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Immigration to Canada from the Philippines

(Below is a transcription of this video)

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.

Benefits for Immigrating to Canada from the Philippines

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
two.

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
the Philippines.

Possible Challenges of Immigration

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
visas.

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.

Are You Interested in Immigration to Canada from the Philippines?

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.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with your Canadian immigration.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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40 thoughts on “Immigration to Canada from the Philippines

  1. Lovely

    Hi, I am a Filipino but working abroad (Europe). Now I finally got my immigration visa for Canada. My question is: can I fly directly from where I am to Canada? Or do I have to go back first to the Philippines and comply the necessary pre-departure requirements? What do I need to do and prepare? Please advise.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would have to know what these pre-departure requirements are to best advise you on what to do. Your immigration office may have this information more in depth. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. marnie gertrude

    hi, im married and my husband is a police officer in the philippines. i would like to ask how long we need to wait for the visa after the medical??

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Marnie,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Unfortunately we cannot know for certain what the processing time of your visa will be, as it varies on a case to case basis. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. Andrea

    Hi. I’m 23years old. Female and single. Living in province of Pampanga, Philippines. I am very interested to work in Canada and eventually be a permanent resident also. I actually left my job as Human Resources Specialist but functions as generalist three years of work experience . I am willing to work in Canada as any of job offers. How can I start to work there? I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Andrea.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Andrea,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! With your work experience, one way you may be able to come to Canada to work is through Express Entry, which is a direct path to permanent residency. We would love to help guide you through the process! Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. jimmilyn samiano

    Good Day!
    hi, i am a filipino and want to go to canada, i have relatives there my mother’s brother but i don’t know where to start and how to process my papers, i hope you can help me..
    thank you so much.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Jimmilyn,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you immigrate to Canada. Depending on your qualifications you may be eligible to immigrate through a variety of programs, however we would have to better understand your past experience to determine the best pathway for you. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. Rachel

    Hi Polly,

    Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! With your academic experience and your wife’s experience as a licensed nurse you may be eligible to immigrate as a family under the Express Entry Program. We would love to help guide you through the application process. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

    The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

    Reply
  6. Teresa

    Hi, i have a bf and hes a canadian. He wants to marry me and bring me to canada. What will he do? Do we need to marry here in philippines? Or i need to go to canada to marry? Which is the easiest way for him to bring me in canada? Do i need to get a tourist visa to marry him there? Or do they have a fiance visa like in the US? Can u give us some advice?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Teresa,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I understand how marriage and spousal sponsorship can be confusing but don’t worry we have helped thousands of clients immigrate to Canada through marriage. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  7. Jamie

    Hi, I’m from PH and I’m currently a freelance UI Designer. I’m interested in looking for some great opportunities in Canada. I’m thinking of going to Canada to look for a job then if everything goes well, would probably apply for residency. Is it too hard to do that? I mean, to get a job and all for a filipino UI/Graphic Designer? What are the steps or the procedure to make this possible? Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Jamie,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Although immigrating to Canada with a job offer is typically easier, you may qualify to immigrate while looking for a job. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  8. Niel

    Hello VisaPlace, How can I visit canada? I don’t have any friends or relative over there I just want to visit canada because of my grandfather who already passed away. His dream is to visit canada before he left the world but suddenly … hmm

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Niel,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather. There may be a few ways for you to visit Canada. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  9. Laarni

    Good morning!

    Two of my nieces are licensed pharmacist in the Philippines. They’re scheduled to write the pharmacy evaluating exam here. One of them has been denied already saying they don’t have ties in the Philippines. Any suggestion? Do you have an office counterpart in Manila?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Laarni,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I’m sorry to hear your request was denied in the past. We do not have a counterpart office in Manila but we can help you from anywhere in the world. Here at VisaPlace, we have thousands of Filipino clients. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  10. May estallo

    Hi. Im interested for independent immigrant. May i know your office address and contact numbers? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi May,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Below you will find our address and contact information.

      VisaPlace Toronto:
      20 Eglinton Avenue W, Suite 2102
      Toronto, ONM4R 1K8

      CAN & USA Toll Free: 1-888-742-0118

      Outside of North America: +1-647-560-9199

      Hours
      Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm EST
      Saturday: 9am to 5pm EST
      Sunday: Closed

      Reply
  11. G

    Hi! I really want to study and live in Canada. I am 17 yrs. old turning 18 this May 2017. I will be in the 12th grade this school year and I want to migrate to Canada after completing senior high school (which is Grade 12) to study for college there but my relatives in Canada says that I need to have a degree/diploma first here in the Philippines to study college in Canada. Does it really need to be that way?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Angeline,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! There are several ways for you to obtain a Canadian Student Visa. We have helped thousands of clients in similar situations like yours, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  12. Hyacinth

    Hi Good day!

