched on 15 January 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City, led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Read more...


​Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Visits Filipino Crew On Board Detained Hanjin Ship
 

16 January 2017 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver visited the detained container ship HANJIN VIENNA on 15 January 2017 to meet with the thirteen (13) Filipino crew while the ship was anchored at Vancouver’s Inner Harbour Anchorage. Read more...


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Prince George, B.C.

16 January 2017 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Prince George, B.C. on 31 March 2017 is now open. Read more...


Vancouver PCG and GoWay Travel hold PH Tourism Roadshow 


​13 January 2017 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver recently teamed up with GoWay Travel on a Philippine tourism roadshow presentation on 12 January 2017 at the Steamworks Brew Pub In Vancouver.  The presentation was aimed at raising awareness and educating Canadian consumers and travel trade stakeholders on the highlights of traveling to the Philippines. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrates International Migrants Day and December as Month of Overseas Filipinos


20 December 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrated the 2016 International Migrants Day and December as Month of Overseas Filipinos on 16 December 2016. Read more...


Notice to the Public

The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public's kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company Printing the passports. Read more...


​​IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Notice of Registration for Overseas Voters for the 2019 National Elections

​30 November 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver announces the commencement of registration for overseas voters on 1 December 2016. Filing of applications for registration is until October 31, 2018. Read more...


​Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Hosts Emergency Preparedness Meeting  

30 November 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver hosted a meeting on Emergency Preparedness at the Consulate on 29 November 2016 with the Honorable Naomi Yamamoto, Member of Legislative Assembly for North Vancouver-Lonsdale and British Columbia Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, as Guest Speaker and attended by leaders and members of various Filipino community organizations across Metro Vancouver and Victoria. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Cheers for Philippine Taekwondo Juniors Team in 2016 World Junior Taekwondo Championships

16 November 2016 – Fifteen players composed of 7 girls and 8 boys from the Philippine Taekwondo Juniors Team are participating in the 2016 World Junior Taekwondo Championships at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. More than 800 players from 100 countries are competing in the tournament from November 16 to 20, 2016. Read more...


PH Tourism Roadshow in Vancouver

​25 October 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver recently joined a tourism roadshow led by representatives from the Department of Tourism-Tourism Promotions Board (DOT-TPB), Philippine Airlines, and hotel and resort owners in Vancouver on 15-17 October 2016. Read more...


Vancouver PCG conducts Financial Literacy Seminars to Overseas Filipinos in BC

​24 October 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver recently conducted Financial Literacy Seminars (FLS) for Overseas Filipinos on 24 September 2016 in Radium Hot Springs, BC; 12 October 2016 in Surrey, BC and 14 October 2016 in Abbotsford, BC. Read more...


Notice of Deactivation of Overseas Voting Registration

Pursuant to COMELEC Resolution No. 10161, the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Office for Overseas Voting of the COMELEC has ordered the deactivation of registration records of the attached list of overseas voters under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver for failure to vote in the 2013 and 2016 National Elections. Read more...


Vancouver Consulate Fashion Show Highlights the Best of Barong Filipino


7 October 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver successfully held “Barong Filipino,” a live exhibit and fashion show of the national attire for Filipino men on 6 October 2016, at the public reception area at Post’s premises.  The event showcased the private collection of Mr. Michaelangelo Ebro Dakudao, a Barong Filipino collector from Davao. Read more...


Philippine Ambassador Makes First Official Visit to Northwest Territories


21 September 2016 – Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila P. Garcia made her first official visit to the Northwest Territories on 14-18 September 2016. Ambassador Garcia was joined by Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer and the consular outreach team from the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver. Read more...


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Whitehorse, YT


13 September 2016 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on 22 October 2016 is now open. Read more...

ASEAN Consulates General in Vancouver Showcase the Best of ASEAN in the 2016 ASEAN Festival

​30 August 2016 – The ASEAN Consulates General in Vancouver (ACGV), namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam successful held the 2016 ASEAN Festival in Vancouver, an event showcasing the best of Southeast Asian cultural performance arts, cuisines, arts and crafts, at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver on 27 August 2016. Read more...


Guidelines for Foreign Surgical and Medical Mission Program (FSMM) in the Philippines

31 August 2016 - The Department of Health (DOH), being the lead agency overseeing the implementation of foreign surgical and medical missions (FSMMs) in the country, has crafted policies and guidelines, and as well as outlined the requirements on its conduct. 

