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Help sought for two ill Pinoy caregivers in Canada

By Maria Aleta O. Nieva A Filipino community in Canada is once again working to help mobilize support, this time for two very ill Filipino caregivers.

‘Pioneer’ carved new life in city

Among first Filipino nurses in Manitoba By Carol Sanders Fifty years ago, four nurses were the first “pioneers” from the Philippines to come to Manitoba and stay.

Canada urged to rethink immigration laws for Pinoy live-in caregivers

By Mark Joseph Ubalde Juana Tejada’s dying wish was to stay in Canada until her last breath. Now that the 39-year-old caregiver’s request for permanent residency was granted, Tejada’s lawyers are asking the Canadian government to amend laws for live-in caregivers hoping to settle permanently there.

Filipinos targeted: Grit MP

Visas have dropped by third By Tom Godfrey The number of Filipino caregivers being allowed to come to Canada to work has been slashed almost in half says a Liberal MP, who is accusing Ottawa of targeting health-care providers from the Philippines.

Pinay’s case places Canada’s work permit policy in question

By Kimberly Jane T. Tan A Filipino nanny who is now facing deportation from Canada said she was forced to work illegally because Canada’s Immigration took too long in issuing her new work permits, an online report said.

Healthier nursing numbers

With hiring missions to the Philippines bringing dozens of new nurses to Regina area hospitals, staffing levels should improve, hopefully leading to a better level of care. There is good news coming out of the health-care system in Saskatchewan, revolving around the success recruiters have had in attracting nurses to Read more »

Canada: No Caring For Those Who Give Care

By V. Radhika Juana Rodriguez, 40, is a picture of composure as she narrates the ordeal of changing beds, walking the dogs and performing every job other than what she had been hired for: a nanny to two kids. But her voice falters and tears well up in her eyes Read more »

Filipinos top the immigrant and temporary-worker lists

By Marina Jimenez For the first time, the Philippines has become Canada’s largest source country for immigrants and temporary workers combined, signalling an important shift in immigration patterns.

Broken Dreams

The imminent deportation of a Vancouver-based Filipina caregiver and her one-year old Canadian-born baby underscores the “unjust” and “exploitative” policies of Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program, says a national advocacy group fighting to have the federal program scrapped.

Nursing recruits settle in

By Peter Wilson – The StarPhoenix The pizza has just been delivered to the neat rental bungalow on Cumberland Avenue, and there’s Asian-style rice and chicken ready to be served.