    I would like to ask what are the requirements needed for me to be qualified immigrant to Canada? I am currently working as an Accounting assistant 28 years old, married and 1 child. Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Hyacinth,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! We would love to help you immigrate to Canada. We have helped thousands of clients in a similar situation as yours, and we may be able to help you as well. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  13. Jonafel Jumaquio

    Hi sir, I’m Jonafel Jumaquio , mother of 1 son 3yrs. Of age, I want my sister , aunt and my Uncle help us to migrate in Canada,. What can I apply for? if my husband doesn’t want to migrate , only me and my son. Thank you I hope you can help me.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Helloo Jonafel. We will need to know a lot more information about your situation to see if you qualify for any of the Canadian immigration programs. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  14. Gwendolym belga

    Hi im gwen im currently working as a real estate specialist and my husband is a civil engineer we are both expert in our feild but still we wanted to secure the future of our kids how can we apple for immigrant visa ang what are the steps we need to go through to secure one.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Gwendolym. Thank you for writing to us. Canada has several immigration paths that you might be suited for: Express Entry, Provincial Nomination, Work Permit. We will need to know a lot more about your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  15. Gen Golamco

    Hi, good day.

    I want to work and permanently live in Canada. What are some of the steps I need to take to achieve this? I am from Manila, Philippines. I am 22 years old, and I’ve been working professionally for more than two years. I have an uncle (who is a Canadian citizen), who wants to help me move to Alberta and support my stay. Would sponsorship make the whole process shorter and my application easier?

    Also, would it be better if I applied for a job first before I move to Canada? Or should I move first, settle, then find a job?

    Thank you so much. Would appreciate your response. Have a great day!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Gen. You have asked some very good questions. Having a job offer from a Canadian company will make your immigration easier. You cannot just move to Canada and settle in first. You must either have a visa to work, or study, or have been accepted for Permanent Residency. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Gen Golamco

        Hi, thank you so much for your response!

        Reply
  16. Lyka Primicias

    I want to study and work in canada. Im only 17 years old turning 18 in august 2016, i am matured enough to go outside the country. I want to give myself a better life for living in canada. Is it possible for me to go to canada immediately?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Lyka. Thank you for writing to us. The first step that you must take if you want to study in Canada, is to obtain a letter of acceptance from an accredited Canadian educational institution. Once you have the acceptance letter, we can help you with the process to obtain the study visa that you will need to come to Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  17. Shaid ambia jr.

    Hi im Shaid ambia Jr. Father of two daughter 16 years old and 14 years old .. and im a single father i want to immigrate in canada to have my two daughter a good study for their future and i graduate custom administration from Ramon Magsaysay University ..

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Shaid. Canada is a wonderful place to live and to raise your children and give them an opportunity for a tremendous education. You are making a wise decision. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I can determine which immigration program, there are many, would be best suited for you.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
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    1. Anisa Dattu

      Hello,

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      Should you wish to see if you are eligible for an immigration program, please fill out our free assessment and one of our skilled representative will assist you in determining which program is best for you. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

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      Reply
  19. Dennis B. V, CSP

    Sir

    I am interested in migrating to canada, I finished BS. Biology from Adamson University, used to manage several businesses and as of now I work as a security manager

    Reply
    1. Anisa Dattu

      Hello Dennis,

      Thank you for your post.

      You might be eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker class, but we need more info to assess your eligibility. In order to be considered for the FSW program, a foreign worker must have ONE of the following:

      At least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in one of the 24 eligible occupations (see further below)
      Qualified for Arranged Employment with a Labour Market Opinion and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer, Completed a PhD in Canada, or have completed two years of study in Canada towards a PhD, in both cases at a recognized institution. In addition, the applicant must prove an ability to speak either English or French.

      Please visit our website and complete the assessment form http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and someone will get back to you with your request options.

      Reply
  20. laila c

    Hello, sir..i am laila a mother of 5 children..i really wish and longing to come to Canada.

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Laila,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please go here to fill out our Free Immigration Eligibility Assessment Form, one of our experienced consultants will get back to you within 24 hours to let you know if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada

      Sarah Jane

      Reply

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