Saturday, December 13, 2008

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Friday, December 5, 2008

38 high demand occupations - Canada

Last November 29, 2008, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published the list of 38 high demand occupations.

Click on the link to view description of occupation, main duties as well as example titles:


CHECK UPDATED OCCUPATIONS LIST! 29 in Demand Occupations in Canada.

0111: Financial Managers
0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers
0311: Managers in Health Care
0631: Restaurant and Food Service Managers
0632: Accommodation Service Managers
0711: Construction Managers
1111: Financial Auditors and Accountants
2113: Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
2143: Mining Engineers
2144: Geological Engineers
2145: Petroleum Engineers
3111: Specialist Physicians
3112: General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3141: Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
3143: Occupational Therapists
3142: Physiotherapists
3151: Head Nurses and Supervisors
3152: Registered Nurses
3215: Medical Radiation Technologists
3233: Licensed Practical Nurses
4121: University Professors
4131: College and Other Vocational Instructors
6241: Chefs
6242: Cooks
7213: Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
7215: Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7217: Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7241: Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
7242: Industrial Electricians
7251: Plumbers
7252: Steamfitters, Pipe fitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7265: Welders and Related Machine Operators
7312: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371: Crane Operators
7372: Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
8221: Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying
8222: Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
9212: Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities

Job Titles are not Universal it may change from country to country or from one Company to the other. So it is worth your while to review the Duties and responsibilities. If you are doing said duties, you will be eligible for the program even if your Job Title is not the same as the occupations listed on the 38 high demand list.

If your occupation is on the list of 38 high demand occupations - Canada, you have the opportunity to immigrate to Canada in less than a year.

This means that you have the chance to give your family a more stable and financially able future.

To name a few here are some of the benefits of securing a Canadian Permanent Residents Visa:

Free Education from Elementary to high school, monthly allowance of $260.00 for your kids until they reach 18 years old, Free Health Care (doctors fees/hospital bills/consultation fee/Medicine), More than adequate retirement income, great income opportunity, International quality of education for your children, Unemployment income, Disability Income, the list goes on and on…

This is an unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime which has never happened before.

If you are interested in giving your family a more comfortable and stable future, send your information to us, by filling out the Free online assessment form (click on the link) or attend our Immigration Orientation seminar (click on the link).

You only have less than a year to file your application before the embassy comes up with another list.

If you are on the list of 38 High Demand Occupations - Canada, don’t blow the chance of giving your family the gift that keeps on giving!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

List of 38 occupations - Canada

The list of 38 eligible occupations for processing under Federal Skilled Workers application of Canada has finally been published! CHECK UPDATED OCCUPATIONS LIST! 29 in Demand Occupations in Canada.

If you have at least 4 years work experience, where one year of which is in one or more of the following occupations, your application may be prioritized:

0111: Financial Managers
0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers
0311: Managers in Health Care
0631: Restaurant and Food Service Managers
0632: Accommodation Service Managers
0711: Construction Managers
1111: Financial Auditors and Accountants
2113: Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
2143: Mining Engineers
2144: Geological Engineers
2145: Petroleum Engineers
3111: Specialist Physicians
3112: General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3141: Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
3143: Occupational Therapists
3142: Physiotherapists
3151: Head Nurses and Supervisors
3152: Registered Nurses
3215: Medical Radiation Technologists
3233: Licensed Practical Nurses
4121: University Professors
4131: College and Other Vocational Instructors
6241: Chefs
6242: Cooks
7213: Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
7215: Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7217: Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7241: Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
7242: Industrial Electricians
7251: Plumbers
7252: Steamfitters, Pipe fitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7265: Welders and Related Machine Operators
7312: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371: Crane Operators
7372: Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
8221: Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying
8222: Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
9212: Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities

OF course each application is different, there will be some who has less experience but will already be eligible for processing.

This is just a quick post to inform you of the said list of 38 occupations. For those who filed after Feb 27, 2008 whose occupations are included on the list, it's not the end of the world yet. I will be publishing future posts that will put into detail the occupational titles for the above listed list.

Moreover, I will be discussing possible options if you want to immigrate to Canada.

To find out your chances email your resume to

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fiance Visa to Canada

Quite a number of applicants are asking me how they can apply for a Fiance Visa to Canada.

And I have no choice but to give them the same answer.

There is no existing provision in Canadian Immigration law, that will allow either a Canadian Citizen or a Canadian Immigrant to sponsor a Fiance to get an immigrants visa to go to Canada.

The closest program that will allow a Canadian Citizen or an Immigrant to sponsor a conjugal parter/common law partner is explained in the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in the websites section titled, Sponsoring your Family.

There is a big difference though between the two programs.

The sponsorship program for Conjugal partners intends to reunite and continue the relationship of a couple, who already had a union before the immigration application was submitted.

A Fiance Visa is for couples who has intention to live together to begin a conjugal relationship.

If you are looking at Immigrating to Canada, the most popular programs are still the following:

1. Skilled workers and professionals program
2. Provincial Nominee Program
3. Arranged Employment Opinion and Labor Market Opinion

Please be wary of people who are offering you services on programs that may not exist like the a Fiance Visa to Canada. Stick with what is existing and legitimate.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Canadian Election Results

The votes were counted and the Canadian Election Results are finally out.

With the re-election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and having secured a much stronger minority government, the Immigration priorities (enhancement to the current immigration law) that his party has been promoting will finally be implemented.

This means that application backlogs in the Canadian Embassy's worldwide will be dealt with and processing times will be made shorter (ultimate aim is between 6 to 12 months, you may read Immigration made Easy and Faster)

Previously, Minister Dianne Finley of Citizenship and Immigration has announced that the Immigration priorities will be implemented late this fall.

Right after his election win, Prime Minister Harper has announced his 6 point plan for Canada's Economy.

The details of which was published in you may read the full report by clicking on the link:

Harper Delivers 6 point plan for Economy

The Canadian Election results can be viewed as basis on what we will expect with Canada's Economic plan which includes their direction in their Immigration program.

Canadian Election Results ought to be used by interested individuals as a reason to start their applications.

As mentioned in previous discussions, the new law which governs immigration to Canada, will be faster and easier this is a very positive development compared to the previous program that took a long time to process.

Christmas Everyday

Would you like to celebrate Christmas everyday of the year?

The response we get from our clients in the Philippines is that they would love to celebrate Christmas everyday, that’s if they could afford it.

We ask our clients in the Philippines, what is the meaning of Christmas? SAD to say, the main response always refers to material things. Getting and receiving gifts.

But is that what Christmas is all about? Isn’t Christmas supposed to be about seeing your family happy?

We ask our applicants that are applying for an immigrant visa what they consider to be the best Christmas present they could ever give their family. What they have told us is, naturally, an immigrant visa to Canada for the whole family.

Listed below are what Filipinos Landed in Canada Consider Christmas.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us they finally realize that seeing their family happy everyday is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us knowing their family is financially safe and secure is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us, knowing they do not have to worry about going broke due to medical bills that have no limit, is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us, knowing they can actually afford to buy a house and hold onto it is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us, knowing they can actually afford to buy a new car, is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us, knowing all their children are getting free, quality, education through the 12th grade, is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us, living without fear of growing old and useless, is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

Our applicants that have landed in Canada have told us, living the life they had always dreamed about is like Christmas everyday. The feeling is priceless.

