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  • If mag-retire na kayo, sa Pinas niyo ba plano mag-retire?

    i can retire either here in Canada or sa Pinas pero since gusto ni wifey na sa Pinas tumanda, then dun na lang din ako... pero that could change. wala kasi kaming family dito pero baka pag retirement age na kami and may mga apo na din dito, baka magbago ang isip nya na iwan sila ng matagal.

    mga naging work niyo dyan mula nung unang dating niyo hanggang ngayon

    since arriving in 2017:
    - 1 day sa Mr. Lube, grabe ang working condition dun.. mukhang masusulit mo ang free healthcare ng Canada
    - Call-centre agent training for 2 weeks then
    - naka-receive ng tawag sa Lifetouch with better pay so lipat ako pero di ko alam na seasonal work pala sila so
    - laid-off and decided to take a business analyst course. dahil low income pa kami, maraming grant ang nabigay sa akin. $2100 dapat ang tuition ko, naging $300 na lang dahil sa mga grant. hulugan pa yung balanse. nung nailagay ko na sa resume ko na nag-aaral ako as BA and may experience din naman na ko sa pinas as BA, dun na nagsimula dumami ang mga tawag at interview hanggang sa
    - ma-hire ng Qualico and mag-start na dapat ako then
    -may tumawag pa na isang company, CP Rail, and ang offer eh 50% more than sa offer ng Qualico so yun na ang tinanggap ko. closer to home, higher salary and SAP so process na lang ang focus ko kasi familiar na ako sa system. mag-3 years na din ako dito sa company. parang lahat talaga ng migrant eh may mga struggle na pinagdaraanan.. yung mapapa-isip ka na bakit ka ba umalis ng pinas eh kumakain ka naman ng maayos, pero lahat din naman ng dumaan sa ganyan eh nakakaraos din.
  • nakakatuwa yung mga stories niyo. At common theme eh may struggles na pinagdaanan but eventually nairaos din.

    I attended last night pala an agency orientation. AIPP ang open at mabilis daw today basta pasok sa qualifications at may immediate need yung province.

    Very upfront naman yung agency na same lang ang trato sa application if dumaan ng agency or DIY ang gagawin sa application. Sila pa nga nagsabi, hindi niyo kami talaga kailangan. Pero kung gusto daw ng tulong yung professional fee is ranging from 130K-180K pesos.

    May added service like IELTS review.

    I looked up yung AIPP, 4 provinces pala yung andyan. And it seems konti pa population kasi ang sabi growing pa lang ang IT.
  • AIPP ang open at mabilis daw


    only if you get a job offer. With the pandemic, it would probably be a little harder since downturn ang world-wide economy... you will have to be in a very in-demand skillset to get a job offer from overseas... Don't want to rain on your parade, pero I wouldn't get my hopes up... Sorry
  • @trebor11584
    wow, malaki na din pala ang increase ng agency... CIC naman kami and 90k sila noong 2013.

    yes, di mo sila kailangan kasi marami namang tutorials and videos available pero kung may means ka eh ok na din kasi another set of eyes to validate your documents and alam nila yung mga programs na applicable sa case mo. pero as rolandg mentioned, medyo malabo ngayon. nagtanong ako sa agency namin before kung ok pa ba ang MPNP kasi nga interested na yung kapatid ni misis and sinabi nila na sa ngayon ang best option is student visa.
  • @roland

    Yup, yun din naman ang sinabi ng agency sa orientation. Hope for the best, pero syempre leave room for disappointment. Talagang pag need ang skills mo sa province mabilis talaga. Which is yun ang na-appreciate ko sa agency, they don't sugarcoat para lang makakuha ng clients.

    Eto pala yung sinend sa akin na breakdown fees nung agency.

    Total Breakdown of all Fee’s:

    PROFESSIONAL FEE ONE TIME PAYMENT………..130,000 Php
    ECA Process (Educational Assessment)…………..…11,700 Php
    Arranging of Documents and IELTS exam……………12,000 Php
    Medical rate……………………….………..………………12,000 Php
    Visa Fee rate……………………………………..…………30,525 Php
    Right of Permanent Residence/Landing Fee..………..18,500 Php
    Passport Transmission Services/Biometric……….…..8,806 Php


    OVER ALL TOTAL FEE’S FOR SINGLE APPLICANT : 223,531 PHP
  • @roland
    newbie pa lang kasi kapatid ko sabay tinamaan ng crisis kaya may mga regrets sya sa mga iniwan nia.
    pero happy naman sya sa Canada dahil gaya ng sabi nio, superb ang healthcare nila. yung almost a decade ng iniinda ng kapatid ko na paa nia, napagamot nia ng halos libre doon. merong ding mga free or grants na nasulit ng kapatid ko lalo na ngayong pandemic.
    and sa ngayon, medyo nakakaluwag na sila kasi nagkaroon sila ng mabait na amo at landlady na tumulong sa kanila makaahon ng dahan dahan. hopefully e after few years, kagaya nio na rin sya na walang regrets sa Canada Life.



