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1 million new immigrants will definitely help Canada's economic growth and global competitiveness   Late last year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released details for its 2018 multi-year Immigration Levels Plan. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said in a statement: “This historic multi-year immigration levels plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants will contribute their talents to support our economic...
pilipino sa canada
Ask any Filipino parent, and they'll tell you that pretty much anything they do in life is for the express purpose of giving their kids a better life. Sometimes, success is measured by how much suffering a parent has to endure to send their kids to a good school. In Canada, not so much. School is publicly funded (you know,...
Are you applying for Permanent Residency soon? One of the most popular questions we get here at FilipinosInCanada.com is how to get a Police Certificate (also called Police Clearance). Who is this guide for? This guide is for individuals who are submitting applications to visit, study, work or immigrate to Canada. Why do I need to submit a Police Certificate? Visa Officers use Police...
getting married to a canadian citizen
A Filipino woman found out that getting married to a Canadian citizen wasn't the quickest way to go to Canada. Canadian Sean Casey was helping his Filipino wife Michelle apply for a tourist visa to come and visit him in St. John, NB. They've been waiting for a year for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process the paperwork,...
citizenship fees reduced
Did you hear that citizenship fees reduced? Canadian immigration policies change very quickly, and without much prior notice. The rule of thumb is that whatever rules are in place at the time Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) receives your complete application, applies. IRCC just announced that children (under 18 years old) filing applications for Canadian citizenship without parents will...
seed scholarships
SEED scholarships now open for application If you've ever wanted to go to Canada to study, now's your chance. Last year, the Government of Canada announced opportunities for students from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), including the Philippines, to study or do research in Canadian post-secondary institutions under the Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program....
learn about Canada
Learn about Canada, the country to the north of the United States of America. (Hint: it’s NOT part of the US). The Philippines has always had historically closer relations to the United States than Canada, so it really isn’t surprising to find that most Filipinos don’t know too much about the Great White North. That being said, Canada has gained popularity...
The results of Statistics Canada's 2016 census confirmed what we knew all along. Filipinos are one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. Case in point? Tagalog is the fastest growing language in Canada. Today, one in five Canadians can speak more than one language. While most Canadians still speak English and French, one in four Canadians also claim to...
Canada's now defunct Live-In Caregiver Program was very popular with Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The relative ease with which OFWs could qualify for the program opened the floodgates for the entry of low skilled workers into the Canadian labour market. The Live-In Caregiver Program was a stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, a program which gave local employers a way...
Are you a Caregiver in Canada and you haven't submitted your application for Permanent Residency yet? According to reports, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is currently reviewing its Caregiver Program. Speaking on condition of anonymity, our sources within the government agency said that IRCC is considering whether to make changes to the programs, extend them as is or do away...

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