What is the best gift you can give your family for Christmas? Is it really materials things that last a short time or is it happiness that will last a lifetime?

Consider this Christmas of giving a master Christmas gift for the whole family. One gift that the whole family will share together for a lifetime, a gift more valuable than money can buy. Consider giving a Christmas gift that will keep on giving for generations to come. Remember, this gift is priceless.

If you can possible find a better gift to give your family for Christmas please let us know.

We in Canadian Immigration Consultancy promote Family Values. It is our desire to see every family Happy, Safe, Financially Secure and Contented. We are sure you will want the same for your family.

It is our hope this letter will give you some insight how landed Filipinos immigrants in Canada feel after living in Canada. Your family can feel that way too.

We are ready to help you. When do we get started.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Canadian resume guide-what employers look for

Before you make an application for any position to a Canadian employer, it is important that you write a resume that will sell you, as if you are the product.

A good resume, that will answer what the employers are looking for is an essential tool that will allow you to highlight your credentials that may enhance the possibility to make the employer interested enough to give you a chance for an interview.

This post, "Canadian Resume Guide-What employers are looking for", is an attempt to simplify the various on-line resume builder tips for those who wants to send an application to a Canadian Employer.

To make your Canadian Resume effective, you should treat it as a marketing tool that will aim to sell you.

Based on various studies conducted to determine the behavior of a typical Canadian employer, as well as my first hand observation on how they treat the applicants resume.

Canadian Employers spend no more than 20 seconds in reviewing each resume the receive. That is why, you should present a well written profile of your qualifications, work experience, education, achievements and overall career objectives. Moreover, it is equally important that the information you present is appealing to the eye, consistently formatted, and error-free.

That is why, if you are looking to capture a Canadian employers interest, the current resume that you are currently using, may need to be altered. The following are the kind of information they want to see in a resume:

1. Contact Information

- your name, current home address, telephone numbers including area codes, and your personal email address.

2. Professional/Career Objective

Simply put this is your resume's opening statement or introduction. This is the part of the resume where you let the employer know the position that you are applying for.

Note: Your career objective must be clear, concise, and customized to fit the job you are applying for.

3. Education

This part of your resume should present your academic background beginning with your most recent degree. The standard format lists your college or university followed by your degree, major and graduation date.

4. Experience

Your career/job experience is what most employers really want to see. Applicants who just recently graduated with no working experience should include any part-time employment as well as summer jobs, volunteer work and internships. Make sure that you list all company names, location and employer for whom you have worked in a logical and consistent manner.

To give the employer an idea of what you are doing, you should include a bulleted "job responsibilities list" that outlines your particular job functions and achievements for every job you specify. Do not forget to include the names and locations of organizations for which you have worked, your position/title, and dates.

5. Qualifications or Skills

It is advisable to include a section, which briefly states any additional skill(s) and/or qualification(s) that relates to your professional objective.

Examples include:

* Knowledge of Microsoft office, the Internet and all associated applications.

6. Honors and Activities

If applicable, your resume may also contain a section that summarizes any honors and/or activities that demonstrate strong academic abilities, i.e., honorary societies, scholarships, and/or extra-curricular activities.

Employers pay attention to how a candidate's personality and personal tastes/lifestyle fits in with the company's corporate culture and vision. Any material you include that casts you as a balanced, well-rounded individual may in fact endear you to a potential employer.

7. References

You may choose to include your references or simply state, "References are available upon request" or something to that effect at the bottom of your resume. However, if you do choose to include references be sure that the people you list can still be contacted at the telephone numbers you give. Moreover, if you feel that a potential employer may call your references be sure to advise the people you’ve listed that they may receive a call from a potential employer.

Resume Writing Tips:

- Spell-check your document! Make sure that punctuation, grammar, and spelling are error-free.

- Include a customized cover letter with your resume. A cover letter is your chance to express why you believe you're the best person for the job. You may also use this format to effectively communicate your "professional disposition". Remember to address your cover letter to the employer/manager and include the company name as well.

- Include "action words". Action words are terms that describe your job functions such as:

Achieved, acquired, addressed, analyzed, centralized, coordinated, created, demonstrated, designed, eliminated, enforced, implemented, improved, maintained, managed, organized, oversaw, performed, reorganized, reviewed, selected, supervised, surveyed, trained.

- Avoid using paragraphs or long sentences. The bullet style -- use of an action word followed by an account of the action you performed -- enables you to include a lot of information about your work-related duties, responsibilities and achievements in as condensed a form as possible.

- If posting your resume online, it is generally advisable to do the following:

  • Left justify the entire document
  • Use a standard font, size 10-14 only
  • Avoid boldface, underlined or italicized print
  • Avoid parentheses, graphics, shading, tabs and hard returns

Article reference []

According to Martin Buckland,'s, resume expert in his post titled, "Resume 101" the most widely used format used in North America is the Combination style.

The following is a brief portion of his write up.

The format used most in North America and most liked by decision makers is the combination style. It lists your positions in reverse chronological order coupled with a “pro-Jective” or “skills summary” positioned immediately under the name and address. This is a brief, powerful and impressive synopsis, or a snapshot of you. It separates the hard and soft skills to allow for easier reading, taking up the top 3 to 4 inches.

Accomplishments, accomplishments and more accomplishments is what you need to focus on in the professional experience section. Future employers are hiring performers, not couch potatoes or ride alongs.

To read more about this article you may visit his site by clicking on the link.

Resume 101

Check this Format and Sample Resume.

Resume Format

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Alberta - Canada Jobs at the POEA

As an Immigration Consultant and a member of International Job Recruitment Agency (Ijobs), a POEA registered manpower company who deploys workers for Canada, I usually get questions like, "What are your Job orders for Canada? or Do you have Employers from Canada? This happens quite a lot especially now that the TV networks has been blaring with New about Alberta Canada Jobs at the POEA.

But when I ask these people if they have the necessary documents needed to be processed as a worker, I would almost always find out that they do not even have a passport or a copy of their Work or Education documents.

In their haste to grab the opportunity, most of them would even look for Jobs for Alberta Canada at the POEA only to find out that the Philippine Overseas and Employment Agency does not have the Jobs for Canada. For reasons that POEA does not recruit they are not employers, they are just the agency assigned to regulate Overseas employment.

Now that these so called Canadian Jobs are being advertised on TV, my mailbox is swamped with inquiries from Individuals who wants to work in Canada.

Let me use this post to share with you how I answer these inquiries, the explanation is lengthy but if you really want to find work in Canada, I suggest that you read all of it.

What should you do to get a Job in Canada?

News shown both in the papers and in TV about Canadian Job Opportunities has been going on since late last year.

A lot of people wants to work in Canada, no doubt, but find themselves lost in the process. If you have just considered applying for this Jobs now, chances are you will not get the Jobs. Due to the complicated and complex nature of this applications, it normally takes a plan to take advantage of this opportunity.

Since you came to this article because you probably searched for keywords like "Alberta Canada Jobs at the POEA", I would assume that you are one of those individuals who wants to learn how to take advantage of this opportunities.

It is probably best to let you know then, that looking for a Jobs while residing outside Canada is not as easy as looking for employment opportunities in Asia or Saudi Arabia.

Asia and Saudi Arabia
An employer only needs permission from their Government to hire the individuals they need. Normally it is up to the employer to chose the employee he needs for his company.

