For record, Philippines is one of the highest immigration partners to Canada. It has been recorded as the second largest country to immigrate and obtain permanent immigration visas in Canada as at 2017.
Recall that in 2017, about 5000 Filipinos applicants were approved for permanent residency status in Canada. This is because being a neighboring country, Filipinos considered Canada as one of the best countries with a flourishing economy, high pay jobs and as well low cost of living.
They’re different processes of immigration from the Philippines to Canada. Obtaining Canadian permanent immigration visa can be complicated however the process shall be discuss to your satisfaction before the end of the article.
Filipinos are mostly known to immigrate to Canada through the caregiver. mostly all immigration to Canada are for the purpose of work while others are likely to be sponsored by family relatives who are citizens of or permanent residents in Canada.
The Filipinos has the third most populated Asian-Canadian group. This means that almost 30% of Filipinos are residents in Canada already. Most especially in Toronto. The province of Toronto harbors the highest number of Philippines because of the laudable contribution within the province. Interestingly as at 2016 the population of Filipinos in Canada increased by 26%.
Reasons Many Filipinos and Asians Migrate to Canada
High-Quality Educational System
Many Filipinos and Asians comes to Canada for the purposes of acquiring knowledge owing to the fact that Canada has one of the best advanced educational system in the world.
In other to study in Canada, you’re required as an individual to be up to 5-17 of age in all the public schools. In Canada Schools have well organized gyms, libraries, laboratories, and cafeterias which are sponsored by the Canadian government.
Free Health Care
Canadian government also offers free health care to Filipino immigrants in Canada, the requirements for this is that the immigrant must spend at least three – four months before he/she can have the entitlement in sphere of the Canadian health care system. All immigrants in Canada can freely consult a doctor or visit their hospitals whenever they need medical helps.
Discrimination-Free Job Market
In Canada, promiscuousness based on gender, race, religion, age is absolutely prohibited by the Canadian law. New immigrants often have respect for each other’s traditions, ethics, and other differences, this means everyone is treated equally.
This is enough evidence that Canada is a nice country to live in. Another important factor is high employment opportunities in Canada. According to the 2018 reports of the Canadian employment, the unemployment rate in Canada is just 5.8%, this means that 94.2% of Canadian citizens are working.
Disadvantages of immigration to Canada from Philippine and Asia
As a national of Philippines, they’re some disadvantages a candidate from the Philippines may likely face during the course of migrating to Canada. Without being told, moving from your country to a foreign country alone or with your family is complicated and difficult. some of them are;
Increased Living Expenses
Due to the privileges given to the permanent residents and citizens, Canada’s income tax is substantially higher than many other countries. Canadians pay about 42.5 percent of their income in taxes on average. In Canada, the sales tax can be as high as 15%. This is significantly greater than in Philippines, Although the former is due to the higher wage in Canada.
When it comes to weather, the Philippines and Canada are diametrically opposed. It takes some time for nationals of Philippines to adapt to the chilly environment of Canada. In Canada, you’ll need a variety of outfits for different seasons.
Step by Step to Immigrate to Canada from Asia and Philippines
Below are the step-by-step processes to obtain Canadian visa as a Filipino or Asian
Step 1. Obtaining Visa Form
Firstly, you have to obtain and fill the Canadian visa form.
Step2. Form Review and inspection
Forward the filled form for review
After a candidate has successfully filled in for the form, he/she is expected to send the form to the embassy of Canada in Philippines or any visa application center.
Step3. Create an Online Profile
After the forwarded document has been reviewed by the officials of the Canadian embassy or visa application center, then proceed and create the online profile.
Step4. Submit your Application
After creation of the online profile, send your application documents to Canadian embassy or visa application center pending approval.
Step 5. Screening
Upon the approval of your application, candidates are expected to undergo a screening. The date and time of the screening will be sent via the email provided during the application.
Step 6. Medical check-up
After you have passed the physical screening, you’ll be asked about your health condition, and some medical check-up will be done to confirm that you are healthy. Sicklers and carrier of some certain disease are not qualified to immigrate to Canada.