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WHAT IS A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)? If you are coming to Canada to visit, study or work, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). The Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is also called a Visitor Visa. It is the official document issued by a Canadian visa office (like the Canadian Embassy in Makati or the Canadian Consulate in Cebu) that...
Philippine Passport in Canada
Here's what you need to know if you need to renew your Philippine Passport in Canada. The Philippine Embassy and all the Consulate Generals are now issuing Philippine passports that will be valid for 10 years. This comes as good news for Filipinos in Canada, who have a difficult time renewing Philippine passports because the Embassy and Consulates are too...
Just so you know, Canadian citizenship has its privileges. 10. YOU CAN APPLY FOR ANY JOB IN CANADA. There are some jobs that aren’t available to visitors, international students, temporary foreign workers and (in some cases) Permanent Residents. As a Canadian citizen, you will be able to apply for any job that you’re qualified for (even the top secret ones)! 9. YOU DON'T...
Nova Scotia's Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) welcomed over 1,400 new immigrants to their province, with another 200 successful applicants under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. In a statement released by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, 2017 was a very successful year for the province. “Helping newcomers immigrate and build lives here in Nova Scotia is a priority for the department and...
Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s eastern most province, with an estimated population of 528,817. According to the official NLPNP website, applying is a relatively straightforward process. You must first determine which of the NLPNP categories you can apply for: Skilled Worker, Express Entry Skilled Worker or International Graduate. Once you’ve figured out which category best applies to you, then you submit...
Canadian employers looking to hire Caregivers for their children or family members with disabilities will now be exempt from paying the application fee of CAD$1,000. The Government of Canada just came out with new rules which apply fo families who earn less than CAD$150,000 a year and are looking to hire Caregivers. The old Caregiver program was predominantly Filipino, with workers...
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) extends the Post-Graduate Worker (PGW) stream was scheduled to end on January 1, 2018, to be replaced by the new Alberta Opportunity stream. The provincial government decided against it, extending the program indefinitely. “The planned changes, including the January start date, will be postponed in order for government to continue conversations with affected stakeholders. However, the goal...
Thinking about moving to Canada? The province of New Brunswick is looking for qualified individuals to apply for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)! What is the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)? The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is an economic program that allows the province to select and nominate qualified business people and skilled workers to live...
Congratulations, you’re about to move to a new country! It’s an exciting time for you and your family, and it’s a good idea to make sure you’ve got everything covered. One of the mandatory requirements that your really need to take care of is the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)’s Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS). What is the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS)? Filipinos...
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have always complained about the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). Every time OFWs go home to the Philippines for a vacation,  they have to apply for an OEC before they can leave the country and go back to work. The OEC is a piece of paper that identifies you as an OFW and allows you to leave...

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