An applicant wanting to work in these countries only needs to process the requirements asked of him to provide. If the applicant is indeed qualified because he or she has the credentials that the employer wants, he will most likely get hired.

The processing of a worker from outside Canada is another story. An employer will have to go through a lot, to get an employee that he needs.

First he has to convince the government of Canada that he has to get workers from outside of Canada because his initiatives to hire the workers he needs from within has failed. As proof he has to show transcripts of his advertisement efforts, and prove that the results did not get the manpower he needed. Then he has to process a certified Job offer, that will prove that his claims are correct.

After which, he or the worker must to apply the workers Work Permit and Visa that will enable the worker to leave his country of origin to work in Canada.

As you can see, the process is more elaborate and complex. It appears, that the employer can only suggest who are the workers that he needs for his company, but it is still up to the Canadian Government to decide if the worker is really qualified.

You may read, the complete work application process by clicking the link, Applying for an Arranged Employment Opinion Labor Market Opinion.

Due to the complexity of the process, the employer normally incurs a lot of expense because he hires experts in the recruitment (like Canadian Lawyers or Consultants who charges for their Consultancy Fees) field to help guide him in getting the workers outside of Canada. On top of which, the employer also has to shoulder some expenses like the plane fare of the employer and the his Visa processing fees as well as that of the employees.

I hope you are still following me, am trying my best to explain the process as simple as I can.

Because of the Employers cost, if given a chance, he would really want to hire workers who are already in Canada, but because Canada as a country is experiencing one the worst Labor Shortage Problem at present, he (the employer) does not really have much of a choice. If he does not hire from outside of Canada, he will lose more business.

As a worker who wants to work in Canada, it is important that you find ways to prove that you have the answer to the problems of the employer, to enhance the possibility of getting hired.

The first thing that you have to do, is to present yourself as a good candidate for the employers consideration.

As an applicant residing outside of Canada, you have to exert more effort to get considered for a particular Canadian occupation. Here are some tips, that you can follow on how you can increase the possibility of getting hired.

Make a good Canadian type resume. For this, you may need to revise your current CV to make it appealing to a Canadian Employer. From my experience, an employer will not even look at your resume, if he sees that he will have a hard time reading it. Read this Article I wrote, "Canadian Resume Guide-What the employers are looking for"

Make sure that you have the right documents needed to be processed for overseas employment.
If you do not have this documents complete it first, Canadian Employers will not give it a second thought, they will not consider you unless you do so. The employers will want to see if you have proof that you have the following:

Documents to prove that you have the Education
Work Experience
Good Moral
Language Proficiency

As an overseas worker, you will not have the convenience to come do personal interviews, you might even have a difficult time calling the employer because phone calls will be very costly. In this connection, you should make yourself ready for Webcam interviews. It means that you should also familiarize yourself with the technology, find out how this is done, there are a lot of Internet Cafe's where you can learn how to do this.

Practice your English. Starting the time that you read this article, you should try and speak the English language regularly. This might be the only language that you can use that will enable you to express yourself well.

Acquire more trainings and seminars in your related field.

Then and only then should you consider, sending an application to the Canadian Employer.

Here's a related topic that you may want to read, pertaining to finding Jobs in Canada. Alternative application process.

Lastly, if you really want the advantage of getting chosen for the Job, you should also consider applying for an Immigrants Visa before you send out applications for work in Canada.

Hiring an applicant with an Immigrants Visa application solves another problem that the employer has relevant to overseas workers.


One of the concerns that an employer has for overseas contract worker is that, after the employees contract, this person will go back to his country and there is the possibility will no longer comeback. When this happens, the employer will have wasted, their investment in both time and money, because it means that they have to redo the entire recruitment process again.

On the other hand, hiring an applicant with an Immigrants Visa application means, that this person is set to live and work in Canada.

I am sorry to say, that the application is not easy, although I must say that it is a matter of choice.

Of late I have been processing a lot of Work Visa applications. The process as I have presented is not easy, but good things happen to those people who persists. If you have the Education and the Work Experience, you too may have the qualifications to apply for your dream of working and living in Canada. You are being presented with a great opportunity, you can treat it like most the opportunities that already came to you, meaning do nothing about it. Or come to us and learn your options.

The news about the Alberta Canada or British Columbia Jobs processed at the POEA seen on TV, can be a sign or a wake up call that you have to do something about this opportunity.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Overseas Filipino Workers guidelines for deployment to British Columbia-Canada to be finalized today

More and more initiatives from the Canadian Government are being finalized to help Filipino workers go to Canada.

Just last week, the Department of Labor and Employment Overseas Filipino finalized an agreement with the province of Alberta Canada to aid Filipino workers who wants to work in that province.

Today, Sunday October 5, 2008, the Overseas Filipino Workers guidelines for deployment to British Columbia-Canada will be finalized today. Officials from the province of British Columbia are in the Philippines to work on this mater.

RP, British Columbia to finalize guidelines on OFW employment, deployment, Saturday, October 04, 2008

Assistant Deputy Minister Mike Carter of the Ministry of Technology, Trade, and Economic Development, Executive Director of Canada's Labor Market Development Mark Gillis, and other officials of the Canadian Province of British Columbia will arrive in Manila Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, to help Canadian employers find needed skills and finalize the proposed guidelines on the employment and deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to British Columbia.

Minister Carter will subsequently meet with Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros, Manila.

Roque said the Canadian team would collaborate with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in the conduct of a pilot recruitment project wherein three Canadian companies are set to interview applicants already pre-screened by Philippine licensed recruitment agencies based on the qualification criteria for the required positions provided by the employers.

The employers participating in this recruitment mission need hotel workers, food counter attendants, and long haul drivers. Other types of skilled workers will be needed for the succeeding recruitment by British Columbia companies and establishments.

The DOLE Chief said the outcome of the project would serve as inputs to the discussion of the proposed guidelines on the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DOLE and the Province of British Columbia concerning human resource development (HRD) and deployment of OFWs to British Columbia. Read from source [DOLE NEWS]

Early this year, the province of British Columbia proposed this initiative with the Philippine government in an attempt to cope with their dire Labor Shortage.

This two agreements are only two of the four that has already transpired between the Philippine and Canadian Government, among others an Memorandum of Understanding was already implemented with the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Canadian employers values the skills and education of Filipino workers. If you are looking for an employment opportunity to live and work in Canada, you should notice that because of the many positive developments for Canadian Job and immigration regulations, now is the best time to either apply for a Job or Immigrate in Canada.

As an Immigration adviser in the Canadian Immigration Consultancy, I suggest to at least learn your options, what do you have to loose?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jobs in Canada - DOLE agreement with Alberta

If you are on the look out for Jobs in Canada, there is a DOLE agreement with Alberta (one of Canada's province).

Approximately, 10,000.00 to 30,000.00 Skilled Filipino workers are needed to fill out various positions in the province of Alberta.

This Dole agreement with Alberta, pertaining to Jobs in Canada will:

# aid in expediting the approval of selected OFWs for employment opportunities in Alberta,

# help ensure that Alberta's occupational standards are met through training and credential recognition activities,

# create programs for the well being and protection of OFWs in coordination with employers,

# promote sound and equitable recruitment and employment practices, and
establish other areas for collaboration such as HRD programs.

