New Canadian Immigration Program for Filipino Nurses

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13 Feb New Canadian Immigration Program for Filipino Nurses

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New Canadian Immigration Program for Filipino Nurses

Based on my interaction with the Filipino community I’ve always held the belief that there is an intrinsic aspect of the ethos of Filipino people to care for others.  I believe that this is why so many excel as Healthcare Professionals. Being an Immigration Attorney, I like to think of my clients as my patients and care for them, educate them, minimize and explain risk and work with my team of qualified professionals to develop a plan to maximize your chances of success. 

Canada needs nurses. Our demographics are changing, people are having fewer children and the baby-boomer generation is reaching the age of retirement.  These changes in our demographics creates a two-fold deficit in the number of healthcare professionals Canada will need because as our population ages they require more healthcare professionals but the experienced healthcare professionals that are on the front line of Canada’s health care system are also retiring.  The perfect solution to this problem is to bring nurses like you, to Canada, as permanent residents (Canadian green card), with your families, to keep our population strong and healthy.

Although I often travel to the Philippines, Southeast Asia and my partner, Cleo Dimayuga to the Middle East, to promote our program and services to the Filipino community, my practice is located in the Province of Quebec. Quebec is a unique region of Canada in many ways. 

It is a very multicultural part of Canada with many different spoken languages and commonly held values that differ slightly from the rest of Canada and one of these values is their view on immigration.  While many Canadian Immigration programs are reducing their numbers or tightening their requirements to qualify, Quebec Immigration remains largely untouched and very much in favour of healthcare professionals like you. 

I commend Immigration Quebec for their proactive approach to solving nursing shortages by making it easier for nurses to come here and fill the gaps that exist in our healthcare system.

The beauty of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is that unlike all other Canadian Immigration programs commonly known, the QSWP can be applied for solely based on your qualifications obtained outside of Canada.  The program itself does not require a Canadian job offer, there is no limit to the number of applicants that can apply if you are a nurse and you are not required to show settlement funds to be eligible for this program.

If you are a university graduate with a major in Nursing, under 35 and have 4 years of nursing experience you should qualify with minimal language requirements.  If that doesn’t match your career and educational profile don’t despair as there are many different factors that can contribute to your eligibility. For example, having children and your husband’s credentials can help strengthen your application.  

I should mention that when you apply under the QSWP you should show intention to reside in the province of Quebec but as a permanent resident your freedom to live and work anywhere in Canada is protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Nurses don’t just treat you in the hospital but they prepare you for when you leave their care and we at the Canadim family do the same. Visit our website and take a free online assessment, join us in one of our many Immigration seminars abroad and check out our Facebook page to see pictures of our many successful clients and become part of our community.

Canada welcomes 250,000 newcomers a year, and you could be one of them!

Sincerely,

Renaud Dery,

Canadian Immigration Attorney
attorney@canadim.com
www.canadim.com

http://www.facebook.com/canadimlawfirm

With 15 years of experience in the Canadian Immigration field we are now leading experts in this program. Please visit our website to take our free online assessment and check us out our Facebook page to keep updated and find out about our next immigration seminars abroad as well as to see pictures and the stories of our many successful clients. Become part of our community, and then let us help you become part of the Canadian community!
35 Comments
  • Franco Ben Rocamora
    Posted at 08:52h, 18 October Reply

    I am a registered nurse here in the Philippines with almost 3yrs tertiary hospital experience. I am very eager to work and hopefully live in a beautiful country like Canada.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 11:05h, 18 October Reply

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your post.

      If you are a nurse with 1-2 years of experience it is very likely that you are eligible for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Quebec Skilled Worker program.

      You should be aware that a strict cap of 20,000 visas will be accepted under the Quebec Skilled Worker program for the next 8 months. This cap will fill fast and if you are serious about living and working in Canada permanently, you must proceed with your application as soon as possible.

      There is a critical shortage of health care professionals in Canada. Immigration Quebec prioritizes nurses and awards additional points to anyone who has a completed nursing degree, regardless of where the degree was obtained.

