From a humble group of Filipina nurses in the 1960s, the Filipino community in Toronto has grown to over 250,000 people, composing 62% of the entire Filipino-Canadian population. Today, Pinoys are a permanent fixture in Toronto’s cultural mosaic. They are bustling people, who help each other adjust to culture shock and manoeuvre life in their new home in The Great White North.
If you want to start a career abroad and outside of the United States, then working in one of the many careers in demand in Canada might be for you. Today, Canada continues to open paths to permanent residency for foreign professionals. If you play your cards right and land one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada, you may be on your way to joining the over 900,000 Filipinos in the country, thus starting a new life for you and your family.
Landing a job in one of the most in-demand jobs in the United Kingdom can help you get a Skilled Worker Visa and start your career in the UK. In fact, some Filipinos have already taken this route, with Pinoy professionals ranking second in the top five nationalities granted Skilled Worker Visas as of March 2021.
A way Filipinos can live in the United States is by taking a job in any of the careers in most in-demand jobs in the U.S. This can open doors to getting an H-1B visa. Though an H-1B is a non-immigrant visa, it can still serve as the first step to starting a new life and bringing your family to the U.S.
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The Asenso Remit team interviewed five Filipino migrants to find out what their life in Canada was like when they first moved to the country and after settling in.