Attention Filipinos in Canada, the Federal and Provincial immigration programs of Canada are constantly evolving. Let Mercan assist and guide you which among these immigration programs will best meet your needs
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Learn About Canada
Canada is a natural choice for many people when choosing to immigrate. Why? There are many reasons, but the primary one is Canada’s high quality of life. The United Nations Human Development Report consistently ranks Canada as one of the top ten countries to live in. This annual survey takes into account many different criteria such as income, education, public safety, housing, cost of living and life expectancy.
According to the United Nations, Canada has one of the world’s best-educated and healthiest populations. The majority of Canadians live in metropolitan and modern cities, and all enjoy an extensive social welfare system and protection under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Multiculturalism is woven into the very fabric of Canadian life
For generations, people from all over the world have immigrated to Canada, making it a truly multicultural country. Twenty-five per cent of the population has some ethnic origin other than Canadian, British or French. 60% of Canadians speak English, 24% French and 16% another language. In terms of new arrivals to Canada, the largest groups are from China and India.
Keeping your identity
The rich cultural diversity of this country’s population is what makes it great. Rather than casting off their ancient cultural heritages, new Canadians are encouraged to keep their historic identities alive. In many communities, one can receive heritage language instruction, and in some provinces, classes are available in their schools. In July 1988, the Government of Canada instituted the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, which states that every citizen, regardless of origin, has an equal chance to participate in all aspects of the country’s collective life.
Canadians take pride in one of the best education systems in the world. Every child’s primary and secondary schooling is free, and their post-secondary education is subsidized: the government in most provinces pays more than two-thirds of tuition costs. Consequently, Canada’s workforce is among the world’s most educated and highly skilled.
Health Care an Social Security
All Canadians have free access to health care. Visiting a doctor is free and no Canadian is forced to pay for hospital bills. In 2002-2003, the government spent an estimated $97.6 billion on health care. This means a total of almost $3,174 spent on each Canadian for that year alone! With such an advanced health care system, paired with an elevated standard of living, the life expectancy of men is 75 years and 81 for women. Canada also has an extensive social security network including old age pension, family allowance, unemployment insurance and welfare.
A Safe Place to Live
Canada’s political system is made up of a constitutional monarchy and parliaments at both the federal and provincial levels. Made up of ten provinces and three territories, Canada is remarkably free of conflict and violence and is admired throughout the world as one of the safest places to live.
A Land of Opportunities
Canada is currently recruiting immigrants who have good education and employment skills that can be adapted to the Canadian labor market, with knowledge of English or French to ease the transition into the Canadian community.
For more information about Canada, please visit our About Canada - Links page.