As seen in the Philippine Star headlines-

Canada has 30,000 jobs in Canada for Pinoys
By Mayen Jaymalin
Thursday, October 2, 2008

About 30,000 jobs are awaiting skilled Filipino workers in Canada, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday.

Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said most of the workers needed in Alberta, Canada are professionals for the oil and gas industry as well as construction workers for various infrastructure projects.

Aside from the oil and gas workers, Alberta would also require workers for its food counters such as food attendants, food processors and butchers as well as nurses and care givers.

“Initially 10,000 Filipinos may immediately qualify for this recruitment program, but Alberta said they have a shortage of 30,000 workers for their oil and gas,” Roque disclosed. [Source:]

If you are interested to know about Jobs in Canada these information are also included in our Live and work in Canada Seminar, I encourage you to attend one of our seminars. Here's our October 2008 Seminar Schedule. (kindly click on the link)

This option may be applicable to you. Find out for your self if you will qualify!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Canadian Federal Election may affect Immigration to Canada

A Canadian Federal election will be held on October 14, 2008, either re-elect the governing Conservatives, or to elect a new party and Prime Minister.

It is expected that the outcome of this election will have a great effect on the current changes in the Canadian Immigration policy that was recently approved. The speculations are as follows:

Should the conservatives and the Prime Minister Stephen Harper are re-elected, their new immigration priorities will finally be implemented.

On the other hand if other political parties are elected, there is a possibility that the current proposed plan will be repealed to give way to another set of strategies in the hope of modernizing and trimming the backlog brought about by the current immigration system.

Why there was a need for an election was because Prime Minister, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are currently a minority government in the House of Commons. Due to the opposition they have received since taking office in 2006, including the resistance that they have received to the their proposal to amend the Immigration Act this spring, doing so, he hopes that he will capture more seats in the upcoming election so that his government can make up a majority in the House of Commons, which would give him the support to be able to implement the changes that wishes to spearhead.

If the Conservatives are re-elected, the immigration changes that they have been promoting since March, will be finally put into practice, and all those Federal Skilled Worker applicants that have been frozen in the system since February 27th, will finally get a decision.

If Conservative plans are carried out, it seems that Federal Skilled Worker applicants will be selected based on whether their occupations are on Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) recently established list of 38 qualifying occupations. Applicants whose occupations are on this list and who meet the minimum points requirements under the Federal Skilled Worker category will be qualified for Permanent Residency. Those whose occupations are not on the list, will need to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency through the Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP), if they can qualify.

According to CIC Minister Diane Finley, this list will not be made public until later in the fall.

While all of this are being considered, Stephane Dion, leader of the Liberal party, has announced his views and plans for Canadian immigration, if elected as Prime Minister. He has cited that in addition to repealing the Conservative amendments, the Liberal party would allocate $800 million to modernize and streamline the Canadian immigration system.

This is how the budget will be allocated.

- $400 million would go towards clearing out the existing backlog of applicants.

- $200 million would be allocated to develop new initiatives to help immigrants succeed in the workforce, they call this “Bridge to Work” - a program that will help applicants with their foreign credentials recognition, training and accreditation, and access to internships, mentorships, and work placement opportunities.

- and another $200 million would be invested in a language training program.

It is good to note though that in either case, whether the Liberals or the Conservatives will win the election, that the Canadian Federal Election’s effects to Immigration to Canada remains the same.

Both parties intends to speed up the process; the only thing that is left on the discussion table is how this will be carried out.

If immigration to Canada, is one of your plans, it is important that you realize that now is the best time to apply considering the positive developments.

Should this plans be carried out, the effect will be a speedier and easier migration to Canada, which will result to the quota to be filled up a lot faster.

It is in this context that we urge you to come up with a decision soon, we do not want you to loose this opportunity.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Seminar schedules - Go to Canada

For those who are interested to live and work in Canada, you may attend one of our seminars to learn your options. Here are our Seminar schedules - Go to Canada:

Paranaque City
CIC Head Office
Ground Floor Uniwide Coastal Mall

Every Saturday 2pm-4pm
Every Sunday 10am to 12pm
Registration Fee: Waived for the Month of October 2009 till December 2009

For more information/reservation, you may contact Mr. Jay Araneta at 0917-5415000 or email your concerns to

You may also consider going to the office for a One on One orientation on week days, fees are the same as that of the Seminar Fee.

We are open Seven days a week from 9am till 5pm; even on holidays.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wanted Property Manager - Canada

There's an employer in Canada who contacted us looking for Property Manager. If you are looking for jobs in Canada and you have the following qualifications, please send your resume as soon as possible:

Property managers perform some or all of the following duties:

# Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and the included real estate

# Oversee the leasing of space in the facility and the included real estate and the development of marketing strategies

# Plan, organize and direct administrative services such as signage, cleaning, maintenance, parking, safety inspections, security and snow removal

# Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects to modify commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and real estate

# Oversee the installation, maintenance and repair of real estate infrastructures including
machinery, equipment and electrical and mechanical systems
# Plan and manage the facility's operations budget

# Prepare or oversee the preparation of reports and statistics related to areas of responsibility

# Hire, train and supervise staff.

If you have 7-10 years work experience as a property manager in a hotel or mall set up, please send your resume to Please include the words Property Manager on your subject.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jobs for Canada

If you want to learn how to find Jobs for Canada you should read my other post titled, "Jobs in Canada", on the other hand if you want to find other ways to immigrate you should read, "alternative application process".

This post, actually aims to explain the process of getting jobs for Canada.

As a member of a POEA registered recruitment agency, International Job Recruitment Agency, I usually incounter questions like, "what are your openings for Canada" or "What are your available Job Orders".

Which is actually understandable for reasons that for a person who has not experienced applying for a Canadian Employer, most people thinks that it is as easy to apply for Canadian Jobs as it is easy to apply for Jobs from Saudi Arabia.

Explaining further, when an employer needs say, 100 electricians what he will do is to request for a blanket approval from their government to hire said workers. When his request is granted, it is us to him to chose the employee he likes.

Whereas for a Canadian Employer, he can only recommend who he wants to hire and its is still up to the Canadian Government who gets the Job.

Not to mention, that in most cases, an employer from Canada needs to prove to the Canadian government that he needs to hire a worker outside Canada, because he can no longer find suitable candidates for his vacancy.

Which means that before he request to hire foreign workers, he has to exert efforts in hiring from with in Canada first. Which includes advertising, shortlisting of candidates and all those hairy stuffs.

Whether you an employer looking at hiring workers outside of Canada, or an applicant wanting to work in Canada, if you do not have the proper knowledge, you will find a hard time processing your application.

To guide you on how the process is done, please read, "Hiring Temporary Foreign Worker (Filipino)- Canada" and Applying for an AEO or an LMO.

To give you a complete picture of the process please also read the Frequently asked questions of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.

Should you have questions, please feel free to email me at

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Filipino nurses for canada

Wanted! Filipino Nurses for Canada!!

We have recently came across some job opportunities for Nurses.

According to a 2002 study by the Canadian Nurses Association, “if we continue with past workforce utilization patterns of registered nurses (RNs), Canada will experience a shortage of 78,000 RNs by 2011 and 113,000 RNs by 2016.” This is an alarming statement!

