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EMBASSY DISCUSSES FILIPINO DIASPORA WITH FEDERAL SENATOR, DR. FLORDELIZ ‘GIGI’ OSLER
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EMBASSY DISCUSSES FILIPINO DIASPORA WITH FEDERAL SENATOR, DR. FLORDELIZ ‘GIGI’ OSLER

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Francisco Noel R. Fernandez III of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa exchanged ideas with Senator Flordeliz “Gigi” Osler on programs to support the Filipino diaspora across Canada. Over the luncheon on Thursday, 8 December 2022, Fernandez provided updates on the Credentials Recognition in Canada (CRC) Project being implemented by the Philippine Posts in...

Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers
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Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers

A program announced Monday will fund projects to remove barriers preventing qualified new Canadians from working in health care, the federal immigration minister said. Sean Fraser said Ottawa’s call for proposals is aimed at tackling major health labour shortages and the underemployment of internationally trained health professionals. The government will put $90 million toward projects...

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Shaping the future of immigration through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

November 30, 2022—Ottawa—Canada’s relationship with the Indo-Pacific region has been forged through generations of deep person-to-person connections. As a major source of newcomers to Canada and the fastest growing economic region in the world, the Indo-Pacific will continue to play a vital role in Canada’s immigration strategy. As part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Honourable Sean Fraser,...

Philippine President Marcos Jr wants scholarships to address nurses’ exodus; private sector steps up aid for healthcare
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Philippine President Marcos Jr wants scholarships to address nurses’ exodus; private sector steps up aid for healthcare

MANILA – Most Filipinos believe the country is headed in the right direction under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., the latest survey results released by OCTA Research showed. Based on the 4th quarter of 2022 Tugon ng Masa survey of OCTA, 85 percent of Filipino adults said the Philippines is headed in the...

Migrants across Canada call on Ottawa for action on regularization, permanent status
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Migrants across Canada call on Ottawa for action on regularization, permanent status

Thousands of migrants and their supporters were planning rallies across Canadian cities Sunday to call on Ottawa to extend permanent status to undocumented people. There will also be calls to swiftly implement an inclusive regularization program for undocumented migrants — a longstanding demand that advocates say appears closer than ever to becoming a reality. Syed...

Canadian Immigration Minister Provides Update on Reducing Wait Times & Backlog
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Canadian Immigration Minister Provides Update on Reducing Wait Times & Backlog

August 29, 2022 – With an emphasis on solving labour shortages, enhancing client experiences, and reuniting families, IRCC Minister Sean Fraser outlined below points on how Canada is trying to enhance its immigration system and minimize application backlogs. Hiring up to 1,250 extra personnel by the end of the fall to boost processing capacity and...

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Switching To 100% Online For 19 PR Programs
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Switching To 100% Online For 19 PR Programs

September 1, 2022 – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is transitioning 19 permanent immigration programs to 100% online applications. As per IRCC, this transition will modernize Canada’s immigration system and enhance client service. Some applicants were able to apply online for permanent immigration programs using the Permanent Residence Portal since March 31, 2021. It gives applicants...