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Hello. My name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of
VisaPlace.com. This is a message for Filipino nationals, people who live in
the Philippines, who are interested in immigration to Canada.
The Philippines is one of the major immigration sources for Canada. In
fact, I believe it’s the number one source for immigrants coming to Canada.
I’ve got to confirm that, but if it’s not number one, it’s certainly number
We, at our law firm, handle a lot of Filipino cases for permanent
residents, for Canadian permanent residents. We do a lot of federal skilled
worker cases. Live-in caregiver cases is a major, major way that Filipinos
come to Canada to work in Canada for families who need assistance with
their children or their elderly relatives.
There’s other ways that Filipinos come to Canada. Study permits and work
permits. Sometimes they reside in other countries, like Hong Kong or Saudi
Arabia, and they apply for Canadian immigration from those countries. Most
of Filipinos do apply through the Canadian embassy in Manila, directly in
It’s a challenging process to get Canadian status, to get Canadian
permanent residents, for Filipino nationals, because Filipinos need visas
to come to Canada. They can’t just come to Canada like Americans or
individuals from the United Kingdom to visit without visas. They need
And often, it’s very hard to get visas, because immigration officers
believe that if a Filipino gets a visa, that individual will not return
back to Canada. There is a bias against Filipino cases, generally speaking,
I have encountered. So you have to make a very strong case if you’re going
to succeed at getting a visa for Canada, or immigration to Canada, if
you’re a Filipino national.
Now, there’s a lot of Filipinos living in Canada already, in Toronto
especially. It’s a huge… we have a huge Filipino population, and it’s
great. They contribute tremendously to our culture and our economy. So many
relatives of those individuals overseas are looking forward to be united
with their relatives here in Canada.
So if you are Filipino and you are interested in Canada immigration, feel
free to contact us or go to our website at www.VisaPlace.com. Thank you,
and have a great day.
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