The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.
Check the cut-off CRS points for every draw from September 2018 to the present and read tips on how you may improve your chance of being invited to apply for permanent residency under Canada's Express Entry system.
Are you still choosing between a skilled immigrant and international student application to Canada? We've revisited the Federal Skilled Worker and Canada's international student programs with two case studies for your review.
There is a uniformity in how the Nursing regulatory authorities in Canada - whether Colleges of Associations - require internationally educated nurses to apply for and be licensed in the province of intended practice. And Philippine NCLEX takers for Canada shows a higher passing rate,.
If your occupation is on this most current list, find out how you may facilitate your permanent residency application in Canada through Saskatchewan's Nomination Program.
Being issued a visa is not the end but the beginning of an intended journey to the country of destination such as the United States. Know your obligations at a port of entry and even after being allowed into the country.
The migration landscape of these countries are changing: doors open and close depending on the federal, state, regional or provincial needs. Take a quick self-assessment.
Now you can compare the criteria of the five countries with permanent migration programs and check which country fits your skills or conversely which skills are needed in the country you intend to migrate.
Add to your CRS points to be one of thousands of candidates invited to apply for permanent residency and be among the million immigrants under Canada's Immigration Plan for 2018-2020.
Unlike the previous lists, candidates whose occupations are considered in demand in Saskatchewan now will be selected based on points scored, instead of first come-first served.
Unless the Canadian government fine tunes Express Entry this year, here are the tips you need to improve your ranking in Canada's Skilled Migrant selection system.
It's best not only to find out you (as sponsor) meet the minimum income requirements (updated table included below) and that your parent/ grandparent would pass the medical, criminal and other admissibility tests.
The results of the May 30 Express Entry draw focused on Provincial Nominees and Skilled Trades applicants.
Study your options because while you wait, you add years to your age which reduces the points and preference to pursue permanent work and residency.
April this year (2018) the first batch of graduates of the Philippines' K to 12 program - theoretically work and world-ready - will be scanning the Want-Ads. Are there enough jobs at home or overseas?
Compare your age, education, qualifications, English proficiency, work experience and marital status to an applicant who could be issued an invitation to apply for permanent residency.
A Canadian employer is required to hire locally and only when there are no available Canadians or residents for the job could they recruit from overseas. The top 10 in-demand occupations locally and 11 occupations from overseas are shown here.
Announcement made by Canadian Immigration Minister during Valentine's Day period
Discover which Canadian provinces are aggressively competing for applicants to nominate as permanent residents.
As a parting Christmas gift to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents, IRCC will be accepting 10,000 parent/grandparent sponsorship applications in 2018 .
Want to save time checking out the specific and latest information on how to practice - and subsequently become a permanent resident - in Canada? Have a pleasurable and rewarding reading.
Ontario has released the list of occupations in the ICT field - professionals and skilled workers who get best chance of being selected from the Express Entry Candidate Pool.
Canada's Live-in Caregiver is Dead. (Program has been discontinued). Long live Caregivers! Check out the answers to the frequently asked questions about the Live-in Caregiver Program and what replaced this work to migrant category.
Check the equivalent scores for the various official English exams recognized by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada - shared with the immigrant community as part of Immigrant Visa Center Inc. advocacy.
Before you dive into the migration waters, check which stream you need to choose. In the case of students it is the Study Direct Stream. Find the whys and how.
Applicants using the Express Entry system will be awarded points based on age, work experience, education, language test and family members who are Canadian Citizens and permanent residents.
To accomplish the goal of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC to process qualified and complete applications in six months or less, the Government of Canada created and implemented an integrated, online management system for their economic immigration programs. This is the Express Entry System.
Canada beats the U.S. on spousal abuse and family reunification.
If you - or someone you know - is a Caregiver in Canada who could be, or had been affected by this, you may contact Atty. Tim Leahy directly before the deadline. You can know more about Atty. Tim Leahy and cases he had handled at http://www.unfaircic.com/issues1.html
2016 was not migrant-friendly. Fear of immigrants occupying space and taking away jobs from a host country's citizens and legal residents saw migration in the spotlight- then turning into a bulls-eye. So, where to migrate in 2017 temporary or otherwise?
We are providing consolidated information on applying for registration with the College of Registered Nurses in British Columbia) as a public service to our readers, viewers and friends – and as part of our advocacy to provide the latest and more information from the official source with least time involved.
OFWs are considered de-facto global talents, desired by employers worldwide. While millions are mired or stranded in the Middle East, the best in their trades while enduring the worst of work conditions and human rights violations, Canada wants them.
Official government announcement by the Canadian government published in the Canada Gazette
With 10 to 12 million Filipinos overseas – half of them as permanent residents – it’s no wonder there are tens of thousands of tourist, work, student and immigrant visas. Why are there many refused admission at ports of entry even as they hold valid visas?
The key is getting your documents and application ready soonest - before the nomination rainbow disappears.
It took 8,000 years before the Vikings of Europe landed in Newfoundland. Today, Newfoundland Labrador is cherishing the old and welcoming the new, especially young immigrants of working age who could keep social services flowing.
Ontario has created a province-specific migration stream designed to target individuals in Canada's Express Entry selection system including a selection stream that does not require a job offer. Submit your profile. Blow your horn.
If you are just getting ready to submit your application (without a prior review of what occupations would be in demand in Saskatchewan and how to qualify) the program has closed. The good news? It will open again.
