Pinoys encouraged to explore work opportunities in Canada

By Aileen Garcia-Yap |August 31,2016 - 10:34 PM


FILIPINOS are encouraged to grab the opportunity to work abroad especially in Canada, whose government is increasing the number of immigrants this year to 305,000, which is 20,000 more than its 2015 target.

“They (Canadian government) are looking to get more foreign workers to migrate and work in Canada especially those practicing medical and service-related works like caregivers,” said Prisca Niña Mabatid, Pinoy Care Visa Center Inc. chief executive officer, in a statement.

Mabatid said the Canadian government would want to get more caregivers because of their growing aging population.

Mabatid said the Canadian government would extend immigration through their family sponsorship and refugee settlement programs, although more than half of all newcomers would be accommodated through their economic immigration programs.

“The 2016 plan marks an increase of about 20,000 in the total number of new permanent residents to be admitted from that in 2015. In fact, the 2015 plan also saw an increase of 20,000 over the previous year. Consequently, the 2016 target is about 40,000 higher than that for 2014,” she said.

Experienced professionals, those who are into trading and business, and caregivers make up the bulk of all new immigrants to Canada.

Because of this latest development, Mabatid also disclosed their plans of opening offices in ten growth areas in the country next year.

“We have been in the business for 17 years, and we would like to extend our services to as many Filipinos as possible. By next year, we will be opening in Vigan, Naga City, Bicol, Pampanga, Batangas, Ozamiz, Dipolog, Kidapawan and General Santos cities, and (we) will be reopening our Tacloban branch which we closed due to Yolanda,” she said.

She also cited the firm’s plan to add five more offices abroad next year in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan and India.

“These are the areas where there are Filipinos and locals who can very well apply for a visa to Canada, and most of them can speak English well. We would like to make our services available to them,” she said.

Pinoy Care Visa Center currently has 14 offices across major cities nationwide and has offices in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Singapore and Canada.

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