Canadian Immigration is still calling for nurses

There have been so many recent changes to the Federal Skilled Worker program it’s hard to keep them straight. We all know the old adage “change is a good thing” and in many ways I agree, but too much change, too frequently, creates uncertainty.

Uncertainty in the financial system is a bad thing as we all have seen with the recent global recession. On the other hand, uncertainty in our Federal Immigration system seems to be perfectly acceptable to the current Conservative Federal Government. Human capital, perspective immigrants coming to Canada, and financial capital are inextricably linked together.  This fact may be lost on the Federal Government but Immigration Quebec clearly understands that they are two halves of the same piece.

Ministerial Instructions

As a bit of background to the current Federal Immigration climate in Canada we need to go back a few years to early 2008 when the first round of Ministerial Instructions were issued.  Ministerial Instructions are when the Immigration Minister issues special instructions to the visa officers (the people who review applications) to best attain the Government of Canada’s immigration goals.  In 2008 there were 38 eligible occupations with no specific quota system. Then in 2010 they revised the list to 29 and a quota or “cap” of 20,000 visas. 2011 saw the lowest number of visas being granted under the Federal program with only 10,000 visas being issued and the same list of 29 occupations. This global cap was reached in May 2011.

Since then only people with job offers from Canadian employers or applicants who have sufficient work and educational experience in Canada are eligible to apply under the Federal program.

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) does not require a job offer or any specific amount of Canadian work or educational experience. It also does not require any ‘show money’ or the need to demonstrate a specific amount of settlement funds either. International tuition and temporary relocation costs can be a brick wall barrier to many. And for the few who can afford it, why risk investing in the experience when the Feds may, yet again, change their program. For a more detailed outline of the QSWP program kindly review our previous post: New Canadian Immigration Program for Filipino Nurses.

Immigration Québec values perspective immigrants like you, especially nurses

Both Federal and Quebec Immigration had a large back log of applications but how they dealt with their respective backlogs exemplifies the difference between the two.  The Feds plan to reduce their backlog of pending applications by cancelling 300,000 applications of people who waited patiently to get their permanent residence status. I believe, like many Canadians, that cancelling these applications contravenes our Canadian values, tarnishes our reputation on the world stage and adds to the uncertainty that perspective immigrants have of our Federal Immigration program.

On the other hand, Immigration Quebec dealt with their backlog by increasing the number of visas they issue. It’s clear to me which program values the hard working individuals that take a chance on Canada and submit their applications.

Quebec Immigration does not require nurses to be licensed in Canada and actually gives anyone with a nursing degree (regardless of where it is obtained) priority processing and are cap exempt. Immigration Quebec invests in you by issuing you permanent residence and lets you decide if you want to be a nurse in Canada.

When the end result of both the Federal and Quebec programs are the same — Canadian Permanent Residency, it’s hard to understand why someone would choose the Federal category. It is clearly out-of-synch with the needs of potential newcomers and has lost the human touch which I believe is essential when dealing with Canadian Immigration.

In closing, the Quebec Skilled Worker program is a robust and flexible immigration category that continues to grow and is in an excellent position to take advantage of the disenfranchised human capital that the Federal program is leaving in its wake of changes.

Sincerely,

Renaud Dery,

Canadian Immigration Attorney

attorney@canadim.com

www.canadim.com

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!

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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!
  • Dear sir,
    IM interested with your offer,kindly inform me more, you can send me messeges via above informations.Im still in kingdom of saudi arabia,registered nurse from the Philippines and also currently registered here..hoping for your immediate response.thnk you.

    • Thank you for your interest in immigrating to Canada, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, with the Campaign we are promoting for Nurses. 
      To start with: send us your CV at: contact@canadim.com – for FREE evaluation of your profile. – Canadim Team

  • gina garcia

    Im a RN from the Philippines and currently working here in BC..awaiting for my PR but I want to apply QWSP.Kindly email for mor information..Thank yo

    • Thank you for your interest in immigrating to Canada, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, with the Campaign we are promoting for Nurses. 
      To start with: send us your CV at: contact@canadim.com – for FREE evaluation of your profile.

  • irir vera i salamanca

    im a registered nurse with experience here in philippines and abroad, a total
    of 5 years, i want to apply QWSP, pls update for more info, thanks!

