In just a few short decades, Canada’s Filipino community has grown from less than a thousand residents to become one of the country’s largest immigrant demographics. At present, over 500,000 Filipinos call Canada home, and this number is increasing rapidly. In fact, in recent years the Philippines has been the greatest source of immigrants to Canada. [Read more…]
Archives for January 2014
Landing a contract with a Canadian customer can mean that you or your employees may need to enter Canada to perform work. In recent years, immigration authorities at the Canadian border have increased the level of scrutiny applied to those seeking entry to Canada to work or do business. As a result, many businesses which used to send their employees to Canada routinely have experienced inconvenient refusals or delays at the border. [Read more…]
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program remains open until April 30th, 2014. As the date for final submission of applications draws closer, CIC News checks in to see where the program currently stands, and what this means for prospective applicants. [Read more…]
Did you know that you can connect with Canadavisa on different social media websites? We have overhauled the look and feel of our many pages to give you the best online experience possible! Make sure to check us out, and as always feel free to connect with us and share with your friends. Remember, if you are looking for “Your Clear Path to Canada”, you know where to go! [Read more…]
Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. Here are this month’s questions and answers:
On average, how much time does it take to prepare an application for the Federal Skilled Worker Program?
The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last two weeks.
I never knew Edna Aldovino. She passed away last August in Toronto. Nonetheless, this blog is dedicated to her memory because Edna’s determination and motherly love are deserving of tribute. >>Read more…
As of January 2, 2014, the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program is accepting new sponsorship applications. With a strict cap of 5,000 placed on application intake, prospective sponsors are working hard to ensure that they submit their applications before the cap closes.
“The re-opening of this program has been the subject of great excitement here in Canada,” said Attorney David Cohen. “For the thousands of Canadians with elder family members living abroad, the opportunity to once more bring these loved ones to Canada is special indeed.” [Read more…]
Canada’s temporary foreign worker program allows Canadian employers to fill short-term labour shortages with qualified workers from abroad. To protect Canadian workers, the program is designed primarily for short term work permits of less than four years. However, because foreign workers typically have skills and experience which are in high demand in Canada, employers often wish to retain them for longer periods. [Read more…]