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New High demand occupations in Canada

>> Monday, March 22, 2010

As consultations are currently on its way to review the present process for the Immigration programs in Canada. It is possible that the list of High Demand occupations - Jobs, eligible for processing in the Federal Skilled Workers program will change.


Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister has announced in the Media Released portion of the Canadian Government Website, that due to the emerging changes in the Economy in Canada, it is high time for the process to also change.

These changes may mean a lot of things. It may mean that we will soon see a new set of High Demand Jobs in Canada. It may also mean that the current list may be retained with new occupations to be included.

What occupations will be included in the New list of high demand occupations we do not know, but speculating on it, you have check the current list of Occupations under pressure in the Human Resource and Skills Development Canada Website - http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca.

what you should do is to look for common occupations needed in all regions, the may be a good basis for the occupations that we should expect in the new list of high demand occupations.

When the new list will be published, again we do not know, but if we base it on the last time the regulation changed, we have a maximum of about 6 months to date, before it changes. This is the same timeframe, that they used up when they changed the old process last February 2008.

What you should do?

If your occupation is currently in the high demand list, it is to your advantage to start your application right now.

If your occupation is not yet in the high demand list, you should ready all your documents so that when the occupation list changes you will be ready to apply.

The safest way to take advantage of the current program is to start your application right now, before the new high demand occupation in Canada changes.

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March 27, 2010 CIC Visa Party!


Find out your options!

Do everything in your power to determine if Canada is really for you!

Join us in Celebrating the success of our latest Visa Grantees!

Find out if this is indeed for you, by attending the Seminar, learn the Cost and the Process, listen to the problems they have encountered and the solutions that made them get their Visa's.

When:

Marh 27, 20110

Time:

Registration - 3:30pm
Party proper - 4:00pm

Where:

ARISTOCRAT 432 San Andres St., Corner Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila RSVP – Php500.00 (dinner inclusive)

You owe it to yourself to at least find out about your options!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Avail of lower consultancy Fees, by attending the Visa Party, scheduled promo for the VISA Party will Offer Apply now pay later plan only to Qualified attendees who will start the program during the Visa party!

For reservations please email me at jaraneta@go2canada.com or text me at 0917 541 5000.

Or reserve on-line by clicking on the following link:

On-line Reservation

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Breaking News! Canadian Immigration Program

>> Friday, March 19, 2010

For those of you who has plans of applying for the Fast Immigration process, via the revised Federal Skilled Workers Program, a Canadian Immigration program, you have to act FAST!

Apply today, if possible!

Changes in the Federal Skilled Workers Program may happen sooner than you think. To take advantage of the Fast and Easy Canadian Immigration Program, where you can get your Visa within 6 months to a year, you have to act now!



Short background

When Budget Bill C-50 that included changes on Canada's immigration legislation was passed on June 18, 2008, the Government of Canada immediately announced public consultations on immigration priorities.

In less than 6 months after the passage of the bill, the list of 38 High Demand Occupations was published last November 28, 2008.

If you have been following my blog, you would know that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has included a statement in the revision of the program, saying that the list of high demand occupations may change depending on the labor market demand in Canada.

Just recently, the Government of Canada announced another public consultation on economic immigration priorities.

Meaning, the list of high demand occupations may be changing soon!


Government of Canada consults Canadians on economic immigration priorities

Ottawa, March 16, 2010 — As the economic recovery gains momentum, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today launched consultations to identify Canada’s new and emerging labour market needs and how immigration can best respond to them.

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on how to help lead Canada to full economic recovery from the global recession. These consultations will look at worker shortages in trades and professions across Canada as well as the factors that affect an immigrant’s ability to succeed in Canada’s work force.

The consultations will help develop instructions to immigration officers on which economic immigration applications are eligible for processing. As part of the Action Plan for Faster Immigration, the first set of instructions was issued in November 2008 as a tool to keep the backlog of applications from growing, to reduce wait times for new applications and to better match new economic applicants to Canada’s labour market needs.

“The Action Plan for Faster Immigration is designed to make immigration more responsive to Canada’s economic conditions. When these conditions change, the instructions are meant to change too,” said Minister Kenney. “The first set of instructions has had a significant impact, but our research shows it is time to revise them to make sure they continue to meet their goals.” [Source]



How does this affect you?

If you have been told that you are eligible to apply under this program because you have work experience in the current list, then you should file your application NOW!

The longer you delay your decision to apply, the more you are risking your eligibility.

As seen on the previous changes, it may only take 6 months before the Immigration Minister issue a new ministerial instruction.

On the other hand, if you are not included in the current list of high demand occupations, this could be your chance.

