Welcome to the Pinoy to Canada (P2C) FB group!|
We are not an agency. We do not advertise anywhere. Do not send us your resumes.
An LMIA is always required for a WP application. It is illegal to charge an applicant for an LMIA.
It is illegal for employers and POEA agencies to charge any fees to job applicants for Canada.
By using the P2C FB group, you agree to abide by these guidelines.
Advertisers: P2C generally does not support advertising. (For the group's purposes, advertising is defined as messages that promote products, services, entities or events that directly benefit the poster in a financial or similar manner.) If you are an MLM member and post your MLM in the group, your MLM will be labeled a scam, and you will be banned from the group. Real estate ads are also not allowed unless you are selling your PH property to move to Canada, or you have space for rent in your own home in Canada.
New members: Before starting to post, please visit cic.gc.ca to try to determine which immigration program you could be qualified to apply under. Afterwards, if you know the more important keywords for your inquiry, you can try using the group's search box on the right side below the group header (click on the magnifying glass icon). Please avoid posting messages with no topics (such as "good morning" or "thanks for accepting"), and please do not post selfies as P2C is a social site, but not a dating or matchmaking site.
No spam: Please do not engage in spammy behavior, such as but not limited to repeated offtopic posting in other people's threads, begging for likes or ups, and unsubstantiated claims and allegations.
If looking for work in Canada, visit jobbank.gc.ca, workopolis.ca, monster.ca, poea.workabroad.ph, and poea.jobstreet.com.ph. These have extensive listings, and have the lowest fraud rates. Caregivers: also try canadiannanny.ca. Do not ask members to help you look for a job. You can also check POEA's available job orders page for available job orders (those are the agencies that you can readily apply under, as long as you are qualified for the available jobs; check for their status and contact info here). Please make sure you have at least one year of paid work experience in the available job, as employers will not consider inexperienced foreign applicants. Also inform the prospective employer that you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. If you choose to visit askmigration.com or boomemployment.com, do not expect a good outcome because they just pull info from various job sites, and make money from ads on the pages. Do not visit jobbank.ca -- we have received info that there are advance fee scammers there (jobbank.ca is different from jobbank.gc.ca). Another list of job sites is available here. You can also try looking for employers who already have other TFWs here (website owned by an anti-TFW organization).
Complete NOC occupation list: here. If your NOC has a first digit of 0, or second digit of 0, 1, 2 or 3, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence.
In general, all NOCs may apply for TFWP if both employer and employee are eligible. There is a limit of 4 years of work for TFWs who are not NOC 0 or A and are unable to obtain PR status.
For PR purposes, your duties & responsibilities strictly determine your NOC, not the other way around.
Temporary foreign workers and caregivers (you will need a Labour Market Impact Assessment): http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/permit.asp
Information for employers: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/hire
Information for applicants: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/permit.asp
CG program rules: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/caregiver
Paths to PR from CG: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/caregivers
ESDC updated CG program guidelines: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/caregiver
ESDC guidelines for hiring other TFWs: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/high_low_wage
(Note: 72 units is still allowed for a CG to be eligible to work, but completion of a CA postsecondary credential or a PH college degree is required to be able to apply for PR if under the new rules.)
Applications for permanent residence: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/apply.asp
Provincial Nominee Program websites by province: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/provincial/apply-who.asp
Quebec immigration programs: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.php
Express Entry for FSW, FSTP, CEC and part of PNP: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/express/express-entry.asp
Proof of funds (should not be borrowed!): http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/funds.asp
Language test equivalents: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/language/charts.asp
WES ECA: http://wes.org/ca/fswp/ and preliminary checker: http://www.wes.org/ca/evaluations/preliminary.asp
Comprehensive Ranking System: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/express-entry/grid-crs.asp
How to make an Express Entry profile: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/profile.asp
EE FAQ: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2014-12-01.asp
EE draw results: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/mi/index.asp?expand=mi-pr-express#mi-pr-express
Application processing times: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp
eCAS status: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/my_application/status.asp
MyCIC access: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/mycic.asp
FSW points calculator: http://www.pinoy2canada.com/FSWcalculator.xls
Express Entry points calculator: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp
Click HERE for a few combinations of profiles that can meet or exceed 451 points without an LMIA.
ESDC guidelines for employers supporting a PR applicant: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/higher_skilled/permanent
For best responses to your theme-related inquiries, post to the group in English, Tagalog or Taglish, and not only to specific members of the group. You probably joined P2C because you want to know about certain processes, so it's best to maximize the knowledge you're receiving rather than limiting yourself to a few opinions. Try to post using complete words as some of the more knowledgeable members do not respond to txtspk. Please do not discuss topics that can make you inadmissible to Canada on the basis of fraud or misrepresentation, such as borrowing your settlement funds, or working in Canada while on a visitor visa.
There are comments in the pinned post. Please read it, but please do not add your own comments there.
We have collected names of some scammers out to get your hard earned money. Their profiles and descriptions can be seen in the comments section of the pinned post.
Do not transact with these scammers:
- Melissa Lopez Smith, “sponsor/employer at Candlewood Hotel Suites”
- Allan Bautista, “visa officer” of Melissa Lopez Smith
- Querico Canapi, “accounting receiver officer, Canadian Embassy Manila” of Melissa Lopez Smith
- Maricar Leviste, “manager at Fairmont Royal York Hotel”
- Arnold Jimenez, “assistant manager at POEA” of Maricar Leviste
- Williams Potter, “former immigration officer at Citizenship and Immigration Canada”
- Eliza C. Lazaro of "Ella Worldwide Services" and "MLB Reliable International Employment Services"
- Wilfredo Isaac Jr. / Ysaac & Associates, identity thief
- Stella Garcia, replacement account of Melissa Lopez Smith
- Jocelyn Caunceran, accomplice of Stella Garcia
Here is a list of known legitimate immigration representatives for permanent residency applications: click here. Please do not expect immigration reps to look for jobs for you, as most of them are not recruitment agencies.
Here is a list of legitimate recruitment agencies in some of the Canadian provinces: click here. We do not know if any of them are recruiting TFWs. The list is presented so members can check legitimacy of agencies where the province has a list available.
Links to a few important group threads can be found at https://www.facebook.com/p2cReferenceGuide.
Updated Nov. 18, 2015.