Become an OFW or Immigrant to Canada?
|Period of Stay||Stay dependent on work contract||No work contract required. Shift from Immigrant to Permanent Resident to Citizen|
|ANNUAL INCOME (for selection of in demand jobs) |
|Depends on country of deployment |
SR61,411 / Php. 822,708
SR59,642 / Php. 799,009
SR23,613/ Php. 316,337
SR73,450/ Php. 997,388
|Generally higher than OFW salaries |
$52,416 / Php. 2,092,960
C$59,783* / Php. 2,387, 120
C$35,270-$91,210**/ Php. 1,408,320 – Php. 3,642,000
C$95,000/ Php. 3,793,330
|FAMILY||Endure years of family separation |
Their salary cannot support family + kids’ education where they are deployed?
|Immigrant can bring family through family sponsorship. |
Family stays together
|BENEFITS||The Middle East has limited benefits for OFW professionals but not all countries of deployment do. ||Immigrants/ PR enjoy the same social benefits and programs as citizens, who enjoy cradle to senior year benefits |
|EDUCATION||OFWs are forced to leave their children behind as cost of overseas education will eat into their income ||Canada not only has one of the best educational systems in the world but offers free public education for citizens and permanent residents from kindergarten to completion of secondary education, aged 18 |
|WORKER’S RIGHTS||The Middle East has one of the worst ITUC Global Rights Index ranking ||Ranked in the third tier of the ITUC Global Rights Index alongside Australia & the UK |
|QUALITY OF LIFE||Most countries of deployment fall far short of Canada’s top ranking for Quality of Life
||Ranked #1 in a global Quality of Life study, which looked at economic stability, good job market, world-class education & healthcare systems
**The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Construction Estimating, Plant Maintenance, Industrial, High Voltage, and Fire Alarm
*** U.S. News in partnership with Y&R’s BAV and Wharton’s Global Quality of Life study
Sickness, Accident & Death – SAD – waits for no one Unlike an OFW, an immigrant will have the means to survive SAD.
Filipinos leave home to achieve long-term financial security. Yet most OFWs return empty-handed. Not so the immigrant.
With just 90 working days to file your application, it pays to get all your documents in order before submitting your Express Entry application