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Canada Benefits for your family

>> Thursday, March 18, 2010


(Jay Araneta, Ernesto Halili, Barbette Halili and Children)

"it is true even if I had the option to work abroad( as a Nurse) then, I did not want to grab it if my family can not go with me, that is why we opted to immigrate in Canada. Actually, we already filed our Immigrant application way back 2006, but when the Citizenship and Immigration Canada revised the Federal Skilled Workers program a Permanent Residents Visa application Canada last November 2008, we opted to withdraw our old application and file another one in the new process. Free Education for the children of Immigrants is part of the Canada Benefits that we will receive when we immigrate to Canada.

To our surprise it only took 7 months and up 'til now we still can not believe it. A major reason why we opted to immigrate to Canada is because we want to give a better quality of life to our 3 kids as well as a good North American Education, we know that we can only give both of these to them, if we Immigrate to Canada."


This is what Barbette Halili told me, when I gave them their Canada Visa last February 20, 2010 when I gave them their Visa's with (5 visas).

Barbette and Ernesto Halili, like a lot of Filipino's was also dreaming of a better quality of life for their young family, but the similarity stops there.

Because unlike, most Filipinos, Ernesto and Barbette Halili will be living their dream, when they live for Canada on April 2010.

Why did they decide to apply?

They want their family to be together.

While they waited for the results of their first application, Ernesto was already working overseas and only gets to see his beloved family ones a year, on his vacation.

Happily, he accepted Permanent Residents Visa telling, me that it was a dream come true for him, to get his Canadian Permanent Residents Visa. He too, like most Overseas Filipino Workers - OFW's has paid the ultimate price of being separated from his Family, just so he can save, hoping that it would be enough secure his Families future.

But why be separated from your family when you have the option to work hard for your future, with a much higher probably of success and be with them at the same time?

Yes the Halili's are wise to make this decision for their family.

For when they land in Canada, not only will they receive a much higher income for their current Jobs, they will also receive Canada benefits for their family that are not part of those that they receive in the Philippines such as:

Free Health Care - one of the major reason for financial instability in the Philippines is health care. We see even in the advertisements, the popular line, "sa panahon ngayon bawal ang magkasakit", click on the link and find out why this is no longer a concern for the Halili's when they land in Canada.

Free Education - Probably one of the most dreaded expense of the parent, even if they try not to think about it at present, is the cost of Education, at present it is estimated that you will be spending millions in Pesos to send a child to college.

Why pay?

When most of the cost of Education of your children can be for Free in Canada.

Cost of raising your children - As your child grows older, it is of course your responsibility to raise them and provide a good quality of living, as they grow up.

Have you ever wished, that the Philippine government could help you, spend for the cost of raising your children? Yes, I know in a perfect world right?

Well, the Halili's will be enjoying a monthly allowance for all their kids as they grow older, when they raise them in Canada. This is known as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, click on the link to read more.

Probably, as you read this post, you would have already agreed that the Halili's are very wise to invest the money that they have spent for their applications.

The Canada Benefits mentioned, that you will receive for your family when you apply for a Permanent Residents Visa application for Canada, along with other benefits like better Retirement plan, Unemployment Income and others, allows Permanent Residents and Citizens of Canada a better chance of reaching financial stability, which will help them give their Families a better quality of life.

But, as wise as they smart, they did not want to take any chances, that is why they used a Consultancy Firm with more than 22 years in experience in helping Filipino's have a better quality of life for their families by Immigrating in Canada.

Our Company, Canadian Immigration Consultancy.

As the picture was take, the Halili's know that they still have a long way to go, Barbette will still have her credentials assessed via the Foreign Credentials Referral Office - FCRO, to determine if she is eligible to take the licensure exam that will allow her to practice her profession as a Nurse in Canada. She knows that she may have to accept entry level Jobs, at first, and so does Ernesto.

But the important thing for them is that they are already a step closer towards achieving their goals. They gladly take these challenges, and hope for the best by doing actions, or take sacrifices that will further increase their chances in reaching their dreams for their beloved children. While they still can, did not stop to do all that they can, to provide a better future for their Families.

Like most families, they pray to God, to guide them, and help them with their plans, but as I said since they are wise, they know that it would be easier for God to help them if they also help themselves.

Ang galing nila no?? "Hangga ako sa inyo Mam and Sir, Idol ko na po kayo!"

This can be your story too...
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If you have the Education and 4 years work experience in the list of 38 high demand occupations, you too will have a great chance of getting an Immigrants Visa for your Family.

If you have been told, that you are qualified for this program, do not delay your application, start right now.

Today! If possible!

I keep reminding my clients, we can only help you while the conditions are still in your favor; while you are still qualified to apply.

If you delay it, and the FSW program changes again, and your occupation will be omitted from the list, it will be too late.

You will no longer be able to apply.

It is your opportunity, it is your choice, read the stories of the application, and you will see that it is not easy, but we can help you with the problems that you may experience along the way.