      That being said there are many different selection factors that contribute to your eligibility so I cannot give you a definitive answer based on the information you have provided.

      The best way to move forward and determine your Canadian Immigration options is to complete a free online assessment on our website:

      http://canadim.com/free-online-assessment/general-immigration.php

      Or you can send your CV to attorney@canadim.com and Attorney Dery will personally review it and get back you shortly.

      Very much looking forward to hearing from you.

      Sincerely,
      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Hesham Majid Mohammad
    Posted at 20:50h, 18 October Reply

    Good Evening Sir.

    My Name is Hesham,a 28 years old Filipino National . Registered Nurse in Philippines,Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. 6 years clinical experience abroad. 4 years in Psychiatric Nursing and 2 years in Adult ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Currently I am in Qatar working in a goverment hospital. I was looking for Canadian embassy here but they said they will open soon in Doha. I am interested to migrate to Canada specially Quebec. I would like to seek for your assistance to facilitate my documents. Kindly contact me on the above mentioned email for details.

    Sincerely.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 13:37h, 23 October Reply

      Hi Hesham,

      Thank you for your post.

      If you are a nurse with 1-2 years of experience it is very likely that you are eligible for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Quebec Skilled Worker program.

      You should be aware that a strict cap of 20,000 visas will be accepted under the Quebec Skilled Worker program for the next 8 months. This cap will fill fast and if you are serious about living and working in Canada permanently, you must proceed with your application as soon as possible.

      The best way to move forward and determine your Canadian Immigration options is to complete a free online assessment on our website:

      http://canadim.com/free-online-assessment/general-immigration.php

      Or you can send your CV to attorney@canadim.com and Attorney Dery will personally review it and get back you shortly.

      Very much looking forward to hearing from you.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Razz
    Posted at 17:08h, 09 November Reply

    How about newly graduate nurses who want to work and live directly and permanently in Canada as a nurse? Are we still qualified?

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 13:43h, 12 November Reply

      Dear Razz,

      It is possible that a fresh graduate could qualify as there are many different selection factors that contribute to your overall point total.

      The best way to determine your options would be to complete a free online assessment on our website:

      http://canadim.com/free-online-assessment/general-immigration.php

      Or send your CV to attorney@canadim.com and Attorney Dery will get back to you with your Canadian Immigration Options.

      Looking forward to hearing from you!

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Nez
    Posted at 07:19h, 17 November Reply

    Hi, im nez from philippines… I would like to ask if where is your branch located here in the philippines? Im very interested to apply in canada. Thank you

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 16:29h, 20 November Reply

      Hi Nez,

      We don’t have an office in the Philippines but I should mention that many of our clients don’t actually meet us in person until they are Permanent Residents of Canada. Although we love meeting with clients, due to the nature of our work that isn’t always possible so we often are only able to communicate with our clients via telephone and email.

      Many Canadian Immigration offices abroad are only Immigration Consultants and there is an increased risk of fraud as they are not governed by Canadian laws. Renaud Dery is a Certified Immigration Attorney in Canada and has 15+ years of experience.

      The best way to determine your Canadian Immigration options is to complete a free online assessment using the following link: http://canadim.com/free-online-assessment/general-immigration.php

      ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***
      The new Quebec Skilled Worker regulations created a quota of 20,000 visas. We believe this quota will fill in 2-3 months. Given the demand for the program it is ESSENTIAL that we move quickly as time is of the essence.

      We very much look forward to hearing from you.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Dianne
    Posted at 22:14h, 23 November Reply

    Hi!
    I am Dianne with only one month hospital experience. Is there any chance that I would be hired even if with short work experience? Thank you!

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 14:49h, 28 November Reply

      Dear Dianne,

      Thank you for your post.

      In many cases 4 years of hospital experience is not mandatory because the applicant has sufficient qualifications to offset this requirement. There are many different factors that can contribute to your eligibility. For example, having children and your husband’s credentials can help strengthen your application if you are married or have children. Age and level of education also play a big part.

      Quebec has prioritized Nurses and awards a significant number of points to any applicant who has completed a nursing degree, regardless of where it was obtained.

