Immigration

So, Do You Know Where You’re Going To?

Pangarap: So, Our Journey Begins How much do you know about the country you are moving to? What made you decide to choose one country from another? Why Canada? Why not Australia? New Zealand? Or other countries?  What is it about this country that attracted you? Or you have never even thought about asking yourself …

So, What’s With the Re-Evaluation of Your College Education Abroad?

Pangarap: So, Our Journey Begins It may seem unfortunate that, back in home country, we were required to finish both primary and secondary school in only ten years. As such, this makes us two years short of required school or academic preparation when we go abroad. Minus those two precious years, we are virtually stripped …

So, You Left the Philippines, Why?

Pangarap: So, Our Journey Begins Destiny is where you are. What you will be is the result of what you do where you are. My book on immigrating and job hunting opens with that thought. We have always believed that destiny is destiny. Nothing we can do about it. Or, nothing we do can secure …

So, What Do You Want To Be When You Get There?

Pangarap: So, Our Journey Begins It is not a like a piece of possession that you can pack or bundle up. But you can and you should bring the dream that made you decide to leave for abroad – that dream should be strong enough to help you get by every day . . . …

So, What Do You Bring When You Migrate?

Pangarap: So, Our Journey Begins Finding yourself alone in a strange country can be so humbling that were it not for your dream and your faith, you will never make it. In the previous issue of this column, we tried to answer the question, Must You Leave Everything Behind?” You can literally leave everything behind, …

Meet Ms. Jennifer Stanford: Filipino by Heart

“There is something about the Filipinos’ zest for life and youthfulness as well as their welcoming and caring nature that made me fall in love with the culture and people,” says Jennifer Stanford, a youth settlement programs leader of Collingwood Neighbourhood House and a Filipino by heart. Jennifer confesses to having no blood connection or …

So, Must You Leave Everything Behind?

Pangarap: So, Our Journey Begins Only when you decide to leave everything behind, and know there is no way to move but forward … that you can hope to find that job or that new life and not for a moment think of quitting. I remember when I was deciding to leave, I had an …

The Heart of a Filipino Longing to Return Home

Pangarap: So, Our Journey Begins To live and or work abroad is a personal decision.  After all, life is all about choices, they say. Growing up, we watched family, friends, relatives, neighbors and even strangers  leaving to migrate or simply to work abroad. We hear about the reasons that pertain to uplifting the social and …

UPAA BC’s First Seminar for Temporary Foreign Workers

BC AS CAN BE Last May, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in British Columbia (UPAABC), in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver and Vancity had its first outreach program for 2013 by holding a free seminar for temporary foreign workers (TFWs) titled “Options and Opportunities for Becoming a Permanent Resident”. The function …

7 success secrets for Canadian immigrants

On the Move Naeem “Nick” Noorani, well known motivational speaker, social entrepreneur,  former publisher of the monthly magazine, “Canadian Immigrant”  recently brought his cross-Canada workshop series, “7  Success Secrets for Canadian Immigrants” to Coquitlam. The event which was  held in co-ordination with Immigrant Services Society of BC last July 24 drew a good number of newcomers all …

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