The United States is old news. Canada welcomes skilled and semi-skilled immigrants from all over the world because they know the value that hard-working people bring to an economy. Your chance to immigrate to Canada from the Philippines really only comes down to you securing a job and working hard. If that is the kind of person you are or can be, there are quite literally hundreds of thousands of jobs in Canada, waiting for the right people to apply. Once you have secured a job, there is a Canadian visa or immigration program suited to your situation. Thousands of Filipinos are discovering the amazing benefits of immigrating to Canada, if you are eligible for immigration, you can start the process and be living and working in Canada by 2021.
Why Immigrate to Canada?
Through immigration streams such as the Provincial Nominee Program and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, Canada is opening up the chance for hundreds of thousands of immigrants to become eligible for permanent residency in the coming year. Provincial Nomination Programs target specific labour needs for their provinces, while the Atlantic Immigration Pilot aims to bring hard-working immigrants of all skill levels to Atlantic Canada.
The reason for the big demand for labour is because Canada’s population growth is unable to meet the rapidly growing economy’s demands. Aside from the thousands of existing vacancies, hundreds of thousands of jobs are being created each year. High salaries for semi-skilled and skilled workers such as butchers, mechanics, and IT professionals are luring people from all over the globe.
- Mechanics earn an average of $55,263 per year.
- Generous minimum wage requirements put in place by the Canadian government for farm workers and harvesting labourers ensure a good quality of life for all of Canada’s residents. Harvesters earn an average of $23,400 per year.
- Long-haul truck drivers earn an average annual salary of $48,750 a year and are one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada. Nearly every province needs truck drivers.
- IT professionals such as web and full-stack developers are in massive demand and earn an average of $72,500 a year.
- Engineers are always in demand, the average salary is $69,547 a year.
- Accountants and other financial officers also do very well for themselves in Canada, with an average annual salary of $58,403.
Here is a comprehensive list of the in-demand jobs in Canada.
Under the immigration programs mentioned above, and many more, it is possible to apply for permanent residency before you even immigrate to Canada from the Philippines. There is a strict list of requirements that must be adhered to, but you have a chance of becoming a citizen in a country with one of the best public support systems on earth. Public support in Canada includes free healthcare and free schooling for all children under the age of 18
Top Level Universities
Canada’s colleges are amongst the highest ranked post-secondary schooling systems globally and with hundreds of world-class universities, the opportunities for yourself and your loved ones are endless. Canada values post-secondary studies highly, it may even be a requirement to you obtaining permanent residency depending on the program you choose to apply through. Some visa programs such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot have dedicated streams for foreigners who complete studies at Canadian institutions. By simply completing a qualification at a Canadian post-secondary school, you could be eligible for permanent residency.
Canada is a real democracy
The rights of Canadians are protected by a liberal government that values freedom above all else. In Canada people are free to be who they want, news broadcasters are free to report on any interesting events without bounds and human rights are respected with complete dignity.
You Don’t Have to Leave Family Behind
Canada is serious about keeping families together. If you meet the minimum settlement fund requirements, you can bring your family with you.
The big concern when it comes to immigration often comes down to how well you think you will adjust to a new country. Because Canada is such a multicultural hub, welcoming thousands of new immigrants every month, it really is one of the easiest societies to integrate into. Asian immigrants from all over are settling and making Canada their home, and are being warmly welcomed by Canadians and other immigrants alike.
What Should I Do to Start my Journey?
We touched on two immigration programs above, but there are many more. For example, if you are eligible for Express Entry, you could immigrate to Canada in as little as 6 months, without a job offer. Some of them will require a valid job offer to become a permanent resident and even a Canadian citizen one day. Once you have a job offer the first thing you will need is to apply for a Temporary Foreign Work Permit:
Temporary Foreign Work Permit Requirements
- Your employer must have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment;
- which he must provide a copy of the LMIA along with a job offer letter or employment contract;
- Once you have these, complete the required forms and submit them.
Once you have your work permit you can begin your journey. For some programs, such as the Provincial Nomination Program and Atlantic Immigration Pilot, you can apply for permanent residency at the same time as you apply for your work permit, as you will have a provincial nomination. For others, such as the Agri-food Immigration Pilot, you will need to first get one year's worth of experience in Canada before submitting your application for permanent residency. However, none of this means anything if you aren’t eligible for Canadian immigration or don’t know which programs will work for you. If you want to find out more about which program will be most suited to your specific skills and/or qualifications and which areas of Canada you will be best suited to, start by following the link below.
Do You Need Help Immigrating to Canada from the Philippines?
The immigration process can become quite overwhelming. There is a lot of paperwork involved in the process and tight deadlines must be met when applying to immigrate to Canada from the Philippines. Making use of a Regulated Immigration Consultant (RCIC) will take all the stress and uncertainty out of the process so you can focus on getting yourself and your family ready for the exciting new life that is waiting for you on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Our RCIC’s are licensed by the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) and take great pride in the knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully aid hopeful candidates into our beautiful country.
If you would like to take the first step in this process, start by chatting to one of our RCIC’s by clicking the link below.