For more information, please visit the website of the DOH Foreign Surgical and Medical Mission Program in the Philippines.


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Radium, BC

26 August 2016 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Radium, BC on 23-24 September 2016 is now open. Read more...


Vancouver PCG launches Winter Escapade 4

12 August 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver successfully launched Winter Escapade 4 (WE4) on 12 August 2016 at the Consulate General reception area. Read more...


​Advisory on Non-Machine Readable Passports and Travel Documents

15 August 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to inform the public that effective 01 October 2016, the Consulate General will no longer accept non-machine readable passports/travel documents from all visa applicants. Read more...​


​Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Yellowknife, NT

12 August 2016 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on 16 September 2016 is now open. Read more...


Notice of Registration to all Filipino Citizens

10 August 2016 - Notice is hereby given that under Republic Act No. 9189, otherwise known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003”, as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not otherwise disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on May 13, 2019, and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for Senators and Party-List Representatives. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General Showcases the Best of Filipino-Canadian artists’ artworks in Vancouver

5 August 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver successfully held the opening reception of the art exhibit of the Dimasalang III International Artist Group, an event showcasing the collective body of original works by Filipino-Canadian artists on 4 August 2016, at the Consulate’s public reception area.  Read more...

Congratulatory Message from the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dear Consul General Ferrer: 

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, I am pleased to convey my warmest congratulations and best wishes. 
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Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Victoria, BC

28 July 2016 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Victoria, British Columbia on 25 August 2016 is now open.Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Cheers for Philippine Blu Girls in Surrey 2016 Women's World Softball Championship 

25 July 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver reported that the Philippine Women’s Softball Team or Philippine Blu Girls participated in the recent Surrey 2016 WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship held in Softball City, Surrey, British Columbia from 15-24 July 2016. The Philippine delegation was composed of 18 players and 6 coaches/training staff. Read more...

Transfer of Registration Records of Overseas Voters to Local Registry for Purposes of the 2016 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections is Now Open

15 July 2016 - Notice is given to overseas voters that the Commission on Elections has issued COMELEC Resolution 10152 dated July 15, 2016   entitled “IN THE MATTER OF TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION RECORDS OF OVERSEAS VOTERS FROM POST TO LOCAL REGISTRY FOR PURPOSES OF THE FORTHCOMING BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS". Read more...


Advisory on the Opening of Ballot Boxes

06 July 2016 – In accordance with Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Minute Resolutions 16-0408 and 16-0409, the Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform all political parties and independent candidates that ballot boxes containing the accomplished ballots will be opened on 20 July 2016 at 10:00am at the Consulate premises for purposes of collating and bundling the accomplished ballots.  Read more...

Advisory on Canada Post Strike

04 July 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public that mailing of new passports, civil registry/notarial/consularized NBI forms and other processed documents will be put on hold until the issue on the Canada Post strike has been resolved. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Conducts First Consular Outreach in Golden, British Columbia

​27 June 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver conducted its first consular outreach in Golden, British Columbia last June 21-22, 2016 at the Ramada Limited Golden Hotel. Golden is located on the southeastern part of British Columbia along the Rocky Mountain Trench surrounded by two rivers and three mountain ranges. The city is a favorite stop for tourists due to its unique location and close proximity to five National Parks. Read more...


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Kelowna, BC

14 June 2016 - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Kelowna, British Columbia on 13-14 July 2016 is now open. Read more...


Message of His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III on the occasion of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

​I greet with great pride and joy the entire Filipino nation, including our kababayans overseas, as we commemorate the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Read more...


Message of the Honorable Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Rene D. Almendras on the occasion of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

One hundred eighteen years ago, bound by the desire for liberty, equality and justice our forefathers valiantly took a collective stand to break free and fight for self-rule and triumphed with the birth of the Filipino nation and our people's independence. Read more...


Message of Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer on the occasion of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver joins the entire Filipino community in British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories in celebrating the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Read more...


Message of The Honorable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia on the occasion of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

​Dear Consul General, I am pleased to extend warm wishes to the people of Philippines in recognition of your country's National Day. Read more...

Philippine Consulate General Celebrates 60 years of Service in Vancouver

1 June 2016 – To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Consulate, the very first Philippine foreign service post in Canada, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver hosted a reception on 31 May 2016 at the World Trade Center Office Complex at Canada Place.  Read more...