      The best way to find out if you are eligible is to complete a free online assessment on our website using the following link:

      http://www.canadim.com/assessment-form/general-immigration.php

      Best of luck and we hope to hear from you soon.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • antonette
    Posted at 00:33h, 04 December Reply

    hi! im currently working as a nurse in singapore for more than 2 yrs already plus my working experience in the philippines for 4 years..do i have a great chance for the said program? do you have an office here in singapore? thank you

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 15:44h, 09 December Reply

      Dear Antonette,

      We don’t have an office in the Philippines but I should mention that many of our clients don’t actually meet us in person until they are Permanent Residents of Canada. Although we love meeting with clients, due to the nature of our work that isn’t always possible so we often are only able to communicate with our clients via telephone and email.

      If you are a nurse with 1-2 years of experience it is very likely that you are eligible for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Quebec Skilled Worker program.

      You should be aware that a strict cap of 20,000 visas will be accepted under the Quebec Skilled Worker program for the next 8 months. This cap will fill fast and if you are serious about living and working in Canada permanently, you must proceed with your application as soon as possible.

      The best way to move forward and determine your Canadian Immigration options is to complete a free online assessment on our website:

      http://canadim.com/free-online-assessment/general-immigration.php

      Or you can send your CV to attorney@canadim.com and Attorney Dery will personally review it and get back you shortly.

      Very much looking forward to hearing from you.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Aurora H. Almario
    Posted at 19:18h, 08 December Reply

    Hi! I am Aurora 53 y/o RN from the Philippines, married with 2 children. 32 years experience, 16 in the Middle east,rest is here.As much as I wanted to work in Canada,what hinders me in doing so is resources.In case I was assessed and papers are all right,please accept me and salary deduct whatever expenses I will incur.Will it be possible? Thank you very much for your kind support.Please reply.

  • Mark Avellanosa
    Posted at 01:23h, 18 December Reply

    Hi! I’m a registered nurse and looking for a hospital experience here in the Philippines. I’m a fresh graduate and I’m eager to work in Canada after I acquire my hospital experience here. What hospital experience is needed? Does it need to be in a tertiary hospital? or Secondary hospital experience willl do?

    Thank you!

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 16:01h, 18 December Reply

      Dear Mark,

      You don’t need hospital experience in order to be eligible. You don’t even necessarily need nursing experience as long as your nursing diploma was issued in the last 5 years.

      So if you have ANY paid work experience kindly complete our free online assessment and we will get back to you with the results.

      http://www.canadim.com/free-online-assessment/general-immigration.php

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Maria
    Posted at 06:26h, 27 December Reply

    Hi! I am a registered nurse and I graduated last 2010. I only have 9 months paid hospital experience. I am single and I don’t have any children. Is there a chance that I can be qualified? Thanks

  • Marjorie
    Posted at 02:35h, 06 January Reply

    Hello! I just graduated in 2013 and passed the boards June 2013 here in the Phils, had a teaching related job for 2 months. I am single, no kids. Am I qualified to get a staff nurse job there? I am really interested but at the same time worried because I have no nurse experience yet.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 11:19h, 09 January Reply

      Dear Marjorie,

      It is possible that a fresh graduate could qualify as there are many different selection factors that contribute to your overall point total. The best way to determine your options would be to complete a free online assessment on our website:

      http://www.canadim.com/free-online-assessment/general-immigration.php

      Or send your CV to attorney@canadim.com and Attorney Dery will get back to you with your Canadian Immigration Options.

      Looking forward to hearing from you!

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Mary
    Posted at 12:11h, 06 January Reply

    Hi! I heard about this program just today and i applied right away to your online assessment, the problem is, i was not able to upload my cv or resume because of the resources i used but i promised to open again this online assessment tomorrow because it was already midnight here in philippines and try to make it right this time. I would be very glad and pleased for any support you will render. I had a year of experience as senior staff and a year also as a trainee. Im currently working as a private duty nurse. Please do contact me at my email add, thank you..