    @trebor
    parang mas ok pa na ikaw na lang maglakad ng papers mo kesa mag-agency ka. pede ka patulong sa kaibigan or relatives mo na nagyayaya sayo dun and hopefully di sila gaya ng "friends and relatives" namin na hanggang invite invite lang, alang tulong. bitter talaga ako. lol!
    tapos yung P130k e mas better na ilaan mo yan na extra funds pagdating doon. kasi once na andun ka na, di mo sure kung pasok ka agad or hindi sa mga jobs (unless meron kang super skill na company na mismo hahabol pa sayo).
    kung malaki laki naman na funds mo at marami ka pa extra, pede ka naman humingi ng tulong sa agency. lalo ngayon, mukhang mahirap maglakad ng papers dahil na rin sa world crisis.

    pero wag mo din kalimutan, nasa crisis ang mundo kaya sobrang mapili ngayon ang ibang bansa sa pagtanggap ng new immigrant or kahit worker. hindi lang Canada, halos lahat yan. kahit na meron ka pang pinagmamalaking "super skill" e meron pa ring possibility na di ka matanggap doon.

    -- edited by Reim on Feb 24 2021, 04:47 PM
  • @trebor

    Nakakalula yung presyo ng agency! DIY lang kami and kaya naman kahit walang agency. Kaming dalawa ni misis ang umintindi at umasikaso sa mga forms. ECA, IELTS, medical, landing etc etc madali lang intindihin at gawin IMO not worth it yung hinihingi ng agency.
  • tapos yung P130k e mas better na ilaan mo yan na extra funds pagdating doon.

    +100000000
    license then sasakyan pagdating na pagdating, hirap maging commuter lalu sa winter and mas maraming job opportunities kung may sasakyan ka.
  • Unfair naman sa agency pag sinabi mong Php 220K ang fees.. from the breakdown, parang kalahati lang for agency and the rest is the normal fees incurred kahit walang agent... Php130K, is around CAD$3000... malaki pa rin, pero kung legit naman, and kung matutulungan ka to get an employer (for the AIPP), siguro worth it...

    @reim
    Buti naman at positive ang experience nila... may naging pinoy dito na naging palaboy, nagtayo ng barong barong sa may bakanteng lote, na mukhang may problema sa pag-iisip at pinabayaan na siguro ng kamag-anak... ang tsismis is nalungkot ng todo dahil sa homesickness, naging praning, so di na nakayanan ng mga kamag-anak and pinalayas na... naging palaboy, and nabalita sa news, so nag contribute ang mga pinoy community, and tinanong kung ano ang gusto niya (help with job, housing etc), mas ginusto niya umuwi na lang ng pinas...

    For me, ang daming mga pinoy na nagpapakamatay to leave pinas, to earn dollars, and to provide a good future for their kids, tapos may mga ayaw umalis, or bumabalik without getting Canadian citizenship first (para kung magbago isip, pwede pa rin bumalik sa Canada)...

    I have friends and relatives na kuntento na sa buhay nila sa pinas, or nasa abroad din (like Saudi or Italy) at kuntento sa buhay nila nung time na maluwag pa ang immigration sa Canada, ang nag-sisi ngayon, dahil hirap na sila sa Saudi, Italy and Pinas, dahil wala silang fall back pag matanggal sa trabaho (because of the pandemic)... hirap lang sabihin sa kanila na "I told you so"...
  • Aipp from my limited research
    until end of 2021 unless further extended
    only available in few atlantic provinces- I would think rural places
    allows low skilled so expect low salary
    you would need to have a job offer. good starting point <click here for link>
  • but if your profile meets express entry requirement even if score is low- file as soon as possible <click here for link> (open the link in new private or incognito window if it shows a paywall)

    reason being though still very speculative
    - Canada is still way too short in its immigration quota. they need to add a lot more to catch up
    - for them to have really low score requirement in its last express entry draw granted it is for those with Canadian experience means they have exhausted all applications.

    -- edited by adonis827 on Feb 26 2021, 01:41 AM
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  • - Canada is still way too short in its immigration quota. they need to add a lot more to catch up
    - for them to have really low score requirement in its last express entry draw granted it is for those with Canadian experience means they have exhausted all applications.


    The reason why they were short is because of the travel bans. They lowered the points requirements para sa mga Canadian Experience Class is because they are already here in Canada since there are not a lot of incoming immigrants available (due to the travel bans)... So as for lowering the scores for the other categories, very unlikely (for this year siguro) since those who have high scores are accumulating the numbers din, so probably baka bumaba konti ang cut of requirements pero unless the pandemic ends, malamang iiwas muna sa importation ng tao...
  • Thank you! sa link.

