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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 […]
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New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were […]
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Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

  The Toronto and Philippine Community are in shock over the recent death of Evelyn Bumatay Castillo. It has been reported that Evelyn Castillo arrived in Canada in January 2013 as a live in caregiver and was inCanada as a nanny to care for three […]
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Key elements of a sponsorship application

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I was born in Canada and want to sponsor a woman from the Philippines that I met online. We married last year in Las Vegas. I have never sponsored anyone before and do not know what to do. What do […]
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Worker should leave abusive employer

Q. I’m a live-in caregiver who is new to this country. The employer who first hired me lost his job and was not able to pay my salary. I then sought the help of an agency who charged me $1500 […]
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An expired work permit could be fatal to permanent resident application

Q. I entered Canada as a live in caregiver and have been working for over two years. I did not apply for permanent residence yet. My work permit expired five months ago and I did not renew it because I had a […]
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Reduction in age of dependant child is now in effect

Applicants who are including dependant children on a permanent resident application must now be aware of new rules regarding age of dependant children. In the past, an applicant could include a unmarried child who was under 22 years of age […]
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U.S.A. and Canadian permanent residence applications can be filed at same time

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I live in New York and I have visited Canada several times. I am in the process of applying for my USA greencard but I am worried that it may take too long leaving me […]
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Out of status applicants in U.S.A. eligible to apply

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I read that Canada’s immigration program is open and that there are many occupations in demand in Canada. I’m an experienced engineer and my wife is a manager. I believe we are qualified but need your final […]
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Permanent Resident Does Not Require Job to Sponsor Spouse

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a permanent resident of Canada. I landed in Ottawa, Ontario in 2005 and had a good paying job. In 2011, I returned to the Philippines to care for my ailing father and I have […]