How to Immigrate to Canada from the Philippines

How to Immigrate to Canada from the Philippines
Over 15 percent of immigrants who have come to Canada are Filipino. This makes the Philippines the third-largest source of foreigners coming to Canada, just behind China and then India. In the first six months of 2022, over 12,000 Filipino immigrants gained permanent residency in Canada. This renewed stability in Filipino immigration is up 83 percent from last year, representing a welcome change from Canada’s downward trend since 2015. 

Why Choose Canada?

Canada offers immigrants high-standard and universally accepted degrees/diplomas, great jobs with high salaries, universal healthcare, and forward-thinking citizens. However, one of Canada’s main qualities to newcomers is its high quality of life score. It was reported that since 2004, Canada had been ranked in the top 10 countries in the world in its Quality of Life Index. The reason is that Canada combines
  • Excellent educational institutions
  • An innovative economy
  • A tolerant and safe culture
  • Preserves the extraordinary natural beauty of its surroundings.

Begin your Journey from the Philippines to Canada today! 

With all the benefits Canada has to offer, it would be hard for anyone to pass up the opportunity to live there. Luckily for you, there are many options for you to choose from to immigrate to Canada from the Philippines. 

Study pathway 

  1. Study Permit 
Students from the Philippines who have good English skills have a leg up compared to other international students. This skill immensely helps to get accepted into a Canadian study program. In addition, students from the Philippines are attracted to Canadian education because of the quality of education they would receive. Canadian colleges and universities are well funded, attract top professors, and offer courses tailored to changing economy. Other advantages for Filipinos looking to study in Canada are the opportunity to work part-time hours, bringing your family/ common-law partner to Canada with you, and the opportunity to earn a Post-Graduation Work Permit.The pathway for students is very straightforward as well. All that’s required is a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution, proof of financial security, and ensured departure at the end of your studies.Canada has a wide range of programs aligned with international students. These include Canadian Experience Class, TR to PR, and Provincial Nomination Programs.

Work pathway

  1. Work Permit 
Working individuals from the Philippines looking to come to Canada bring much to the table for the Canadian labour market. Filipinos have a reputation for working hard and being adaptable to Canadian life, whether by gaining an open-work or employer-specific permit.Employers in Canada have increasingly been importing temporary workers from the Philippines for years. Many of them are able to apply for Canadian PR within two years.Some notable pathways for Filipino workers that are in high demand include caregivers, hairstylists, butchers, welders, mechanics, cooks, cleaners, and farm workers. Once you receive the LMIA and job offer from the company, you can apply for a work permit. Another option would be the Owner-Operator Work Permit, for individuals looking to buy an existing Canadian business or set up a new one in Canada. This option is more suitable for those looking to immigrate with family members. 

Nomination pathway

  1. Express Entry (PNP)
This remains one of Canada’s most popular and fastest programs for candidates looking for permanent residency. This program best suits candidates with a high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 460 and above. If you have a higher score, you’ll have a higher chance of being selected. If you are applying from the Philippines and graduated high school under the ten years education system, applying for an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report is recommended. The ECA will help your CRS score remain high as it will state that your Filipino education is precisely equal to Canadian education.  Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most common option under EE for people looking to immigrate to Canada from the Philippines. The FSWP does not require any Canadian work experience or a job offer.However, keep in mind that the EE pathway is very competitive. For someone looking at this path, it’s advised to aim above the minimum requirements needed for the program. The better your qualifications are, the higher your chances to succeed.

Benefits of immigrating to Canada from the Philippines 

It is no secret that Canada is one of the most multicultural countries. It has become one of the people’s top destinations to visit, study, work, and immigrate to. Individuals looking to immigrate to Canada from the Philippines can look forward to having a better financial outlook for their future. Reports state Filipinos often earn higher salaries in Canada, which allows them to save more and afford things they cannot back home.In addition to the financial benefits, as mentioned earlier in this post, Canada has a large and growing Filipino community. More than half a million first-generation Filipino immigrants are currently living in Canada, which increases yearly. Interested in moving to Canada from the Philippines? You’re in luck, as mana immigration will be in Manila this October 2022 to hold free and exclusive study and work pathways seminars. Interested in attending, follow us on social media to keep up to date. If you can’t wait and want to learn more about how to immigrate to Canada, click here, and one of our trusted and certified consultants will happily assist you.
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