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02 April 2015

Temporary Workers Have To Leave Canada on April 1, 2015

This is not an "April Fools" joke!  
This news was published today.  Actually, the backgrounder was all over Yahoo for the past few days.
I was saddened to know that thousands of temporary workers, especially at the low-skilled level, who worked for over 4 years in Canada will be sent back home.
There will be an increase of unemployment in Philippines once they reached home.  I hope that they have saved some capital and have their own business.  If not, jobs should be readily available for them to have a constant cash flow.
What's in The NEWS?
"OTTAWA - Thousands of temporary foreign workers are required to leave Canada today, as work permits expire for those who have been in the country for more than four years.In 2011, the Conservative government set April 1, 2015 as the deadline for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to either become permanent residents or return home.In Alberta alone, 10,000 temporary foreign workers have applied to stay in Canada.Immigration Canada hasn't divulged the total number of workers who must leave today, but immigration and labour market experts have estimated tens of thousands are affected. Read More." - by Canadian Press c/o
"The government has not revealed how many people will have to leave by the April 1 deadline, but some advocacy groups estimate it could be as many as 70,000 countrywide.
"Those dreams of staying in Canada are all gone," said Marco Lucinao with Migrante Alberta, a group that works with temporary foreign workers.
Lucinao's group has been trying to keep temporary workers informed about their rights, including health-care options if they decide to stay illegally. He said many..." Read More..-by CBC News
Who Were Affected?
It was the lowest-paid and the lowest-skilled temporary workers who were affected.  Engineers and Executive are still here to stay.  
Lessons for Federal Skilled Workers in Canada
Since the first day of my application, on the year 2003 until now, there were many changes in Canadian Immigration rules that were implemented.  Although it's not a sudden implementation, but it was always changing.
There were people affected here and there, the worries and the depression were felt, not only by the applicant, but also for the families affected.
If one day, an opportunity knocks at your door and you think that you're ready to open it, GO!  Grab the knob and see who's on the other side.  Never wait for another opportunity, for it might not on your advantage.
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31 August 2014

FSW Canada 2014 Application Rejected: What's Next?

You were done with your full application and was so excited to go to the courier station.  Few months after, you received a correspondence from the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada,  informing you of their decision.

You were so excited opening up that email.  As you clicked the message, it turned out to be....
"...unfavorable decision, it's a Negative Eligibility review."
You have failed to show that you are eligible to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker 2014 maybe due to the following reasons:
  • lack of evidence to show that you are eligible to apply for the FSW2014.
  • your points has not reached 67, etc...
  • The occupation has reached the quota
You begun to ask CIO's decision and started to get depressed.  The world seems so cruel that you don't want to make a move anymore.  Then you heard this song on the radio...
"...Why you gotta be so rude? Don't you know I'm human too!" - Magic! 
You begun to question all the authorities of Canada at the back of your mind.

You then swear not to lodge any applications anymore and do a bit of sour graping.  The worst thing is that you don't want to eat for few days, leaving the worries on your family.


There is nothing more depressing than having been rejected by FSW Canada 2014.  This is your dream, yet was taken away from you just because of mere technicalities.

Before you continue with your depression, let me share you my story...

My Federal Skilled Worker Canada Application

My journey to Canada have not started on 2013, when I sent my full application to Nova Scotia.  It actually started on 2003 and it's when I paid an agent to help me with my application.

During that time, I have to submit all my ORIGINAL documents together with the full application forms to the agency in preparation for the FSW 2003 Canada and will wait at least 2 years to know their decision.

Busy at work, lack of proof of funds, and a strict rules implemented by the agency, requiring me a lot of original documents and an almost perfect Job Descriptions, my application was not submitted at the Canadian embassy and was stuck at the agency's document vault.

Four (4) long years past, on 2007, the agent made a call and informed me that Canada had a new set of rules regarding their immigration.  This time, its simpler, so simple that they call it the Simplified Application Process (SAP).

Burning with excitement, I jumped out and informed my agent that I need to go to their office to apply for the new process.  As usual, I have to take a leave of absence just to sign a new set of forms.  My agent would never let me bring the forms back home.

I only filled up the SAP forms and the agent submitted it to the Canadian embassy with the processing fee in a form of a cheque..  It was estimated that it will take 2-3 years for the whole process, then the Canada Embassy was supposed to send us a request of update.

Two years past, then 3, until 2011, Canada surprisingly announced that they will return all applications that were submitted before 2008.

Guess What?  My application was included on that new set of rules.  You can't imagine how depressed I was, taking in consideration of my 4 years of lost waiting time.

It seems unfair but we can't do anything.  Some of my batch-mates had filed a case against the Canadian government.  They took the service of a foreign lawyer. Oh well, good luck to them!

While working in Singapore, I waited for the return of my application fee.  It's my hard earned money and was sleeping for 4 years.

Then, another set of rule was released on 2012,  I prepared my IELTS and since my documents are ready, I just filled up the new set of forms.

Another setback, although the caps has not reached the quota under my NOC, Canada stopped to receive any application until May 2013.

By the way, I applied for a Permanent Residence here in Singapore.  Unfortunately, it was rejected.

On 2013, I never wasted any second of my time. As soon as Canada released the May 2013 new set of rules,  I immediately sent my credentials to WES and filled all the forms.  Then I submitted my full application on July 1, 2013 and the dates followed...

It's Not Your Perfect Time Yet

Every application failure is not the end of the World. It is just not your time yet , maybe there's a perfect plan for you out there.

That is why I've always emphasized that if you have the opportunity today, do not hesitate to apply as soon as possible.  This may be your chance.

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