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pupsiecola
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Emigrating to Canada - Taking Helper?

Postby pupsiecola » Sun, 06 Jan 2013 3:35 pm

Hi everyone,

Just wondered if anyone knows how easy it would be to take our Filipino helper to Canada with us permanently? Wouldn't be for 18 months to 2 years. She has friends who have moved there and apparently after 2 years they can become independent Canadian citizens. Not had a serious conversation with her about it yet and of course she may not want to go. But before we discuss it I need to know if it's even possible.

She's like one of the family now and we'd love nothing more than to help her set herself up in some kind of business of her own and be independent. She is only 32 and has no husband or children as yet but I know she would like to. She is simply wonderful and very bright and like an older sister to our two boys.

Thanks.

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:21 pm

maybe this would help.
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceski ... tion.shtml

but its true that many Filipinos have gone to Canada for migration and many have applied there as nannies, caregiver or nurses. It won't be difficult for her to adjust.

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Postby movingtospore » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 6:59 pm

I think this is possible but you should contact the High Comm here about he paperwork details for the live in caregiver program. Word of warning though, when I was living in Canada and we tried to bring in a Filipino nanny it took over a year to get the paperwork approved. She was in Singapore at the time, and it seems the High Comm here was particularly slow. Could have changed in recent years though.

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Postby pupsiecola » Tue, 15 Jan 2013 7:26 pm

That's really helpful. Thanks very much. We should have about a year's notice I reckon so looks like it's do-able :D


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