Some countries, such as Philippines, who produce a lot of quality nurses, may take this as an open invitation.

Being your partner in helping you become more employable as a nurse in Canada, we would appreciate if you can create or update your resume using the attached template.

Currently, we are reviewing all the resumes of nurses for exposure to around 100 positions in different hospitals in Canada.

If you have the following or you know any one who have the following requirements:

  • At least 4 years of nursing experience
  • With valid IELTS overall score of 6.5 (academic version), spoken score of 7.0
  • Willing to register with Canadian nursing body

We do not want you to miss this chance of being chosen! This opportunity is open to those who are serious in pursuing a nursing career in Canada. Please reply back immediately with your updated resume (based on the attached format).

For any queries, please feel free to me at

Friday, September 19, 2008

Age Limit for Canadian Immigration

It is a misconception that the age limit for Canadian Immigration is from 18 to 49, years old.

There are instances where a person who is more than 49 may still qualify!

To explain how, let me explain once again the Six Selection Factors of Canadian Immigration application for Skilled Workers and Professionals Category.

The passmark to allow you to apply for this program is still 67pts.

Where you will get your points from will be based on your credentials.

Six Selection Criteria's

1. Points - Education
15 - Vocational 2 years
20 - College
22 - Double Degree
25 - Materal/Doctorate

2. Ability in
16 - English

18 - French

3. Points - Work Experience
15 - (1 year)
17 - (2 years)
19 - (3 years)
21 - (4 years)

4. Points - Age
0 - 16 or under
2 - 17
4 - 18
6 - 19
8 - 20
10 - 21 to 49
8 - 50
6 - 51
4 - 52
2 - 53
0 - 54

5. Adaptability
Spouses Education
3 - Vocational 2 years
4 - College
5 - Masteral
5 - Doctorate

5 - one year work experience
in Canada

5 - one year study in Canada

5 - First degree Relative
in Canada

6. Arranged Employment

5 - Certified Job Offer

5 - Provincial Nomination
Program Certificate

In a nutshell, a person with a college Education, 4 years work experience in an occupation that is part of the National Classification Occupation qualified list will have 67 points.

So for those people who are already 50 but still has a spouse that also has a post secondary education or relatives in Canada or a Job offer, they will still have a chance to qualify. Forget about the preconceived notion about the age limit in Canadian Immigration.

Although if you are already with in the age bracket, I suggest that you should file right away. The condition of qualifying for the program is always dependent on the existing selection criteria.

If it changes, then there goes your only chance to still apply for Canada despite of the favorably age limit for Canadian Immigration.

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The simplified immigration process - canada immigration

A lot of my readers are asking how applications for Skilled workers and professionals are processed. That is why I want to dedicate this post in explaining about the simplified immigration process - canada immigration.


Last September 1, 2006, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced a new Simplified Application Process(SAP)for most federal skilled workers.

The New process will be dealt in stages:

Stage 1 Submission of Simplified Application Form and Payment of the Filing Fee

By doing so, you are already guaranteed a place in the processing queue, meaning that the regulations in effect on that date, will apply to your application. When the visa office is ready to assess your application, you will be asked to send the required supporting documentation

Stage 2 Submission of required Documentation

When the visa office is ready to assess your application, they will contact you and ask you to provide an update of your situation, and ask you to fill out a form with your history from the time you file till the time they require the documents. The visa office will also send you a list of documents to submit, such as passport, proof of medical exam, police certificates, identity documents, proof of language test results, diplomas, etc.

Stage 3 Decision of the Embassy

The officer will make a decision based on:

-the number of points that you accumulate in the selection factors

-your ability to meet the required funds amount for the size of your family

During the decision-making process, the officer may contact you if:

-further documentation is required
-a personal interview is required

What does this mean? Why is this happening?

Reading between the lines, this new process is a way to expedite your application.

Canada as a Country is experiencing Economic Boom.

The reason why the Canadian Government has a shortage for skilled and professional people. At present they lack 48% manpower they need to maintain their Economic growth, this is one of the reasons why they are implementing new Immigration Laws and Process to fill in this need.

Why you need to file right away?

To be included in the processing que of the Canadian Embassy, despite the fact that the documents will be submitted at a later date, means that your application will be evaluated at current regulation on the date that you filed. At present the passmark is just 67 points, the lowest that the Canadian Embassy has emposed to date. Meaning that if you file right away, you are actually increasing your chances of success. Subjecting your application at its best case scenario.

Moreover, the current condition and regulation (Simplified Application Process & lowered passmark from 75 to 67 points) will enable a lot of aspiring immigrants to lodge in their application to the Canadian Embassy.

If high number of application will be submitted, and the embassy feel that they have reached the current quota to fill in Canada's need for immigrants or skilled workers, they might consider increasing the passmark and/or closing some occupations or professions in the National Occupations Classification (NOC) of Canada. Take advantage of the Simplified Immigration Process - Canada Immigration.

You may take New Zealand's Immigration Process for consideration. New Zealand was the first one who implemented the simplified application process which enables more Filipinos to submit their application. What happened next was, after accumulating the required number of application from qualified applicants, they have increased their points from 100 to 140 points, which places the qualification of those who have not submitted yet their application at high risk.

What you need to do?

File your application as soon as possible.

To do this you have to take the following steps:

1. Sign A Contract with CIC or Reconcile your account with CIC, if you find out that you still have outstanding obligations with the consultancy then you have to settle it first before we can move on to the next step.

2. Complete the requirements for Stage 1 of the Simplified Application Process

Photocopies of the following:

-Passport for the Principal Applicants(PA), Spouse (if applicable), Dependents

-School records(Diploma and Transcript) for PA and Spouse(if Applicable)

-Birth Certificate for the PA, Spouse (if applicable), Dependents (if applicable)

-Indentity card(SSS,Drivers,GSIS,TIN,Postal ID, etc...) for PA and Spouse(if applicable)

-Fill up(draft) Simplified Application Form

-Available Certificates of Employment

-Confirm with me(marketing Agent) how much Filing Fee to prepare.

-Proof of First degree relative in Canada, if applicable.

Remember that those who will first complete the steps mentioned, will be the ones who will be prioritized.

The Simplified Immigration Process - Canada Immigraiton, is applicable to workers and Professional, immigrants Visa Processing for Canada and is yet, another opportunity for you to take. It is up to you, if you make a more or not.

We are encouraging everybody to take advantage of this great opportunity, Canada is yours for the taking. Take advantage of the Simplified Immigration process - Canada Immigration.

Help your Filipino Relative go to Canada

Are you a Canadian Resident or Citizen who wants to help your Filipino relative go to Canada?

Now is your chance! There are so many options to chose from.

If you want to help your relatives in the Philippines whom you want to experience Canada’s promise of quality living, there are several ways that you can do. You can either help them get a work permit or an immigrant visa depending on their qualifications

Your other relatives may send their resume to us for initial assessment or evaluation for FREE.

Find out the many ways on how you can help your relatives:

1. Help them secure a Labor Market Opinion (LMO)
This option is suitable in acquiring a work permit by helping your relatives find an employer who is interested in hiring them.

One of the problems faced by any foreign employer is that most of them are not aware of the process in filing an LMO. At most times, this process is even new to them. Moreover, they also do not like the costs of hiring foreign workers.

