“AMOR PROPIO, DELICADEZA, HIYA at AREGLO”

In my Law 101 class in the Philippines, I remember my professor saying, “A bad settlement is better than a good court case”.              This mindset and other cultural behavior, probably, explains why not many...

New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

By the time subscribers read this article the laws pertaining to Canadian Citizenship will have changed. While the Canadian government has hinted long ago of changes to key components of Canadian Citizenship eligibility, the exact time of implementation was unknown. The timing of...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines)...

Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious criminal offence four years ago. I am embarrassed about it but I did my time and...

No job offer required to pass express entry

By Atty. Henry Moyal I’m a mechanical engineer with several years of work experience abroad. I have no work experience in Canada. I tried to apply under the old Federal Skilled Worker program but my application was returned because of the quota. Everyone is encouraging me to...

Employment agency must be stopped

Q. I’m a nurse by profession. I was convinced by a distant relative to apply for a work permit in Canada to work as a personal support worker outside the Toronto area. The job offer was to work for a nursing home and company that guaranteed 40 hours of work per week. My relative...

Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Q. I entered Canada to work as a live in caregiver in August 2013. I worked for over a year and then my employer passed away. After many months I finally found a new employer to hire me. I want to work right away but I do not know what my employer needs to do. My friend told me...

Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I became a permanent resident in March 2010 with my wife and daughter. We entered Canada for over a few months and returned to the Philippines in May 2010 to look after our business. We have been back to Canada several times over the years but we have not...

29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

This is the first article to be published since Canada Immigration overhauled its application management system. Under new rules, all economic applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker category (FSW), Canada Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trade (FST) now must go...

Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence after two...