Immigration

BC launches new entrepreneur program for Canadian immigration

The Canadian province of British Columbia has opened its doors to business immigrants from around the world, with a new online registration system allowing interested candidates to express their interest in the program. Successful applicants will obtain a work permit and, if the business operation in British Columbia fulfills the requirements of the program on an ongoing …

Philippine Social Security System Extends Pension Services to FilCans

“Halina na kabayan, sali na kayo!” With these words, Roberto “Bobby” V. Roldan, SSS Representative  in Toronto, Ontario is extending his government corporation’s invitation to Filipino Canadians in Ontario to register and/or re-enlist as a member of the Philippine Social Security System  to enjoy the benefits and privileges, most especially receiving retirement pensions, under the …

New labor migration policy in Saskatchewan, Canada boon to qualified Filipinos seeking overseas work

With the recent pronouncement of Mayor Donald J. Atchison of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan about Filipino workers being favoured by Canadian employers because of their positive traits, another opportunity may open up for qualified Filipinos seeking overseas jobs as Saskatchewan province issued a new standard for skilled labor migration. Labor Attaché Leonida V. Romulo of the Philippine …

Man with no citizenship wants changes to his release conditions

MONTREAL — A man who has been convicted of trafficking drugs and weapons and who has no citizenship from any country is expected to learn on Friday whether he can have his release conditions relaxed. Deepan Budlakoti, 25, asked a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board on Monday to ease the restrictions of his …

Ottawa denies claims from Quebec it will modify Temporary Foreign Worker Program

QUEBEC — The federal government quickly closed the door on Monday to claims from Quebec it was open to modifying the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to address the province’s concerns. Quebec Labour Minister Sam Hamad said Monday his federal counterpart agreed to talks aimed at easing frustration from some businesses that the program was excessively …

Harper Government brings in stiff new penalties for those who abuse foreign worker programs

Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced stiff new consequences for employers who break the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). The Government initially announced that penalties would be enhanced for employers that break the rules of the programs in …

PH embassy to help OFWs in Greece, prepare for worst-case scenario

MANILA – With Greece facing economic crisis, the Philippine Embassy in Athens vows to help Filipinos in need in the country. Philippine presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte has earlier said that the embassy is ready to act whatever the outcome of the bailout reform proposals will be as Greece recently asked its residents whether they will …

The End: Ottawa officially cancels Live-In Caregiver Program

Almost all private daycares in Ottawa are all fully booked and job ads looking for nannies and caregivers only yield slim-pickings. Clients looking for a competent guardian for their loved ones are now having an even harder time finding a fit candidate after the local government of Ottawa officially put an end to the Live-In …

Minister Nicholson Offers Condolences Following Ferry Capsize in Philippines

OTTAWA, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the capsizing of a ferry near the port of Ormoc City in the Philippines: “We are deeply saddened by the news of the sinking of a …

NDP pleased to see CIC reversal for Talosig’s daughter

VANCOUVER – After public outcry, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is reversing its decision to deny Karen Talosig’s daughter’s application to join her mom in Canada on the basis that the young woman was deaf. New Democrats, who fought on the Talosigs’ behalf, welcome this news and vow to keep fighting for other families in similar …

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