In the second part of this post, we discussed some of the options for Filipinos to apply for permanent residency in Canada. But that’s not all! Here is a continuation of the post where we will discuss other options available for immigrants coming from the Philippines.
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program
As mentioned in our previous post, you can apply for permanent residency in Canada as an entrepreneur, and another program you can use is the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.
What sets it apart from other business programs is that it is the only passive investment program that leads to a permanent residency. The requirements you will need are:
- Legally acquired personal net worth of $2 million
- Two years of business experience within the five years before the application
- $1.2 million investment into a passive government guaranteed investment for a period of five years with no interest
- Intention to settle in Quebec
The province also has Immigrant Entrepreneur and Self-Employed programs. In addition to that, other provinces have business programs that can lead to a permanent residency if you’re a Filipino.
Owner-Operator Business Immigration
Federal owner-operator rules let immigrants purchase a business and move to the country on a temporary work permit before they transition to permanent residency in the future. With this, a work permit will be issued following the sale and transfer of the majority share ownership of an existing profitable Canadian business to the candidate.
From Temporary to Permanent Residency
Many immigrants come to Canada as temporary residents, and they transition to permanent residents further down the line. The country continues to accept temporary workers in priority occupations despite the pandemic.
Therefore, if you’re from the Philippines and want to acquire permanent residency, this is another good option. Work permits are issued through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, International Mobility Program, and International Experience Canada Program.
Family Class Immigration
Filipinos who have family members who are already permanent residents or citizens can apply through Family Class Sponsorship immigration. Family members that can be sponsored under this program can be a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent children, parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces, granddaughters or grandsons, another relative of any age or relationship but under specific conditions.
Sponsors must also be 18 years of age or older and must sign a sponsorship agreement that ensures the sponsor can provide financial support for the relative or family member if needed.
Make Your Canadian Dreams Come True
Do your research, and if you can, consult with an immigration agency that can help you through the process. The Canadian immigration process can get complicated and overwhelming; hence, you will need support to help you make the right choices when applying for permanent residency in Toronto, ON or anywhere in Canada from the Philippines.
That ends our three-part post on applying for permanent residency in Canada from the Philippines. Consider yourself lucky that Filipinos are one of the most sought-after immigrants in the country. That means, you have a huge chance to get your permanent residency.
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