Dubai—Many Filipinos remain steadfast in securing their future and are expressing interest in migrating to Canada or Australia amidst the COVID-19 disruption, according to one of the leading migration firms in Dubai, The Visa Center.
Recently, TVC has launched free online assessments and consultations, which are intended to assist aspiring migrants digitally while they are bound by the stay indoors policy across the gulf.
One of the individuals who signed-up for visa application to Canada after going through the digital assessment is 26-year-old Jonadel Urbano, who is originally from Ibajay, Aklan and currently works as a Pharmacy Technician in Saudi Arabia. Jonadel shared that she learned about The Visa Center through an online forum. “Sumali kasi ako sa mga FB group regarding Canada, nakita ko doon na may mga nagpa-process sa TVC. Marami na raw sila napaalis. Nag-research po ako at nagustuhan ko ‘yung mga programs nila for migration to Canada,” said Jonadel.
When asked if she had hesitations considering the ongoing pandemonium, she replied that her determination to migrate comes from her family and her faith. “Wala naman po kasi dapat ikatakot o ipangamba ‘pag na kay Lord ka... Faith and trust with our Almighty God and my dreams [for my family], are my motivations to pursue my application to Canada amidst Covid-19 crisis,” said Jonadel.
For her, life goes on, and this COVID-19 crisis, like all things, shall pass.
Her reasons for choosing Canada are the benefits given to permanent residents such as free medical insurance, free education for children, and social pension. She also said that she admires how the Canadian government is handling the COVID-19 crisis.
Recently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, deferment of selected taxes, and committed a total of $107 billion “in support to Canadians so they can buy groceries, pay rent, and support for their loved ones, and also support businesses through this difficult time.”
Jonadel’s advice to others during this crisis: “Kung ano po nasa puso nila, sundin po nila. Lalo na po if nais nila mag-Canada. Kung kaya lang din po gawan ng way, hangga’t bata pa ay gawin na po nila. Kasi pag tumanda na po tayo, nandon na po ‘yung regrets. Sa huli, di na natin nakamit ‘yung pangarap natin because of fears and doubts.
Her story was also published in The Filipino Times (see link: https://filipinotimes.net/feature/2020/04/02/many-filipinos-are-gearing-up-for-their-future-opting-to-migrate-amidst-the-covid-19-crisis/)
Previously, The Filipino Times also featured stories of successful individuals who migrated to Canada and Australia with the help of The Visa Center.
TVC is an education and migration firm with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and in the Philippines. Previous articles have already been published by THE FILIPINO TIMES on the successful stories of a Kampampangan OFW chef who began a new journey at Brisbane, a Filipina accountant who has fulfilled her dream of living in Perth and a Filipina nurse from Tondo Manila, who achieved her dream of obtaining a Canadian visa. These stories shared how The Visa Center became instrumental in providing resettlement solutions to professionals with complete transparency.