We want to help you get your Visa, but that is what we want for you.

How about you? What is it to you?

We were only able to help the Halili's with their applications because they were ready to help themselves.

Give us a call, email your concerns to jaraneta@go2canada.com!





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Jobs in Canada right now

>> Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If you are looking for Jobs in Canada, you should be aware that there are proper channels that you have to go through before you get the Visa to go to Canada and the Permit to work in Canada.

To understand the process, you should click on the following Links, explaining what an LMO is or an AEO.

LMO AEO

To begin with, there are not that many Jobs in Canada that is because there is a difficulty for employers to process workers from outside of Canada.

They would have to prove that they can no longer find suitable skills in Canada to the Government in Canada before they can be allowed to hire from outside of Canada.

Please click on the following to understand what an Employer has to do to hire a Filipino worker to fill out a vacancy for a Job in Canada.

Hiring Filipino Worker

Lastly, this post is also to warn those who are looking for Jobs in Canada, that there are a lot of online scams, circulating in the Internet.

An example with be this scam:

Authorization Letter from Canadian Board of Immigration Lawyers


LAW OFFICE, IMMIGRATION LAWYERS CANADA
OPEN 24 HOURS FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY.
Greater Toronto
Law Offices of Charles W. Pley.
Address; 102, Sherwood Heights Drive Ontario, Canada.

Attention; On behalf of the immigration airport lawyers and board of directors.
An immigrant who is visiting Canada as a Tourist or invitation to visit any of the Canadian Hotel for work or Any Company, examination cannot be concluded at the port of entry by the officer, A visitor visa is a document or stamp in the passport (in most cases) which allows entry of a person into Canada as the person meets the requirements of the Act for the purpose of visiting Canada.


To read more about this and to read other samples of online scams about Jobs in Canada, please visit my this blog gatewaytocanada.com

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Education in Canada

>> Sunday, March 7, 2010

It is the mission of the Canadian Government that all children in Canada receive an education.

In Canada, the government provides an education for every child free of charge. This Public education is paid for through taxes and is administered by the provinces and territories in cooperation with local school boards.


Depending which province of Canada you will be settling children starts studying at age four or five and continues to until they reach age 15 or 16 years old.

To know more about Education in Canada for your children you should consider visitng the Ministry of Education website for the province or territory in which you decide to live.



* British Columbia
* Alberta
* Saskatchewan
* Manitoba
* Ontario
* Quebec
* New Brunswick
* Nova Scotia
* Prince Edward Island
* Newfoundland and Labrador
* Yukon
* Northwest Territories
* Nunavut

Education in Canada free from primary until secondary levels is another great way that the Canadian Government helps new Immigrants in making sure that they are well taken cared of.

credits: Info. source cic.gc.ca

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Show Money or Settlement Fund for Canada

>> Thursday, March 4, 2010

What is commonly known as Show Money for Canada is technically called Canada Settlement Fund.

I am writing another entry about this subject because I get a lot of inquiry about it from my last post Show Money in Canada.

As the regulation dictates, an applicant must be able to show proof that he or she will be able to provide for his personal needs (Food, Clothing, Shelter) for the first 6 months of his stay in Canada.

The proof of his Show Money of Settlement Fund should be in an amount of "Unencumbered Transferable and Available Funds".

Merrian Webster's online Dictionary defines Unencumbered as:

Main Entry: un·en·cum·bered

- free of encumbrance

Main Entry: en·cum·brance

1 : something that encumbers : impediment, burden
2 : a claim (as a mortgage) against property


Which means that Real properties is not included in the proof of Funds; Show Money or Settlement funds. You can present Real Properties as part of your Personal Net Worth Statement but the Visa officer assessing your application will not include it as part of your documentary proof.

The following are samples of documents that you can use for this requirement (you can use either one of or a combination of:


1. Cash - a Bank Certificate showing your required proof based on the Settlement Fund Requirement Table.

2. Cash - Bank Statement showing the amount you have in your account; the transaction details or a combination of several Bank Accounts

3. Termination Value of your current Insurance - If you have acquired Insurance like (Pension, Life, Flexi - Insurance and others), you should check the policy. In it you will find that, normally, after three years of continuous payments the Insurance company will pay back a portion of the money you have been paying them, if ever you decide to return the policy to them and no longer continue with the Insurance program. This is called your Insurance Termination Value. You can ask your Insurance agent for a Certification of the amount that you will get if ever you will return your plan. You can use this Certificate as part of your proof of Funds.

4. Retirement Plan - If you work in a Company that offers its employees a retirement Plan, and you are already eligible to receive the benefits of the program (early retirement plan for example)you can ask your Human Resource Department to issue a Certification, in your companies security papers (Official Letter head) that you are already eligible to receive the amount allotted to you (net of obligations-loans, cash advances and the like), at any time that you choose to retire. But since the Visa office of Canada is aware that not all companies offers this program to its employees, I would say it is safe to use this if your Company belongs to the Top 5000 corporation of your country.