423 occupations. Check what's available in Saskatchewan. From a total of 423 occupations, 79 have good prospects, 303 with fair (balanced or average) and 41 with limited job prospects based on current and anticipated economic conditions.
Starting a new chapter in one's life as a Working-Student Mom in Manitoba is not as hard as it seems, especially when your spouse - in fact, the whole family's with you in this journey.
Employers or agents must meet Canada's LMIA requirements and comply with POEA procedures if recruiting Filipino workers.
More people are dying than being born in three of four provinces but in the push to attract immigrants to Atlantic Canada, the region’s governments must assure those who are left behind that migrants are not taking away their jobs.
Not a program but a system, Express Entry has made applying as an immigrant under an economic immigration program more systematic and faster - and now after November 19, 2016, more competitive and open to overseas applicants.
Finishing the race to the finish line is like swimming against the tide for Filipino applicants seeking to become permanent residents to Canada. A preferred swimming lane is reserved for those already in Canada as students or workers.
Right on the heels of Brexit and the emergent call of Scotland, France and other EU member countries about remaining or breaking away from the European Union, Canada has initiated a nationwide consultation on how Canada's immigration program should define Canadian citizens and residents 150 years from now.
Now that NCLEX is the required licensure for international nurses - even those who have passed the US - NCLEX - what are the steps and requirements towards a successful career and migration pathway as an RN in Canada?
The NOC is a system used by the Government of Canada to classify jobs (occupations).
Of the three provincial nomination programs of Saskatchewan only the The International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer sub-category is still accepting applications.
Several Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams still on TEMPORARY PAUSE
So, it's the weekend and you have a visa or migration question. Get the specific and detailed answer you need - FREE. Just Pay attention.
Despite the slowdown in the Chinese economy resulting in the decreased demand for oil, certain industries in Canada predicts increased hiring. All the links - from Employer's responsibility to the role of the Philippine government - are provided as part of our immigrant advocacy.
Beware of job offers through the internet. Do not get caught in the web of scams. U.S. employers intending to recruit foreign workers must comply with U.S. labor and immigration laws. A simple "job offer" direct to the applicant is not enough.
America is losing the battle for the hearts, minds and pockets of international students and the Department of Homeland Security has to move fast to save the sinking ship of the U.S. international education market.
The first day of April is barely a month away, but don’t let the proximity fool you – if you are filing for a U.S. working visa (H-1B) or waiting for your immigrant visa schedule and interview. Beware of offers too good to be true. We have the official visa dates for April 2016, and even a look back from 10 years ago.
Three months into the second year of Express Entry, the minimum points required to be invited to apply for permanent residency to Canada had been cut in half. But that’s not the whole story
Check them out. British Columbia’s Ministry of Finance issued a call for qualified applicants to fill in 935,000 job openings on its 10-year Labour Market Outlook 2014- to 2024.
Opportunities for engineers around the world never die, they just deconstruct. If you're a recently-licensed engineer in search of the best career pathway, where do you start?
In 2015, international students contributed more than $30.5 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce; a record $17.5 billion to the Australian economy for the 12 months to the end of March 2015; $8 to 10 billion to Canada and more billions of tuition fees to educational institutions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. So, if you were to choose, what would be your reasons to spend your (or your parent’s) funds?
A recent report by Manpower Group (Talent Survey 2015) shows employers globally are experiencing difficulty in filling job vacancies despite the availability of skilled workers and professionals worldwide. Read the reasons why.
The 25th Express Entry draw - and the previous 24 draws show that for those outside Canada getting invited to apply for permanent residency is a Mission Improbable.
Jobs that employers find hard to fill amidst the glut of skilled workers worldwide is a reminder of the Mariner's Rhyme - "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."
It looks like people who currently have Express Entry applications to Saskatchewan didn't need to wait too long! Saskatchewan opened its Immigrant Nominee Program on January 5, 2016.
Planning to apply to Quebec in 2016? You may need more than just a key to unlock the migration opportunity offered by that province.
If you dilly-dallied on whether to apply for Canadian permanent residency through Saskatchewan's Express Entry program, you're just in time - for the next round of selection. Yes, this year's intake had been filled except for those with job offers.
The Philippines is believed to have an oversupply of competent and licensed healthcare workers. Yet, the country does not have a working healthcare system that takes care of the citizen's wellness. Canada has - especially for the children.
The 19th Express Entry draw raised the threshold from the lowest (450 during the 17th and 18th draw) to 489 in the latest selection.
2 Filing Periods Starting November 4. Consider it a post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving treat from Quebec Immigration and Cultural Communities Minister Kathleen Weil.
1,530 applicants issued invitations to apply. Most of them already in Canada as international students or foreign workers.
1,000 applications to be considered for nominations (for qualified candidates). But hurry! These slots usually get filled up fast especially for applicants who have already secured their language proficiency test and credential evaluation.
Today will be tomorrow's yesterday. Today will become history. Time will not wait. So will the 1,000 quota for Saskatchewan's Occupation in Demand leading to Permanent Residency for qualified applicants.
Saskatchewan is the place. Thousands of occupations in demand and opportunities to be in Canada's
Did you make it to the 16th Express Entry Draw last September 8, 2015? If your answer is no, or not yet, find out when you could see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Seven months after introducing Express Entry - the new selection system for permanent residency – the Canadian government still needs 266,050 qualified applicants go to meet its high target immigration levels of 285,000 economic migrants for 2015.
Applicants must use the new forms beginning June 25, 2015
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