This is where our service becomes more valuable. We make everything simple, convenient and risk-free for the employer. Refer the employer to us and we will facilitate the processing of the LMO for your relatives.

To get you more familiar with the procedure, let us explain the typical process and the time it will take to get a working visa issued in the Philippines.

Filling out the application for LMO properly takes time and requires expertise.

Application for LMO is filed with the HRSDC in the respective province for approval.

The processing time for getting an LMO approved once the application is filed varies by provinces; typically it may run up to three months or could be lesser.

Once the LMO is approved, the employer will send the approval notice to your relative in the Philippines, who will file the application immediately.

The working visa processing time in the Philippines is now approximately ten (10) weeks; notwithstanding, the medical examination that is also required from the applicant, which also adds additional 3 months to the total processing time.

Total processing time is estimated to be: LMO approval 3 months + visa approval 2 months + medical 3 months for a total time of 8 months to get the working visa issued.

Obviously, the time frame discourages a lot of employers from hiring your relatives. Sad to say, this is going to be the process anywhere they go if they want to hire foreign workers. If the employer is in dire need of workers, there is no choice but to work within the system and let the employer know the truth. But if the employers really wanted a faster processing, we are ready to guide and show them the alternative ways of doing it.

2. Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO)This option works very well for those who have filed their immigrant visa application as well as for those who are yet to file an application with the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines.

Through this option, should the employer process an Arranged Employment Opinion or AEO for your relative, your relative has the chance to go to Canada with an immigrant visa.

The process is very similar to the working visa or LMO process. The employer still has to file with HRSDC an application for approval of the AEO. Immigrant visa processing period for those with AEO is only six (6) months. Ordinarily, it will take three (3) years on the average.

3. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Most provinces in Canada have respective programs that has shorter processing period for an immigrant visa application.

Through this program, you may be able to help your relatives get a nomination certificate from your province. Each province has its own list of requirements and conditions that an applicant must qualify before he or she can apply. Most of them require that there must be an employer who is willing to sponsor your relatives. The end result of this program is getting an Immigrant Visa for your relatives with a shorter processing period.

For Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward, Nova Scotia Residents or Citizens...

With your province's Provincial Nominee Program, it is easier and more convenient to get a nomination certificate for your relatives. All it takes is an affidavit of support from you. No need to look for employer for your relative. Financial support from you is not even required. We can help your relative prepare the forms accurately, enhance his job description for better presentation and advise them on the correct documents that are required.

Residents or Citizens from other provinces, application for a PNP normally takes an employer to process this option.

If you decide to help your Filipino relatives go to Canada, or Should you have queries and or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Telephone number 301 1070 local 8407 or email me at

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Canadian Experience Class launched! Canada helps workers Immigrate!

Canadian Experience Class launched! Canada helps workers Immigrate! to helps workers Immigrate! Taking further steps towards attracting and retaining foreign workers, Canada has finally launched its Canadian Experience Class.

This program is designed to open a new path for students graduates and professionals from abroad with qualifications in managerial, technical or trade work who wishes to become permanent residents of Canada.

This is yet another indication of how badly Canada needs workers to bridge the Gap of their ongoing labor shortage.

News Release

Canadian Experience Class now open for business

Ottawa, September 5, 2008 — The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced that certain temporary foreign workers and students can start applying for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class starting September 17, 2008.

“With the Canadian Experience Class fully in place, Canada will be more competitive in attracting and retaining individuals with the skills we need,” said Minister Finley. “It, along with other recent improvements to modernize the immigration system, will go a long way in bringing Canada in line with its global competitors while further spreading the benefits of immigration into smaller centres across Canada.”

The Canadian Experience Class is a new avenue of immigration for certain temporary foreign workers and foreign student graduates with professional, managerial and skilled work experience. Unlike other programs, the Canadian Experience Class allows an applicant’s experience in Canada to be considered a key selection factor when immigrating to Canada.

The final implementation of the Canadian Experience Class reflects what was originally proposed on August 9, 2008. The main difference is that those who have left Canada, but otherwise meet the requirements as workers or graduates, will be eligible to apply provided they do so within one year of leaving their job in Canada. Under the proposal, CIC had suggested that applicants would be required to have temporary resident status and be present in Canada to be eligible to apply. The Government of Canada has since chosen to cast a wider net to avoid missing those with the Canadian experience we want, through residency restrictions.

The final regulations for the Canadian Experience Class will be published in the Canada Gazette.

For more information on CIC programs, please visit

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jobs in Canada

Are you looking for jobs in Canada?

I have compiled list of job posting sites where you may post your resume or get information about job vacancies. Send as many applications to as many employers as you can. Prepare a good cover letter and to read guide

Here is the partial list of my recommended job posting sites, where you may find information about Canada Jobs.

International Jobs Recruitment Agency
A POEA registered recruitment agency offering a total solution both for Employers and Workers seeking employment abroad.

Job Bank Canada

Job Bank is Canada’s one-stop job listing web site. Each year we help hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers, job seekers and employers connect online, and free of any service charges.
Work Abroad (Philippines) is an overseas job portal for Filipino jobseekers. It is also a Philippine manpower pooling site for the top recruitment agencies in the Philippines accredited by Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).

I'll update this list everytime I find a a relaible job posting sites feauturing Jobs in Canada. For those who want to advertise their job posting sites here, email me at

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Family Stream: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program was recently launched as part of Canada's Provincial Nominee Program. In a nutshell, if you have relatives in Canada-Alberta immigration to Canada can be made Easier and Faster!

Like many other provinces(Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, New Found Land and Labrador) that has launched its family like streams for provincial nomination, Alberta has also joined in to attract badly needed workers to their province.

An interested applicant must first undergoe the self assessment test to determine if he or she has the qualification to apply for the program.

Self Assessment Test

Candidates mush be able to answer "Yes" to each of the following basic each of the following basic factors and criteria listed below for the AINP to consider your application. If you answer "No" to any of the factors below, you should not consider sending an application to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. As note a positive self assessment test does not give a guarantee for approval to the program.

Factor Questions:


You can provide proof of a close relative in Alberta (defined as a mother/father, son/daughter, sister/ brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew) who is willing to complete a Sponsorship Affidavit of Support on your behalf. Yes or No?


Your Sponsor is at least 21 years of age, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (for at least two years) of Canada, and has been living in Alberta for the past two years. Yes or No?

Sponsor Support

Your Sponsor can show their ability to support you by demonstrating employment, private pension or other regular source of income for the past 12 months OR a minimum of CAD $15,000 in unencumbered, transferable and available assets (jewellery, cars or other personal assets are not considered) over and above any income received from government transfer payments (e.g. Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, etc.). Yes or No?


You and your spouse or common-law partner are between the ages of 21 and 45.
Yes or No?

Language Ability .

You and your spouse or common-law partner can demonstrate one of the following:
You and your spouse or common-law partner have both obtained an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 4.0, or a minimum level of 3 (361-540) on the Test d’evaluation de français (TEF), OR You and your spouse or common-law partner can demonstrate that English or French is your primary language of use (the language most commonly used in your household), You and your spouse or common-law partner have completed a minimum of a baccalaureate in English or French

Education / Training and Work Experience

You or your spouse or common-law partner can:

1. Demonstrate completion of a post-secondary education or training program that is a minimum of 1 year in duration and receipt of a degree, diploma or certificate


2. Demonstrate one of the following:

a minimum of three years of work experience within the past four years, OR three years of full-time post-secondary school within the past four years, a combination of three years of full-time work experience and post-secondary school within the past four years. Yes or No?

