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Immigration to Canada from Philippines

Every year, a huge number of people apply for Canada immigration from Philippines. In fact, Philippines as a whole is among most popular nations for immigrants who choose Express Entry pathway to move to Canada after India, Nigeria, and the U.S.

Many people who emigrate from Philippines are expatriates and when they apply for permanent residence of Canada, both foreign expats as well as Filipino citizens are considered as equal.

In fact, people in Philippines enjoy a decent life; however, still a lot of them choose to permanently move to Canada for different reasons. The first and foremost reason is a pathway to Canadian citizenship followed by high quality education, universal health care facilities, better employment opportunities and country's strong multicultural policies.

Popular as immigrant-friendly country, Canada offers multiple pathway for newcomers to apply for Visa in Canada from Philippines under different immigration programs. Here are a few most popular pathways for immigration to Canada:

Express entry System

Express Entry is the most famous point-based federal program of immigration to Canada on PR (Permanent Residence) visa. To apply to this system you must score good points based on some key eligibility factors, i.e. age, education, language skills, work experience, adaptability and arranged employment. You can choose to apply under one of three categories of EE system, i.e.

  • FSW (Federal Skilled Worker)
  • FST (Federal Skilled Trades).
  • CEC (Canadian Experience Class)

Skilled professionals must apply through FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) category and obtain minimum 67 points based on above-mentioned factors.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Most provinces of Canada has this program to invite, assess and nominate the skilled and talented people from overseas for the Canadian PR (Permanent Resident) Visa. Some popular Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are:

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • PEI PNP (Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program), etc.

Family class migration

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, through family class migration, you can sponsor your spouse/partner, children, parents and grandparents to come to Canada on PR (Permanent Residence) visa.

Self-employed persons program

You can get PR (Permanent Residence) in Canada under self-employed persons program. As a self-employed farmer, professional athlete, or individuals in the arts and culture sector, you can apply via this program.

Investor immigration

Canadian government provides PR (Permanent Residence) to the people interested in investing money in different provinces of the maple leaf country. The federal investor program of Canada is no more active. However, you can choose to apply in the Investor programs of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada.

Main Eligibility Criteria for Immigration to Canada

Find below key requirements for skilled professionals to apply for immigration to Canada:

  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from an sanctioned assessing authority
  • Approved Language test result showing proficiency in English/French language
  • Fulfil the minimum eligibility points criteria
  • You must have relevant and adequate work experience
  • Provide the Medical fitness certificate as and when asked
  • Provide the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

To select the most appropriate program and apply to the same through assistance of trusted Immigration consultant, you may take a free profile assessment, today!