    Tiningnan ko sa YouTube yung 4 provinces. Ang gaganda, island life talaga.
  • Share ko lang..eto ongoing :)
    Isa ako sa mga nabigyan ng ITA nung recent draw(Feb 13, 2021) kahit mababa pa yung score. Oct. 2020 ako gumawa ng CEC profile after a year sa work. DIY lang din yung samen, student path ako tapos open work permit kay misis. 1yr lang yung PGWP ko at nag expire last december 2020, dahil sa pandemic may na release na bagong policy for PGWP last January 27 2021, ayun apply agad, after 2 weeks may result na at approve kaya extended yung working visa ko for additional 1yr and 6months.
  • @mudskipp3r

    Congrats! swerte mo at inabutan ka ng Invitation to Apply.... Karamihan nga ng mga student na may work experiences siguradong pasok na as new immigrants dahil nga konti lang ang pinapapasok sa Canada... Ang pagka-alam ko, lahat ata na nag apply thru CEC regardless of score ang pinadalhan ng ITA...
  • Thanks Rolandg!

    Eto nga pala background ko: SysAd for 16yrs(PH, US, Japan) bago mag Canada in 2018. Sa tingin ko medyo mabilis yung timeline nung samen since meron nako IETLS at WES bago ko mag hanap ng DLI. June 2018 ako nag search ng DLI at na approve for 4yr program, then apply for Student Visa the next month tapos na approve August 1, 2018. Next day nag flight ako papunta US(yup 1 day lang pagitan), hindi pa kasama si misis. Medyo napasarap ang pag stay sa US kaya na miss ko yung September intake sa University in Ontario. Dahil na miss ko yung enrollment, Jan 2019 nako nag start mag-aral. Pinalitan ko din yung program ko ng fast track course(networking and security under NOC2281 since SysAD same ng NOC). Finished my program in August 2019 and apply for PGWP pagka recieve ko ng Diploma. September 2019 ako nag start mag apply for work and landed a job after a month as SysAd for local telco/internet provider in Toronto. Since implied status, pwede nako mag work ng fulltime kahit wala pa yung results ng PGWP which is na release late december 2019. WFH since March 2020 due to Covid, nag travel lang ako kung may issue sa data center or may bagong build.

    -- edited by mudskipp3r on Feb 27 2021, 12:26 AM
  • over qualified ka naman pala... yung cousin-in-law ko, pinag apply namin last year for student visa, nag IELTS, nag deposit kami for GIC ($10K), binayaran namin yung first year tuition, may show money na Php1.5 Million sa bank sa pinas, approved na sa DLI (Designated Learning Institution), pero na deny sa embassy sa pinas... kulang daw sa travel history (di pa nagagamit ang passport)...

    Nung April 2020 niya nakuha ang denial, which is kasagsagan ng travel bans and MGCQ, so baka factor din ang pandemic sa denial, pero sa Travel History reason, parang impossible ma address yun until the pandemic disappears... so suko na lang kami to get her (and her family) here... Pero try pa rin siguro for MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program) in the future...
  • hello, so eto na nga. plano ko mag-DIY.

    Nag-sign up na ako sa WES site eh, so $220 yung bayad sa evaluation, hindi pa kasama yung shipping ng documents.

    May tanong ako. Okay ba na unahin ko muna yung WES tapos IELTS ang next?
  • @roland
    i think merong factor pa rin yung travel history even before the pandemic.
    around 2016, yung isang pinsan ko na nagtangka magwork sa canada (nakalimutan ko aling province), nadeny rin dahil walang travel history.

    ang di ko lang maintindihan e travel history lang ba na nasa current passport ang tinitingnan nila? or tinitingnan din nila yung old passport?
    may nakapagsabi din kasi samin na yung old passport nia merong 3-4 history pero hindi naconsider dahil zero sa new passport.
    and paano ngayon? e hindi naman tayo basta basta makakapagbyahe dahil na rin sa mga travel bans and pandemic.

  • May tanong ako. Okay ba na unahin ko muna yung WES tapos IELTS ang next?


    Doesn't matter kung alin ang mauna. Pero para tipid sa oras, unahin mo yung WES. Since matagal ang processing nyan from the school, you can prepare and take the IELTS while waiting for WES.
  • Thanks! @ryan

    Question, paano pala malalaman kung may demand or in demand yung NOC code ko? NOC code ko is 2281
  • i think merong factor pa rin yung travel history even before the pandemic.
    around 2016, yung isang pinsan ko na nagtangka magwork sa canada (nakalimutan ko aling province), nadeny rin dahil walang travel history.


    Kung work visa ang in-apply niya, di dapat factor ang travel history.... kung student visa, magiging factor ang travel history, dahil parang visitor visa rin ang student visa. You have to prove na you can afford to travel, and leave pinas for months without working and may babalikan ka sa pinas... Student visa is basically Visitor Visa with study permit.

    Work visa, is different dahil you don't have to prove your net worth, employer is the one who will shoulder everything (airfare, repatriation, salary, etc)...

    Travel history is a common reason for denial, depende rin siguro sa Visa officer... pag may ipapakita ka sigurong malaking net worth, baka makalusot... pero kung maliit lang net worth mo, pero you can afford to travel once a year, malamang approved ka...
  • meron po ba galing dubai dito? Pelican Migration Consultants Dubai po yung agency.