Financial Support

You or your spouse or common-law partner or your sponsor can satisfactorily demonstrate intention and ability to establish successfully in Alberta, based on your accessible funds in a recognized Canadian financial institution:

at least CAD $10,000 for yourself at least CAD $2,000 for each of your dependent Under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program , both the applicant and the sponsoring relative must qualify.

The criteria for sponsors includes but not limited to the following:

A sponsor must complete a Family - Sponsorship Affidavit of Support.

A sponsor must be at least 21 years of age or older.

A sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada-Alberta and must be able to demonstrate he or she has been a citizen or permanent resident for at least two years.

A sponsor must be able to provide proof that he or she is the parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, neice or nephew of the Candidate (by birth or adoption)

A sponsor must be currently a resident of Alberta, and must be able to demonstrate that he ior she has been residing in Alberta for the past two years. The sponsor must be able to demonstrate employment, private pension or other regular source of income for the past 12 months or a minimum of CAD $15,000.00 in unencumbered, transferable and available assets (jewellery, cars ot other personal assets are not considered) over the aboe any income received fromt eh government transfer payments (e.g. Old age Security, Canada Pension Plan, etc.)

A sponsor must fulfill their sponsorship commitment prior to sponsoring another family member. The sponsorship commitment is defined as two years from the date that the Candidate became a permanent resident of Canada.

Please note that there can only be one ongoing sponsorship fromt a household could only be considered once the initial sponsorship commitment has been fulfilled.

I can help you or your relatives application, as our client we will be responsible in preparing any aspects of your application. If you engage in our service, all you need to do is to provide us with the necessary documentation that will allow us to complete the forms and ready the application for filling. Once the forms are ready all you will need to do is to sign the application forms for submission.

Why you will need an expert in your application is because if your application is not complete with all supporting documents, or if you do not meet the minimum requirements, your application will be returned to you, no file will be created and no assessment will take place.

A limited number of applications per year will be accepted the Alberta Immigrant Nomine Program - Family Stream. When this number is reached, applications will be returned. You better hurry and file your application as soon as possible!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Immigrate to Canada - the best time to apply!

A lot of clients are asking me when is the best time to immigrate to Canada.

I have but one answer to this question.

Now is the best time to apply!

With the amendment in the Immigration Refugee and Protection act (IRPA) -Immigration made easy and faster!= which aims to speed up the process by 6 to 12 month, the current labor shortage resulting to the opportunity to find work in Canada, the various programs aimed to help the applicant like the Provincial Nominee Program, the Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO), the Labor Market Opinion (LMO) to immigrate in Canada, right now, is not only made faster, it also become a lot easier!

The processing history of the Embassy will show you that this is definitely the best time to apply:

Let us examine the changes in the Canadian immigration rules and regulation. It will explain why you need to file your application NOW!

1992 up to 2001. The passing mark for the immigration program was 70 points. Singles could qualify without having a relative in Canada. However, Canada only opened limited occupations.

December 15, 2001 until March 2002. The Canadian Minister announced the proposed regulations. Before publishing the regulations, there was a public review done in two phases before it was implemented.

  • March 21, 2002. The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration proposed (as revised on February 26, 2002) that skilled workers who applied before December 17, 2001 and who have not received a selection decision before June 28, 2002 will still be selected under the current criteria until the end of 2002. Those who have not received a selection decision by that time will be assessed under the new criteria with a proposed pass mark of 70. This recognizes the fact that some applicants who probably would have been accepted under the current system may not be accepted under the new one. The Department also announced that those who applied before December 17 may, if they wish, have their application fees refunded if their files have not been paper-screened.

  • June 11, 2002. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration released the new Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). It was implemented on June 28, 2002.

  • June 28, 2002 , The passing mark for skilled workers went up to 75 points retroactive from January 01, 200 2 including changes in points for education, training and language where hardly anybody could qualify.

  • First quarter of 2003. Those with pending applications were asked to re-file their case, submit additional requirements, take English test as basis for points in language, and submit new application forms. Refusal to comply is tantamount to refusal of their application.

  • September 18, 2003 . As a result of massive worldwide protest, pass mark was changed from 75 to 67 points for those applying to immigrate to Canada as skilled workers (to all provinces except Quebec), effective immediately. All skilled worker and business immigration applicants who applied before January 01, 2002 will be assessed under the selection criteria of the former Immigration Act. Applicants who do not qualify under the former Act would then be assessed under the current IRPA.

  • September 1, 2006 . Canadian Visa Office implemented Simplified Application Process With the implementation of this new system, word has it that there would be changes in the immigration regulations - passmark may be increased and or some job classification will be restricted

  • June 18, 2008. New Rule ultimately designed to make processing faster and cut Embassy Backlog.

A lot of people do not know that the Government of Canada has a limit on the number of applicants they bring in.

When this quota is filled up, the processing times will get longer once again.

I hope, for your sake, that you take this as a warning and take my message seriously.

If you have the education and the work experience that qualifies you to apply then you have a gift. An opportunity to end, your financial difficulties in the Philippines, and have a new life in Canada.

The way I see it your have two choices, you treat this like most opportunity that you have already came across with, do nothing, or apply and give your family the kind of life that they deserve.

As a consultant, the only thing that I can do is to show you how you will take advantage of this great development, what you do with this opportunity is entirely up to you.

So I ask you this, are you going to immigrate to Canada?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) - summary

Alberta is a province with friendly people, diverse landscape and exciting communities. Plenty of opportunities await newcomers.

If you are considering living and working permanently in Alberta, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - (AINP) can help you through the Immigration Process.

The AINP is divided into three categories the Employer Driven Stream, the Family Stream and the Self Employed Stream.

Herewith is the summary and the basic requirements you should consider to determine which stream you will qualify.

Summary Of Programs (click on the link to view summary)

The AINP is part of the different Provincial Nomination Programs in Canada.

Relatively, applying for an Immigrants Visa through this option is much faster than the normal processing.

Should you have any questions or need help in precessing please email me at

Tourist Visa Canada

If you want to go to Canada as a Tourist, Student or a Temporary Worker,

You will have to submit an application for a Temporary Residents Visa at the Canadian Embassy.

Embassy address:

Levels 6-8, Tower 2
RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200
PO Box 2098

Telephone : (02) 857-9000
Fax : (02) 843-1082 (02) 8579173

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Consular Hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Immigration and Visa
Open to the public
Monday to Thursday
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

You may apply direct to the Embassy, there are three types of Temporary residents Visa.

* Single-entry visa allows one entry only to Canada within the validity of the visa

* Multiple-entry visa allows unlimited entries to Canada within the validity of the visa.

* Transit visa allows for a short stop-over (maximum 48 hours) entry to Canada en route to another country. It can be granted for a single or multiple entries, depending on the applicant’s travel requirements. Example: If your return travel is also through Canada, you should request a transit visa valid for two entries.

The validity of a visa is determined by a visa officer. Single-entry visas are normally valid for six months, and multiple-entry visas may be valid for longer periods. The validity date is the period by which you may enter Canada. The decision to admit the foreign national, however, is made by the officer at the port of entry to Canada (airport or border crossing). The officer also determines the length of stay allowed.

