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Breaking: Will the ‘Son of Man’ be finally brought to justice?

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Christ Analysis Teodoro Alcuitas Editor, Philippine Canadian News After two years of evading justice, the controversial preacher and Duterte confidant Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Christ is now facing a senate investigation into alleged human trafficking, sexual abuse, rape and child abuse incidents. Opposition Senator Riza […]

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A South of Metro Manila Oasis for Filipinos in Canada

Come home to RLC Residences’ nature-inspired Woodsville Crest in Parañaque City, Philippines For Canada’s most hardworking population, retreating into your own sanctuary is a must. Filipinos in Canada are among the hardest working people in the country, Statistics Canada reported in June this year using its labor data. Yes. There’s no “Juan Tamad” here, as

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From refusal to Permanent Residency approval: a dreamer’s journey

Prince Albert, SK Hurdling immigration challenges for 3 years By Chauncey Rodriguez I entered Canada last year with a visitor’s visa and an expired Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) application. While reuniting with my brother and sister and their families – I also had the chance to babysit my nephews. I became a tourist here for

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Canada has a new immigration minister

Affordable housing woes amid rapid arrival of newcomers top list of priorities By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Marc Miller, Canada’s newly minted immigration minister, is greeted by an affordable housing supply crisis as the country pursues its plan to welcome 500,000 permanent immigrants by 2025. He has also been given a list of nine priority areas

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Canada launches new PR pathway for skilled workers

Ottawa Invitations will be sent out this summer to address labour shortage By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez To invite more skilled workers to Canada, the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced the first-ever launch of a category-based selection for Canada’s flagship economic immigration management system, Express Entry. Category-based selection will allow Canada to issue invitations

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Labour unions: Nurse Asuncion ‘Sonny’ Arrojado was the first Filipina to head a major Canadian union

Updated:June 2, 2023, 1:36 PM Analysis Can history be repeated? Teodoro Alcuitas On the sidelines of the Canadian Nurses Association’s  (CNA) annual general meeting (AGM) on June 15, 2023, it is proper that we look back at its history. The first elected president of the CNA (then known as National Federation of Nurses’ Union) was

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Canadian province doubles invitations to migrant skilled workers for 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador’s population sees significant increase due to international migration By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeing a steady growth in its international migration, with figures hitting 95.9 per cent from 2022 to 2023. Parallel to this growth, the province received an allocation of 3,050 which is double

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More than 200 Filipino nurses get conditional job offers

Saskatchewan’s “aggressive” action plan delivers results in communities across province By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Saskatchewan’s second in-person recruitment mission to the Philippines in mid-March resulted in 236 conditional job offers extended to Registered Nurses (RNs) from Manila and Cebu. The second mission how now brought nearly 400 Filipino RNs who are committed to joining the provincial

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National Nursing Week : The nurses in my family

Do you have nurses in your family? Teodoro Alcuitas Nurses has been in our mind lately – with the news on one of our own (Victoria Casas-Alcuaz) nominated to the board of the CNA and recognized by the UBC Hospital Foundation. This week has been set to honour nurses as National Nursing Week to coincide

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Saskatchewan increases budget to bring health care workers from the Philippines

Province also makes largest SINP allocation of 7,250 nominations By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez To support the province’s Health Human Resources (HHR) action plan, its 2023-2024 budget increased by $5.2 million to meet its targets for the said period. These funds will support expansion of post-secondary training seats available to Saskatchewan students to address future needs

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