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 11:45h, 17 January Reply

      Dear Mary,

      Thank you for your post.

      I have taken a look and we did receive your assessment and sent you a positive reply.

      We hope you will grab this opportunity and become one of the many successful Canadim Nurses!

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Chammy
    Posted at 02:54h, 09 January Reply

    Hi!, i’m a newly registered nurse of year 2013 same with my sister, We still don’t have enough experience in hospital set ups, and also were both single and don’t have any children.. Since my father is a Nurse for 18-20 years, is it possible for us 3 to qualified? thanks

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 12:16h, 17 January Reply

      Dear Chammy,

      Thank you for your post.

      It is unlikely that you and your sister would still be considered eligible dependents of your father and therefore would not be able to submit an application together.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Alicia
    Posted at 03:00h, 11 January Reply

    Hi,
    I just would like to know how can I make myself eligible in applying to Quebec or Saskatchewan and Manitoba.I am a registered nurse (Philippine licensed and US licensed (NCLEX passer).I graduated my bachelor’s degree in Nursing last 2005.I have a 2-year hospital experience as a Staff Nurse,but it’s more than 5 years ago already (last August 2008). I was wondering if there’s still a great chance for my application to be approved immediately as I’ve heard that in Quebec,graduation and work experience should only be within the last 5 years. I hope you reply.Thnak you very much.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 12:30h, 17 January Reply

      Dear Alicia,

      We just sent you a private message to your inbox.

      Kindly check it and get back to us.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • cameron
    Posted at 09:23h, 18 January Reply

    HI. I just graduated last March 2013. I have my paid job since August 2013 up to present as a NICU Nurse. I’m interested in migrating to Canada through the QSW program. Am I qualified? also that, there’s a 20,000 cap for nurses in Quebec I’m worried maybe it’s too late to apply because the slots are easily filled up.. thanks.

  • cameron
    Posted at 23:48h, 18 January Reply

    Hello.

    I’m Cameron, 21, single. I just graduated last March 2013 and got my job on August 2013 up to present as a NICU nurse. I’m interested in migrating to Quebec through the QSW program.
    Am I qualified? What are my chances in migrating to Quebec?

    Thanks!

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 14:41h, 21 January Reply

      Dear Cameron,

      According to my records Attorney Dery sent you a positive proposal email not too long ago. Kindly check it and get back to us. But to answer your question, no the cap has not been reached.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Loren Christopher Dean V. Gilbas
    Posted at 10:26h, 19 January Reply

    Hi, I graduated nursing last 2011 and been working as a staff nurse since 2011 till at present. i am single, no kids. i just wanna ask if is there’s a chance that i can work in Canada as a dialysis nurse? because i attended training on dialysis and i think i love to be a dialysis nurse in Canada. Thank you.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 14:43h, 21 January Reply

      Dear Loren,

      I understand Attorney Dery has already been in touch with you about your application. But to answer your question you can be a dialysis nurse in Canada, in fact as a Canadian Permanent Resident you can work in any occupation you like, anywhere you choose in Canada!

      We look forward to working with you.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Nur-Zaina Ismael
    Posted at 23:30h, 22 January Reply

    Good Morning Sir,
    I am interested in QSWP.. I have been working for 12 years as a NICU nurse., with that my age reached 34 years already..Would I still be a potential candidate for the program? My current contract will expire only on May 2015 which I have to honor. Thank you very much and hoping for a favorable response. i would still have to upload a CV.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 16:40h, 26 February Reply

      Dear Nur-Zaina,

      I just sent you a message to your email.

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

  • Shiela Marie
    Posted at 14:45h, 23 January Reply

    Hello, i am a registered nurse but i graduated 5 years ago with 5 months hospital experience. I am also a license iv therapist here in the philippines. Is there any chance for me to qualify to work and migrate in canada? i am still willing to be train even as a care giver. Thank you. Hoping for your response.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 16:53h, 17 February Reply

      Dear Sheila,

      For any and all questions about if you are eligible the answer is always the same – take our free online assessment form on our website

      Sincerely,

      The Canadim Team!
      http://www.canadim.com

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