Immigrating to Canada from the Philippines

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Are you thinking of moving to Canada from the Philippines? Canada’s immigration policies and economic strength make it a top destination for Filipinos looking to resettle.

In recent years, the Philippines has ranked in the top 5 nations with the highest numbers of people immigrating to Canada. The two countries share a strong bond, with almost 1,000,000 Canadians having Filipino roots!

Reasons to Choose Canada

Canadian immigration offers a high-quality life for residents with the country’s strong economy and G7 status. Canada is respected around the world for its many positive traits:

  • Cultural diversity, inclusiveness
  • Friendly people
  • Low crime rates
  • Political stability
  • Quality education system
  • Universal health coverage
  • Ample job opportunities

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The Benefits of Working in Canada First

If you have skilled work experience or have a valid job offer in Canada, your path to Canadian permanent residence status is much easier.

  • Canada’s low birth rate means there are vacancies to fill.
  • Working in Canada is a great opportunity to try life in a new country before committing to a permanent change.
  • Canada’s laws support a discrimination-free hiring process. 
  • As of 2023, Canada is fast-tracking the work permit process for Filipino professionals, with no Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) required. 
  • Children of a working parent can attend Canadian schools for free (up to and including grade 12).
  • Filipinos have the opportunity to earn higher wages while working in Canada. 
  • Certain tax incentives offer financial support for raising children under 18.

The Government of Canada offers programs to help new immigrants feel welcome and supported. Some include specific pathways for business investors, professional caregivers, and people who work in agriculture to become permanent residents.

For everyone else, your work experience, education, settlement funds, and language proficiency are your ticket to a work permit or permanent residence status.

The Express Entry Application Management System

Canada’s Express Entry is an electronic system that handles the applications of skilled workers seeking permanent residency.

The three programs it oversees include:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) for temporary workers in Canada
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Depending on the type of jobs you’ve done in the past, the criteria for each category will differ. 

To qualify for one of these programs when immigrating to Canada, you must verify your work history and training. You’ll also be expected to prove your ability to speak and write (in either English or French) with language tests based on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standards.

If you studied overseas (not in Canada), you must confirm your certificate, diploma, or degree with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

Depending on the program you’re applying through, you must also verify that you also have sufficient funds to move to Canada.

Qualified candidates can create an Express Entry online profile through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You will receive a Comprehensive Ranking System CRS score based on the information you provided. 

People with the highest scores will be invited to apply for permanent residence throughout the year. Successful candidates can then begin the detailed process of family sponsorship to bring over relatives. 

Canada’s Express Entry option is the most straightforward way for a single applicant to gain permanent residence status in Canada. 

Understanding the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is another way to fast-track your way into Canada’s express entry pool of candidates.

If you are thinking about immigrating to Canada from the Philippines, it is important to research where you would like to live. Some areas of Canada offer a more affordable cost of living than others. Nova Scotia, for example, is much cheaper than Southern Ontario or the Lower Mainland of British Columbia!

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) help immigrants settle in specific Canadian provinces or territories. Each province has its own PNP application that meets the regional labour market requirements and economic goals.

Programs such as the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) assist Filipinos interested in immigrating to areas of Canada with lower populations. 

A provincial nomination can improve overseas workers’ chances of permanent residency. The nomination adds 600 points to their Comprehensive Ranking System score, making PNP candidates more competitive and prioritized for selection.

Working with a qualified Canadian-based immigration consultant will ensure you follow all the necessary steps requested by the Canadian government.

How Does Volte Assist in Immigrating to Canada?

Are you planning to move from the Philippines to Canada? Are you seeking Canadian citizenship? Volte Intercontinental Visa and Immigration, Inc. makes the immigration pathway easier to understand.

Volte Immigration will guide you through Canada’s express entry programs without charging you unnecessary additional fees for a work permit or permanent residence visa.

Do you need help with a permanent residence application or advice on filling out your express entry profile? Volte Immigration loves welcoming new immigrants and is dedicated to helping you achieve your dream of moving to Canada. Contact Volte Immigration today to get started on becoming a permanent resident.

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