Advisory for Civil Registry applicants

01 June 2016 - Civil Registry applicants or those who filed their Report of Birth (ROB), Report of Marriage (ROM) or Report of Death (ROD) at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver may apply for their PSA-issued ROB/ROM/ROD at the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Office - East Avenue Branch in Quezon City or order online through www.ecensus.com.phRead more...


Philippine Consulate General celebrates 118th Philippine Independence Day and 2016 Philippines-Canada Friendship Month with Filipino-Canadian Community

18 May 2016 - In observance of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the enduring friendship between the Philippines and Canada, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to announce the holding of a number of community events this coming June 2016 to coincide with these commemorations. Read more...

Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Golden, BC

17 May 2016 (3:00pm) - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Golden, British Columbia on 21-22 June 2016 is now open. Read more...


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Edmonton, AB

17 May 2016 (3:00pm) - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver announces that a special consular outreach will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on 02-04 June 2016 to provide consular services to Filipinos who were affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. Read more...


​HARANA: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver and the 118th Anniversary of Philippine Independence

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council and the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver proudly present Harana, a serenade to the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines. Read more...


Rules on bringing Philippine or Foreign Currencies into or out of the Philippines

12 May 2016 - The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' rules on bringing Philippine pesos and/or foreign currencies into or out of the Philippines: Read more...


​​IMPORTANT NOTICE: Overseas Voting 2016 – final batch feeding of ballots

6 May 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to inform the public that in accordance with COMELEC OFOV Guidelines 2016-009, mailed ballots received by the Consulate on May 9, 2016 before 12:00 noon local time shall be considered valid and included in the counting of votes. Read more...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: OVERSEAS VOTING 2016

 27 April 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver encourages all registered Filipino overseas voters to exercise their right to vote in connection with the 2016 National Elections in the Philippines. Overseas voters can vote for one (1) President, one (1) Vice President, twelve (12) Senators and one (1) party-list organization representative.​ Read more...


Overseas Voting officially starts in Vancouver


9 April 2016 - Registered Filipino overseas voters in British Columbia, Canada, started to cast their ballots at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver today, April 9, the start of the month-long overseas voting for the Philippine National Elections this year. Read more...


Pag-IBIG Officials call on PH Consul General

8 April 2016 – Philippine Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer received today Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, President and CEO of the Pag-IBIG or Home Development Mutual Fund.  Atty. Berberabe was joined by other officials of Pag-IBIG, namely, Mr. Amado Isabelo I. Dizon, Vice President for International Operations Group, and Ms. Nanette Gerarda T. Abilay, Manager for Institutional Housing. Read more...


​​​​​​​​​Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver holds Press Briefing for the Overseas Voting for the 2016 National Elections

07 April 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver held a briefing for the members of the local media at the Consulate office on 06 April 2016 to enlist their support in conducting a massive information campaign to inform the Filipino community about the Overseas Voting for the purpose of the 2016 National Elections. Read more...


Announcement on the Overseas Voting for the 2016 Philippine National Elections

6 April 2016 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to inform the public that the voting period for the Overseas Voting in connection with the 2016 National Elections in the Philippines will be from April 9 to May 9, 2016.​ Read more...


Community Forum with PAG-IBIG Officials

5 April 2016 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver and Pag-IBIG Fund cordially invite the Filipino Community in Vancouver Read more...


Notice to the Public

4 April 2016 - The public is hereby notified that the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver will conduct its Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) of the Vote Counting Machine/s (VCM) in connection with the conduct of overseas voting for purposes of the May 9, 2016 National Elections on 7 April 2016 at 9:00am at the Consulate office located at 999 Canada Place Suite 660, Vancouver B.C. Read more...


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Cranbrook, BC

31 March 2016 (5:00pm) - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Cranbrook, British Columbia on 21-23 April 2016 is now open. 

You can book your appointment through this link: 
https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrates 2016 National Women’s Month and 12th Women with Disabilities Day

23 March 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver held a program on 22 March 2016 to celebrate the 2016 International Women’s Day, 2016 National Women’s Month and the 12th Women with Disabilities Day 2015 National Women’s Month.   Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Conducts First Consular Outreach in Fort St. John, British Columbia

​22 March 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver conducted its first consular outreach in Fort St. John in British Columbia last March 16-18, 2016 at the Northern Grand Hotel. Fort St. John, also known as the “Energetic City” due to its vast natural gas resources is home to the largest concentration of Filipinos in Northeastern B.C. Read more...

Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Fort St. John, BC

02 March 2016 (1:00pm) - This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Fort St. John, British Columbia on 16-18 March 2016 is now open. 

You can book your appointment through this link: 
https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).

​Demonetization of the Old Banknote Series

24 February 2016 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver would like to inform the Filipino community that effective 01 January 2015, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has started the demonetization process of the old banknote series under Monetary Board Resolution No. 1939. Read more...


Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV)

11 February 2016 – Pursuant to Rule 13 Article 55 of COMELEC Resolution No. 9843, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver hereby publishes the Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV) for the 2016 national Elections within its jurisdiction. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General Vancouver Participates in the 3rd UBC "OF RICE AND ROOTS" (ORAR)

3 February 2016 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver joined in the University of British Columbia’s “Of Rice and Roots” (ORAR) Southeast Asian food festival,  which was held on 2 February 2016. Read more...


Partial List of 2014-2015 Registered Voters Who Can Claim their Voter's ID at the Philippine Consulate

29 January 2016 – Following is a partial list of 2014-2015 registered voters who can claim their Voter's ID at the Philippine Consulate either in person, by providing proper identification or through their authorized representatives. Read more...


​​Guidelines for Mass Media Accreditation in connection with the conduct of Overseas Voting for the May 9, 2016 National Elections

​29 January 2016 – The period for filing applications for accreditation of mass media in connection with conduct of Overseas Voting for the May 9, 2016 National Elections shall be from 01 February 2016 to 31 March 2016. Read more...


​Guidelines for the Accreditation of Filipino Community (FILCOM), Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), or Civil Society Organization (CSO) as Partners of the Commission on Elections in connection with the conduct of Overseas Voting for the May 9, 2016 National Elections

29 January 2016 – The period for filing applications for accreditation of Filipino Community, Non-Governmental Organization or Civil Society Organization shall be from 01 February 2016 to 31 March 2016. Read more...

Vancouver PCG Conducts Pre-departure Briefing for Winter Escapade 3 Participants

19 January 2016 —The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver successfully held pre-departure briefings for Winter Escapade 3 (WE3) participants in Calgary on 11 January 2016 and 18 January 2016 in Vancouver, respectively.  Read more...


Commission on Filipinos Overseas Opens Nominations for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

19 January 2016 —The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver invites qualified members of the Filipino-Canadian communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories to submit nominations to the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.  Read more...


List of Registered Voters Who Can Claim their Voter’s ID at the Philippine Consulate

07 January 2016 - Following is a list of registered voters who filed their application for registration from 2009 to 2012 at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver and who have been issued their corresponding Voter’s ID.   Read more & Check Names List


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Commemorates Rizal Day

5 January 2016 — On the occasion of the 119th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver held a brief ceremony celebrating the legacy of Dr. Rizal at the Consulate premises.  (Read more...)

Notice on the Adjustment of Consular Fees effective 1 January 2016

28 December 2015 - Effective 1 January 2016, the Philippine consular offices in Canada will implement an adjustment of consular fees brought about by the changes in the Canadian currency exchange rate vis-à-vis the US dollar.  (Read more..)


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver observes 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women

21 December 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver held a program on 18 December 2015 to observe the annual 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). (Read more...)


 Vancouver-based Artist donates artwork to Philippine Consulate General

21 December 2015 – Vancouver-based visual artist, Jose Antonio S. Tan, was recently recognized by the Philippine Consulate General for his dedication, commitment and generosity on 18 December 2015. (Read more...)


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrates
International Migrants Day and December as Month of Overseas Filipinos


21 December 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrated the 2015 International Migrants Day and December as Month of Overseas Filipinos on 18 December 2015 . (Read more...)


British Columbia to open Trade and Investment Office in Manila

4 December 2015, Vancouver - The Government of British Columbia (BC), Canada, today announced it will be opening a trade and investment representative office in the Philippines as part of its “Asia strategy.” Read more...


Poem Written by Filipino-Canadian High School Student Chosen for Canada’s Remembrance Day Event in Vancouver

19 November 2015 – A poem composed by a Filipino-Canadian high school student was chosen as one of the highlights during Canada’s Remembrance Day commemoration in Vancouver last 11 November 2015.  Read more...


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Commemorates 125th Birth Anniversary of President Elpidio R. Quirino

12 November 2015 —The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver has formally opened a mini-exhibit on the life and times of President Elpidio R. Quirino, who served as the Sixth  President of the Republic of the Philippines from April 1948 to December 1953, to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary.  Read more...


