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Showing posts with label References. Show all posts

March 8, 2012

Employers' Guide | Hiring Foreign Workers

Guide to Employers
Citizenship and Immigration Canada website was finally updated to include a section for employers who are planning to hire foreign workers. Through this employer section, though still a work-in-progress, employers can learn the steps involved in hiring temporary foreign workers, helping to bring a worker to Canada permanently and hiring international students studying in Canada.

Visit the employer section of CIC website here.

For employers planning to hire Filipino temporary foreign workers, here's an Employer's Guide in Hiring Filipino Workers.

SSS Premium Payments While In Canada

Once of my blog readers asked me how to make his Social Security System (SSS) premium payments while she is in Canada. According to her, she sends money to her mother to make the payment but the money is being spent for other things.

This post is for Filipino temporary foreign workers in Canada who wants to enure a timely and continuous SSS premium payments.

The solution here the Auto-Debit Arrangement (ADA) Program of SSS. It's is a one-time enrollment scheme wherein your social security contributions and loan amortizations will be automatically deducted from your bank accounts (Savings Account/Current Account) every 10th of the month. No need to send your money to a relative to make the payment. Just make sure that your bank account is always funded.

Here's how to use the Auto-Debit Arrangement (ADA) Program of SSS.

1. Of course, you need to be registered first with SSS as a Voluntary Member.

2. Before you leave for Canada, visit any of the following banks to enroll your bank account.

Bank of the Philippine Islands
Banco de Oro (BDO)
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.
Philippine National Bank
United Coconut Planters Bank
Philippine Savings Bank
Development Bank of the Philippines

If you do not have an account in any of the said banks, simply open one.

3. Accomplish the ADA Enrollment Form. You can obtain a copy of the form from the participating bank-branch where you have a savings account or current account (as appearing in the enrollment and amendment forms) or at your nearest SSS office.

4. You may submit the accomplished enrollment form to the bank or to the Members Assistance Center (MAC-SSS) for verification and processing.

5. Should you need changes in your auto-debit arrangement with the bank such as changes in contribution amount, registration or resignation of househelpers, inclusion of a newly availed loan (both Real Estate Loan account and other Member Loans such as Salary, Educational, Emergency, Calamity, Stocks Investment, etc.,) or termination of a fully paid loan account, simply fill-up the Amendment Form which is available at the bank or at the SSS office.

For more information on how to make SSS Premium Payments While In Canada, visit

May 10, 2010

Job Search The Canadian Way: What Works, What Doesn't

Job Search The Canadian Way: What Works, What Doesn't is now out!

About the Book

Job search in Canada is a full-time job, not a casual step. It is very much the same for all job seekers (new Canadians and seasoned Canadians alike). The unstated formula is: full-time search for full-time jobs, part-time search may lead you to part-time jobs, and the rest is left to your imagination. With emphasis on a full-time job search, this book shows the pathways that work and strongly recommends learning best practices. The bottom line is, if your resume doesn't "work," neither will you. Being casual is just one point to bear. More such considerations include myths, mistakes and misconceptions in job search. - Source

I actually reviewed the book a couple of months ago before it was published. You'll find my comment about the book here.

"JOB SEARCH: THE CANADIAN WAY is a must-have book for New Canadians and for those seeking to live and work in Canada. It presents a no-nonsense and practical guide to achieve every job seeker's goal - to land a job that they want and deserve."

December 9, 2009

Sample Affidavit

I found a very useful website you may refer to whenever you need an affidavit related to your Canada Visa application.

Here are some of the sample affidavit formats available:

- Affidavit One and the Same Person
- Affidavit Attesting to the Death of a Person
- Affidavit of Doctor to Establish the Birth of a Person for Late Registration with the Civil Registrar
- Affidavit of Illegitimacy of Child
- Affidavit of Late Registration of Marriage Contract
- Affidavit of Legitimation of Child
- Affidavit of Supplemental Report for the Office of the Civil Registrar
- Joint Affidavit to Establish Date of Birth
- Affidavit of Compliance with BFAD Requirements on the Use of Certain Food Chemicals
- Affidavit of Intent and Consent to Adoption of Child
- Affidavit of Parental Consent for Child to Apply for Student Driver's Permit
- Affidavit in Support of Reckless Imprudence Complaint for Damage to Vehicle
- Declaration of Employer and Counsel as to Genuineness of Appeal Bond
- Affidavit of Denial of Criminal Cases
- Affidavit of Desistance Rape Case
- Affidavit of Desistance Theft
- Affidavit of Desistance Violation of BP 22
- Affidavit of Discrepancy Date of Birth
- Affidavit of Discrepancy Date of Marriage of Parents
- Affidavit of Discrepancy Middle Name
- Affidavit of Discrepancy Surname Family Name
- Affidavit of Damage to Vehicle Hitting a Post while Backing
- Affidavit of Damage to Vehicle Cannibalized Vehicle
- Affidavit of Damage to Warehouse Building by Fire for Fire Insurance Claim
- Affidavit of Death Due to Vehicle Accident for Insurance Claim
- Affidavit of Loss Passport
- Affidavit of Loss Pawnshop Ticket
- Affidavit of Consent and Support for Travel of a Minor
- Affidavit of Support for Travel of Child of Legal Age

Click here for the copy of Sample Affidavit. Please note, however, that it is always best to get help from a lawyer in drafting your affidavit.

March 26, 2009

Social Security System (SSS) Static Information

If you're a Filipino worker applying under Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program or Live-in Caregiver Program to work in Canada, you may be required by the Canadian Visa Office to submit a Social Security System (SSS) Static Information. This is not a standard document that you will find in the application kit, but may be required in the middle of the process. This is their way to make sure that the employment history you declared are indeed true.

SSS Static Information

You can get your Social Security System (SSS) Static Information through a web inquiry at

In the past, anybody can access your static information from the SSS website as long as they have your SSS number, birth date and surname. This means that the Visa Office may in fact access your Static Information even without you knowing it. However, this system was already changed. You need to be registered first before you can access your SSS Static Information.

You need to complete the registration process by providing accurate information before you can use the SSS Web Inquiry. If the information you have provided does not match the information stored in the SSS database, it may delay the registration process. Since it may take time before you could actually access your SSS Static Information, it is best that you start the registration as early as now. Do not wait until the Visa Office requires it. In fact, you may submit your SSS Static Information together with your application forms.

Click here to start the registration process to get your Social Security System (SSS) Static Information through web inquiry.