Immigrating to Canada from the Philippines

One of the largest success stories to come out of Canadian immigration in the past century is that of Filipino migrants who have been coming into Canada from the Philippines for over sixty years. The Philippines tends to be one of the top four countries for migration into Canada on a yearly basis, but recently has climbed past China and India for the number two seed behind the United States.

The struggling state of the economy in the Philippines has made migration an attractive option as the large number of college graduates (just under three-quarters of a million) have only a small chance of finding employment in their home nation.

Why the Philippines?

In comparison to other migrants from different countries, several factors make Filipino immigrants more likely to find employment.

  • Higher levels of job skills in comparison to other migrants
  • More education, with higher numbers holding degrees
  • Better English-language skills than most migrants

These combine to make Filipino immigrants a favourable hiring block. With existing deficits in Canadian businesses such as Ontario health care, many Filipinos are finding easy employment in specializations that they would be unable to find in the Philippines. Unlike other immigrants that have suffered more than native citizens as a result of the recession, migrants from the Philippines are thriving.

Filipinos in Canada

While migrants from China and India are well-known for creating ethnic neighborhoods and communities that resist cultural homogenization with other Canadian cultures, Filipinos have proven much more adept at blending into their surroundings and leaving much less of a profile. No city in Canada has a “Filipino Town” to compare with the Chinese districts of Vancouver or the Indian neighborhoods of Toronto; only a few neighborhoods across the country have a population density higher than the national average. With only one Filipino-Canadian having been elected to the national Parliament, there is very little indication that these immigrants have become such a large block altogether.

The Gains of the Philippines Migrants

One of the largest advantages of Filipino employment is their role in caring industry. As one example, the Live-In Caregiver Program that offers live-in care for children and the elderly has a workforce that is made up of over ninety percent Filipinos. Some Canadian sociologists have called them “servants of globalization” because they separate from their families in order to work for wealthy families. Their efforts are selfless but quite fruitful — each year over a billion dollars flows into the Philippines from Canada, accounting for over ten percent of the nation’s GDP. What’s more, the immigrants are showing incredible upward mobility, with nearly ninety percent of first-wave children gaining university degrees, one of the highest figures of race and education in the entire country.

Why Hire Us to Help You With Your Immigration Case?

For over 15 years, we have helped countless individuals who want to immigrate to Canada do so. Our experience with immigration law has allowed us to help individuals enter the Canada, who otherwise would have not had the opportunity.

Do You Want to Immigrate to the Canada from the Philippines?

If so, Contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals and consultants who work for Niren and Associates an award winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

Ready for the next step? Book your 1 on 1 consultation now or call us at 1-888-317-5770.

About Sam Moser

Read more

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

Thanks to Alicea and Rania for their excellent service. This is the 2 nd time we are using them and they have always delivered successful results, even where other law firms has been unsuccessful. Alicea has been especially helpful and available to address all our concerns. She has an excellent work ethic. We will be using them again and always recommend them to our friends.

K Win the last week

Migrating is a hard task for anyone. Finding a job is even harder. Once I got a job offer, things started moving rapidly. So, I called used VisaPlace (Niren and associates) to assist with the process. Rania and Richard deserve the utmost respect in getting the job done. They have been patient with me and some set backs. Very professional.! Hands down, money was well spent. Thanks Rania and Richard, you make an awesome team. You'll definitely have a repeat customer with me !! I was very impressed at how well they were organized and had a positive experience. Very good and professional work led to a successful outcome. I highly recommend using VisaPlace.

RenaisTT4 weeks ago

I'll like to say I had an awesome initial consultation with Rania Abboud. She was knowledgeable, made the initial process easy and understood my situation. I am excited and hopeful to continue consulting this company. You do a great job for immigrants. Also, Natalie Walcz was great, she handled my situation professionally. Great team. Definitely assets to your company.

Jeffery Yirenkyia month ago

Associations