Hollywood is dead, festivals more needed than ever: Kidman

Hollywood is dead, festivals more needed than ever: Kidman

Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman warned Sunday that Hollywood was facing new challenges in the era of online streaming, and needed festivals more than ever to get films noticed. “I don’t think there is a Hollywood anymore,” the Aussie star told a press conference in Toronto following the world premiere of “Lion” by director Garth Davis. […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

Though most celebrations for the country’s 117th Independence day are held in the Philippines, LBC Express, Inc., the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider has brought festivities to Filipinos across the globe. In celebration and commemoration of Philippine freedom, LBC Express held a series of games, raffles and freebies across the Middle East, Asia […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

By the time subscribers read this article the laws pertaining to Canadian Citizenship will have changed. While the Canadian government has hinted long ago of changes to key components of Canadian Citizenship eligibility, the exact time of implementation was unknown. The timing of the changes was crucial for many as new rules will no doubt […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines) were glued to […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious criminal offence four years ago. I am embarrassed about it but I did my time […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
No job offer required to pass express entry

No job offer required to pass express entry

By Atty. Henry Moyal I’m a mechanical engineer with several years of work experience abroad. I have no work experience in Canada. I tried to apply under the old Federal Skilled Worker program but my application was returned because of the quota. Everyone is encouraging me to apply under the new Express Entry program but when I […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Employment agency must be stopped

Employment agency must be stopped

Q. I’m a nurse by profession. I was convinced by a distant relative to apply for a work permit in Canada to work as a personal support worker outside the Toronto area. The job offer was to work for a nursing home and company that guaranteed 40 hours of work per week. My relative in Toronto works for a consulting company/employment […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Q. I entered Canada to work as a live in caregiver in August 2013. I worked for over a year and then my employer passed away. After many months I finally found a new employer to hire me. I want to work right away but I do not know what my employer needs to do. My friend […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I became a permanent resident in March 2010 with my wife and daughter. We entered Canada for over a few months and returned to the Philippines in May 2010 to look after our business. We have been back to Canada several times over the years but we have not accumulated the required 730 days to renew our […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Empire State Building to wed 100 couples on Valentine’s Day

Empire State Building to wed 100 couples on Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the films “Sleepless in  Seattle” and “An Affair to Remember” are being given the chance to write their own romantic storyline atop the Empire State Building in a Valentine’s Day wedding bonanza. For the first time this year, the iconic New York skyscraper has issued an open invitation for 100 couples […]

29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

This is the first article to be published since Canada Immigration overhauled its application management system. Under new rules, all economic applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker category (FSW), Canada Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trade (FST) now must go through an added step of being selected called Express Entry. In other words, all […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
World tour ends in anti-climax for jilted Canadian

World tour ends in anti-climax for jilted Canadian

(Ottawa-AFP) – A jilted Canadian man who posted an ad online for a travel partner with the same name as his ex-girlfriend is back home in Toronto after a world tour. But love did not blossom between Jordan Axani and the woman who filled in for his ex, as some who followed their adventures online […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence after two years of work. The old system essentially guaranteed that a caregiver would become […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were that caregivers would be granted open work permits from the start. All of those never […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Wahlburgers opens first restaurant outside US in Toronto

Wahlburgers opens first restaurant outside US in Toronto

(Relaxnews) – Wahlburgers, a burger chain co-owned by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, along with their chef sibling Paul, has opened the first restaurant outside the US in Toronto, Canada. Located inside the luxury SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, Wahlburgers Toronto features a quick-serve counter with seating for 40 people as well as a full service […]

Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

  The Toronto and Philippine Community are in shock over the recent death of Evelyn Bumatay Castillo. It has been reported that Evelyn Castillo arrived in Canada in January 2013 as a live in caregiver and was inCanada as a nanny to care for three children in Thornhill. Police reports have confirmed that she was murdered and a 32 year […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Worker should leave abusive employer

Worker should leave abusive employer

Q. I’m a live-in caregiver who is new to this country. The employer who first hired me lost his job and was not able to pay my salary. I then sought the help of an agency who charged me $1500 to look for an employer. The agency told me that it is better to have […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Weight loss outcomes for popular diets nearly the same: study

Weight loss outcomes for popular diets nearly the same: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Canada conducted a meta-analysis in which they compared the effectiveness of several trademarked weight loss programs and concluded that due to the similarity of outcome, dieters should select their battle plan according to personal taste. The study analyzed 59 studies with data from 49 trials involving 7,286 dieters whose median age […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
An expired work permit could be fatal to permanent resident application

An expired work permit could be fatal to permanent resident application

Q. I entered Canada as a live in caregiver and have been working for over two years. I did not apply for permanent residence yet. My work permit expired five months ago and I did not renew it because I had a problem with my passport. Can I apply for permanent residence now and obtain an open […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
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