Note that the Embassy cannot issue visas with a validity that exceeds the passport validity. If your passport will expire soon, you may wish to renew it before you apply for your visa.

You may want to visit the Citizenship and Immigration website to find out the forms and procedures that you should take in applying.

Based on our experience in processing tourist visa's, you should meet the following factors to get a higher percentage on getting your application approved.

- the applicant’s travel and identity documents;

- the reason for travel to Canada and the applicant’s contacts there;

- the applicant’s financial means for the trip;

- the applicant’s ties to his or her country of residence, including immigration status, employment and family ties;

- whether the applicant would be likely to leave Canada at the end of the authorized stay;

- the applicant’s health condition.

Should you have more questions or need help on your tourist visa application, you may email me at

Document Checklist


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Monday, September 8, 2008

Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers (Filipino) - Canada

This section is for Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers (Filipino) for Canada. In the majority of cases, there are steps involved in hiring a temporary foreign worker from outside Canada. The need to complete each step will depend on the specifics of the job offer and the foreign worker’s country of citizenship and last permanent residence.

Employers and foreign workers must ensure that they provide accurate and complete information or the application process may be delayed.


Service Canada provides an LMO to the employer and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The LMO is an assessment of the likely impact that the hiring of the foreign worker may have on the Canadian Labour market.

1. Submit a Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) Foreign Worker Application for a Labor Market Opinion (LMO) to the Service Canada Centre responsible in the area.

Before confirming a job offer, HRSDC considers whether:
  • The job offer is genuine;
  • The wages and working conditions are comparable to those offered to Canadians working in the occupation;
  • Employers conducted reasonable efforts to hire or train Canadians for the job;
  • The foreign worker is filling a labour shortage;
  • The employment of the foreign worker will directly create new job opportunities or help retain jobs for Canadians;
  • The foreign worker will transfer new skills and knowledge to Canadians; and
  • The hiring of the foreign worker will not affect a labour disputes or the employment of any Canadian worker involved in such a dispute.
Please note that for certain occupations you (the employer) may also be required to submit an employment contract which will be considered as part of the LMO assessment.

If the LMO is Positive

Service Canada will issue an employment confirmation and you will receive a response in writing which you should forward to the foreign worker along with a copy of a signed job offer and employment contract (if applicable).

The foreign worker can then proceed to apply for a work permit either at a visa office abroad a port of entry, or from within Canada if legally permitted to do so.
Note that a positive LMO does not guarantee that a work permit will be issued to the foreign worker. Visa and Border Services officers can refuse work permit applications and entry to Canada if they determine that the foreign worker does not meet the qualifications required by the LMO or is otherwise inadmissible to Canada.

If the LMO is Negative

Service Canada will inform you in writing of a negative decision. If you disagree with the Service Canada decision, and you have new information that may affect the decision, you may submit this information to the Service Canada Centre indicated on your refusal letter. Your request will then be re-assessed taking into account any new information you have submitted.


In most cases, foreign workers are required to apply for and obtain a permit to work temporarily in Canada.

Once HRSDC approves the job offer, send a copy of the HRSDC LMO confirmation letter to the foreign worker.

Inform the foreign worker to apply for a work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

CIC decides whether the foreign worker will get a work permit according to the requirements to work and reside temporarily in Canada.
Information Required for Work Permit Applications

A visa officer has the right to ask for certain information from foreign workers, including:

Proof of identity
  • A valid passport or travel document that guarantees re-entry to the country that issued it
  • Two photos of the foreign worker and two photos of all accompanying family members
  • A copy of the job offer or signed employment contract
  • A copy of the positive LMO issued by Service Canada (although a visa officer can access the LMO electronically, it is advised that the foreign worker be provided with a copy)
  • Proof of their present immigration status in the country in which they are applying (this applies to foreign workers who are not citizens of the country in which they are applying)
The fee for processing a work permit application is $150.

An interview may be required if the visa office needs more information to determine whether the foreign worker is eligible to obtain a work permit.

Medical Examinations

Generally, a medical examination is not required for employment terms of six months or less. However, a medical examination is required under the following circumstances:

The visa office will issue the foreign workers the necessary medical documents, including a list of local medical practitioners designated by CIC to perform the medical examinations.

Workers will be employed in an occupation in which the protection of public health is essential.

Workers will be employed for a term greater than six months or have resided for six or more consecutive months in a designated country in the year preceding the submission of their application.

Foreign workers are responsible for paying the fee for the examination directly to the medical practitioner.

Foreign workers who are eligible to apply for a work permit at a port of entry and who require a medical certificate must demonstrate that they have passed immigration medical requirements before arriving in Canada. A Border Services officer will not allow foreign workers to enter Canada without confirmation that a valid medical certificate has been issued.

For Employers who wants to hire Filipino workers, there is a difference in processing if you want to hire 5 workers or less with in one year as compared to hiring more than 5 workers.

In both instances, an employer will eventually need the help of an affiliated Recruitment Agency by the Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration.

Steps of Hiring a Filipino worker from the Philippines

Process Flow

  • Applicable if the employer will be getting Filipino workers 5 or less within a year
  • The employer must be pre-qualified by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Canada and the Philippine Oversea Employment Administration (POEA).
  • The employer must first submit t requirements to POLO office
  • Forward same documents must also be forwarded to POEA.
  • The POEA shall evaluate the documents from the POLO/employer and endorse the request to the Office of Secretary of Labor and Employment for approval.
  • Once approved, the authenticated copy of documents will be submitted to the POEA for registration.
  • The approval of the request to direct hire by the Secretary of Labor and Employment authorizes the employer to process its directly hired workers but it does not include authority to recruit workers personally or through agents. The employer will be required to work with a POEA licenses recruitment agency.
On the other hand if the employer will get to the affiliated with a POEA licensed recruitment agency (i.e. I-jobs) following are the documents required:

  • Special power of attorney issued by the principal or employer to the licensed Philippine agency (I-jobs);
  • Master employment contract which stipulates among others the minimum provisions of employment contracts;
  • Manpower request indicating the position and salary of the workers to be hired (LMO will do);
  • Valid business license, registration certificate or equivalent document.
Same procedures will be applied in the pre-qualification and registration to POLO and POEA. Therefore it is suggested that whether an employer name hire’s or hire more than 5 workers, that the employer ought to provide or submit the documents as if he will hire more than five workers in order to save time and eliminate risk and delays.

Above requirements procedures should be followed otherwise the worker will not be issued an exit clearance and an OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate) by the POEA. Which are documents needed by the worker to leave the country.
The OEC will register them as valid overseas worker and will exempt them from paying airport or travel tax. Additionally, if the employer will be accredited / registered with a licensed recruitment agency the OEC fee will be half (or 50%) of the US$ 100 or peso equivalent.

Ontario POLO Office contact information:
Atty. Frank Luna
POEA Labor Attaché

In either case the two companies I represent, Canadian Immigration Consultancy and International Job Recruitment Agency, Inc. helps employers and employees alike process work applications for Canada.

We have the track record and experience in helping migrant worker either to Immigrate or Work in Canada.

Moreover, we are capable in processing the requirements in Canada(AEO, LMO and PNP applications), as well as application for work permit and work Visa in the Philippines.

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