    • Thank you for your interest in immigrating to Canada, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, with the Campaign we are promoting for Nurses. 
      To start with: send us your CV at: contact@canadim.com – for FREE evaluation of your profile. – Cleigh Dimayuga

      • Michael Arapoc

        do you have sa format fro CV? please email me.Thank you..i am interested.

  • CONSTANCIA LORIA

    I AM A REGISTRED NURSE HERE IN TEXAS WITH US LICENSE,CURRENTLY WORKING IN THE PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT FOR 12 YEARS AND 15 YEARS IN THE REGULAR PEDIATRIC UNIT IN GUAM AND INTERESTED IN WORKING IN CANADA,HOW DO I START THE PROCESS.

  • I am a registered nurse with work experience in the philippines and currently working here in kingdom of saudi arabia. I am very much interested to work in canada,, how will i start the processing? Pls give me an update. Thank you

  • Thank you for your interest in immigrating to Canada, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, with the Campaign we are promoting for Nurses. 
    To start with: send us your CV at: contact@canadim.com – for FREE evaluation of your profile. – Canadim Team

  • Charlene Taguinod

    I am a Registered Nurse- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) currently working here in KSA. I’m interested to work in Canada, how will i start the processing? Hoping for your immediate response. Thank you!

  • rowena sales

    i am a registered nurse-midwife here in the philippines and is currently looking for an oppotunity to work abroad.. i am very much interested to work in canada.. how am i able to start the process? kindly informed me on my e-mail… thank you

  • Nilda de Castro Acain

    I am registered nurse from Philippines and currently working here in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am interested to apply there in Canada. Can you tell me how to process. Thank you veru much.

  • Hi Nilda! Please send me your resume / CV at: attorney@canadim.com Have a great weekend!

  • Mary Ethel Martin Lingan

    i am a registered nurse here in the philippines with work experience working at a nursing home at singapore for 2 years and 9 mos..presently working as a staff nurse in a government hospital here in the philippines for more than 2 years now..iam interested in working in canada and in applying for QSWP..can you please tell me how am i able to start with the processing..please notify me through my e-mail above..thank you and God bless…

    • Thank you for your interest in immigrating to Canada, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, with the Campaign we are promoting for Nurses. 
      To start with: send me your CV at: contact@canadim.com – for FREE evaluation of your profile. – Cleigh Dimayuga

  • Myrna B. Dela Cruz

    Hello, good evening, Iam an accounting graduate and a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, presently working as a caregiver in an institution for elderly here in Japan, due to not sufficient hospital experience I work as a caregiver, Iam interested in working in Canada on any job available, can you advise me on how to start the process. Thank you very much.

    • Attorney Dery

      Thank you for your interest. Please send me your CV/Resume at: contact@canadim.com

  • Hi,.Im currently working as an OR Nurse for 2 years here in saudi arabia, with 3 years experienced in the Philippines as OR Nurse, I am also interested working in Canada,.What i will do to be able to work their?,..thank you so much,..and Godbless,..

    • Attorney Dery

      Hi Jesulyn! Thank you for your interest. Please send me your CV/Resume at: contact@canadim.com

  • Madelaine A. Balagot

    Hi. I’m a Registered Nurse here in the Philippines and currently working in our Rural Health Unit (LGU-Bauang, La Union, Philipinnes). i am also interested working in Canada, can you advise me on how to start the process? Thank you very much. God Bless and more power^_^

    • Canadim Team

      Hi Madelaine,

      I responded to your post on Facebook but I will copy it here for your convenience

      “Thanks for your post.

      In order to give you a comprehensive answer regarding your Canadian Immigration please send your CV to attorney@canadim.com and Attorney Dery will personally review it and get back to you with your options to move forward. If you don’t have a CV readily available you can also complete our free online assessment using the following link: http://www.canadim.com/assessment.html

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      The Canadim Team!”

  • Madelaine A. Balagot

    Hi. I’m a Registered Nurse here in the Philippines and currently working in our Rural Health Unit (LGU-Bauang, La Union, Philipinnes). i am also interested working in Canada, can you advise me on how to start the process? Thank you very much. God Bless and more power^_^

  • Ailish Czane M Ramos

    I am very interested with your offer sir. May I know how can u assess my qualification?

  • Attorney Dery

    Hi Madelaine! Please send in your resume CV at: attorney@canadim.com and if you are married, also your husband’s CV. if you have children, please also indicate their date of birth. Cheers!

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