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News and Updates

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.

August 26, 2018

How much do the Government and Employers think you're worth?

Are you worth your weight (skill, education, experience) in gold, peso or dollar by government and business standards? Find out how you may tip the scale.

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June 9, 2018

Au Pair Visas to UK - 2018

Which countries may participate in the Au Pair placement in the UK?

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June 9, 2018

How to Practice as an RN in 5 Countries

Filipinos and other internationally educated/trained Nurses usually pursue work or migration to the five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the U.S.A. We have checked the most current requirements and are sharing this with our RN friends at no cost.

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June 9, 2018

Express Entry and Federal Skilled Worker Basics 2018

When the program started, how candidates are selected, what changes were introduced since January 2015 and how to qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

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June 2, 2018

Where US jobs are and how to get them - 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected an increase of 11 .5 million jobs over the 2016-2026 decade. The unemployment rate in the U.S. has gone down to 4.1% and America has more jobs than workers. The basic question: how to get there.

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May 28, 2018

Who may sponsor Temporary Workers to the UK - 2018

Whether Skilled or Temporary Worker, a non-Economic European Area (EEA) National must have a verified job offer from an employer listed in UK's Tier 2 Registry

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May 24, 2018

Provincial Nomination Basics: How to Apply - 2018

How PNP started and applying now either through paper-based processing or Express Entry.

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May 22, 2018

Canada's Provincial Nomination Programs Updated - 2018

Which province would be your match? Under what stream or category could you qualify? When should you submit your application?

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March 19, 2018

How U.S. visas are allocated worldwide

The U.S. admits about 1 million immigrants yearly, a situation that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party considers unacceptable. A bill has been proposed to cut legal migration in half.

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December 26, 2017

The ABCs of visa application under the new rules

The agencies under the U.S. President in charge of immigration and visas - temporary or permanent - now require additional documents, verifying information provided and taking more time before making a decision.

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Updated December 17, 2017. Originally posted on May 26, 2018.

Primer for Foreign RNs intending to Practice in the U.S. - 2018

Could an Internationally-educated, licensed RN qualify for a work visa? If applying for an immigrant visa, how long would be the wait? Are the procedures the same or different for both visas?

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December 3, 2017

Convert your IELTS band to CLB points

Candidates for Canadian immigration are mainly required to demonstrate a minimum language ability to ensure they can adapt to life in Canada. 

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Updated December 3, 2017. Originally posted on May 23, 2018.

Manitoba In-Demand Occupations List November 2018

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have skills needed by Manitoba employers. Check if your occupation is on this year's In-Demand Occupations List.

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May 19, 2017

Passport Requirements for First Time Applicants, Updated 2017

Applying for your first Philippine passport has never been easier as the Department of Foreign Affairs has greatly streamlined its application process. Listed below are the UPDATED documentary requirements for first-time applicants.

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April 11, 2017

Want to work in Canada? Here's how.

Question from a reader/viewer of our Facebook account - “My son is applying for work in Canada. May I inquire what the requirements for a Canadian work visa are? He already has an employer and we are just waiting for the LMIA and contract.  What are the next steps to process our visa?”

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Updated March 6, 2017. Originally posted on May 23, 2018.

Schengen Countries Embassy Contact Info

The Schengen area: 28 different European countries. some of which are not members of the European Union and some which are outside the European continent. As it can be a tad confusing, consider this your one-stop site for the contact information of Schengen countries that have an embassy or consulate in the Philippines. Links to the appropriate Visa Centres have also been included whenever applicable to help you with your Schengen visa application.

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January 9, 2017

How to Complete Application to Practice Nursing in Saskatchewan - Updated

The Guide to apply for registration as an RN in Saskatchewan provides the underlying procedures and requirement. The steps needed, time frame and outcome of your assessment, application and potential outcome are discussed here.

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Updated December 1, 2015. Originally posted on May 31, 2018.

UK Visas: From Short Time Visits to Settlement

UK is a leader of the European Union but is not a signatory to the Schengen Agreement allowing mobility and free travel within member European countries. Here are the transient to settlement options.

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