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 16 November 2015

01 November 2015 - We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period 01 to 31 October 2015 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 16 November 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an opposition to applications for registration/certification is on 9 November 2015.

Notice to the Public

16 October 2015-The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver advises the public against transacting with a person introducing himself as “Dr. Tex Kissoon,” claiming to represent the British Columbia (BC) Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and actively recruiting medical professionals from the Philippines.  Read more...


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 19 October 2015

02 October 2015 - We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period 01 to 30 September 2015 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 19 October 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an opposition to applications for registration/certification is on 12 October 2015.


Commission on Filipinos Overseas opens nominations for Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2015

24 September 2015 —The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver invites qualified members of the Filipino-Canadian communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories to submit nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2015.  Read more...


Notice of Deactivation

22 September 2015 - The public is hereby notified that the registration records of the registered overseas voters in the attached list have been ordered deactivated by the Resident Election Registration Board of Vancouver PCG per RERB Order No. VA-01-2015 dated 21 September 2015.

All registered overseas voters whose registration records have been deactivated have until September 30, 2015 within which to contest the deactivation.

Click here to view RERB Order No. VA-01-2015 and access the List of Deactivated Records of Overseas Voters 


"ASEAN Festival: Southeast Asia, Feel the Warmth” showcases the best of ASEAN Cultures in Vancouver

15 September 2015 – The Consulates General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Vancouver, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, successfully held the first-ever ASEAN Festival ...Read more...


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 21 September 2015

04 September 2015 - We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period 01 to 31 August 2015 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an opposition to applications for registration/certification is on 14 September 2015.


ASEAN Festival in Vancouver

The Consulates General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Vancouver, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, will be holding the first-ever ASEAN Festival on Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11am – 4pm, at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver.

The ASEAN Festival 2015 marks the first joint cultural event of the five ASEAN member-countries present in Vancouver, showcasing their respective cuisines and traditional products.  This one-day event will also feature cultural performances and tourism presentations.

The Philippines is the current chair of the ASEAN Consulates General in Vancouver. Consul General Neil Ferrer invites everyone to attend the festivity. He said, “The ASEAN Festival 2015 celebrates the cultural diversity of the ASEAN member-countries. The event also serves to enhance cultural awareness between migrant and local communities in BC, as well as create a network for future collaborative opportunities between BC and the ASEAN.”                                                                    

Admission to the event is free.


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver Implements Queuing System

25 August 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver started to implement a queuing system for consular services provided at the Consulate on 04 August 2015 to improve the flow of clients at the reception area and at the same time to provide more convenience for its clients. Read more...


Reintegration Program Readied For Returning Temporary Workers From Canada

25 August 2015 - Filipinos in Canada whose status of residence in the country fall under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, including -- but not exclusive to, those who are subject to the a "four years in and four years out" residency limitation under the terms and conditions of their contract of employment, ...Read more...


"Pagtitipon: A Gathering” showcases the best of Filipino-Canadianand Filipino-American artists in Vancouver

14 August 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver recently co-presented an art exhibition entitled “Pagtitipon: A Gathering”, an event showcasing a collective body of original works by Filipino-Canadian and Filipino-American artists on 10-14 August 2015, at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC. Read more...


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 17 August 2015

03 August 2015 - We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period 01 to 31 July 2015 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 17 August 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an opposition to applications for registration/certification is on 10 August 2015.


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrates 117th Philippine Independence Day

31 July 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver held a consular reception and painting exhibition on 13 July 2015 to celebrate the 117th Anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Read more...


Advisory on the Modus Operandi of Drug Couriers

July 8, 2015 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advises the public to be alert to the modus operandi of drug syndicates, as well as the profile of recruiters working for them and their victims, as described below. The information on the modus operandi of drug syndicates is based on the report from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).  Read more...


Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario's full speech before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the Netherlands explaining the Philippine position in the arbitration case filed against China over the West Philippine Sea

July 7, 2015 - Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Tribunal, it is a great honor to respectfully appear before you on behalf of my country, the Republic of the Philippines. It is indeed a special privilege to do so in a case that has such importance to all Filipinos and—if I may add—to the rule of law in international relations.  Read more...


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 20 July 2015

02 July 2015 - We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period 01 to 29 May 2015 and 01 to 30 June 2015 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 20 July 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an opposition to applications for registration/certification is on 13 July 2015.


Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver celebrates Day of the Seafarer 2015

29 June 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver participated in the Day of the Seafarer event organized by the International Sailors’ Society Canada (ISSC) on 25 June 2015 at Canada Place in Vancouver. Read more...


Philippine Consulate General Announces 21ST ASEAN Golf Tournament

Vancouver, 12 June 2015 -- Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver announced today that the 21st ASEAN Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, 24 July 2015 at the Swaneset Resort and Country Club, 16651 Rannie Road, Pitt Meadow, BC V3Y1Z1.  Read more...


Independence Day Message from His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III

I join all Filipinos across the globe in celebrating the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.  Today, our shared heritage comes to the fore, as our hearts swell with pride to commemorate this pivotal milestone in our history.  Read more...


Independence Day Message from The Honourable Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario

As we celebrate the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with pride and poignant remembrance, we honor the sacrifices of our heroes who fought with incredible courage to secure our freedom as a nation.  Read more...


Independence Day Message from The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia

As Premier of British Columbia it is my pleasure to extend warm wishes to the people of Philippines as you celebrate your National Day.  As friends and partners on the international stage, we take great pride in sharing such an important occasion with all of you.  Read more...


Independence Day Message from Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver joins the entire Filipino community of British Columbia and Western Canada in the month-long celebration of the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.  Read more...


PH Consulate Invites Filipino-Canadian Community to 2015 Celebration of 117th Philippine Independence Day and Philippines-Canada Friendship

29 May 2015

In observance of the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and mark the enduring friendship between the Philippines and Canada, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to announce the holding of 16 major community events this coming June 2015 to coincide with these commemorations.  Read more...


Message of Thanks

12 May 2015 - On behalf of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, I extend my profound appreciation to the Filipino Community of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories, for coming out in big numbers to participate in the recent event to welcome and meet His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III. Read more...


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 18 May 2015

4 May 2015 – We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (REBR) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period 01-30 April 2015 registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 18 May 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an apposition to applications for registration/certification is on 11 May 2015.


Announcement on Online Appointment Booking for Vernon, BC

03 May 2015 (1:00pm) – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Vernon, BC on 2-4 June 2015 is now open.

You can book your appointment through this link: 
https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (
http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 20 April 2015

6 April 2015 – We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (REBR) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period 02-31 March 2015 registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday, 20 April 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an apposition to applications for registration/certification is on 13 April 2015.


PH Consul General in Vancouver Holds Consular Outreach in Calgary

30 March 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver conducted its first consular outreach service in Calgary, Alberta this year on 24-27 March 2015 to provide passport, notarial and civil registry services for Filipinos living in the province of Alberta.  Read more...


Rules on Bringing Philippine Pesos and/or Foreign Currencies Into or Out of the Philippines

The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' rules on bringing Philippine pesos and/or foreign currencies into or out of the Philippines.  Read more...


Ambassador Garcia Visits Calgary

16 March 2015 - Philippine Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Petronila P. Garcia, visited Calgary, Alberta on 14 March 2015 and met with key Alberta government officials and members of the Filipino community.  Read more...


ASEAN Diplomats in Vancouver Meet with Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada

10 March 2015 - Under the leadership of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, the Consuls General of the five ASEAN countries represented in Vancouver, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, met with the officers and staff of the Asia-Pacific Foundation (APF) of Canada.  Read more...


PH Consul General Meets with Blenz President

6 March 6, 2015 - Consul General Neil Ferrer of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver recently met with Mr. Mark West, President of Blenz coffee, one of the leading coffee shop chains in British Columbia, Canada.  Read More...


Philippine Consul General Meets with Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia and International Ship-owners Alliance of Canada

2 March 2015 – Officials from the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver led by Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer visited the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia and the International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada to discuss issues and developments within the shipping industry in British Columbia.   Read more...


PH Chairmanship of ASEAN Consuls General Committee in Vancouver 

16 February 2015 - Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer of the Philippines has officially assumed the Chairmanship of the ASEAN Consuls General in Vancouver (ACGV) Committee for 2015.  The Philippines succeeded Malaysia...Read more 

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​​​The Philippine Consulate General is located at the World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1

The Consulate is open from:

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (every last Friday of each month)​

except on Philippine & Canadian holidays.

The Consulate is closed on:

07 Aug - British Columbia Day

21 Aug - Ninoy Aquino Day

28 Aug - National Heroes Day

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