5. Stocks and Bonds - You may also use Stocks and Bonds as part of your Show Money requirement, the amount that you can use for the value should be based on the published current Market Value of your Investment.

6. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)Contributions - As a Gov't Employee, you are entitled to Retirement Plan, you can use a Certificate coming from your HR on the allotted retirement benefit and use this as part of your Show Money.

7. Pag - Ibig Fund - If you regularly contribute to the Gov't Pag - Ibig Fund. You can go to the Pag - Ibig Fund office and ask for the Certification of Total contributions made. This too can be used as your Illustration.

There are other ways to prove this, to learn more about the Show Money of Settlement Fund for Canada requirement you can also read my previous blog post - Show Money or you can visit the website of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada - cic.gc.ca.

If you have more questions please email them to jaraneta@go2canada.com.

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Health Care in Canada

>> Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One of the most impressive benefits of becoming a Permanent Resident is receiving Health Insurance in Canada. All Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for health insurance in Canada. Canada’s public health care system is funded through taxes that you pay and administered by the provinces and territories that you will decide to live in.



Public health insurance

Each province or Territory has a different coverage for your Health insurance. The medical care your province or territory offers might not be covered in other provinces and territories. That is why, When you travel, you should check the coverage of the Health insurance in your possession as well as the requirements of the place you are destined to go; you may require private health insurance.

As a Newly landed Permanent Resident in Canada you should apply for public health insurance as soon as possible

The application for Public health insurance card should be coursed through the provincial or territorial government of the place you decided to immigrate to.

You can get your application forms at a doctor’s office, a hospital, a pharmacy or an immigrant-serving organization. You can also get forms online from your province or territory’s ministry responsible for health.

What are your required documents to apply for Health Insurance?

When you apply for your health insurance card you will need to show some identification,like your birth certificate or passport, or your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR - IMM 5292). You can also show your Permanent Resident Card.

What you will be receiving after you apply

In most provinces and territories, each individual or family member receives their very own Health card with a personal health identification number. In Manitoba, however, only adults receive health insurance cards. The adult card lists each family member’s name and personal identification number.

Your health insurance card will show your name, address, gender and birth date. It is very important that you must carry the card with you and present it at a hospital or clinic when you or someone in your family needs health services.

Health Card application processing Time

Depending on which province or territory you decided to make as your new home, it may be necessary for you to get a temporary Private Health Insurance, since the processing of your Public Health Insurance make take some time.

Private insurance companies are listed in the yellow pages of a telephone Directory, usually under Insurance. You must buy this private insurance within five days of arriving in your province or territory or insurance companies may not provide coverage for you.

Note: Refugee claimants who cannot afford private health insurance and refugee claimants living in provinces that have a three-month waiting period can receive emergency and essential health services at no cost. The cost for these services is covered by the Interim Federal Health Program.

Private health insurance

It is also important to know that private health insurance may have additional service coverage that may not be present under your province or territory’s health insurance plan. Such as dental costs, private hospital rooms, the cost of prescription drugs, dental care, ambulance services and prescription eyeglasses. Some employers may offer you the option to pay for extra health insurance from your pay cheque.

That is why you should make it a point to find a list of private health insurance companies.

Warning: Do not lose or share your card

Please do not share your health insurance card with anyone else. Your card is for your use only, if you do not heed this warning, you could lose the benefits it provides by letting other people use it. You could also face criminal charges and be removed from Canada. If you lose the card, you might have to pay a fee to replace it.

You may Visit a the website of your provincial or Territorial ministries of health care, to learn more about Health Care in Canada.

British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut

Article source: cic.gc.ca

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Canada Child Tax Benefit

>> Tuesday, March 2, 2010

As a new Immigrant it would be to your interest to know that if you have children under 18, the Government of Canada may help you with the cost of raising them. This monthly, tax-free payment is called the Canada Child Tax Benefit, or CCTB.

The amount of this benefit is based on several factors, such as your family income, the number of children you have and their ages, and the province or territory you live in. When you apply, you must provide proof of your Canadian immigration status and proof of birth for any of your children born outside of Canada.

Requirements in Applying


1. file an Income Tax and Benefit Return each year.

2. For new Immigrants with stay not long enough to file a return; complete a separate form to declare your world income

You can get these forms and more information on the Canada Child Tax Benefit by calling the Canada Revenue Agency’s toll-free enquiry service at 1-800-387-1193 or by visiting the agency’s website.

The Canada Child tax Benifit or CCTB is just one of the many ways the government of Canada tries to help its subjects to have a better quality of life.

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