August 31, 2012

ACT NOW CANADA: Legal Response to Canada’s New Law Affecting pre-2008 FSW Applicants

The ALGARRA MIRANDA & GIRON is a Manila-based law firm providing full legal service to its clients.  The firm was tapped by leading Canadian Immigration lawyer, CECIL ROTENBERG, to conduct an information dissemination campaign in the Philippines to reach Filipinos who are affected by Canada’s new immigration law, the “Jobs, Growth and Long Term Prosperity Act of 2012”. 

Act Now Canada

The new law authorizes the Canadian Minister of Immigration to terminate the processing of ALL pending applications for Permanent Residence to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker if the application fits two (2) criteria:

a. the application was filed BEFORE 27 February 2008; and
b. as of 29 March 2012, the applicant has not yet passed the selection criteria.

Globally, an estimated 280,000 applications are affected. An approximate 10% are Filipino applicants.

The Canadian Ministry of Justice has agreed to delay the return of the applications for 90 days. The 90 day period will end on 29 September 2012.

CECIL ROTENBERG has filed a legal action with the Federal Courts of Canada seeking to compel the Canadian Government to resume processing the applications of the petitioners. CECIL ROTENBERG, with over 50 years of experience in Canadian immigration law practice, is licensed to practice in Ontario where the Federal Courts of Canada sit.

ALGARRA MIRANDA & GIRON’s official website is  For more information, visit the Act Now Canada project website at Or contact them through the following hotlines:

PLDT  +632 565 7019
Globe  +63906 427 3536
Smart  +63919 215 9361

Time is critical. Know what is happening. Act now.

Note: This is a sponsored post from  the ALGARRA MIRANDA & GIRON Law Office.