If you’re thinking about immigrating to Canada from the Philippines, you’ll need to do some research on the various ways to start your move and choose which of the 100s of visa and immigration programs Canada has to offer is the best one for you. Additionally, you’ll also have to start thinking about where you are going to live and work and what your expenses will be like in your new home. Because Canada has such a huge Filipino population of over 1 million people, there are clusters of Filipino communities in places like Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.
Canada has 13 great provinces and territories! It’s the second-largest country in the whole world, at over 9.8 million square kilometres. It’s no surprise that you may want to take a second before deciding where to live. Generally, newcomers consider schools, weather, and lifestyle when determining where to settle in Canada. However, the most important factor will always be where you find a job in Canada.
In the latest Canadian Immigration news, the amount of job vacancies across Canada leapt to an all-time high at the beginning of March, bringing to an end a period of worrying decline. Canadian employers are actively trying to fill a labour gap of over 1 million positions.
Jobs and Live Solutions answers the top 11 questions we received from immigrants in Canada. Getting a visa and/or a job in Canada is a relatively straightforward process, once you get used to how it works.
Re-entry visa requirements for Irish resident children under the age of 16, have been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. Minors seeking to travel under this policy must be accompanied by a parent, or guardian, who has a legal permission to reside in Ireland. The adult accompanying the child must also provide appropriate documentation to prove they are the legal parent, or guardian, of the child in question.
Nothing will change for UK nationals living in Ireland after the 1st of January. The protections provided by the Common Travel Area mean that UK nationals living here will continue to travel freely, live, work and access education, healthcare and social services in each other’s country, after the UK leaves the EU. Separate arrangements are being put in place for non-EEA family members and/or dependants of UK nationals who are, as of 31 December 2020, exercising EU Treaty Rights under the EU Free Movement Directive and who hold a valid Irish Resident Permit on that basis, known as ‘EUFAM’.A new scheme will be introduced for UK nationals who come to Ireland after 31 December 2020 and wish to bring their non-EEA family members.
The Minister for Health has announced that Mandatory Hotel Quarantine is no longer in place. This came into effect immediately. Travellers entering Ireland must still follow travel regulations, such as a pre-travel RT-PCR test, unless you have possession of proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 and fill out a Passenger Locator Form prior to your arrival to Ireland.
The national minimum hourly rate in Ireland is €10.50. However, if you receive board or lodgings, that is food or accommodation from your employer, there are maximum amounts that can be included.
Following the escalating situation in Ukraine, the Minister for Justice has announced the immediate lifting of visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland. The lifting of visa requirements unfortunately only applies to Ukrainian nationals and aims to support and streamline the swift exit of Ukrainian family members of Irish citizens, and family members of Ukrainian nationals living in Ireland.
The Department of Justice have announced that significant changes are being introduced for citizenship applications. An applicant must also accumulate a total of 150 points for establishing identity in order to meet the appropriate standard. Where an applicant is not able to achieve 150 points they should contact the Department of Justice.